Firefly 17.1-inch concept laptop blasts through Far Cry 2, features a second 4.3-inch screen


Laptop Magazine’s gotten their grubby little hands on a new concept notebook from Voodoo (HP) called "Firefly." It’s one beefy flying insect, too, at 17.1 inches and 13 pounds.

After the big 17.1-inch, 1920×1200 screen, the machine sports a secondary 4.3-inch screen at 800×480, handy for checking e-mail, various widgets, and even full web pages. Under the hood, there’s a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 250GB 7,200 RPM hard drive, and two ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 GPUs set up in CrossFire mode.

Other features include a side-mounted multi-touch trackpad, backlit keyboard, Creative X-Fi audio, and a built-in webcam with night vision features. Yes, night vision.

The Firefly apparently blasted through Far Cry 2 with all the settings on "Very High," which is mighty impressive for a laptop. It should be noted that this specific rig might not ever make it to market, as it’s just to show off what’s possible, although we’ll likely see similar offerings from HP/Voodoo in the near future.