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For full specifications see the HP Pavilion dv2-1000 specifications page.
|Name||HP Pavilion dv2-1000 series|
|Processor||AMD AthlonTM Neo Processor for Ultrathin Notebooks MV-40 (1.6 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache)|
|Screen||12.1” WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||160GB to 500GB|
|Optical Drive||None (external only)|
|Graphics||ATI Radeon X1250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
|Wireless||OK||Linux kernel > 2.6.29|
|Bluetooth||N/A||OK with USB dongle|
|Card Reader||OK||Including boot
from SD Card
This is actually a family of laptops, encompassing all dv2-10xxyy models. For example, the unit I have made the initial tests and reports on is a dv2-1010ez. The general characteristics of the entire family are basically the same.
Be careful, some models in this family have Bluetooth and some do not. The 1010ez that I tested does not.
At the time of this writing (September 2009), many of the components in this laptop are still new enough that support for them in Linux distributions is not yet uniform. The AMD Athalon Neo CPU, ATI Radeon graphic adapter and Atheros AR9285 wireless adapter are all touch-and-go. The only distributions I have found so far which seem to support everything “out of the box” are openSuSE 11.2 Milestone 7, which is obviously still in the test phase, and Zenwalk 6.2. I will post more complete details about various distributions in the comments section below.