Toshiba Wins Over Gamers with Triple GPU Laptop
Gamers on the go will be thrilled by the new Qosmio X305-Q708 gaming laptop from Toshiba. With not one, not two, but THREE onboard NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPU), these Toshiba laptops give dedicated game players the unparalleled 3D gaming performance they've long demanded.
Toshiba's new laptop PC has attracted a lot of attention from mobile gamers, but the new laptop computer's head-turning appeal goes far beyond the flashy case graphics. It's the graphics inside that are making gameplayers on the go giddy with glee, and a trio of NVIDIA GPU's (one GeForce 9400M and two GeForce 9800M GTS's) are the main reasons why.
Now I know what you're thinking... won't three GPU's use up thrice as much power? Not a good thing for battery life, considering that portability is the laptop PC's raison d'etre. Toshiba is well aware of this and designed the Qosmio X305-Q708 with user-actuated, flexible power usage that allows the laptop battery to live longer.
It's a system not unlike Cadillac's old V8-6-4 engine, or as the review in Yersys Technology Blog puts it, "when the extra horsepower isn't needed, the user can switch to the GeForce 9400M GPU and turn the two 9800M GTS's off, resulting in quieter operation and longer battery life."
All this technology comes at a price, of course - this is no inexpensive laptop. Try $4,200 for the top of the line X305-Q708 - but all that coin buys some worthy parts: a quad-core 2.53Ghz Core 2 Extreme QX9300 CPU, a 17-inch 1680x1050-resolution display, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a 320GB hard disk, a secondary 128GB SSD, a DVD burner, a 1.3MP webcam with face recognition, HDMI and DisplayPort connections, and Harmon Kardon speakers for great sound that matches the good looks. Whew! If you have the means to justify the end, visit ToshibaDirect to place your order. (via Yersys Technology Blog)