HP acquires Voodoo gaming PCs

by admin September 29, 2006 at 9:08 am

Move mirrors Dell’s Alienware purchase

HP has agreed to acquire Voodoo, a maker of high-end gaming PCs, for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition comes several months after Dell purchased Alienware, another high-end PC manufacturer. Alienware is considered the largest gaming PC manufacturer, followed by Voodoo in second position.

Voodoo PCs can cost thousands of dollars and feature the latest and fastest microprocessors and graphics cards, and advanced cooling systems.

In the world of competitive gaming, having the fastest hardware can offer players a significant edge over their opponents.

These high-end PCs stand out by their case designs which typically sport bright colours and Plexiglas windows to show of the system’s hardware and features such as fluorescent water cooling systems.

The expensive systems offer higher profit margins than regular consumer and enterprise PCs.

Full story: vnunet.com