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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:

Processor
Intel Core2 Duo Processor P8400

Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 64/32-bit)

Processor Type
Core™2 Duo,P8400

Processor Speed
2.26GHz

Front Side Bus
1066MHz

Memory Size
4096MB

Memory Speed
PC3-8500 DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM

Display Size
17.0″ widescreen

Graphics Engine
Dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS graphics with NVIDIA® SLI® Technology

Graphics Memory
512MBx2 GDDR3 discrete graphics memory plus up to 1663MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory using NVIDIA® TurboCache™ technology

Hard Drive Size
320GB

Hard Drive Speed
7200rpm

Secondary Hard Drive Size
None Available

Optical Drives
DVD-SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive supporting up to 11 formats

Wireless LAN
Atheros Wireless-LAN (802.11b/g/n)

Bluetooth
Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR

Webcam
Webcam and microphone built into LCD bezel

Input Devices
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

Audio
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

AC Adapter
230W (19V 12.1A) Auto-sensing, 100-240V / 50-60Hz input

Battery Type
Li-Ion (3200mAh)

Media Port
5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter, S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port)

USB Ports
3-USB (2.0), 1-eSATA/USB (2.0) combo port with Sleep and Charge

iLINK
i.LINK IEEE-1394

Regza Link
Regza Link (HDMI-CEC), 1080p support

Software
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

Weight
Starting at 9.04 lbs.

2Drawbacks
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.

Plus Points
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.