New Toshiba Qosmio gaming notebook pops up

Notebook highlighted by NVIDIA graphics, 3D and an improved design

Toshiba’s previous Qosmio notebooks have been known for their exuberant colors and design, but Toshiba could be changing things up. It appears as if a successor to the mighty Qosmio X500 is right around the corner, and will come with a bump in specs along with a complete design makeover.

According to Notebookitalia, the new Qosmio X770 will be remade with a design similar to the new Satellite P700 series. The laptop will be decked out with a metallic chrome finish that extends all the way to the palm rest, but will still feature touches of the iconic Qosmio red color. Furthermore, Toshiba seems to be making the transition towards a Chiclet style keyboard, while sticking with the spacebar-centered touchpad.

As far as the specs for the notebook go, the Qosmio laptop has shrunk from an 18.4” display to a more mobile 17.3” screen that retains the Full HD 1920x1080 pixel resolution, while also offering optional 3D. Otherwise, the X770 will feature a Core i7-2630QM Sandy Bridge processor, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 1.25TB of storage via a couple of HDDs and further, currently unknown, options. The laptop will also be powered by an unspecified NVIDIA GTX graphics card and will come with a 3D webcam, HDMI, VGA and Harman Kardon speakers.

Toshiba hasn’t officially announced the new X770; however, Notebookitalia is reporting that it should retail for a starting price of 1300 ($1860) in the upcoming weeks. The laptop should be available in Red Metallic Urban or Black colors.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-05-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)