HP rolls out laptop armada; Voodoo Envy targets MacBook Air

Hewlett-Packard unveiled a new laptop lineup that includes an ultra mobile Voodoo model to compete with the MacBook Air.The Voodoo Envy is 0.

Hewlett-Packard unveiled a new laptop lineup that includes an ultra mobile Voodoo model to compete with the MacBook Air.

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The Voodoo Envy is 0.70 inches thin and weighs less than 3.4 pounds and starts at $2,099. Judging from the technical specs, however, the Envy isn't much of a looker relative to the MacBook Air. Among the key features (statement, Techmeme):

  • A one-to-one wireless connection between the Envy 133 notebook and an Ethernet connector located on the power supply, allowing users to roam free from the wired connection.
  • Multiple gesture touchpad with circular gesture called chiral scroll and pinch options.
  • A carbon fibre casing and fused composite glass covering the display provide surprising strength and durability.
  • External optical disk drive - an ID-coordinated external eSATA optical drive is included with every unit.
  • Professional backlit keyboard..
  • Headphone/microphone, HDMI, USB 2.0 (1x) and a shared e-SATA/USB (1x) ports.

There's also a high-end Voodoo laptop called the Omen that will run you at least $7,000, but that's just silly as far as price goes. Needless to say the Omen has the kitchen sink.

HP also rolled out a bevy of consumer and business notebooks. The details can be found at HP.