SSD Optional: The Envy 133 can be ordered with a 4,200-rpm 80GB hard drive or a 64GB solid state drive. Performance hounds will want to opt for the latter, although the instant-on functionality of this notebook makes the boot time advantage of SSD not us compelling. More Power To You: While the MacBook Air forces you to send in your precious notebook when it’s time to replace the battery, with the Envy 133 you can simply swap and go. The standard battery lasts a respectable (but not great) 3.45 hours between charges. Matching External Optical Drive Included: Although Apple charges $99 bucks for an external optical drive on the MacBook Air, Voodoo bundles every Envy 133 with an ID-coordinated DVD burner (sorry, no Blu-ray yet).
Outlook: Although the Voodoo Envy 133 is considerably more expensive than the MacBook Air’s starting price of $1,799, and it’s not quite as thin or light, you do get a lot for your money, including more ports, the best instant-on mode yet, and a replaceable battery. The fact that you can customize the Envy 133 to your heart’s content is icing on the cake. Full Specs for Voodoo Envy 133 CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SP7500 or 1.8-Ghz SP7700 Operating System: Windows Vista RAM/Expandable To: 2GB/2GB Hard Drive Size/Speed: 64GB SSD (optional 80GB/4,200 rpm) Optical Drive: external 8X or 6X dvd+/-RW Display/Resolution: 13.3 inches/1280 x 800 Graphics/Video Memory: intel GMA X3100/384MB Wireless Networking: 802.11g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 Ports: One usb, esata/usb, hdmi, headphone/mic • Card Slots: expresscard/34 Size: 12.7 x 9.0 x 0.7 inches Weight: 3.4 pounds