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HP Firefly Has Two Screens, Multitouch, Big Huge Butt

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HP is finally joining this weird, new multiple display party with the Voodoo DNA-ed Firefly, which carries a secondary screen, an oddly-placed multitouch trackpad and guts comparable to its powerful desktop counterpart.

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LaptopMag has a full hands-on with a prototype unit, which should be on display at CES. They're generally impressed, as for all the bold changes in form factor, this hunkering monstrosity still seems to retain its usability.

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The secondary screen got mixed reviews. It's sharp, at 800x480, but a bit too small for displaying such finely resolved text. The Voodoo's multitouch trackpad has evolved, and it's apparently lovely and the placement is a welcome change for occasional mouseless gaming.

The Firefly concept is not currently slated for production, but seeing as Voodoo and HP don't currently have a desktop replacement notebook of this caliber, we'll probably see something similar ship before too long. [LaptopMag via Electronista]

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That's a ridiculously large power adapter. I would never buy a laptop that requires lugging such a large accessory around.