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Toshiba Qosmio X770 review

A powerful 3D laptop that's perfect for movie lovers and gamers

Our Verdict

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1920 x 1080
  • Processor Core : Quad-core (4 Core)

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For

  • Powerful Spec
  • Top-end Nvidia graphics
  • Bright full HD screen
  • Blu-ray drive
  • 3D effect works well

Against

  • Bulky and heavy
  • Battery life sucks

Although it's easy to dismiss 3D as a gimmick that might disappear in a couple of years, there's no denying its current popularity. As a result, we've seen plenty of 3D-compatible laptops in recent times, such as Sony's ridiculously enormous VAIO F-Series and the HP Envy 17 3D.

Some 3D laptops were heavier than a baby elephant, while some of the earlier models made us so nauseous that we almost threw up and passed out.

One of the best reasons to buy an Nvidia 3D Vision laptop is the huge variety of supported games. All of the AAA titles such as Battlefield, Portal and Fifa now come 3D-ready, and we have to admit that the extra dimension really does immerse you in the game. There's nothing like squinting down the barrel of a shotgun as a screaming Nazi hurtles out of the screen at you.

Toshiba qosmio x770 107

Toshiba's Qosmio X770-107 is clearly intended for 3D gaming, with its red-and-black rough-edge design. Thankfully it's a lot more subtle than the likes of Alienware's laptops, with their glowing headlights and angular spacecraft bodies, and it's also a bit lighter than most gaming laptops.

However, the bulky 3.7kg body is still best left on a desk at home. Only Captain America would use this as an everyday travel companion.

The Toshiba Qosmio X770-107's chassis is reasonably solid, although the palm rests and edges do flex under pressure.

The keyboard is thankfully a lot firmer, with its keys separated out in the popular isolation-style design. You're less likely to bash the wrong key during frantic action games, and it's also a great board to touch-type on.

We especially liked the subtle red backlighting, for those late-night gaming sessions.

Above the keyboard is a row of media shortcut keys. These can be used to adjust the volume, play and pause your media, and of course turn the 3D graphics on and off.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Green CompliantYes
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelGeForce GTX 560M
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilitySemi-shared
Maximum Battery Run Time2.50 Hour
HDMIYes
WebcamYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Hybrid Hard Drive Capacity1 TB
Product FamilyQosmio X770
Operating System Architecture64-bit
Keyboard BacklightYes
Processor Modeli7-2630QM
ColourMetallic Urban Black
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameToshiba
Processor Speed2 GHz
Processor TypeCore i7
Screen Size43.9 cm (17.3")
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Standard Memory8 GB
Weight (Approximate)3.40 kg
Cache6 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedBD-R/RE
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1.50 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyTruBrite
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports4
3D Type3D
Memory StandardDDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Height43.9 mm
Width413.6 mm
Depth274 mm
Screen ModeFull HD
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesX770
ManufacturerToshiba
Product ModelX770-107
Product NameQosmio X770-107 Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineQosmio
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberPSBY5E00G00MEN
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

Designed for entertainment, Qosmio products offer the most powerful multimedia and gaming experiences available on a laptop. Built for TV, music, video and gaming, they feature ultra clear, bright screen technology, surround sound and one-touch controls to access all your multimedia content. Models even include High Definition DVD-R for a cinematic film experience, and hard disk drive recording to allow you to record TV programmes direct to your laptop.

Maximum Memory8 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Qosmio X770-107 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit
Limited Warranty1 Year