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HP Blackbird 002

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HP Blackbird 002 Exhilaration Edition Review

ConnectReviews
13 October 2008
  • Excerpt: It’s almost been a year since we reviewed the HP Blackbird 002 gaming PC, featured on our 2007 Holiday Gift Guide. In June of this year, HP revved up it’s engines and released the new Blackbird 002 Exhilaration Edition, featuring the latest NVIDIA GTX 280 graphics. How does it perform compared to the previous model? Read on to find out.
  • Pros: Crysis-capable., Latest and greatest components., Easy to upgrade.
  • Cons: Not the performance boost we were hoping for.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
13 May 2008
  • Excerpt: The HP Blackbird gaming PC is back, attractive as ever. But this nVidia nForce 780i chipset edition never gives you quite the performance worthy of a system this expensive.
  • Pros: Outstanding design, 780i motherboard harnesses latest technologies
  • Cons: Significantly outpaced by less-expensive systems, Component choices don't utilize system's full potential
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HP Blackbird 002 High Performance Gaming System

HotHardware
1 January 2008
  • Excerpt: A short while after Dell purchased Alienware late last year, news broke that Hewlett Packard had acquired boutique system vendor Voodoo PC.  Voodoo PC is best known for their high performance gaming PC's that feature custom cases, some with lavish paint jobs, unique cooling solutions, and impeccable wiring jobs. We evaluated a Voodoo Omen some time back and found it to be an excellent product.  If you check out the Omen, you'll see why HP was interested in Voodoo.
  • Pros: Customizable, Extreme Performance, Unique Case Design, Easy to Work On, Low Maintenance
  • Cons: Expensive, Slot-Load Optical Drives limit upgradability, Somewhat Noisy
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Overall 9
8.5

HP Blackbird 002 Review

Digitaltrends
4 December 2007
  • Conclusion: When Alienware bought Dell we weren’t sure what would happen. As it turns out, nothing really changed for Alienware, and Dell released the XPS 710, which is a decent machine but nothing too ground-breaking. With the Blackbird, we now know that HP is taking a “no holds barred” approach to PC design, and is clearly letting the Voodoo team do whatever they want, and that’s fantastic.
  • Pros: Incredible design inside and out; blistering performance; cool and quiet
  • Cons: Price tag matches performance; out-of-the-box issues
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Blackbird 002

maximum pc
22 October 2007
  • Summary: And while we applaud the company’s decision to enable CrossFire on an nForce motherboard, our experience has been that Nvidia’s GeForce 8800 GTX and 8800 Ultra are both faster than the Radeon HD 2900 XT (although the GTX’s edge evaporates when running Vista). Buy this machine and you won’t care which camp wins the next skirmish in the GPU wars because you’ll be covered either way—as rightly you should be.
  • Pros: Awesome design using standard components; CrossFire running on nForce.
  • Cons: Videocard driver crash bug; unimpressive gaming performance (due to Vista).
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Overall 6
6.0

HP Blackbird 002 LCi

PC World
10 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Boasting distinct design features inside and out, the Blackbird 002 is a creation of boutique gaming PC maker VoodooPC, which HP acquired last year.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
5 September 2007
  • Excerpt: HP and Voodoo have redefined the gaming desktop with the Blackbird 002. There's nothing this PC can't do for you, as long as you can afford it—and lift it.
  • Pros: Unique chassis design, Outstanding toolless construction, interior layout, Blistering performance
  • Cons: Extremely heavy, Very expensive, Some machines are faster
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Overall 6
6.0

HP BlackBird 002 review

Stuff.tv
20 October 2008
  • Summary: Harrods: olde worlde purveyor of boutique toys or masters of the massive mark-up? Your answer to that question could well decide your thoughts on the Knightsbridge store’s latest exclusive: HP’s top-range gaming PC, the BlackBird 002. Naturally, the BlackBird is a hulking behemoth of a machine, capable of dispensing double hernias to unwary delivery men. But it’s not short on subtlety either.
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