It’s big, it’s powerful, it has fun red lights that come on when you hit the keys. The screen is good and does give a good viewing experience for games and movies. That said it is a pretty chunky beast, not one that you would plan on throwing into your day bag. At times the keyboard seemed a little over sensitive and at times would hop into functions and options that you had not intentionally selected.
We found the battery life ok but on a longer and more extensive usage it might perform differently. The sound was good, not too muffled. Overall we enjoyed using it, and the larger screen did help to showcase some of the games we played on it. The weight would count against it for being one to be optimal in terms of multiple uses, but for the game in the family it could be a popular choice.
Toshiba Qosmio X70 gaming laptop
Breakdown of the key specs:
Windows 10 Home 64-bit (pre-installed)
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ Processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
43.9cm (17.3”) , Toshiba TruBrite® Full HD TFT High Brightness display with LED backlighting, 16 : 9 aspect ratio
Hard disk 1TB HDD + 8GB SSD Solid State Hybrid Drive
Dark silver aluminium finish with silk matt red elements
16,384 (8,192 + 8,192) MB, DDR3L RAM (1,600 MHz)
AMD Radeon™ R9 M365X Graphics (4GB GDDR5 dedicated memory) with AMD Enduro™ Technology
maximum life : up to 4h45min (Mobile Mark™ 2012)
weight : 2.9 kg
W x D x H : 413 x 268 x 28.35 (front) / 33.05 (rear) mm
It’s an impressive beast of a laptop that should have no problem catering to your PC gaming needs with its 4GB GDDR5 dedicated RAM and AMD Radeon R9 M365X graphics card.