The Toshiba Qosmio X770 is not just another gaming laptop. It’s a 3D gaming laptop with a 1920x1080 pixel resolution, an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and a powerful nVidia GeForce GTX560M graphics chip. As well as supporting Blu-ray and 3D DVD playback, the Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit laptop is geared up for 3D gaming. If your gaming is generally the online variety and you’re keen to prove your prowess against cyber-foes, the twin cameras embedded into the Qosmio X770’s chassis lid will let you stare them down in frightening 3D. Harman Kardon speakers and 24bit stereo add to the tense atmospherics.

The laptop has a 120MHz screen refresh rate for watching TV, and also sports both a TV tuner and an HDMI connection. Toshiba also includes ‘upscaling’ technology that emulates high-definition quality using standard definition video content. Storage is in the form of a pair of hard disk drives with up to 1.5TB capacity. A Toshiba Hybrid 4G SSD (solid state disk) is available as an optional alternative.

The Toshiba Qosmio X770 comes in five distinct SKUs. At the top end the X770-107 has 8GB of DDR3 RAM and 1GB of dedicated nVidia graphics power, runs off a 2.9GHz  Intel Core i7-2630QM processor and has a 500GB hard drive plus a 500GB NAND flash SSD drive. The 17.3in screen is LED-backlit and supports 3D Vision, while the keyboard has illuminated character keys and is spill-resistant. Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and n are all supported, along with gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth v2.0. A multi-format card reader and face-recognition are also included.

The  Toshiba Qosmio X770 weighs 3.4kg and measures 414x274x28mm.