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Voodoo Envy & Lenovo S10 up for grabs

Voodoo Envy & Lenovo S10 up for grabs

We've heard from our friends over at Notebooks.com that there's a prize or four to be had, and since we know SlashGear readers love a competition (just like us, in fact) we thought we'd point you in their direction.  Up for grabs is a Voodoo Envy 133, worth $2,199, and three Lenovo IdeaPad S10 netbooks.  All you have to do to enter is fill in a short survey; no tie-breakers, no cryptic questions, no need to make a model of the solar system out of old hard-drive parts.  Good luck!

If any SlashGear reader wins a prize, please do let us know!

Voodoo Envy 133 laptop breaks cover, poses

Voodoo Envy 133 laptop breaks cover, poses

Talk about accurate naming.  You may not be too keen on the particular paint-job this specific example of Voodoo's Envy 133 notebook is sporting - I have to admit, insipid-orange it wouldn't be my first choice of color - but you have to agree that it's a slickly designed machine.  The images come courtesy of The Next Bench, chief hanging-out spot of Voodoo aficionados.

Voodoo Envy and MacBook Air size up

Voodoo Envy and MacBook Air size up

Hang on, surely this isn't Microsoft putting a new Voodoo Envy in with Apple's MacBook Air and expecting the two to fight like savage monkeys?  I can't imagine they'd stoop to such cruelty, so I can only think that the Air showed up to see how the new "thinnest ultraportable notebook" measures up.  As you can see, it's night and day (unless you choose the silver Envy, in which case it's basically day and day) in terms of obvious styling. 

Voodoo IOS (aka Splashtop) video demo on Envy 133

Voodoo IOS (aka Splashtop) video demo on Envy 133

While plenty has been made of the Voodoo Envy 133's skinny dimensions, superlative performance and general aggression toward the MacBook Air, Voodoo are also rightly proud of their Splashtop implementation.  A secondary Linux OS, Splashtop allows users to quickly access internet, messaging and VoIP apps without needing to go through the hassle of booting Vista.  Laptop Magazine had some hands-on time with Splashtop on the 133 and came away impressed; check out the demo video and highlights after the cut.

Voodoo’s Envy u:909 19 inch laptop

Voodoo’s Envy u:909 19 inch laptop
The Voodoo's Envy:909 is a monster laptop, spotting a 19 inches of LCD display, 16 pounds of weight and its aout 5000 dollars. The laptop comes packing with all the goodies, such as an AMD Turion 64 processor, dual NVIDIA or ATI SLI cars, 8x speed dual layer slot-load DVD burner, 8 channel audio, subwoofer and a 4-in-1 card reader. This would be great if you have a great budget.

iOS envy? Skype message bug sends it into endless crash loop

iOS envy? Skype message bug sends it into endless crash loop

iPhone users need not feel alone anymore. A new bug affecting Skype was just discovered that also crashed the app once a specific string has been received. And no, it isn't even something as exotic as a string of Unicode characters. A very simple "http://:" message, without the quotes, is enough to bring down the Skype app on multiple platforms, including desktops. What's worse, however, is that once that happens, the app crashes repeatedly even when just starting it, rendering the app utterly unusable until a fix is issued.

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VoodooPCs get a price cut by HP

VoodooPCs get a price cut by HP

Even though there were rumors awhile back that HP would be shutting down VoodooPC, it seems the gaming PC maker is very much so still on the roster.

In fact, HP is lowering the price tag on several VoodooPC products in an effort to really get them to move. For instance, the Envy 133, an ultra-thin notebook, used to cost $2,100, but it now will cost $1,900. And thrown into the deal is a free extra battery until the end of the month. Not too bad.

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HP might shut down VoodooPC

HP might shut down VoodooPC

A rumor is currently going around that HP will soon be shutting down VoodooPC, which was only acquired by the company two years ago.

It seems an internal email at HP indicated some VoodooPC employees would be laid off. But, as those at the Gadget Lab note, since VoodooPC is rather small to begin with, a lay off could result in the shutting down of the entire company.

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