Looking for a new portable rig on which to play the PC version of Mass Effect 3? Toshiba’s newly revealed Qosmio X870 gaming laptop may well fit the bill.
Powered by “the latest” Intel processors and a NVIDIA 3GB GPU (specifics haven’t been finalised yet), it packs a 17.3 inch Full HD 3D screen, capable of playing games back in stereoscopic 3D through NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology. The screen also has a super-fast response time of 5ms, meaning you’ll be able to keep up with the fastest fraggers on the battlefield.
Kitted out with up to 2TB of storage or a hybrid SSD option, you also get HDMI connectivity, four USB 3.0 ports and Harmon Kardon premium speakers.
In terms of design, it’s definitely taking its cues from the Alienware line, with red backlit keys on a black chassis.
Though our playtime was brief in our demo session a little earlier today, the Qosmio X870 powered through a quick play of Batman: Arkham City at 1080p resolution with in-game graphics settings cranked up to the max, proving itself a very capable performer.
No word yet on pricing, but Toshiba have the machine pencilled in for a Q2 launch, just in time for Diablo III, if we’re lucky.
Scroll down for the full spec run-down:
Latest Intel® processors
Next generation NVIDIA® GPUs
43.9cm (17.3″) TruBrite® Full HD screen with LED backlighting (1920x1080p, 16:9, 5ms response time)
Up to 2TB hard drive or hybrid drive SSD option
Optional Blu-ray™ ROM or DVD SuperMulti drives
Resolution+ upscaling technology
4x USB 3.0 including 2x Sleep-and-Charge USB
HDMI®, RGB connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Dedicated headphone port & microphone port with Sleep-and-Music
Full HD web camera with Face Recognition
Red backlit tiled keyboard
Large clickpad with multi-touch control
Harman Kardon® stereo speakers with Slip Stream technology, SRS Premium Sound 3D
By Gerald Lynch | March 6th, 2012