Voodoo PC has announced the world’s first gaming laptop with upgradeable GeForce 6800 Go graphics. Until ATi reveals its next generation mobile graphics hand, this is the fastest mobile graphics chipset you can get and it features in the uncompromising Voodoo Envy m:790.
Essentially the Envy m:790 is a nutter desktop PC squeezed into a portable and yellow chassis. This crazily over specifiable laptop features the latest Intel Pentium 4 775 processors, with the fastest available being the 560, running at a clock speed of 3.6GHz.
The laptop can support between 512MB and 4GB of 533MHz DDR2 RAM fitted and also offers the ability to run two hard disks in RAID 0 configuration for faster performance. Remarkably, it also provides the option for two recordable dual-layer DVD optical drives.
Continuing the no compromise theme the LCD display offers a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050 while the audio is back up by an internal subwoofer to give some meat to the integrated speakers. As well as a 56K modem there’s also a Gigabit Ethernet port and a 54G wireless. Further connectivity is provided is by a 7-in-1 card reader.
With this lot on board we don’t expect the battery life is up to much but at 3.3Kg you won’t want to move it around too often.
"The future potential of the Voodoo envy m:790 is huge," said Richard Watson, director of sales, VoodooPC. "With a removable video module, we have the potential to install various graphic options including gaming and workstation based solutions. Serial ATA RAID increases our hard drive throughput dramatically, and the option for two Dual Layer DVD Writers is flat out insane. I don’t think the big OEMs know what’s about to hit them."
And no doubt will your wallet, if you go for this bruiser of a laptop.