Toshiba Qosmio X305: 17″ Gaming Notebook PC

Toshiba Qosmio X305 Specifications

Display: 17″ TFT LCD
Pixel Format: 1680×1050
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX 1GB VRAM with TurboCache
CPU: 3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme
HDD: 7200RPM 200GB Dual 200GB 7200RPM for a total of 400GB
RAM: Up to 4GB
Connectivity: HDMI (REGZA Link), SPDIF
Other: Four speaker Harmon Kardon stereo speaker system with subwoofer, dynadock USB Docking Station

LogicTV: The Toshiba Qosmio X305 looks like a super capable gaming machine. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX has 1GB of video RAM. 1GB!!! And this is on a notebook PC. Wow. The 3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo is probably the most powerful CPU to grace a notebook. The 7200RPM 200GB HD is pretty standard for a fast portable unit and so is the maximum RAM capacity of 4GB. Everything about Toshiba’s Qosmio X305 focuses on one thing: hard core gaming. Except one thing.

The 17-inch TFT LCD is the right size, but the pixel format? It’s just 1680×1050. What was Toshiba thinking. Get almost everything right and then trip over one of the most important component of making the ultimate portable gaming rig. 1680×1050. That’s a shame. Toshiba: next time you’re planning on making a super duper portable gaming notebook PC, please make a 1920×1200 LCD an absolute requirement.

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