There's no better way to wash away the depressive filth of winter's scorn than beneath the glow
of a swank new laptop right? So let's put digits to palm and golf clap at the introduction of the latest Qosmio and Satellite laptops from Toshiba. The Qosmio F30W (F30/87AW) laptop is their AV focused model sporting a terrestrial digital TV tuner and bright 490 cd/m2, 15.4-inch 1280 x 800 pixel LCD. For ¥247,800 (about $2,047) you'll be one the... uh, privileged to hoist your own 4-kg (8.8-pound) / 52.1-mm (2.05-inch) thick slab. The F30W packs a 2GHz T7200 Core 2 Duo proc, 2GB of PC2-4200 DDR2 memory, 128MB of nVidia GeForce Go 7300 graphics, ±R DL DVD super multi-drive, 2.7-hour lithium-ion battery, 802.11a/b/g WiFi, harmon/kardon's bass reflex speaker system, and Vista Home Premium loaded up on a 120GB 5400rpm SATA disk. It also brings plenty of expansion with 4x USB 2.0, Firewire, multi-format memory card reader and S/PDIF, D-Sub 15, S-Video, and Japanese D-terminal outputs. Sorry, no HD DVD drive here folks. For that you'll have to check the 10.6-pound Qosmio G30
... if you can Alice. Also "announced" are the Satellite TXW and CXW followups to their AW6 and CW2
. Thing is, other than a model number change and a Vista pre-load, there's nothing new to report. Nice try Tosh. Get your orders in starting Monday, you know, if you live in Japan.
-- F30/87AW Read
-- Dynabook Satellite TXW Read
-- Dynabook Satellite CXW