My last three laptops were Toshiba Qosmio. I liked them.
I almost bought the Qosmio X770 LOADED with features. Then I saw the case. It is disgusting. Even PC Mag says case is awful.
A laptop's design is as much a part of its gaming persona as the parts it runs. Unfortunately, the texture the X775 uses over its gunmetal-gray top resembles an artsy adaptation of scratch marks, and the bit of red paint applied to the back of the laptop and logo seems downright sloppy.
Why buy a Cadillac in a color you'll hate everyday?
Where can I buy a laptop with similar features?
Note the huge HD capacity and top of the line graphics processor.
I'm a web developer, graphic designer. I'm also a gamer. Purchased and would like to play Witcher 2 w/o dialing back graphics. I don't need 3d features or blue ray. I want an HDMI plug. I also need to work in lighted areas - so no glare is hugh. I'm 55 so a big screen helps.
I can spend a little more ... but I'm not wealthy.
Qosmio X770-BT5G24 Laptop:
Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM processor 2.2 GHz (3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology), 6MB L3 Cache, Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit, SP1, 8GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM (4096MBx2), 128GB SSD (Solid State Disk, Serial ATA), 750GB 2nd HDD (5400rpm, Serial-ATA), 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560M with NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology, Blu-ray Disc™ ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer drive, Integrated 1.3M Webcam and Microphone, Realtek® Wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n), Intel 1Gbps LAN, Microsoft® Office 2010 Starter, Norton Internet Security Suite (NIS) 2012 (30-day trial), 3 Years Standard Limited Warranty