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Voodoo PC Envy M:152 Luxury Thin And Light Laptop PC

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Voodoo PC Envy M:152

Voodoo PC Envy M:152

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The Bottom Line

Voodoo is certainly a notebook that is considered a luxury product. While the performance of the Envy M:152 isn't going tobe anything spectacular, the price certainly is. It is nearly twice the cost of similarly equipped systems. What you can get though is a very stylish system custom painted in a variety of different colors with various graphic tattoos for a unique notebook design.

Pros

  • Available With Wide Arrange of Colors and Graphics
  • High Resolution LCD Display

Cons

  • Extremely Expensive
  • Performance Levels Not In Line With Price

Description

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 Dual Core Mobile Processor
  • 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2
  • 100GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive
  • 8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
  • 15.4" WSXGA+ (1680x1050) LCD With 2MP Webcam In Bezel
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Dedicated Graphics With 512MB Memory
  • v.92 56Kbps Modem, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/g/n Wirelss and Bluetooth
  • Four USB 2.0, FireWire, ExpressCard/54, Fingerprint Reader, 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • 14.3" x 11.3" x 1.7" @ 7 lbs.
  • Windows XP Professional

Guide Review - Voodoo PC Envy M:152 Luxury Thin And Light Laptop PC

11/15/07 – Let's get this out of the way. The Voodoo Envy M:152 is a product that many people will not even look at. Its price puts it well beyond the cost of other thin and light notebooks. The fact that it costly nearly twice as much as similarly equipped systems from name brands will instantly turn people off from this notebook.

So, what exactly can Voodoo offer for one to buy such a notebook? The ability to have the notebook and even accessories painted to one of over twenty different colors and fifteen different tattoos to give it a unique look that can't be matched by other companies on the market. Of course, all this comes with a large price tag so you will also need a large amount of disposable income.

Beyond the appearance of the Envy M:152, it is overall a fairly standard if not somewhat restricted notebook in its base form. The base setup is what one might expect to find in a name brand performance thin and light notebook. The Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 mobile processor isn't one of the fastest models but also isn't one of the slowest. The one gigabyte of memory is lower than one would normally see, but it runs fine with the less memory intensive Windows XP operating system.

Storage is somewhat small. The 100GB hard drive doesn't provide it with a whole lot of space, but the 7200rpm spin rate does give it a fair amount of performance. A standard dual layer DVD burner handles all recording and playback of CD and DVD media.

Graphics are a step up though with a higher resolution 1680x1050 screen. Great for graphics but a bit small for standard text. The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics is capable when it comes to 3D graphics and gaming, but certainly isn't the fastest available on the market either.

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