Unboxing the HP Pavilion dv2-1199us Laptop

HP and Microsoft sent me an HP Pavilion dv2-1199us Entertainment PC to try out. Once I got past the fact that the model number is a mouthful, I couldn’t help but notice how lovely this moonlight white computer is – both in appearance and specifications.

The exterior is described as a “magnesium-aluminum-alloy case in a white imprint finish,” but that barely describes it; the look is stunning.  The touch pad is a mirrored surface, and it runs Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit). The dv2 has a bunch of bells and whistles…both in the hardware and in the included Microsoft software, and you can watch me make a complete dork of myself opening it here…

Also included in my package was MusicMaker14, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, and an HP Wireless Comfort Mobile Mouse.

Kevin is already talking about how he is going to commandeer the laptop to load Stronghold Crusader (which he swears is the best! game! ever!), because he can’t get it to play properly on his MacBook Pro’s Windows partition. 😛

Specs from the HP Pavilion dv2-1199us’s box:

* • Moonlight White
* • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
* • AMD Turion(TM) Neo X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor for Ultrathin Notebooks L625 (1.6 GHz)
* • 4GB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
* • 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
* • 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD Premium Graphics 3410
* • 12.1″ diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
* • Webcam
* • Wireless- 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft802.11n) Card with Bluetooth
* • HP Color Matching Keyboard
* • 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
* • External Lightscribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
* • Microsoft(R) Office Home and Student 2007

For reference, the retail on this particular laptop is ~$984 after the $150 rebate.

I’ll post more about the experience, after I have had a chance to use it regularly…

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.