HP is barrelling into CES with some hot new portable computing solutions. The highlight of the lineup is this new, thin, 12-inch AMD-powered model, called the Pavilion dv2. At first glance, another glossy HP laptop with an AMD processor may induce yawns, but when we learned this was the first system to use AMD's new super-efficient Athlon Neo platform, our ears perked up.
Pitched as a step up from netbooks, Neo provides for a little more processing muscle -- at least enough to power Windows Vista. The CPU is called the Neo MV-40, runs at 1.6GHz, and comes paired with ATI Mobility Radeon HD3410 graphics.
Besides that, the dv2 also has a fairly large keyboard for a 12-inch laptop, starts at about 1.7kg, and is 33mm thick at its thickest point. The display is a 1,280x800-pixel LED.
Look for the HP dv2 later in January, somewhere north of $500 (£340). Click through for pics of the dv2's big bro, the dv3.