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4.9 out of 10

HP Blackbird 002

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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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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
  • Excerpt: Label us Luddites for resisting Windows Vista, but there’s no arguing the point that the new OS currently offers very little you can’t get faster with Windows XP. That goes double for games, which is why we’re baffled by HP’s decision to run Vista Ultimate on the groundbreaking Blackbird 002 gaming rig it sent us. We’re equally surprised that HP sent us a machine it knew would blue-screen when going into suspend mode (and then leave it to us to discover this).
  • 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 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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