October 22, 2008
Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708 gearing to give Alienware a run for its money
An Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 quad-core processor powers this stunning 17-inch 2560×1600 TruBrite diagonal widescreen laptop. Backing that up is Windows Vista Ultimate, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB 7200rpm hard drive, a second 128GB SATA SSD, four Harmon Kardon speakers and a subwoofer, DVD burner, integrated 1.3 megapixel camera, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, and Hybrid SLI graphics from dual 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS graphics cards. It has two storage drives and three graphics cards. The Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708 also delivers a full-size keyboard with number pad, HDMI, and DisplayPort connectors, a built-in 1.3 megapixel Webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition technology, wireless USB, and USB Sleep-and-Charge ports.
The disappointment is firstly the horrid Pink color option that the company thinks is cool, then the $4,199.99 price, and the lack of a Blu-ray optical drive.