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Few names are as meaningful and recognizable in the gaming sector as Rahul Sood. From VoodooPC to HP to Razer and Microsoft, Sood has become a bit of an icon in each place that he has eventually wound up. Now, he's taking his talents from the incubator labs of Microsoft to something more uncertain: a new startup gaming company. Rahul is an entrepreneur at heart and came from startup roots with VoodooPC, pioneering in some respects, for the build-to-spec enthusiast PC industry that has flourished ever since. In a goodbye post on Sood's blog, he commends Microsoft for a job well done, expressing... Read more...
It's a rumor that's flown around the block before: HP shutting down the VoodooPC label, which it purchased in 2006.  In fact, we wrote earlier when the VoodooPC line was sort of sucked into the regular HP catalog.  Even then things seemed to be getting a little iffy around the VoodooPC portion of HP's landscape.  At the time, however, it was sold as an easier, faster way to buy VoodooPC hardware through HP channels.At any rate, Techgage wrote a piece in which they cited the typical 'insider close to the situation.'  According to that article:An e-mail is apparently being circulated... Read more...
When it comes to high-end gaming rigs, few companies have been able to achieve the stellar reputation that VoodooPC had with its enthusiast desktops and laptops. VoodooPC had a penchant for building speedy systems with the latest high-quality components, and packaging it all together in sexy looking designs. It's no wonder that HP acquired VoodooPC in 2006 and began integrating VoodooPC's innovations and approach to system design with its own HP-branded enthusiast systems--culminating in the popular HP Blackbird 002 gaming rig--utilizing what HP calls "VoodooDNA." Rahul Sood, the vocal founder... Read more...
There are high-end gaming rigs, and then there are high-end gaming rigs. Then there are those systems that are so high-end that they defy categorization. Leave it to boutique systems manufacturer Voodoo to give us the $7,000 Omen. By the way, $7,000 is the starting price for the system, depending on the configuration. Similar to Voodoo's, soon to be released, ultra-high-end Envy laptop, the Omen represents a new direction for Voodoo: catering almost exclusively to those who never need to check their bank account balance or worry about credit limits on their charge cards.So what makes the Omen so... Read more...
Remember the ultra-sexy, high-end Voodoo Envy laptop we reported about last month? Well, Voodoo has recently updated its Website to now include a rudimentary configurator for the Envy. Unlike traditional configurators (like you'd find on Dell's site), the Envy page currently features a matrix made up of three different types of users ("Casual User," "Power User," and "Road Warrior") with three different configuration options for each user type--thus providing a total of nine possible configurations, ranging in price from $2,099 to $3,399. (Click on the image to the left to see the different... Read more...
Back in 2006, Hewlett-Packard bought Voodoo, makers of exotic gaming rigs. That had people scratching their heads about what HP was going to make under their newly acquired nameplate. Apparently it wasn't just exotic gaming desktops they were after; it's the straightforward exotic lappie market they wanted as well. HP rolled out a bunch of new models today, but perhaps none so interesting as their ultra-mobile Voodoo Envy 133 notebook. It's thinner overall than a MacBook Air, and mighty powerful. Oh yes -- bring money. Measuring just over half an inch thin and weighing less than 3.4 pounds, the... Read more...
VoodooPC Smashes Industry Records with Next-Gen Notebook PC 17-inch laptop sets new standard for performance notebooks (CALGARY, Canada) – Wednesday, July 18, 2007 – VoodooPC, the world’s leading architect of personalized, handcrafted high-performance PCs, today introduced its 17-inch widescreen notebook PC, the ENVY H:171. The machine is the first notebook to offer a range of next-generation PC technology, including the Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme X6800 processor, a Dual NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 graphics processing... Read more...
In what could be one of the most surprising events in the industry the last few years, we are hearing news from the gang at Gizmodo that none other than HP has purchased Voodoo PC. Much like the scenario where Dell bought Alienware, HP will leverage the IP and customer base from the boutique PC vendor Voodoo PC. Unfortunately, we don't know many details at this time though you can be sure this will be all over the web shortly should it prove true. Like when Alienware was abducted by Dell, we're dumbstuck by this buy. Voodoo PC, my personal favorite maker of exotic gaming... Read more...
Good Evening All!   Tonight we seriously have a HOT one for ya.  Voodoo PC's new OMEN CrossFire is on the test bench and we're poppin' the hood down on Sunset Strip for all to see.  2.95GHz of Athlon 64 power, coupled with a pair of Radeon X1900 XTs, expertly liquid-cooled throughout.  It's drool time people. ... Read more...
It almost goes without saying that we'd all love to have enough disposable income to be able to afford the best-of-the-best, top-shelf, ultra-high-end, no compromise products, whether it be a 36 foot Chris Craft Corsair with 840hp of Mercruiser under its decks (in the aft section, by the way, the wet bar and mini fridge are in the bow) or perhaps the fastest Gaming Rig money can buy.  Fortunately for many of you, the technically elite members of our audience, an ultra-high-end Gaming Rig can be built with your own hands and a few key off-the-shelf components. ... Read more...
Voodoo has just launched a product page for the company's new flagship gaming notebook. The ENVY u:909 features two GeForce Go 7800 GTX GPU's in SLI, an AMD Turion ML/MT CPU, nForce4 SLI chipset, 19" WSXGA+ 1680x1050 LCD, and 8 channel surround complete with four embedded speakers and a subwoofer. Granted, this system will be anything but light. However, those who demand the fastest gaming performance ever to grace a notebook should certainly have Voodoo's latest creation on their short list. Delivering new levels of visual realism at extremely... Read more...
VoodooPC's President and CTO Rahul Sood has made some very interesting comments in one of his latest blog entries. After illustrating the impact the iPod has made upon Apple's own products and the Consumer Electronics industry in general, he wraps up with some very intriguing comments that seem to indicate a new product coming from VoodooPC to combat the iPod. I'm not sure how this unknown new product would fare, though consumers have to love companies willing to do battle with the multimedia Goliath from Apple.Companies need to start focusing on the big blue ocean. Apple took an existing product... Read more...
  OK folks! Listen up! We've got some great new breaking news for you here! Today we had a little chat with Brian Burke PR-SupaFly-Man of 3dfx! Check it...   Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with the us. We'll let you get back to more critical tasks ASAP. We Voodoo 3 Freaks wouldn't want to take you off the product launch of the V3-3500 board for too long. Uh... Brian... can you stop the Wide Screen-Quake 3-Frag Fest for a minute???? Put down the Twinkies too! (man... it must be tough...) Just kidding Bri! :-) (I'd better back off here...) -Dave -- Anyway, a few... Read more...
    Today Brian Burke of 3dfx gave Hot Hardware an exclusive inside scoop on new drivers that will soon be released for the Voodoo3! We've got the goods here first! Take it away Brian! The week of July 19th, 3dfx will be releasing a new set of drivers for the Voodoo3. Besides the usual bug fixes, we have added some user control image quality techniques to the 3dfx Tweak page in Windows properties. The increase in our already industry leading image quality is dramatic. Attached, you will find some screen shots from the new driver using the new Alpha-blending option along with an explanation... Read more...
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