my kind of notebook PC is finally here!

Finally decided that I do need a notebook now. The correct segment for me seems to be ultra-thin notebooks, rather than a netbook. And just in time, here comes the HP DV2. The general opinion on the inter-tubes suggests that it’s a good buy. It fulfills the following things that I am looking for:

  1. Light (it’s only 4 pounds … 1.8kg)
  2. Comfortable keyboard
  3. 12" screen
  4. Decently powerful, for a few things beyond email and surfing.
  5. Bluetooth as well as dot-11
  6. Large hard-disc
  7. "Affordable"

Few questions remain:

  1. Does it run Ubuntu? Also, can I "upgrade" the bundled Vista to XP, sitting in India?
  2. This product is AMD’s way to break into a whole new market segment between netbooks and notebooks. Will better things come along (I think it’s not worth waiting)

Unless I hear anything really bad about it soon, I think I’ll just go for it.

3 thoughts on “my kind of notebook PC is finally here!

  1. I have heard that the original Windows installation DVD for vista has the option to ‘uninstall’ Vista and go back to XP …
    But I wonder how much difference will it make. Wait with Vista for sometime and soon Windows 7 will be out … till then I believe Vista is pretty much good OS to work on.
    I have worked with it and the cribs over incompatibilities should no more exist with the service pack …
    Just to add, it was MS’s smart way of getting all the issues tested without having many Beta clients; before they released the Longhorn (server edition). MS had held up the Longhorn release for quite a significant number of months for gathering all the issues about Vista. They then fixed the same on Longhorn too before releasing the RTM. What a smart way to avoid service pack! Not surprising that the Vista SP and Longhorn were released almost simultaneously …

  2. IMHO, for a small notebook, the rectangular tracking is not needed, since it makes your keys smaller. Have you considered a laptop having only the trackpoint at the center? Something like Lenovo X200. The keyboard is full.

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