The HP DV2500 Entertainment PC is a laptop that incorporates features designed to provide a versatile media oriented laptop. The DV2500 uses an Intel Core Duo processor that is available in three different speeds and has two RAM slots that support up to two gigabytes of memory. The DV2500 also comes with a built-in microphone and camera and supports high-definition audio playback. This laptop also provides the user with a measure of security with a built-in fingerprint reader.
The Intel Core Duo Processor used in the DV2500 is available in three speeds. The available speeds include 1.67, 1.8 and 2 gigahertz processors. While the 1.67 and 1.8 GHz processors have a 2 megabyte L2 cache, the 2 GHz processor comes with a 4 MB L2 cache. Due to the increased size of its L2 data cache, the 2GHz processor is significantly faster than its marginally faster speed rating would suggest.
The DV2500 can use up to two DDR2 RAM modules with a capacity of 512MB or 1 gigabyte. This gives the DV2500 a maximum capacity of 2GB of RAM. This laptop uses SODIMM PC2-5300 modules rated at 667 megahertz. According to HP, this laptop is designed to provide easy access to the laptop's RAM slots for customers that want to upgrade their system memory.
The DV2500 only supports hard drives using the Serial Advanced Technology Attachment standard. This laptop supports SATA drives of 80, 120, 160 or 200 gigabytes in size. These drives have a form factor of 9mm---or 2.5 inches---and operate at 5,400 RPM.
The DV2500 comes standard with one of two graphics adaptors: the Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 and the Nvidia GeForce Go 8400M. The Geforce 8400M is a mobile graphics card that uses shared video memory to provide up to 256MB of GDDR3 video RAM. However, DV2500s with less than 1 gigabyte of RAM installed will only have 128MB of video RAM available.
The HP DV2500 also comes with several built-in media devices. This laptop has an integrated webcam and two dual array microphones to facilitate video and audio media applications. The integrated camera is a fixed device that operates at a maximum resolution of 640x480 at 20 frames per second