Almost a week after we got wind of the first-ever PCs to use the SpursEngine chip that owes so much to the PS3, we have finally got the prices – albeit in Japanese Yen.
When, like the other new models, it hits the street at the end of July, the 15.4-inch F50 will cost just ¥250,000 (£1,180). The G50 will start at ¥290,000 (£1,370) for a model with a 250GB hard drive, rising to ¥330,000 (£1,560) for an HDD twice that size.
That just leaves the X300 gaming rig, which will remain a financial mystery for a while yet, as Toshiba isn't releasing it in its home country.
Forget the high-def issue
Although the absence of a real high-definition optical drive in the new Qosmios is drawing most attention right now, it's the SpursEngine that's sure to be of more long-term significance.
If it proves to be as powerful as we're led to believe, Toshiba's decision to sell the chips to other interested PC makers will turn out to be a wise one.
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