The Envy HW:201 notebook features two Nvidia GeForce Go 7950 GTX GPUs running in Nvidia SLI mode and AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology. The ENVY HW:201 lets users choose between two NVIDIA graphics cards - the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX with 512 MB of RAM for gaming or the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M with 512 MB of RAM for workstation tasks.
The HW:201 also features a 20.1" high-resolution screen, which VoodooPC says is the biggest notebook display on the market. VoodooPC, which is now part of Hewlett-Packard following last year's acquisition, demonstrated the new notebooks at its booth within the massive HP domain of the exhibit hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. While I didn't get a chance to play any games on the Envy HW:201, I did have a chance to see how well the notebook displayed video on its large hi-resolution screen. The Envy HW:201 was playing "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," and the picture clarity was excellent. The ENVY HW:201, which measures 18.75" x 13.5" x 1.9", also boasts 320 GB of storage using two hard drives, as well as a Voodoo Envy webcam, Bluetooth and wireless A/B/G networking and the Voodoo Envy theater audio system.
"We had this in our product roadmap prior to the HP acquisition," Rahul Sood, co-founder and chief technologist of VoodooPC. "We wanted to make a faster notebook with more power and storage for playing games and DVDs." Now that the acquisition has been completed, Sood says VoodooPC will take advantage of HP's technology, brain trust, and connections to make even more powerful and better designed notebooks.
"Usually with notebook makers, you're stuck using the same parts as everyone else," Sood said. "That's not going to happen anymore. We're going to be able to leverage HP's technology. Plus, being part of HP has opened up some doors for us, so manufacturers are calling us now instead of us calling them. So we're going to create some deadly products very soon."
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