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  • Former HP Global Gaming Head Rahul Sood Talks About Acquisitions, Brands, And Palm

    Former HP Global Gaming Head Rahul Sood Talks About Acquisitions, Brands, And Palm

    Curious to find out the possible thinking behind HP’s recent actions, we began to look at the parallels in past behavior by tech giant HP. The most interesting example comes from VoodooPC, one of the first high-end gaming PCs for the mass market. Led by Rahul Sood, HP bought VoodooPC in 2006 and the last product to come out of that branch was launched in 2009. In short, we wanted to know… Read More

  • The HP ENVY 13 and 15 combine Voodoo Magic with Apple Macbook Pro design

    The HP ENVY 13 and 15 combine Voodoo Magic with Apple Macbook Pro design

    There is simply no denying that the new HP Envy 13 and 15 look like an HP-ified Apple unibody MacBook Pro. Even the trackpad is a single, large glass button that supports gestures thanks to 3rd party software. I’m not saying they don’t look great, but seriously, someone copied off of Steve Jobs’ test. Good thing that these notebooks seem to have the power and poise to stand… Read More

  • The HP Envy 13, 15 leak out without any hint of their Voodoo roots

    The HP Envy 13, 15 leak out without any hint of their Voodoo roots

    The unannounced HP Envy 13 and 15 popped up today on a couple of foreign sites just as Rahul Sood, Voodoo founder, Twittered about something new coming. Let’s just assume that the HP Envy 13 and 15 is what he’s talking about. They seem like solid performing notebooks, but what’s the Envy naming doing there? HP’s high performance line, Voodoo, also uses the Envy… Read More

  • HP comes clean with the HP Firebird with VoodooDNA gaming PC

    HP comes clean with the HP Firebird with VoodooDNA gaming PC

    HP’s latest Voodoo rig, the HP Firebird, is a fine machine for gaming and video/photo buffs. With two SKUs to appease all sides the Firebird is sure to give PC users everything they want or even need in a relatively small and extremely quiet high performance package. The 802 features an Intel Core 2 Quad Core 2.66GHz processor while the 803 packs a 2.83GHz processor. Both come with… Read More

  • Firefly 17.1-inch concept laptop blasts through Far Cry 2, features a second 4.3-inch screen

    Firefly 17.1-inch concept laptop blasts through Far Cry 2, features a second 4.3-inch screen

    Laptop Magazine’s gotten their grubby little hands on a new concept notebook from Voodoo (HP) called “Firefly.” It’s one beefy flying insect, too, at 17.1 inches and 13 pounds. Read More

  • HP Firebird 803 with VoodooDNA leaked

    HP Firebird 803 with VoodooDNA leaked

    The Blackbird 002 that launched last year may be impressive, but the design is nothing special and the price range isn’t very attractive at $1,799-$4,999. Now, HP with VoodooDNA has given us something to look at. Read More

  • Time warp! 3dfx updates its Voodoo drivers

    Time warp! 3dfx updates its Voodoo drivers


    I love this. Back in the day before it was AMD’s Radeon vs. NVIDIA’s GeForce, it was Riva’s TNT vs. 3DFX’s Voodoo. At that stage there were serious differences and advantages, and if I remember correctly, the Voodoo3 came out as Riva was ascendant, and was competitive. The Voodoo5, implementing hardware full-screen anti-aliasing, was an interesting card but was… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: HP discounts the Voodoo Envy 133, Blackbird 002

    CrunchDeals: HP discounts the Voodoo Envy 133, Blackbird 002

    The integration of Voodoo into the HP fold is all done, so HP has gone ahead and discounted two of its more pricey offerings. The Voodoo Envy 133′s starting price has dropped $200 from $2,099 to $1,899 and ships with a free secondary battery if you order before November 30th. The Blackbird 002’s price has dropped to $1,799. Read More

  • Voodoo responds to closure rumors

    Voodoo responds to closure rumors

    Late last week, a rumor broke that HP might be giving its gamer enthusiast brand, Voodoo, the boot. Turns out, that wasn’t entirely true as it sounds like Voodoo is going to be brought in under the HP umbrella similarly like Compaq. In fact, this was first announced a few months ago, proving that the Internet rumor mill is a crazy, crazy bastard.  Read More

  • New HP Laser mice actually look kind of awesome

    New HP Laser mice actually look kind of awesome


    Who knew HP had the chops to put together something like these? I think maybe they had a little help from Mom and Dad. Actually, they had help from Voodoo, at least with that funky-looking gaming mouse. There isn’t a lot of info but I’m thinking it has much the same specs as the HDX: variable DPI from 400-2400, up to 500Hz polling rate, several profile settings, and a nice… Read More

  • HP now shipping Voodoo Envy 133, hints at something new

    HP now shipping Voodoo Envy 133, hints at something new


    Good news, Envy lovers. HP is finally shipping out the <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/envy-133/ after some trials and tribulations with the carbon fiber body. That’s the big news. Rahul teased about something else Voodoo is working on, but he decided to play coy and string us along. I wonder what it is. Maybe a netbook? Read More

  • HP merges Voodoo into consumer unit

    HP merges Voodoo into consumer unit

    Voodoo, which had been a stand-alone unit in HP’s portfolio, will no longer continue to sell its products independently. What was once known as high-end gaming PC’s will now be sold alongside consumer brands such as the Compaq Presario and HP Pavilion. Raul Sood, original founder of VoodooPC and now HP’s CTO, looks upon the merge as a positive move. Ultimately it means… Read More

  • Voodoo Envy 133 notebook pricing revealed, you might want to look away

    Voodoo Envy 133 notebook pricing revealed, you might want to look away

    My excitement for the Voodoo Envy 133 has been supplanted by the outrageous prices they expect one to shell out for the MacBook Air competitor. There are nine different configurations you can choose from that start out at $2,099 and ends with an astronomical $3, 999 price tag. If you really want an SSD the pricing starts at $3,099. Frankly, I’m shocked and appalled by this, but then… Read More

  • HP unveils Voodoo Envy 133 notebook, Omen desktop [Updated with video]

    HP unveils Voodoo Envy 133 notebook, Omen desktop [Updated with video]

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F985637%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Today in Berlin HP announced the Voodoo Envy 133 notebook that was hinted at last week in the video teaser… Read More

  • Video: Is this what HP/Voodoo will unveil on June 10

    Looks like it. We’ll find out next week when I’m in Berlin. Read More

  • HP set to launch something big on June 10

    HP set to launch something big on June 10


    A buddy of mine who shall remain nameless tipped me off the other week that a big computer company was going to announce something really big, like, their biggest announcement of the year big. I immediately said, “it’s Apple, moron.” He said, “no, I’m not that stupid, moron.” We squawked back and forth for another few minutes and I let it be because I… Read More

  • Voodoo's vanity case is the shiniest of them all

    Voodoo's vanity case is the shiniest of them all


    The Voodoo booth was an orgy of exposed PCB, flashy accessories, and some guy with dreds up in a topknot. And rotating in a glass case was this gold thing, which really just seems incredibly impractical, but still awesome. The Blackbird ran Unreal Tournament 3 beautifully, and I killed some fools who thought they could rumble with this. Now, if I were rich, I would buy these products, but I… Read More

  • Voodoo Envy M:152 Rocks Santa Rosa

    Voodoo Envy M:152 Rocks Santa Rosa


    Check out the tramp stamp on the red head! The Voodoo M:152 Envy was officially announced today and it’s sort of, kind of worth looking at. It features the latest Intel Centrino Duo processor aka Santa Rosa, a 15.4-inch WSXGA+ 1680×1050 resolution screen, and a fingerprint reader. It’s also sporting a 2-megapixel camera and weighs a mere seven pounds with an NVIDIA GeForce… Read More