The dv2 is a much sexier notebook, but the dv3 has its place, too. Okay, maybe not. With a 13.3-inch screen, AMD Athlon X2 or Turion Ultra X2 proc and an ATI Radeon HD(9) 3200 graphics card it isn’t much to write home about. Supports up to 8GB of RAM and a 400GB HDD. I guess I like the HDMI, VGA and 3 USB ports the most on this machine. Like I said, it doesn’t do much to excite me. The backlit keyboard is nice, though. And I guess the 5-in-1 card reader is a nice bonus. But don’t all HP notebooks come with such things these days? It doesn’t even have a Blu-ray drive. I’ll pass.
The dv3 starts out at $799.