The gigantastic high-definition Toshiba Qosmio G40 someone leaked last month
Unlike the HP Dragon, that 20-inch titan that can be used as a laptop, desktop, surf board and truck loading bay, the 17-inch panoramic Qosmio G40 is a full high definition beast. It's powered by a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of RAM, running at 1,920 x 1,200 pixel. The top of the line model comes with a Core 2 Duo T7300 processor, 320GB hard drive and a HD DVD player/recorder built-in, plus 1 GB of flash RAM for accelerated Vista operation. To complement its HDTV capability it also comes with digital/analog TV tuner (yes, that thing on the side is the antenna), remote control and four speakers, plus HDMI and S/PDIF digital AV outputs.
Enough? Not really. This technological terror even comes with more stuff, right after the jump.
All the Toshiba Qosmio G40 models come loaded with 1 GB of PC2-5300 RAM, 5 USB 2.0 ports, FireWire, a PC Card type 2 and Express Card/54 slot, a flash memory card reader supporting all flavors including Memory Stick Pro and the obligatory Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g wireless connectivity and mini-D-Sub15 and S-Video video outputs. To round it all, it has an integrated 1.9 megapixel web camera and a finger print sensor.
Of course, this all comes at a price: expect $3.600 (430,000 yen) and 11 pounds to tote around. On the bright side, for that you get both a computer and a defensive weapon to use in medieval tournaments.
The F40 only has a 1,280 x 800 15.4-inch screen, but it's not much lighter at 8.8 pounds. The top of the line includes a NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS video card with 128MB, 160 GB hard drive, digital/analog TV tuner and wireless. Price would be around $2,090. The lower end model, going at $1,800 in Japan, will only have an Intel GM965 Express for the graphics and takes the HD down to 120 GB.