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HP Voodoo Firefly concept gaming notebook gets hands-on

HP Voodoo Firefly concept gaming notebook gets hands-on

As monstrous beasts of laptops go, HP Voodoo's prototype Firefly certainly stomps its way near the top.  Intended to demonstrate some of the innovation coming out of the hardcore gaming team, the Firefly pairs a 17.1-inch 1920 x 1200 main display with a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 sub-display underneath (similar to the Fujitsu N7010), together with Intel's 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Core processor, 4GB of RAM, a pair of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 GPUs running in CrossFire mode, and a 7,200rpm 250GB hard drive.  That's comfortably enough to run Far Cry 2 with its graphics set to max.

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HP planning to ‘re-landscape high performance computing’ at CES 2009

HP planning to ‘re-landscape high performance computing’ at CES 2009

Given that for the last couple of months our inbox has been full of companies screaming at us that they're bringing "the next big thing" to CES in January, maybe I should be more cautious about Rahul Sood's hints for what HP are planning to unveil.  Then again, as Chief Technology Officer for the HP Global Voodoo Business Unit, Sood certainly sits at the helm of some of the more interesting hardware the company puts out.  So when he says to expect something with "the potential of re-landscaping the high performance computing space", our collective ears prick up.

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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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 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.

SlashGear Week in Review – June 15th

SlashGear Week in Review – June 15th

Unsurprisingly the iPhone 3G has overshadowed just about all other news this week, with Steve Jobs taking to the Keynote stage at WWDC 2008 on Monday and announcing Apple's updated cellphone.  Packing 3G, GPS, improved software and more into an only slightly thicker (and curvier) chassis, the iPhone 3G is destined to make waves when it launches on July 11th, especially given the lower price of $199 (for the 8GB model).  We live-blogged the Keynote and many of you were good enough to join us; check out our coverage here, and click over to iPhone Buzz for more up-to-the-minute iPhone news.

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. 

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