Toshiba's Qosmio X305-Q725, which was unveiled
amidst a flurry of other gizmos at CES, boasts the same incredibly controversial motif as the higher-end X305-Q708
, but with an MSRP of $2,700 (versus $4,200 on the Q708), it's at least a wee bit more affordable. The benchmarking crew over at HotHardware
decided to put this newer, marginally more affordable iteration to the test in order to see if it still performed under pressure, and by and large, it did. While it couldn't go toe-to-toe with higher-end desktops, the GeForce 9800M GTX GPU, quad-core processor and SSD helped it to blaze through everyday tasks and hold its own in the gaming arena. Our biggest issue is the omission of a 1,920 x 1,200 display, but we suppose that's why there's the more expensive alternative
. Hit up the read link for pages upon pages of test results and impressions.