Claude McIver of Wired.com writes, "True frag artists know that gaming PCs are the boxes with the real processing power. But it's the rare rig that combines thrilling design, useful features, and full-throttle performance. The Blackbird 002 is such a system. This gaming god, the first offspring of HP's recent union with VoodooPC, proves that when gamers talk, some people are listening. Take a good look - it's time to stop consoling yourself."