"Dedicated Edition: Freaking Awesome and Fast! Beauty inside and out."5.0 starson by gaijindragonslayer_2
Pros: Fast, FAST. Easy set up. Easy Upgrade.
Cons: Friends hate me for having the cash to buy it.
Summary: So as you know the purchase was not pleasant. HP America and FedEx though managed to make the experience 10 times worse.
However HP Gaming also known as Voodoo were in the end wonderful. They tried everything to get me my Blackbird 002. And today it arrived!
I am writing to you from this. Spelling errors will be due to the shock as a longtime Apple customer at what a truly modern, powerful computer looks like.
All computers should be built with the same honesty as the Blackbird 002 . Form follows function. The customer comes first. No crippling of the computer to encourage repeat purchase. The ability to go down to the local computer store and buy a drive, slip it in, cards etc., with ease makes Apple look like AT&T before they allowed us to buy our own phones.
Indeed the Blackbird looks as though it comes from the future. Indeed it does. This is not a closed system. Imagine a super computer, built by gamers for gamers that is like an unlocked cell phone. No limits!
Every aspect of this freaking fast beast is built with the gamer in mind.
Also the Blacbird 002 can be used for work. After Effects and Photoshop to the production of DVD's is smooth. As Apple adverts would say, it simply works.
In the future, if I want a new motherboard HP Gaming provides the tools recessed neatly inside the case.
The customer comes first. The gamer can customize this Blackbird for years.
It's also well within the norms for sound pollution, no louder than a small fan set on low.
The LED info screen on the back is very useful. It showed my keyboard was not connected correctly. Lights on the back make using the rear ports easy. The pop up card slot reader with firewire and USB 2 plus headphone and sound in is perfect.
I'll add to this review at a later date but for now, I have to give it:
1) Sales support 9/10
2) Tech support from Calgary 9/10
3) HP Gaming willing to work round the clock to sort out the problems 10/10
The purchase was a nightmare but the Blackbird 002 is a perfect dream machine.
I also happen to know that a lot of issues I encountered have been resolved and just the sign of a new company being born. Voodoo is HP Gaming but it's a whole new game!
The Blackbird 002 is one computer you can buy that does not make you regret the credit card repayments.
The HP Blackbird 002 represents a paradigm shift. A shock to the status quo like the internet user moving from the closed web content of AOL to the vast Cloud of sites and blogs we now use daily.
I kid you not this computer cannot be hyped, it's really that good.