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iJon
May 14, 2003, 09:50 AM
Looks like VoodooPC came out with a 17 inch notebook. The one they showed at e3 was a 15 inch laptop. He mentioned that you can order it with a 16:10 17" screen. He said the model was roughly 6 pounds, so I think he was talking about the 15 inch model. Not really sure. Voodoo came out with a lot of awesome computers, especially the watercooled Shuttle which is drool worthy for any LAN partier. Here, you can check it out yourself. This isnt intendend for a mac pc debate, just wanted to show to cool goodies that e3 had to show to all the gamers on this site.

http://gear.ign.com/articles/402/402366p1.html

iJon

alia
May 14, 2003, 10:04 AM
Not trying to start an argument here, but man... that red is seriously hideous!

Yikes!

:D

Alia

Simon Liquid
May 14, 2003, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by alia
Not trying to start an argument here, but man... that red is seriously hideous!



Yeah, looks like someone didn't get enough attention as a child. When I read your post, I thought you means some kind of dark red or maroon, but it's actually fire-truck red.

zoetropeuk
May 14, 2003, 10:14 AM
It looks like my old 6100 that I painted myself with a paint brush !!!!!
Man it's soooo foul.

applemacdude
May 14, 2003, 10:51 AM
ugly...ugly

ColoJohnBoy
May 14, 2003, 11:13 AM
Too bad this doesn't have a barfing face icon. I would be ashamed to walk around with that thing! It's hideous!

Perhaps Virgin Atlantic Airlines will start using them or something.

garzy
May 14, 2003, 11:24 AM
yeah that thing sucks

why do pc cases have to be so ugly?
they always have crazy lights, windows, and nasty colors
they should try and look classy like apples cases

primalman
May 14, 2003, 11:52 AM
The screen sure does not look like the reported 16:10 aspect, or did I miss something?

Oh, and that is freaking ugly.

:eek:

maradong
May 14, 2003, 12:05 PM
well, i like the color. at least you are sure to be seen...
hence, the wintel notebooks with 17 '' screen have all around 5 kg ! not really portable.

Macmaniac
May 14, 2003, 12:06 PM
Ugh I wanna barf on it.

voicegy
May 14, 2003, 12:22 PM
Thanks for the link to the Voodoo line up!

The best part was playing with the Absolut Vodka ad.

The worst part was the machines themselves...somebody needs to stick pins in those Voodoo monstrosities and put them, and us, out of our collective misery.

britboy
May 14, 2003, 01:34 PM
Strangely enough, I actually quite like what they're doing there at Voodoo PC. They're not just slapping the components into any old box, and selling them at bargain-basement prices, but instead are offering a style and service, together with the most up-to-date hardware available at the time. It might not be to everyone's taste, but then you're never going to be able to please everyone.

I only wish there were more companies with similar offerings.

rt_brained
May 14, 2003, 03:13 PM
That lame tribal design on the laptop looks more like a Rorshach test.

In which case, I see two large nuns eating ice cream from a bird feeder.

Is that good or bad?

Freg3000
May 14, 2003, 03:49 PM
The PC spin....Well it's big!!! And it's the world's first 17 inch notebook computer. Errrrrr......that Apple one doesn't count.....Macs really aren't computers.....

lol.

iJon
May 14, 2003, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by Freg3000
The PC spin....Well it's big!!! And it's the world's first 17 inch notebook computer. Errrrrr......that Apple one doesn't count.....Macs really aren't computers.....

lol.
i specifcally read what they said and im almost sure they said the first 17" laptop for windows xp. what i am still trying to figure out is if that laptop they showed was the 17 inch model, if it is then it is 6 pounds, which is less than apples.

iJon

amnesiac1984
May 14, 2003, 09:05 PM
I just got a disgusting ad before going to the article. It said "don't smok pot" "get the facts here" I clicked on the link and what they had where the furthest form facts I've ever seen. Okay, so I don' tlive in the USA, if this is some USA government message hen Why do I have to endure it.!!!


Sorry that was off topic, I wil start a new thread if there is demand.

janey
May 14, 2003, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by garzy
why do pc cases have to be so ugly?
they always have crazy lights, windows, and nasty colors
they should try and look classy like apples cases
pc users try to make them look attractive on the outside to make up for the hideousness inside :)
but it's fun...i did it to my PC and it's all Apple style now...silvery graphite outside with the apple logo but i just had to put in a window so i can look at the glowing watercooling system inside :p
think of it as an iMac kind of thing. But then nobody complained about the actual colors of the iMac...

DakotaGuy
May 14, 2003, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by amnesiac1984
I just got a disgusting ad before going to the article. It said "don't smok pot" "get the facts here" I clicked on the link and what they had where the furthest form facts I've ever seen. Okay, so I don' tlive in the USA, if this is some USA government message hen Why do I have to endure it.!!!


Sorry that was off topic, I wil start a new thread if there is demand.

Shame on you for being for illegal drug use. Our government is trying reduce drug use and it uses public service messages. You don't have to read them or believe them, but I have never seen a lot of druggies make it too far in the world. At least, not the ones I personally know. They all failed out of college too busy getting stoned.

If the facts are disturbing to you, then use Safari's "Block Pop Up Windows" feature.

barkmonster
May 15, 2003, 07:45 AM
they're disgusting!!

What a horrible combination of colours, Red PC, blue, green and orange OS theme.

I got an add for sprite, not some anti-drug ad. They're flash ads too, not in a popup so blockers won't work.

I don't think anyone should attack anyone for pointing out holes in the anti-drug propeganda (love to have a link to that to check it out), most anti-drug ads I've seen are about as informative as mr mackey going "drugs are baaad... mkayy!", Why not be more specific and tell people, why and how they're bad, giving lots of realworld examples instead of just preaching the same old "just say no" stuff that's never worked in the past and won't work now.

Don't attack me for my views on drugs, I've never done anything stronger than weed, that was a 2 or 3 times a year occurance if at all and even though I havn't touched it since 1999, I regret using it ever because it led to me smoking that Expensive, Legal, Taxable drug you mix with it.

I've only managed to quit smoking for the whole of this year after smoking habitually for 6 years or so, I wish I'd never started in the first place.

As for drugs, each to their own, anything addictive and habbit forming sounds like a really bad idea to me (and anyone with any common sense or values their own life). I actually think in the long run, it's a benefit to the entire planet when some worthless scum get hooked on smack and end up dead, it's self induced population control and must do wonders for the average global intelligence level, not to mention stop people from being robbed because there'll be one less P.O.S. turning to crime so they can afford their pathetic, self destructive habbit.

herr_neumann
May 15, 2003, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by Abercrombieboy
Shame on you for being for illegal drug use. Our government is trying reduce drug use and it uses public service messages. You don't have to read them or believe them, but I have never seen a lot of druggies make it too far in the world. At least, not the ones I personally know. They all failed out of college too busy getting stoned.

If the facts are disturbing to you, then use Safari's "Block Pop Up Windows" feature.

Looks like you might wanna get your facts straight. Read Eric Schlosser's Reefer Madness to get some idea. THen you can see what our government studies have said and what our politicians response was.... my personal favorite was nixon, "It is the jews." And before you reply with some empty rhetoric actual read the book so the response will be meaningful.

DakotaGuy
May 15, 2003, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by herr_neumann
Looks like you might wanna get your facts straight. Read Eric Schlosser's Reefer Madness to get some idea. THen you can see what our government studies have said and what our politicians response was.... my personal favorite was nixon, "It is the jews." And before you reply with some empty rhetoric actual read the book so the response will be meaningful.

I will walk into my 5th grade classroom tomorrow and tell all of them that I recommend that they smoke pot. I wonder how long (in hours) it will take to get fired.

I work hard to set an example for my students, and being personally drug-free is one of them. It is a personal moral that I hold regardless of the so called "facts". Call me stupid and a bad teacher, but I hate hypocrites that stand up there and say one thing and do the other. I hate being ridiculed because I do not believe in pot smoking or other drug use and I do what I can to help kids avoid it.

voicegy
May 16, 2003, 12:34 AM
Personal morals, scientific facts, governmental studies, political responses,
Reefer Madness, Jews, and Gentiles...whatever your stance or belief is on the use of drugs, pot or otherwise, can we please get back to the topic at hand, which is:

Was the butt-ugly Wintel 17" Voodoo notebook thing designed by a stoner?:rolleyes:

janey
May 16, 2003, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by voicegy
Was the butt-ugly Wintel 17" Voodoo notebook thing designed by a stoner?:rolleyes:
yup. someone who goes by the name of Ellen Feiss.

markomarko
May 16, 2003, 10:34 AM
The sentence is very well written, but still gets the point across:

"As opposed to its enormous desktop replacement systems -- you can now order one with a 16:10 17-inch LCD -- this system weighs only about six pounds and has a four-hour battery life."

It could be rewritten like this: As opposed to Voodoo's desktop replacement systems, which can be ordered with a 16:10 17-inch LCD, this system weighs only about six pounds and has a four-hour battery life.


In other words, no, the laptop pictured is not the 17-inch screen desktop replacement.

tazo
May 16, 2003, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by britboy
I only wish there were more companies with similar offerings.

it would be apple save the up-to-date components :o

tazo
May 16, 2003, 08:39 PM
in my humble opinion that color, ON THE LAPTOP, does look cool. the pc case however is fugly.

iJon
May 16, 2003, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by markomarko
The sentence is very well written, but still gets the point across:

"As opposed to its enormous desktop replacement systems -- you can now order one with a 16:10 17-inch LCD -- this system weighs only about six pounds and has a four-hour battery life."

It could be rewritten like this: As opposed to Voodoo's desktop replacement systems, which can be ordered with a 16:10 17-inch LCD, this system weighs only about six pounds and has a four-hour battery life.


In other words, no, the laptop pictured is not the 17-inch screen desktop replacement.
i guess i still feel its hard to beat apple's laptop by a pound with using plactic and all the other features.

iJon

tazo
May 17, 2003, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by übergeek
yup. someone who goes by the name of Ellen Feiss.

she was not stoned. :rolleyes:

bennetsaysargh
May 17, 2003, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by übergeek
yup. someone who goes by the name of Ellen Feiss.

NO!! you beat me to yet another elen feiss joke:(

anyway, that laptop (if you can call it that) is the ugliest thing i ever saw! it's like fire engine red! you have t be smoking something to want to buy that! unless if it's running panther with a 970:D

BaghdadBob
May 18, 2003, 09:13 PM
Yep. That's ugly. yes. Ugly. Who the hell thought of that one. Looks like my damn "My First Sony" walkman. blech. I've seen $60 boomboxes that were less gaudy.

yzedf
May 21, 2003, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by Abercrombieboy
Shame on you for being for illegal drug use. Our government is trying reduce drug use and it uses public service messages. You don't have to read them or believe them, but I have never seen a lot of druggies make it too far in the world. At least, not the ones I personally know. They all failed out of college too busy getting stoned.

If the facts are disturbing to you, then use Safari's "Block Pop Up Windows" feature.
Idiot, pot is not illegal in some countries. Most drugs were not illegal until the 1950's or so.