Toshiba Intros Haswell-based "Enthusiast" Laptop, New AIO

In addition to showcasing three new tablets, Toshiba revealed during Computex a completely redesigned Qosmio X75 enthusiast-class laptop, and a the PX35t AIO touch-based PC, both of which sport fourth-generation Intel "Haswell" processors. Slated to arrive in mid-June, the Qosmio X75 will have a starting price of $1,399.99 and the PX35t will have a starting price of $1,029.99.

For starters, the Qosmio X75 notebook features a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost Technology, four high-speed memory slots configurable up to 32 GB, Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M discrete graphics with 3GB of GDDR5 discrete VRAM, and a 17.3 inch Full HD TruBrite display. All of this is crammed into a chassis designed with Toshiba's Black Widow styling in brushed aluminum, red chrome accents and a glowing red Qosmio logo on the cover.

The "enthusiast" laptop also sports a frameless LED-backlit keyboard and 10-key numeric pad, four premium Harman Kardon speakers with Slipstream port technology, DTS Studio Sound, a Blu-ray optical drive, and dual-drive configurations up to 1.25 TB (including SSDs). It also has 4K UltraHD (3840 x 2160) HDMI output, and both Sleep & Music and improved USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge features that allow owners to use the laptop as an audio dock and charger for a phone or tablet.

Next up is Toshiba's AIO PC, the PX35t. This features a 23 inch diagonal, Full HD 1080p touchscreen display with edge-to-edge glass and 10-finger multi-touch support. It's also based on Toshiba's 2013 TV lineup, but has been redesigned with the company's Skyline styling in silver. It also has a wireless, pre-paired, raised-tile keyboard and modern-looking mouse.

As for what's behind the screen, the AIO offers fourth-generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processors, and up to 16 GB of RAM, depending on your budget. Other features include a 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD, a DVD optical drive, a pair of premium Harman Kardon stereo speakers, DTS Studio Sound, and HDMI input for connecting consoles or a set-top box provided by cable companies.

The AIO PC also includes four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0, and Toshiba's newly enhanced USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge that can charge a smartphone, tablet and other devices, even when the PC is off.

 "These entertainment-driven PCs are designed to help consumers do more and be more productive with Windows 8," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Both systems enable users to do everything from creating, managing and enjoying HD content, multitasking and playing graphics-intensive games with an amazingly responsive experience."

As previously stated, both will be made available in mid-June.

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  • halcyon
    The laptop, at brief glance, doesn't look like it has too much of that childish over-the-top design they've employed in the past. Good.
  • Cy-Kill
    And I bet that laptop has those stupid useless chiclet keys that are hard to type on when you have big hands!
  • texasti
    I don't like seeing laptop vendors persisting on including mechanical parts on laptops or any sort of mobile device. Optical drives and HDD for laptops or any small form factor computer should be gone by now exactly the same way the crappy low screen resolution 1377x768 screens have become now. You want a DVD drive? Buy an external one if you have to. These parts add unnecessary cost to units, consume power, generate heat even when idle. Industry should abandon these old techs like Apple did two years ago (one of a few things I admired Apple for).