Toshiba uncovers Qosmio gaming notebook


Among the string of laptops unveiled by Toshiba today at the Blue Leaf at McKinley Hill is the Qosmio X870-100X Black Widow Design. This gaming laptop is powered by an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor running at 2.30 GHz with 16.0 GB of RAM and 750 GB Solid State Hybrid Drive. The Qosmio X870 runs on a GTX 670 graphics card with 3.0 GB dedicated VRAM.

It sports a huge 17.3-inch screen and has 4 USB 3.0 ports. It’s pretty thick and, as expected from a gaming notebook, the Qosmio X870 is a bit heavy, weighing at 4.2 kg.

The Qosmio X870 throws in a special treat for gaming enthusiasts—it has a 3D screen and comes with 3D glasses. It lets you play games, view pictures and watch movies on 3D. Plus, it has a built-in 3D webcam.

While trying out the game and a watching a few clips, I noticed that the quad-core speakers were suitably loud and clear, making it perfect for gamers who want to be immersed in their game through a supreme video and audio experience. Additionally, it has a special Sleep and Music function that allows you to play music from your music player with the laptop closed.

Using the illuminated keyboard was far from uncomfortable, especially since the keys were aptly elevated.  The multi-touch touchpad was pretty responsive when I tested the gaming notebook with the pre-installed demo game, Battlefield 3.

No word yet on the exact date of release of the Qosmio, but it will most probably be available by next month, priced at Php 129,990.