If you're in the market for a new gaming notebook, Toshiba
hopes you'll consider it's Qosmio X870, a 17-inch laptop with a Full HD 3D display and plenty of pixel pushing power to do the latest games justice, or at least we imagine that will be the case. Detailed specs are sparse at this point, though Toshiba did reveal a handful of general info.
The Qosmio will run the "latest Intel processors," which would be Sandy Bridge (or Ivy Bridge, if Toshiba waits long enough to release this thing). It will have "next generation NVIDIA GPUs" to choose from, up to 2TB of hard drive space or a hybrid SSD option, Blu-ray and DVD SuperMulti drive options, four USB 3.0 ports (including two Sleep-and-Charge USB ports), HDMI output, GbE LAN, Bluetooth, Full HD webcam with Face Recognition technology, a red backlit keyboard, large trackpad with multi-touch control, and Harmon Kardon stereo speakers with Slip Stream technology and SRS Premium Sound 3D.
From the single photo provided (see above), the Qosmio X870 doesn't have anything to worry about in the aesthetics department, and the red backlit keyboard is a nice touch. TechDigest.tv
, which first reported the new laptop, claims to have spent some hands-on time with the system and said it was a "very capable performer" during a brief run with Batman: Arkham City at 1920x1089 with max settings.
No official word on price or release date, though it's reported Toshiba will launch the system sometime in Q2.