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HP Pavillion dv2 AMD Neo notebook

Thin'n'light laptop CPU takes on the netbooks

In order to get it all working, the software needs to be specifically DXVA compatible, otherwise you're simply relying on the might of the processor. Using the excellent open source VLC, which doesn't support DXVA, saw minor dropped frames when playing back 720p material and a stuttering mess when we switched up to 1080p.

HP Pavillion dv2

External DVD writer comes bundled

Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC), which includes experimental support for DXVA, saw perfect 720p playback but it still struggled when faced with 1080p content. We also tried streaming content from BBC iPlayer which resulted in decent playback of standard definition material, but it wasn't up to the job of high definition.

3DMark06 Results

HP Pavillion dv2 - 3DMark06

Longer bars are better

Battery Life Results
Notebook-centric PCMark05 Test

HP Pavillion dv2 - Battery Life

Battery Life in Minutes
Longer bars are better

Netbook-centric Video Playback Test

HP Pavillion dv2 - Battery Life

Battery Life in Minutes
Longer bars are better

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