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HP Pavilion DV2-1121EA 12in Ultrathin Entertainment Laptop £299.99 @ Boffer
HP Pavilion DV2-1121EA 12in Ultrathin Entertainment Laptop £299.99 @ Boffer

HP Pavilion DV2-1121EA 12in Ultrathin Entertainment Laptop £299.99 @ Boffer

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HP Pavilion DV2-1121EA 12in Ultrathin Entertainment Laptop Specifications (+ £2.99 Delivery)


Processor: AMD Athlon X2 Neo (L335, 1.6GHz, 512KB L2 Cache)
Screen: 12.1” (HP BrightView, LED Backlit, 1280x800 Resolution)
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
RAM: (2048MB 2GB)
Hard Drive: 320GB
Optical Drive: DVD Rewriter (External USB Super Multi Dual Layer Drive)
Graphics: Dedicated (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 with 512MB Dedicated RAM)
Wireless LAN: Wireless (802.11b/g Wireless)
Network Card: 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam: HP Webcam with Stereo Integrated Microphone
Card Reader: 5-in-1 card reader (SD / MS / MS-Pro / MMC / xD-Picture card)
USB Ports: 3x USB 2.0 ports
Bluetooth: Version 2.0
Speakers: High Definition Audio Speakers
VGA Port: 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock: Kensington lock slot
Charge Time: 2.5 Hours
HDMI : 1 HDMI Connector
Battery Life: 2-3 Hours (up to 3 hours with power management)

21 Comments

slow cpu but dam cheap, hot.

Very good price.

vista and battery life aint great but if you need portability with a bigger screen than a netbook its an option.

is this netbook capable of playing 1080p videos smoothly and stutter free? H.264 MKVs and WMV HD etc, Flash HD and Youtube HD 720p & 1080p etc? (obviously with appropriate codecs & players), and also output via the HDMI to a bigger screen? is the CPU usage high when playing HD? also can this play any recent PC games? thanks.

No1_Dave

is this netbook capable of playing 1080p videos smoothly and stutter … is this netbook capable of playing 1080p videos smoothly and stutter free? H.264 MKVs and WMV HD etc, Flash HD and Youtube HD 720p & 1080p etc? (obviously with appropriate codecs & players), and also output via the HDMI to a bigger screen? is the CPU usage high when playing HD? also can this play any recent PC games? thanks.



i think u can do daily routine task on this laptop. office, browsing, listen music and watching movie have no prob at all but if u are talking about playing games then bro no chance. athlon x2 neo is equal to intel atom processor so dont expect from it to run games for u.

AMD Athlon X2 Neo L335 is over twice as fast as any single core Intel Atom found in netbooks.

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…335

No1_Dave

is this netbook capable of playing 1080p videos smoothly and stutter … is this netbook capable of playing 1080p videos smoothly and stutter free? H.264 MKVs and WMV HD etc, Flash HD and Youtube HD 720p & 1080p etc? (obviously with appropriate codecs & players), and also output via the HDMI to a bigger screen? is the CPU usage high when playing HD?


It has a discrete GPU which should handle HD video but as it's a 3 series chip I'd double check to see if it's up to the job.

Flyaway

AMD Athlon X2 Neo L335 is over twice as fast as any single core Intel … AMD Athlon X2 Neo L335 is over twice as fast as any single core Intel Atom found in netbooks.http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+Athlon+Neo+X2+Dual+Core+L335


Performance from those graphs is not far short of a CULV Pentium Dual core 1.3GHz which from experience is pretty good.

Banned

Bloomin heck - someone posted a decet netbook/laptop deal! Voted hot!

Not brilliant battery life,
but good processor and large 12.1" screen.

This is nice may look at it for uni. Thanks OP.

thanks for the infos guys, so how does this 12" netbook compared to the HP Pavilion DM1-1102SA?

hotukdeals.com/dea…996

which one is the better deal?

No1_Dave

thanks for the infos guys, so how does this 12" netbook compared to the … thanks for the infos guys, so how does this 12" netbook compared to the HP Pavilion DM1-1102SA? [url=http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/good-11-laptop-netbook-279-saveonla/737996]http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/good-11-laptop-netbook-279-saveonla/737996[/url]which one is the better deal?



hard to say, depends on what you will use it for. this machine has better cpu/graphics/hdd/screen size, but comes at the cost of an extra £20/poor battery/vista/extra 250g.

if portability is more of an issue, i would go for the Pavilion DM1-1102SA. if you need the extra bit of power to watch HD content/light gaming/not pulling your hair out, i would go for this this notebook.

Can the graphics switch to an embedded on this to save on battery?

Good price.

How does the CPU performance compare with Intel's ULV processors? Not bothered about battery life as it will almost always run off the mains.
Edited by: "PoisonJam" 23rd Aug 2010

PoisonJam

Good price. How does the CPU performance compare with Intel's ULV … Good price. How does the CPU performance compare with Intel's ULV processors? Not bothered about battery life as it will almost always run off the mains.



I haven't had am AMD processor since the old K6 days (back when AMD used to be competitive on price/performance). But I bought the 13.3" version of this HP laptop (with a 6-cell battery), and it runs brilliantly.

Put it this way, Visual Studio 2010 runs fine on it.

But, yes, having just a 2-3 hour battery life on this model is definitely a downer. You don't normally buy a portable 12" laptop, just to have it die on you during your commute...

Btw, the worst thing about these HP Pavilion laptops is the lack of separate Page Up/Page Dn/Home/End buttons. It drives me mad !

On every PC I use, I can hit CTRL+End to jump to the end of a document, but with this one, I have to fiddle around pressing a "Fn" key aswell. I know, I know, it's a silly thing... but you get so used to just needing one keypress for Page Up or Page Dn, that it frustrates you when suddenly you find a laptop needing a Fn key at the same time. Judge for yourself !

seems a decent deal....wished the battery life was longer..... can you get bigger batteries?

PoisonJam

How does the CPU performance compare with Intel's ULV processors?


See previous posts for an answer.

I think general opinion of the Athlon Neo CPU's is they perform ok and inline with intel ULV's but run hotter and have shorter battery life. For me battery life should be what an ultra portable is good at. If you want something better than a netbook and will use mainly at home (near a power outlet) then this is a good deal but if you plan using this out and about then there are better options with much better battery life.

If you consider things like the UL30a from carphone, dual core ULV that ran and ran on here in various threads (still some stock around in-store) that worked out around £330 after cashback and had a 10hr battery then this seems a little poor.

Agharta

See previous posts for an answer.



Well I did skim-read and unfortunately missed your reply. This is how people use the web - skim-read for key words. If we all read every thread on here in detail it'd be a full time job...
Edited by: "PoisonJam" 23rd Aug 2010
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