It's been a while since the HP dv2000 laptop made its original appearance
, and it looks like HP's giving the newest version a new model number as well as a slight redesign -- say bonjour to the dv3000. Based around an oh-so-hip 13.3-inch display, the overall look of the machine is basically the same as the older model, but it's slightly smaller. Inside, you're looking at a 2.5GHz T9300 Penryn Core 2 Duo, GeForce Go 8400M graphics with HDMI out, 2GB of RAM, a 160GB disk, VGA webcam, a dual-layer burner, and an unusual combo USB / eSATA port that we'd like to take a closer look at. Not a bad piece of kit for $1,399 -- too bad it's only coming out in Asia around May.
HP launches dv3000