AVERAGE CONSUMER RATING 3.8 WITH 4 CONSUMER REVIEWS
The Toshiba Qosmio X770 is one of the many 3D compatible laptops being launched nowadays to keep up with the latest 3D fad. Most of them are bulky and heavy, and Toshiba’s 3D laptop is no different. Those who want a portable laptop should probably look elsewhere, because this laptop does not focus on it at all. The Qosmio X770 comes with Nvidia’s 3D Vision, which has already been picked up and used by a lot of games. It makes a big difference too for gamers, since it allows them to immerse themselves in the game a lot better, and the X770 makes no mistake in showing that it is designed for these gamers.
The exterior design, while bulky, has a red and black color theme and a shape that flashy but not as much as Alienware or other laptops. Moreover, despite its 3.7kg weight, the X770 actually weighs a little less than most other gaming laptops. The chassis feels solid, although the edges and palm rests do feel a little too soft under pressure. The isolation style keyboard is strong, well built, and easy to type on, which is another plus for gamers. The subtle red backlight makes it even more attractive.
The Nvidia 3D Vision software makes it really easy to start up the 3D functionality of the Toshiba Qosmio X770. 3D movies are easily playable, and so are the games. The glasses, however, not only look ugly but also become uncomfortable if worn for a long time. the extra pressure over the bridge of the nose means that a lot of people would get headaches quickly, but some may find it comfortable enough.
While a lot of 3D laptops today have dull screens, the 17.3-inch screen of the Toshiba Qosmio X770 is very different. It is bright and vibrant, and the Full HD 1080p resolution lets you enjoy HD movies and games in all their glory. The Harman Kardon speakers built into the laptop are also exception considering that they are laptop speakers. The bass is great, and the speakers work nicely for films and games. The 1TB hard drive is pretty standard at the price range of the Toshiba Qosmio X770, and it is enough for most people’s collection.
One nice thing about the Toshiba Qosmio X770 is the built-in HDD protection system. It shuts the hard drive down if the laptop falls or takes a hit, so that the HDD itself does not get damaged. Apart from the spacious hard drive, the laptop also comes with a very nifty Blu-ray drive, which is a must for gamers, and an HDMI port for hooking the laptop up to a widescreen television.
Other key specifications in the model we reviewed include:
- Operating System – Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
- CPU – Intel Core i7-2670QM/2.2 GHz
- Hard Drive – 1 TB
- Memory – 8 GB
- Optical Drive – BD-RE + DVD+/-RW +/-DL, DVD+/-RW +/-DL
- Maximum Resolution: 1920 X 1080 (Full HD)
The Toshiba Qosmio X770 has some nice performance specs to meet the 3D functionality it provides. At the center of operation is the Intel Core i7 2670 QM processor, which runs at around 2 GHz. It comes as no surprise that quad-core processor is fast and powerful, and it is backed up by 8 GB of memory, which is enough for any modern game today. The graphics performance is delivered by an NVidia GeForce GTX 560M graphics card, which can handle highly intensive game titles like Crysis 2 with ease. The quietness of the system betrays the actual power that it packs; there is barely any sound even when running the most graphics-intensive scenes in games. The chassis also stays cool for the most part except for, obviously, the vents.
For all the power and quietness, however, there is a significant tradeoff in terms of battery power. The battery barely lasts an hour even with a movie, so games stand no chance. It should be noted that this is poor performance even for a gaming laptop. Laptops like the Alienware series stay on battery for at least an hour, but this one barely manages it. If you do plan to buy it, it is pretty clear that you can only run it on your desktop.
VerdictThe Toshiba Qosmio X770 is not just a neat 3D-enabled laptop, but a considerably powerful one too. The large and vivid screen is pretty much perfect for games and movies, whether it is in 2D or 3D. It is a great option for gamers, irrespective of whether they are looking to play games with the goggles. The top-end i7 processor and graphics card handle the best games out there, and the 8 GB memory is more than enough for any game. The red and black theme is flashy enough for a gaming laptop, but subtle enough for those who want a less garish machine.
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