Excerpt: It’s been a while since we reviewed a Toshiba gaming notebook, so we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the company’s new Qosmio X75. Unlike iBuypower’s super-slim and portable 17-inch Battalion M1771 gaming notebook we reviewed last issue, the Qosmio X75 puts power ahead of portability. With a body measuring 16.5x10.7x1.7 inches and weighing more than seven pounds, the X75 is definitely in desktop-replacement territory.
Pros: Lots of storage; powerful GPU; excellent speakers; good trackpad; fair price.
Cons: Heat exhaust is aimed at right hand; annoying power plug; CPU performance is disappointing.
Great performance and value from Toshiba's new X75 gaming laptop
27 November 2013
Summary: Toshiba's multimedia and gaming Qosmio X75 laptop gets great performance from its high-end components at a reasonable price, but the design and some features feel dated.
Pros: The Toshiba Qosmio X75 comes packed with an Intel Haswell CPU, new Nvidia graphics, a combo SSD/HDD drive, and even a Blu-ray writer.
Cons: The bulky design has a budget feel for a premium-price laptop, battery life is disappointingly short, and the laptop lacks newer features such as DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, or even a touch screen.
Summary: With its monstrous power, gorgeous display and impressive audio quality, the Qosmio X75 is a beastly gaming rig. Throw in its sexy design and wonderful keyboard and you've got a contender for one of the top gaming laptops around. What makes the Qosmio all the more impressive is its relatively low $1,769 price. While the competition may have it beat in a few areas such as in-game frame rates, the Qosmio more than makes up for it in pricing, display quality and audio.