Toshiba Qosmio G40

Toshiba claims that the Qosmio G40 is the first laptop in the world to feature a rewritable HD DVD Drive. The new model builds on the success of its predecessor, the Qosmio G40-10E, which was the first with a writeable HD DVD drive.
The Qosmio G40, which is priced at £1,750, can write and re-write HD DVD disks which can then be viewed either on the laptop’s 17-inch 1920 x 1200-pixel screen. There is also an HDMI connection for viewing on an HD TV.
Other additions to the new model include a second terrestrial digital TV tuner and a 400GB hard drive.
The drive can record using HD Rec compression, which allows high-definition broadcasts to be recorded on standard DVDs. Although these are significantly less expensive than HD DVDs, a standard DVD can only hold around 24 minutes of high definition TV.
The Qosmio G40 is expected to launch in Japan this week.
Toshiba Qosmio G40 Toshiba Qosmio G40 Reviewed by traveller on Tuesday, December 25, 2007 Rating: 5