It's not a whole huge production outfitting today's (or shall we say yesterday's
) laptops with Core 2 Duo processors, which are for the most part compatible with previous Core Duo systems. Still, between the easy upgrade path and the marginal performance increase and power savings, that doesn't mean we're not stoked to report the Qosmio series
now features the G35-AV660, the first laptop we've seen with an HD DVD drive paired up with a Core 2 Duo T7200 (perhaps they mean T2700?) processor. Which is good, too, because you're going to need all the horsepower you can get when you're pumping 1080p content on that 17-inch 1920 x 1200 Ultimate TruBrite display; otherwise you can expect a 256MB GeForce Go 7600 graphics adapter, 240GB SATA RAID, 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR, gigabit Ethernet, finger print reader, four USB 2.0 ports, ExpressCard, PC card, 1394, S-Video in and out, 5-in-1 media adapter, and best of all, a tiny, completely affordable $3500 price tag. Yes, we're being sarcastic, but for the same price you've got your Blu-ray equivalent
, so take your pick. More pics after the break.