HP has announced its Blackbird gaming rig, and is seeking to gain credibility with gamers.
From mid-September, the Blackbird 002 will be available as a “Dedication Edition” in the US, with configuration options coming on 1st October. High-end mods include the addition of AMD X2 6000+ or Intel Core 2 Duo 6750 / Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processors, two graphics cards, up to five hard drives, 8GB of memory, and a high definition drive.
Prices will range from $2500 to $7100.
Phil McKinney, vice president and chief technology officer for the Personal Systems Group and general manager, HP Global Gaming Business Unit, said, “We’ve studied the wants and needs of our Voodoo fan base and have brought that into the Blackbird system by leveraging technologies from across all of HP, including HP Labs, to make this the best PC for enthusiasts.”
HP’s offering is set to compete with Dell’s XPS gaming PCs.
(Via TG Daily)