Toshiba Qosmio X875 17-inch Windows 8 Laptop

You can name different companies to do a gaming PC or laptop for you, and included in this prestigious list comes Alienware, MSI, Asus, and even Samsung… and Toshiba? Yes, there’s one that we’d love to talk about today, and that of Toshiba comes in the name X875 under the new Qosmio series. Let me get it straight to you first: the X875 of Toshiba is rumored to be already phasing out and I honestly do not know why; the company encourages potential buyers to look after some new Qosmio models instead. Anyhow, we can still find a few pieces of this model lying around somewhere across the globe, and knowing the model can be considered winning yourself another information.

Featuring a what-they-say Black Widow-inspired design, the Toshiba Qosmio X875 is frankly nothing but a dated piece of cake. Unlike the ROG models from Asus (Republic of Gamers) which are beautifully designed with curves and cuts inspired by the famous Stealth Fighter, the X875 is nothing but an appliance that tries to take the place of desktop PCs. Having a big display, which in this case is 17.3”, is expected for a gaming laptop, but that display size also means bulk to the body: the X875 measures 16.5×10.7×1.7inches, and that all in all weighs down to almost 9.8lbs with the power adapter on it. Lastly, adding to its portability is the battery life of 2 hours that will push you to have this laptop down on your desk and plugged at all times.

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Being hushed about the bad aesthetic factor it has (oops), the X875 is nevertheless packed with great specs and components to make itself worthy of being a gaming station, or at least, a direct multimedia hub. One big feature is the X875’s inclusion of a 3D-ready, full HD display, which is powered by a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 GPU. What this does is to make 3D-compatible contents blasted into a real 3D display, and thankfully, the included active-shutter 3D glasses is a way lot better than having the poor red-and-blue ones. Though there are only a few games certified by NVIDIA to be ready for this feature, at least the list includes the big ones like the Batman: Arkham City and Battlefield 3.

That said, it is also expected for such a powerful display to be backed also with good specs. Powering the X875 of Toshiba is a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, a 3GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory (way too big already), 16GB DDR3 memory, up to 2TB of storage (with a fraction of it from a flash storage for speedy boot-up of Windows and apps), some ports like 4 USB 3.0 ports (2 of which are always-on) and a card reader, a full-sized HDMI port, and a Harman/Kardon Quad Speakers. Let me shock you a little bit on what I am about to say: running a full-fledged Windows 8, the X875 sadly does not incorporate a touch capability to its display, which is a real shame actually for its price at around $1,800 more or less.

Lastly, for the said price, you will also expect a Blu-ray/DVD writer on-board aside from a backlit keyboard, which is already presumable. All the said features and goodies in this X875 of Toshiba are supported with a lot of bloatware, like Corel’s WinDVD software, which can virtually output all videos to 3D, and Toshiba’s HD Impact sensor for an added mount of protection to hard drives. All in all, the Toshiba Qosmio X875 is a very capable gaming station at a reasonable price, but you would just want this to age on your room than being brought anywhere because of its weight, its looks, and its battery life.

Toshiba Qosmio X875 17-inch Windows 8 Laptop Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 80,000.00

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