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Toshiba Qosmio X770 review

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

Toshiba qosmio x770 107

Setting up the 3D is a simple two-minute task using Nvidia's software. We were watching 3D movies on the Toshiba Qosmio X770-107 in no time, and simultaneously taking abuse from co-workers over the dorky glasses.

Those glasses are a major repellent, and if you wear spectacles to correct your vision, the two definitely don't sit together comfortably. The biggest problem is the extra pressure around the bridge of the nose. We felt a migraine coming on after just a few minutes, and had to switch to contact lenses to continue.

Still, if your eyes aren't knackered like ours, you'll find the experience a lot more entertaining.

The 3D graphics are a good excuse to play classics such as Battlefield 2 all over again, and we were particularly impressed by driving games, where the 3D made it easier to judge corners and distances.

The Toshiba Qosmio X770-107 will also keep your sprogs quiet, thanks to the plethora of 3D cartoons and movies.

We've found that 3D-compatible screens are often rather dim, but this laptop's 17.3-inch display is a refreshing exception. Not only is it comfortably bright, it's also pleasingly vibrant. The full HD 1080p resolution means you can enjoy HD movies and the latest games with crystal-clear visuals.

We're often derogatory about laptop speakers, but the harman/kardon efforts built into the Toshiba Qosmio X770-107 are impressively powerful. The bass is especially strong, and our dubstep samples made the entire chassis vibrate.

Of course, music buffs are going to need a dedicated external pair to hear every note as it was intended, but for the purposes of films and games, you can't go wrong.

If you have a meaty collection of games and movies, you can carry a huge number around on the 1TB hard drive. The Toshiba Qosmio X770-107 might be a bulky machine, but at least you won't have to lug an external hard drive around too.

If you're carrying the laptop around during use, Toshiba's built-in HDD protection shuts the drive down so it doesn't get damaged. You also get a built-in Blu-ray drive, while an HDMI port lets you hook up a widescreen TV at home.

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