Toshiba’s Qosmio X770 has been designed for gaming and has a really attractive red-on-steel paint scheme to convey the feeling of red hot, burning rage. It has a HD 17.3 inches screen with 3D movie and gaming capabilities too. With the Core i7 processor from Intel and RAM of 8GB plus the GeForce GTX 560M graphics card from Nvidia, it also offers the performance to match its flashy looks. No wonder then; that the price range in India is upwards of Rs. 80,000 and in the Rs. 1,00,000 territory.
But there are some key disadvantages too. While the striking red-on-steel paint scheme outside and inside on the keypad and the backlit keyboard are attractive, the build isn’t. Qosmio X770 is really heavy at 3.4 kg. That shows portability is not quite on the mind, but there’s more.
It looks bulky thanks to the battery that really bulges out from the back unlike most laptops, considering slim is the overruling design factor with any computing product these days. It is among the thickest laptops around, at 28 mm. It also has a width of 274mm and length of 413mm making it huge. But being a gaming laptop, it can be argued that portability isn’t a major factor.
Battery life isn’t particularly impressive on the Toshiba Qosmio X770, considering the backup that’s on offer with many modern laptops. According to Toshiba the battery offers a maximum backup of two and a half hours. But that’s without any significant application running.
As hinted by the specs mentioned before, Toshiba Qosmio X770 really scores in performance, which is to be expected for a gaming laptop. You can run video streams in high definition as well as edit videos and photos, though the performance does come down in the case of raw high resolution image or movie editing.
To experience 3D content on Qosmio X770 you require 3D glasses unlike the Qosmio F750. Since the Nvidia software is pre-loaded, it is very easy to set up the 3D viewing experience by loading your 3D files. Though you don’t have the luxury of glasses-free 3D viewing, expert reviews suggest that viewing with 3D glasses on the X770 is much less tiring and smoother than on the Qosmio F750. So you can look forward to playing great 3D games and watching your favorite 3D movies. Toshiba also offers extra 3D glasses for 100 pounds per pair.
Toshiba Qosmio X770 is a great gamer’s laptop with a seductive paint job and design, great performance and a smooth 3D viewing experience. It’s not quite portable with its bulky dimensions and weight, though. Its price tag is really steep too, making you think twice before deciding to check it out.