Toshiba Qosimo G45-AV680 Announced

In the past, Toshiba laptops haven’t gone over well with me. Often they are plagued with problems which overshadow the pretty specs that are scribbled on the side of the box. However, the new Qosimo G45-AV680 (henceforth known as “Q-Daddy”) looks to abolish all of Toshiba’s turbulent past.

First, Q-Daddy features an HD DVD-R drive. Yes, that’s an HD DVD burner that you can carry around with you wherever you go. 30GB of porn, warez, or stolen Office documents that can be thrown on an optical disc. Obviously, HD DVD playback is also an option and between the 1080p playback available and 17-inch WUXGA widescreen display, you’re pretty much good to go. An external HDTV tuner is included, as well as 802.11n WiFi, 512MB DDR2 GeForce Graphics, Dolby Home Theater sound, and 320GB of storage using SATA drives for maximum speed.

Be polite. Clean up your drool before hitting the jump for the full specs.

Qosmio G45-AV680 Unique Specifications (ESUP $3,199.99(4))
· Genuine Windows Vista(TM) Ultimate (32-bit version)
· Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor T7300(5)
o 2.00 GHz, 4MB L2, 800MHz FSB with 64-bit(6)
· 2048MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory(7)
o Maximum capacity 4096MB
· Intel(R) Turbo Memory
o 1024MB
· 320GB using two Serial-ATA hard disk drives(8)
o Primary 160GB + Secondary 160GB
· HD DVD-R/DVD SuperMulti (+/- double layer) drive (in one optical drive) supporting 13 formats
· Toshiba USB HDTV Tuner (External)
· 17-inch diagonal widescreen Ultimate TruBrite(R) display
o 1920×1200 native resolution (WUXGA)
o Supports 1080p content
· PCI-Express(TM) x16 graphics subsystem, featuring:
o NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) 8600 GT with 512MB DDR2 discrete graphics memory, plus up to 255MB dynamically allocated shared graphics(9) memory using NVIDIA(R) TurboCache(TM) technology
· 1-bit Digital Amplifier
· Four built-in Harman Kardon(R) Bass Reflex stereo speakers with subwoofer
· Dolby Home Theater(TM)
· Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n)(1)
· Toshiba Remote Control
· Embedded Webcam and microphone
· Fingerprint reader