Feeds
80%
Toshiba Qosmio X770 17.3in 3D gaming notebook

Toshiba Qosmio X770 17.3in 3D gaming notebook

Fully loaded

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Visual impact

There’s no need to worry about ghosting or lag either, as it seems that the screen’s rapid 120Hz refresh handles movie action sequences, FPS graphics and lightsabre battles just dandy.

Benchmark Tests

PCMark 7 Results

Toshiba Qosmio X770 17.3in 3D gaming notebook

Longer bars are better

PCMark Vantage Results

Toshiba Qosmio X770 17.3in 3D gaming notebook

Longer bars are better

I know we would all like to think that 3D is a passing fad, but I am becoming resigned to things popping out of the screen at me for the near future. Linking the Nvidia shutter glasses was simple but don’t think I will be wearing them out. It took me a while to configure the stereoscopic 3D but once it kicked in I was suitably impressed. The 3D was clear but, perhaps understandably, not as impressive on a small screen as it is at the cinema.

Battery Life Results

Toshiba Qosmio X770 17.3in 3D gaming notebook

Battery life in minutes
Longer bars are better

It took me a while to turn off the Nostromo-like hum that seems to come as a default theme sound on this fatty. Still, I've made no secret of my views on the significant difference good audio can make to gaming. As laptop sound system, I was impressed by the sound produced by the integrated Harman Kardon stero speakers and sub-woofer offered to both gaming and movie audio.

The X770's 2GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM has 8GB of Ram to play with – a combination of quad-core CPU and an abundance of memory that delivers a noticeably fast response when performing everyday tasks. Yet there’s no escaping the fact that the Qosmio X770’s main selling point is that it is designed specifically for gamers.

Now, let's play some games. I installed Steam so I could see how it runs on my current gaming list. I’d been reading that many people were having issues running Red Orchestra 2 so I thought that would be a great one to start with. I found it ran just as well as the two gaming desktops I own, averaging 30-40f/s on mid to high settings.

Toshiba Qosmio X770 17.3in 3D gaming notebook

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Next page: Game on

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.