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    News - HP goes on Yukon offensive, offers $599 Pavilion dv2z notebook

    AMD's ultra-thin notebook platform is yet to find its legs, but HP's giving Yukon a helping hand with a lower-than-ever introductory price.
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    Re: News - HP goes on Yukon offensive, offers $599 Pavilion dv2z notebook

    Think HP are going to need to lower it a dman sight more than that to make it remotely comptetitive, why would anyone buy one of these over an ION based netbook for that money. Granted we have yet to see an ION netbook on the market but Samsung are close.

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    Re: News - HP goes on Yukon offensive, offers $599 Pavilion dv2z notebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Breezey View Post
    why would anyone buy one of these over an ION based netbook for that money.
    agree it needs to be cheaper, but the neo proccy is much more core performance than it is atom
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    Re: News - HP goes on Yukon offensive, offers $599 Pavilion dv2z notebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Breezey View Post
    Think HP are going to need to lower it a dman sight more than that to make it remotely comptetitive, why would anyone buy one of these over an ION based netbook for that money. Granted we have yet to see an ION netbook on the market but Samsung are close.
    The Neo processor *should* (I've not seen any direct comparison benchmarks yet) be miles ahead of the Atom in terms of processor performance - as I understand it it's pretty much a full fat Athlon but with a hugely cut TDP. Granted, the 690G chipset doesn't have the graphical beef of the 9400m, but it's still miles ahead of the 945G. And we've yet to see pricings on 10" ION netbooks, but if you think they're going to be less than £400 you're deluding yourself. So with a much better processor in the socket, £500ish for a dv2z doesn't look ridiculous.

    On the other hand, it *is* still a little too expensive compared with 12" - 13" laptops with Core 2 processors in the £550 - £700 price range: the price is being kept artificially high by the fact that people insist on buying 10" Atom netbooks for over £300. Samsung's NC20, with its 12" screen and low-performance Via chip/set, sells for up to £400. So why would HP sell what should be an inherently better machine for the same price? What Yukon needs is more OEMs to back it and start releasing at the £400 price mark - HP is banking on its reputation to make people pay the extra...

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