Gaming on the Move The Toshiba’s Way…
Companies are paying more attention towards gaming Laptops these days.Toshiba is back this time with a decent gaming machine having some powerful features.Now before discussing it in details let us give a bird’s eye view on the features of this machine:(taken from the official site of Toshiba).
So what Really This Lappy has got in its Sleeves:
Intel Core2 Duo Processor P8400
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 64/32-bit)
Front Side Bus
PC3-8500 DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM
Dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS graphics with NVIDIA® SLI® Technology
512MBx2 GDDR3 discrete graphics memory plus up to 1663MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory using NVIDIA® TurboCache™ technology
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Secondary Hard Drive Size
DVD-SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive supporting up to 11 formats
Atheros Wireless-LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR
Webcam and microphone built into LCD bezel
CD/DVD Buttons (Play/Pause, Stop, Prev Track, Next Track), Camera control buttons, Dolby settings, Panel Lights, Media button, 104 key US keyboard with 10 Key Pad, Mute button
Built-in microphone, Headphone jack (stereo), Microphone jack (mono), S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port), 4 harman/kardon® stereo speakers with subwoofer
230W (19V 12.1A) Auto-sensing, 100-240V / 50-60Hz input
5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter, S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port)
3-USB (2.0), 1-eSATA/USB (2.0) combo port with Sleep and Charge
Regza Link (HDMI-CEC), 1080p support
TOSHIBA ConfigFree, TOSHIBA Speech System, Microsoft Office Trial Home and Student 2007 Edition (60-day trial), Google Picasa™, Norton 360™ All-In-One Security (60-day Trial), PowerCinema for TOSHIBA, WildTangent Orb Games Console, Hard disc (HDD) recovery, TOSHIBA Face Recognition, TOSHIBA Disc Creator, Microsoft Works Version 9.0, TOSHIBA DVD Player, Ulead® DVD MovieFactory® 5 for Toshiba, TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator
Starting at 9.04 lbs.
Well this is an amazing list of features this machine has got but the problem is that it draws a vast amount of power as compared to normal laptop harvesting full hardware performance and the annoying fact that it needs full power to give full performance is just too vague whats the point in having a laptop when you have to keep it plugged in to enjoy all of its benefits.
I agree with the fact that performance of any notebook PC decreases while on backup but in case of Qosimo the difference is unacceptable in my case really.Some may say that there are ways to overcome this problem e.g.by switching to the power saving mode by employing the integrated graphics chipset first, before calling upon superior graphical firepower of an SLI setup but I don’t think that one should compromise when you are paying such high a price.
The second feature we don’t like is the size and color theme used that really doesn’t fit with mobile gaming PC tag that’s all. Now to the brighter side.
Among all the interesting features of this gaming Laptop,the graphic system powered by Nvidia with SLi technology is the highlight as expected from a gaming PC. Qosmio X305-Q706 is running 3 NVIDIA GPUs.
It has a new highly integrated GeForce 9400M graphics processing unit along with a pair of NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS power Graphic Processing Units. Now this strong graphic engine lets gamers enjoy unforgettable gaming experience from a laptop.
The current price of the machine is $1,999.99 which is of course higher regarding it’s features.Overall Qosmio X305-Q706 is worthy of being bought if you are satisfied with its power issues.