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HP's Firebird is like a miniature Blackbird 002 -- stylish and moderately powerful, but diminutive this time around. Each computer comes with a factory-sealed liquid cooling system for better heat management.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Jan. 9, 2009
  • Price at launch: $1,799.00


  • Desktop type: Tower, Gaming PC
  • Case Dimensions (largest): 18.9 inches
  • Case Dimensions (middle): 17.8 inches
  • Case Dimensions (smallest): 7.5 inches
  • Weight: 24.4 pounds
  • Color: Black / Silver


  • Operating system: Windows Vista


  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Yorkfield
  • Base CPU model: Core 2 Quad Q9400
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.66 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Yorkfield
  • Model: Core 2 Quad Q9550
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.83 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Discrete
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Base discrete GPU model: GeForce 9800S
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 512 MB
  • SLI / Crossfire: Yes

GPU (base)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • Base RAM speed: 800 MHz
  • Slots: 2


  • Options: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base storage type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base storage capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 640 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, Memory Stick, xD, MMC


  • Optical drive: Yes
  • Drive type: Slot-loading
  • Optical disc support: DVD Super Multi, BD Combo

Optical Drive

  • USB: 6
  • eSATA: 2
  • FireWire 400: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • Digital optical audio (S/PDIF): 1


  • Discrete audio card: Optional
  • Discrete audio brand / model: Realtek Onboard Audio, Creative Audio Sound Blaster X-Fi


  • Wi-Fi: Optional
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Optional


  • Liquid cooling options: CPU, GPU
  • PSU wattage: 350 W


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