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.