Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78 review: Big-screen 3D and Blu-ray in a very large laptop
Toshiba's top-of-the-line Qosmio costs $1,899 and weighs a ton, but it's packed full of impressive processing power and has a 3D display and glasses. Read on for our review.
In stark counterpoint to small, fast systems like the
This Qosmio is part of a small class of stylized large-screen 3D laptops, very similar to the
Here's the $1 million question for a nearly $2,000 laptop, though: is all that enough? Do 8-pound media-heavy laptops make sense when they're this large? That might be a conversation for a different time, but it's a near certainty that the Qosmio X775-3DV78 won't leave your desk much, even if it's slightly smaller than previous Qosmios. The value of 3D entertainment is also up for debate--honestly, even in the years since 3D laptops were introduced, it's never been more than a high-end novelty, although Nvidia 3D Vision does work (to varying degrees) with most mainstream games and 3D Blu-ray movies.
The Qosmio X775-3DV78 adds up to a superior high-performance laptop, but many will consider the 3D not worth the extra investment. In that case, consider a 3D-free Qosmio instead (which start at $1,199). Otherwise, enjoy the splurge.