HP has launched the Voodoo ENVY M:152 notebook PC, a "middleweight" offering, into their gaming portfolio.

The ENVY M:152 is the first Voodoo notebook to feature the latest Intel Centrino Duo processor technology – including the Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processor technology, X7800 Extreme CPU, the Mobile Intel PM965 Express Chipset and the Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN.

The notebook has 15.4-inch WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 matte finish display, and weighs 7 pounds with a battery.

Described as one of the quietest Voodoo notebooks to date, it supports DX10 and features the NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 512MB video card.

"People look to Voodoo custom machines to deliver the best in power and design, and we stayed true to that tradition when building this mobile powerhouse", said Rahul Sood, chief technology officer, global gaming business unit, HP.

"The ENVY M:152 combines the best in processing power and performance with a hot design and the latest in wireless technology. It is built for people that want to push the limits of mobile computing, and look good doing it."

The machine comes with a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and a fingerprint reader. With 2 x Dimm DDR2-667 slots with up to 4GB of memory when used with Windows Vista 64-bit operating system, the notebook claims to have the power to support the most demanding applications and multimedia collections.

The "from" price for this new model is €2326.53/$3308.90 which works out at about £1640.