Qosmio X770 Interesting Prospect with GTX 560M

Toshiba has just introduced the latest beast in its entertainment/gaming line Qosmio, the Qosmio X770. On paper this looks like a fantastic machine that not only introduces the next generation in performance, razor-sharp HD, but also a selection of 3D features.

The Qosmio X770 is part of Toshiba’s 2011 lineup of entertainment laptops and is specially designed for those who are looking for a mix of power for entertainment and exquisite design. Qosmio X770 should do just nicely as your mobile home cimema – especially the model with Blu-ray writable drives. The display’s visual effects are accompanied by rich, deep sound from Harman Kardon speakers, which are backed by a deep and thumping subwoofer. Dolby Advanced Audio provides the best sound from all sources by allegedly optimizing the sound quality for the best result.

The 17.3-inch screen should also be sufficient for gamers to get a good experience. Toshiba has also introduced a rapid response system for gamers, where the response from the press of a button to on-screen motion is reduced to only 8 milliseconds.

As far as hardware goes, the Qosmio X770 gets its power from the second generation of Intel’s Core i7 processors and 8GB of memory that provides plenty of power for even the most demanding tasks and applications. The X770 also comes with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M with Optimus and 1.5 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory, which is not nearly as fast as the optional dual GPUs in an Alienware M18x, but it comes in at around half the price of a fully equipped Alienware, and the GTX 560M is no slouch either. It provides plenty of graphics performance for the latest games.

This powerful graphics card also makes it easier for the computer to handle graphics-intensive apps such as HD video or photo editing, where the rendering of images can be extremely demanding. Select versions of the Qosmio X770 comes with a 500GB Solid State Hybrid Dive to improve boot speeds and application loading times. This drive runs parallel to a traditional 500 GB hard drive, where you can store music and movie files and so on.

HDMI makes it simple and convenient to connect the Qosmio to a 3D-ready televisions to make use of a 3D Blu-ray movie. When the X770 is coupled to a 3D TV, the laptop transforms regular 2D to 3D, which brings a whole new dimension and new life to your old DVD collection.

The design of the Qosmio X770 is arguably stunning, where the surface is broken with lines across. A deep red color runs across the top of the keyboard and speakers, providing a unique look. Furthermore, there’s Toshiba’s “easycontrol” bar, a touch panel that provides direct access to 3D applications and multimedia functions. USB 3.0 is also available and provides users with incredible data transfer speeds between Qosmio X770 and peripherals.

Read more about it at Toshibas’s website.


Seven new AMD Fusion APU units Launched

AMD FusionAlthough Brazos was the first Fusion product launched, Llano has always been part of the series AMD has created the first real fusion product, and now it’s finally out of the bag. Llano is based on a 32 nm Husky core that varies in number from two to four cores per unit.

On the GPU side, AMD has implemented a 6000-series Radeon HD GPUs ranging from HD 6620G of the most powerful model to the Radeon HD 6480G at the most affordable. This is big news for laptop gamers on a budget, as these new integrated GPUs will be both faster than all other integrated cards and most likely cheaper than Intel’s counterparts.

A total of seven different models that are released now in the first place: the A8, A6 and A4. One of AMD’s big selling points will be a battery life that passes 10 hours. A8-3510MX, among others, have 3.5 more hours of battery life than an equivalent Intel Core i5, according to AMD.

A number of new laptops with the new one APUs from AMD are expected on the market soon – HP have already launched 11.


Asus G53JW-XA1 Review

G53JWThis is a pure gaming laptop and Asus delivers again at a reasonable price. The G53JW is made from powerful specifications and design that a gamer will no doubt appreciate. It is however not among the most compact 15.6-inch we have seen, but it’s hard to complain considering the high-end specs. Asus has made it intentionally beefy to accommodate efficient and quiet cooling that blows hot air out through two large holes behind.

The machine is still much more portable than a desktop replacement and if you are a LAN gamer this one is a piece of cake to carry. The overall design seems space ship-like, and it is easy to see from a distance that this is a gaming laptop. Its construction feels fairly solid, and we find no obvious weak points.

As for the keyboard, it works just fine to play with, and the gamer will feel is further empowered by the WASD keys, which are marked with arrows. It is also illuminated. In the track pad, Asus made a wise choice by going for the traditional mouse buttons. One thing we noticed is that these buttons are hard and makes a very high clicking sound when pressed down.

G53JW Rear View

G53JW Rear View

We expect very short battery life from the machines in this class, but Nvidia Optimus has changed this. G53JW does not, however, have Optimus and can not switch to a more power-efficient Intel GPU when you’re on the road. We were nevertheless surprised by the battery life, for it seems that Asus power saving software to do some tricks to keep battery life acceptable anyway.

Like its big brother G73JW, the sound quality is well above what the average laptop is concerned. Built-in audio will never be able to replace all external speakers, but the G53JW goes a long way from traditional laptop speakers. An optical out or similar wouldn’t have hurt though, to make it easy to connect to a surround system to get surround sound during gameplay.

The screen is full HD and looks to be a pretty great panel for games. The low response time of this TN panel works great for the intended purpose. The GTX 460 graphics card is also powerful enough that you can play at 1920 x 1080, but not always on the highest settings.

There are a few different configurations available for this laptop and some difference in pricing for the same reason. The Core i7 quad-core version is consistently less than $1,500, which has to be considered affordable for a laptop this powerful. You get a Full HD screen and a fast video card, and it also includes USB 3.0.

New Alienware Gaming Machines

The latest Alienware laptops are equipped with extreme hardware. Yesterday the showed up three new models, of which two – M14x and M18x – will be available immediately. All models are based around Intel’s Sandy Bridge , where the largest, physically largest with 18 “screen, M18x can get a factory overclocked Core i7 Extreme processor overclocked to 4GHz. All models are equipped with HDMI 1.4 and there are a number of USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports.

The graphics cards used are from the manufacturer NVIDIA and it is the super-hot model M18x that is the most powerful, with potential for an SLI configuration. M14x in turn has to settle for a graphics card in the form of GT 555M and its younger sibling the M11x gets a GT 540M. These are very powerful machines and cost a pretty penny too. What you’ll have to pay for an Alienware M18x with all the bells and whistles attached we dare not even speculate.

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Sony VAIO Z – Small, Luxurious and Gaming Capable

vaio z

Vaio computers are rarely found in the budget class, but with the latest version of the Vaio Z Sony has managed to outdo themselves in extreme extravagance. They were determined to build a computer without any regard to the price tag. And they succeeded.

In the Z laptop, Sony has thrown out the hard drive in favor of the ssd. This is not unique in itself, but the way Sony did it is different. The computer has an entire four small SSDs at 64 gigabytes each, set as RAID 0. This means that the computer can see the four as a large disk casing the speed to nearly quadruple since the computer can read from four places at once. Needless to say it’s ridiculously fast. Bootup of Windows is lightning fast and heavy applications like Photoshop run like clockwork

The rest of the computer hardware is also top class. The processor is a Core i7 620M, an Nvidia Geforce GT 330 M handles the graphics performance and memory is a generous 6GB. The GT 330M is certainly capable of gaming at decent framerates–something highly unusual in such a small laptop. The Core i7 is great to save power when it does not need to work hard, and your system has a weaker but low-power Intel graphics card that you can switch to.There is even an elegant small button above the keyboard for this.

Externally, there is much to like. The good thing is a smart, stylish and luxurious design, a nice low weight, partly thanks to a carbon fiber chassis. Buttons and input interfaces is of high quality. The computer’s weaknesses are few: One might have expected Blu-ray for example, and the speakers do not give off a lot of sound.

Another thing that stands out is the screen. It is better than most and the resolution is an incredible 1920×1080, or “full hd”. And that’s on a 13-inch screen. Another issue is of course the price tag, but this is hardly a mass market product.