LaptopMag had the opportunity to check out the HP branded Voodoo Firefly prototype, this is a new 17.1" gaming notebook designed to run graphics-intensive games like Far Cry 2 without a flinch. You can check it out over here. The Firefly features a 17.1" display with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, a secondary 4.3" LCD display with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution above the keyboard, a multi-touch trackpad, and a webcam with infrared night vision. The mobile gaming beast features a Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Core 2.4GHz processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 CrossFire, 7200RPM 250GB HDD and Creative X-Fi audio. The power consumption is a whopping 170W at load and overclocking is supported.
Pulling some features from the Voodoo Envy, the Firefly has a multi-touch trackpad. The Firefly’s pad is uniquely positioned to the right of the keyboard (sorry lefties) where gamers would normally keep their mouse. With three fingers on the pad, your left finger can be used as a left click, and your right finger as a right one. Hypothetically, this should mean that you could play a first-person-shooter quite well without a mouse. In Far Cry 2, however, we noticed that it was actually pretty hard to accurately aim. Moving around was easy, though, and much more efficient than trying to do so with a regular trackpad.
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Re: HP Voodoo Firefly gaming notebook concept shown off by Anonymous on Saturday, January 03 2009 @ 01:19:42 CET
Xi fi sound
LED backlit screen
Mobile Quad QX9300
SLI 9800's or better
And then we'd be talking a fantastic machine. Nice design of course, but they should make the surface a bit more matte, at least around the palmrest since shiny black is a fingerprint magnet.