New Toshiba Qosmio X70 Gaming Notebook with GeForce GTX 770M
Toshiba is about to launch its new Qosmio X70 for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts. This 17.3-inch notebook will be available in Q3 2013 in Europe for prices starting at £1,495 (€1,550). The gaming notebooks in the X70 series are equipped with Microsoft's Windows 8 and the latest hardware components from Intel and Nvidia.
At the heart of the Toshiba Qosmio X70 is a 4th-generation (Haswell) Intel Core processor and a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M graphics card with up to 3 GB of GDDR5 video RAM. The display consists of a 17.3-inch Full HD panel with a response time of 8 milliseconds. Furthermore, depending on configuration, the X70 series notebooks offers a storage capacity of up to 3 TB across 2 HDD bays, as well as up to a 256 GB mSATA SSD and as much as 32 GB of RAM.
For gamers who want to connect to a large variety of peripherals, such as gaming keyboards and mice, there are 2x USB 2.0 ports and 4x USB 3.0 ports on the X70. According to Toshiba, select models of the Qosmio X70 are also equipped with an HDMI port capable of Ultra-HD output for high-resolution photos, videos and games. It is also possible to send the screen contents to an external, compatible TV or smartphone via WiDi or Miracast.
The sound in the X70 series is handled by four integrated Harman Kardon speakers that output 6 watts of DTS Studio Sound. Also, the Qosmio X70 is part of the new unified Toshiba product design, which includes elements such as smooth, rounded edges and an illuminated power button. The X70's frameless chiclet keyboard is illuminated in red.