updated 09:00 am EDT, Wed September 26, 2007
Voodoo PC Envy M:152
HP's gaming PC label Voodoo PC on Wednesday rolled out its first notebook to use the full Intel Santa Rosa platform. The 15.4-inch Envy M:152 is a full Centrino Duo system and comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi standard. It can also scale up through the full Core 2 mobile range and tops out at the 2.6GHz Core 2 Extreme, beating out many systems its size in terms of sheer CPU speed. Voodoo PC similarly loads the system with a 512MB GeForce 8600M GT to drive games as quickly as possible without case heat becoming a concern. The M:152's choice of components and cooling is actually quieter than most ENVY systems, Voodoo PC claims.
The standard notebook's display runs at a near full HD, 1680x1050 resolution and is accompanied by a 2-megapixel camera in the lid and a fingerprint reader for physically locking the system down at a LAN party or at a work desk. Pricing and a minimum configuration have yet to be revealed, though Voodoo PC says it will accept orders and begin customizing systems as of today.