Voodoo Envy takes a shot at the MacBook Air

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 10 2008 @ 19:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
HP unveiled the 13.3" Voodoo Envy notebook, this notebook is 0.7" thin and weighs less than 3.4 pounds. The notebook features the Voodoo IOS (Instant-On Solution) for quick access to the Internet and Skype and will be available for a starting price of $2,099. HP says the notebook offers a battery life of up to 3 hours and 45 minutes with a 3-cell li-ion polymer battery.

Here's a look at the specifications of the Voodoo Envy notebook:
  • Intel Centrino based, with Core 2 Duo SP7700 (1.8GHz) or Core 2 Duo SP7500 (1.6GHz)
  • 13.3" LED backlit LCD display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and ambient light sensor
  • Large touchpad with multitouch features
  • Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics
  • 64GB SSD or 80GB 4200RPM HDD
  • External slot-load eSATA DVD burner
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
  • Integrated webcam
  • 34mm ExpressCard support
  • HDMI out
  • Headphone out shared with microphone in
  • 1x USB 2.0, 1x e-SATA/USB 2.0 combo
  • Windows Vista
  • Voodoo Aura PowerConnector 56W AC Power adapter has integrated 802.11b/g wireless personal access point + RJ45
  • Dimensions: 12.65" x 9.04" x 0.7" (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 3.373 lbs. with SSD and battery

  • Some of the key features:
  • Voodoo Aura PowerConnect – establishes a one-to-one wireless connection between the Envy 133 notebook and an Ethernet connector located on the power supply, allowing users to roam free from the wired connection.
  • Multiple gesture touchpad – more than a standard touchpad, the Envy 133 also provides capabilities such as a circular gesture called chiral scroll and pinch options.
  • Durability – the carbon fibre casing and fused composite glass covering the display provide surprising strength and durability.
  • External optical disk drive – an ID-coordinated external eSATA optical drive is included with every unit.
  • Professional backlit keyboard – reminiscent of old-school tactile desktop keyboards with just enough “click” to get even the most die-hard tech enthusiast smiling.
  • Ports – extensive usability via a variety of I/O ports, including headphone/microphone, HDMI, USB 2.0 (1x) and a shared e-SATA/USB (1x).
  • Here's a video from the notebook (found at Engadget):

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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