It's not often that a gaming laptop gets even close to the power of a desktop, but Toshiba is not one to heed. They have stuffed their new Qosmio with dual Nvidia SLI video cards, an Intel dual core processor, 4 gigs of RAM, and a set of fancy Harmon Kardon speakers.
Look below the cut for the written review from Attack of the Show.
What You Need to Know
- The exhaust on the back is huge, so airflow is steady
- It's also actually a little lighter (at 9lbs.) than the Toshiba G55 laptop we reviewed recently
- Even though it's ridiculous, we kind of like the crazy red paint job
- Since the trackpad is so thick and the keyboard is so far in, you might cramp your wrist gaming
- You also constantly have your wrist over one of the speakers
- We do like the click of the keys, and the lights and red interior are very cool
- It has three video cards
- We ran our 3DMark Vantage Tests and they actually came out a little lacking
- Toshiba has put in two 9800M GTS video cards, and one 9400M Integrated GPU on the motherboard; they call this "Hybrid SLI"
- It makes for good battery life since you can switch from integrated graphics to SLI
- The 3DMark Vantage Test score was only an okay 4,800 points
- $2,000 for the unit
- If you want to upgrade to a 128GB Solid State Drive, it's $4,200
- Comparable Alienware or Falcon Northwest laptops are the same price and their form factor is much smaller
- 80% (how do we rate gadgets?)