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Toshiba doesn't tend to muck about with its Qosmio lines. They're the top of the pile from Toshiba, decked out with everything that the company can think of including in a multimedia notebook, and then usually a few extra gadgets again. Toshiba's Qosmio F750 is no exception.
All of that visual goodness has a price attached to it, but it's not entirely one that's borne out by how much lighter your wallet will be. At AU$1699, the Qosmio F750 feels like reasonable value, at least on paper, but the real weight will come if you ever did choose to move it around. At 387.6x266.8x34.8mm and 2.8kg, this is a serious chunk of notebook, and one that'll quickly drag your shoulder to the ground if you carry it around for any notable length of time.
That kind of space does afford Toshiba the luxury of a full-sized keyboard, including number pad and full-sized cursor keys, as well as a touch-sensitive area for Wi-Fi, volume and playback controls, Harman/Kardon speakers built in above the keyboard and a 15.6-inch display screen. The F750's interior is all black with a slight chequered pattern under the wrist rest, while the outside body is a dark, lustrous red. Or, to put it another way, if you did possess the strength to carry this notebook out and about, you'd probably get mugged, because it does indeed look like serious money.
Speaking of all things serious, Toshiba's also not mucking around when it comes to internal components. The F750 comes with an Intel Core i7 2630QM 2Ghz CPU, 750GB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GT 540M and 8GB of internal RAM. The only catch with the RAM is that both RAM slots are occupied, and the maximum RAM tops out at 8GB; out of the box, this is as good as the F750's going to get.