Toshiba releases its dedicating gaming notebook: “a beast”

By Patrick Avenell

Toshiba has today released its dedicated gaming notebook, the Qosmio X300. The new model has been designed specifically for gaming, though it is being targeted at both the experienced and the novice.

Fitting in with the recent trend away from traditional colours, the Qosmio X300 is housed in red casing, which is backlit with red light emitting diodes (LED). Some tradition is maintained, however, with the keyboard retaining a black finish.

The screen is 17 inches, 1680×1050 high definition widescreen. Features include NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX graphics with 1 gigabyte on board; five Harman/Kardon speakers, including a subwoofer; and a 4 gigabyte DDR3 1066Mhz of system RAM.

For performance, the X300 runs off the new Intel Core 2 Dual Processor. There is 200 gigabytes (7200rpm) and 320 gigabytes (5400 rpm) for back-up storage.

Talking about this new model is Toshiba ISD product manager, Anthony Geronimo.

“The nature of today’s gameplay environment is competitive, fast-paced, and exhilarating so we’ve created the Qosmio X300 to bring power, performance and portability to gamers in a way that will revolutionise the gaming landscape,” said Geronimo.

“We’ve created the X300, Toshiba’s fastest and most powerful notebook to date, that allows performance-hungry gamers to inhabit the most immersive game environments while on the move, whether it’s at home, at a friend’s place or at a LAN party.” 

Other features include a DVD player, though not a Blu-ray player; FM tuner, 1.3 megapixel webcam, face recognition and backlit multimedia console buttons.

The Toshiba Qosmio X300 is available now for RRP $3,999.

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