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HP Blackbird 002

HP Blackbird 002
alaScore 84

22 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of HP Blackbird 002. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The usability also gets good reviews, whereas there are some negative views about the price.

design, usability, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Blackbird 002 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

HP Blackbird 002 Exhilaration Edition


The HP Blackbird Exhilaration Edition is more exasperating than exhilarating, as its performance lags similarly priced systems.

Great case, easy to upgrade and service.

Performance numbers not competitive. Pricey system.

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Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

HP BlackBird 002 LCi


Boasting distinct design features inside and out, the Blackbird 002 is a creation of boutique gaming PC maker VoodooPC, which HP acquired last year. Although it's designed with gamers in mind, the exceptional build quality of the quad-core Blackbird...

Innovative design, superior thermals ; Quad-core processor

Total cost can run high ; Limited hard drive capacity

This innovative, superbly designed power PC delivers admirable performance, but it doesn't come cheap.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Claude McIver (

Gentlemen, Start Your Fragging


SEXY BEAST HP may have just announced their groundbreaking gaming rig, but we at the Lab have had the pleasure of playing with one for the last few weeks. Our

Sep, 2007

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Expert review by (

HP Blackbird 002


The first true collaboration between HP and Voodoo PC has arrived: the HP Blackbird 002 ($5,400 direct), a pedigreed gaming system using technologies from both companies. This system—named after the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance plane—gives...

Innovative case looks fast even when off. Speedy quad-core overclocked processor and graphics. Innovative case makes it easy to upgrade, especially hard drives. Innovative case has robust graphics-card retention

Slot-loading drives necessitate use of DVD burners instead of HD DVD or Blu-ray (for now). A little bloatware

Sleek like its reconnaissance-plane namesake, the HP Blackbird 002 is poised to excel on a specialized mission: ruling the game grid.

Expert review by : Michael Brown (

HP Blackbird 002


Label us Luddites for resisting Windows Vista, but there's no arguing the point that the new OS currently offers very little you can't get faster with Windows XP. That goes double for games, which is why we're baffled by HP's decision to run Vista...

Awesome design using standard components; CrossFire running on nForce

Videocard driver crash bug; unimpressive gaming performance (due to Vista)

Buy this machine and you won’t care which camp wins the next skirmish in the GPU wars because you’ll be covered either way—as rightly you should be. That’s just one of the features that endow the Blackbird 002 with such potential for greatness. Yes,...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : John Pastor (

HP Blackbird 002 Exhilaration Edition Review


It's almost been a year since we reviewed the HP Blackbird 002 gaming PC, featured on our 2007 Holiday Gift Guide. In June of this year, HP revved up it's engines and released the new Blackbird 002 Exhilaration Edition, featuring the latest NVIDIA GTX...

Crysis-capable ; Latest and greatest components ; Easy to upgrade

Not the performance boost we were hoping for

It's certainly a speedy system, and will play all of today's latest games, but priced out at over $6500 bucks, it doesn't give the exhilaration that it should for that kind of price.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Michael (

Review: HP Blackbird 002


Not just this one, prove how amazing it is

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


HP and Voodoo have redefined the gaming desktop with the Blackbird 002. There's nothing this PC can't do for you, as long as you can afford it—and lift it.

Unique chassis design, Outstanding toolless construction, interior layout, Blistering performance

Extremely heavy, Very expensive, Some machines are faster

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (

HP BlackBird 002 review


HP's high-end games machine has finally hit the UK. But is it infused with Voodoo magic?

A stunning gaming PC, but let down by the UK version’s disappointingly sub-par specs sheet

Oct, 2008

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Stuff magazine


HP's high-end games machine has finally hit the UK. But is it infused with Voodoo magic?

A stunning gaming PC, but let down by the UK version's disappointingly sub-par specs sheet

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

HP Blackbird 002 is a machine born from the minds of gamers, created with gamers in mind. Designed by a core group of gaming enthusiasts at HP and performance computing experts from VoodooPC, HP Blackbird 002 offers gamers higher levels of innovation and versatility. Every element of HP Blackbird 002 - from its aluminum chassis to the cast-aluminum foot - contributes to its dynamic look and its extreme performance. Built with industry-standard components, it is also designed to encourage gaming enthusiasts to make modifications to existing hardware and upgrade to future generations of performance hardware. Features such as the removable side panel and interior/exterior back panel LED lighting make it convenient for gamers to get inside the machine and tweak it. To ensure performance meets each Blackbird owner's expectations, every HP Blackbird 002 is configured to the individual's preference when it is purchased and ships with completely open BIOS, allowing for total customization. Although the system was designed with gamers in mind, it is also ideal for anyone needing a performance machine. People looking for a PC to handle demanding tasks such as photo, video and music editing also will love the innovation packed into HP Blackbird 002.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:12MB/8MB
Per Processor Size:12MB/8MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Country Kits:United States
Model:BB5140rp/Dedicated Edition
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Blackbird 002


Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD)
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:Q9450/QX6850
Type:Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad


Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB/660GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:756MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra/NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT/NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX
Interface Type:PCI Express x16