Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708 gaming laptop raises the bar and the price

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Toshiba has announced a new pink gaming laptop, the Qosimo X305-Q708, presumably aimed at that key demographic of “girls who like gaming enough to buy a high-spec gaming laptop, but are surprisingly still girly enough to be the sort of people who buy things that are pink.”

More important than looks though is inner beauty. Or in this case, the amount of raw power contained within. There’s dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS graphics cards in there, and they both support NVIDIA’s SLi technology and there’s 1GB of DDR3 memory just for the graphics processing. There’s also 4GB of DDR3 RAM squeezed in, as well as an Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor which has been scientifically proven to be at least twice as extreme as the nearest competitor.

Storage is impressive too – there’s a 128GB SSD as the primary drive and a 320GB HDD as a secondary. There’s also 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, a DVD re-writer of sorts, HDMI and Display Port technology, a built-in webcam and, unusually for a laptop, a keyboard with a proper keypad – though, unfortunately, the WASD keys remain regular sized.

Interestingly too, it dual boots with both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows Vista, presumably so, on games that support 64-bit, you can push it to the max using the extreme processor and so on.

Quite obviously, this is a powerful laptop – I can only hope it has some powerful fans inside otherwise you could come away from an online flamethrower deathmatch with properly scorched legs.

This laptop is going to come at a premium – Toshiba is trying to hawk it in America for $4,199.99, which at the time of writing (about 10:30am) is about £2,425 though given the crashing pound has just reached a five-year low, it could be a million pounds over here by the end the trading day.

(via AkihabaraNews)

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James O’Malley

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