Toshiba F755-3D150 review: Toshiba F755-3D150

The upshot is that, while it's great that Nvidia and Toshiba have gotten together to work out the kinks in this autostereoscopic system and allow for 3D gaming, a better GPU is needed to make it work on anything above the level of Plants vs. Zombies. That's a shame, because the little bit of successful gaming I experienced was quite fun, and 3D gaming is arguably much better and more flexible on a PC than on current game consoles.

Juice box
Toshiba Qosmio F755-3D Avg watts/hour
Off (60%) 0.7
Sleep (10%) 1.36
Idle (25%) 11.3
Load (05%) 53.55
Raw kWh number 53.07
Annual power consumption cost $6.02

Annual power consumption cost
Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D
$6.02 

No one expects a desktop replacement laptop to have great battery life, but even though this hulking box has that expansive feel, it's actually a midsize 15-inch system, so it's not unreasonable to ask for a certain minimum level of running time. It ran for 2 hours and 14 minutes in our video playback battery drain test, in 2D mode. You shouldn't expect to be able to watch a 3D movie during an airplane flight, but then again, the F755 probably wouldn't fit on your tray table anyway.

Toshiba supplies a standard one-year mail-in parts and labor warranty with the system. Adding on-site coverage for that one-year term is an extra $89, while a three-year plan is $149 for basic coverage and $249 for three years of accidental damage protection.

The updated Toshiba Qosmio F755 definitely works better than the original version, and the new lower price makes it a more reasonable splurge if you're a fan of all things 3D. But 3D gaming remains tantalizingly out of reach, thanks to a GPU that can't handle the workload.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 image-processing test (in seconds)
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Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
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Metro 2033 (in fps)
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1,366x768, High, DX11, AAA, 4X AF  

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
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System configurations:

Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-2450M; 6GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 540M; 750GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Dell XPS L702X
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 3GB Nvidia GeForce GT 555M; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM; 6GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 540M; 640GB Toshiba 7,200rpm

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 1 GB Nvidia GeForce GT 555M; 500GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Toshiba Satellite P755-3DV20
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M; 6GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 1 GB Nvidia GeForce GT 540M; 750GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

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