Tag Archives: HP

Blackbird Pie

So the HP/Voodoo PC venture has finally produced something really worthwhile–another gaming system with a weird name.

What’s the real deal here? HP claims they have made quite the innovative product. Its a high end system (no denying that) with quality components, aluminum tool-less case, and standardized parts. Wow. Real innovative.

HP has done what many geeks have been doing for years. We ordered good standard components, drop them in our slick shiny cases, and a way we go.

Kudos to them though for a 1.1 KW power supply and liquid cooling.

See the Blackbird on HP.


Why laptops aren’t damned laptops anymore

Once upon a time… in a computing land a long time ago, laptops weighed in at 20 lbs and that was a lightweight model. Then technology improved and laptops became smaller and lighter. There were 12.1″ models that weighed in at 4 lbs. That’s light. That’s small. And that’s just an example. There were an even smaller lighter models for the extremist.

Then came HP. God, I hate them.

HP HDX

The HDX lap…er…um. I guess its a desk-laptop. I don’t know what to call it. This mean machine weighs in at 15 lbs with a 20.1″ screen. The friggin’ box weighs about 25 lbs when they ship it to you.

But…

This is pretty sweet for mobile entertainment. Its just not practical for mobility. Isn’t that what notebooks are for? Hmm… check out this huge…no, GIANT! notebook at HP.