Voodoo offers laptop with upgradeable graphics
'Gamebook' debuts with ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
Canadian notebook maker Voodoo has released what it claims is the first mobile PC with a modular, upgradeable graphics sub-system.
Voodoo's VoodooPC Envy M:460 is based on ATI's top-end mobile product, the Mobility Radeon 9600. The graphics chip contains 64MB of 333MHz DDR SDRAM dedicated graphics memory and drives the machine's 15in SXGA+ LCD.
The notebook - which Voodoo calls the 'Gamebook', which shows exactly where it's pitched - is powered by a 2.6GHz Pentium 4-M. It contains 512MB of DDR memory, a 60GB hard drive and a DVD/CD-RW combo optical drives.
For LAN gaming, the M:460 offers built-in 56Kbps modem, 10/100 Ethernet and 802.11a and b Wi-Fi.
If Voodoo's other Envy notebooks are anything to go by, the new machine will be available in a range of motor racing-inspired colours, including Range Rover Black, Silverstone Blue, Lamborghini Yellow, Imola Orange, Ferrari Red and, natch, British Racing Green.
They'll even print a personalised graphic 'tattoo' on the lid for you - if you've got an extra $400 to spend.
Voodoo did not reveal pricing as we went to press, but we note that the company will ship its machines in the US and worldwide. ®