As multiplayer LAN gaming grows in popularity, the ability to easily
transport a gaming rig to various destinations is becoming increasingly
This is according to Toshiba's marketing manager for Africa, Reon Coetzee,
who adds: "While notebook PCs have solved the portability issue, they tend
lacking in the performance department – particularly when it comes to the
higher-end multiplayer games like Call of Duty 4 and Team Fortress 2, which
are extremely resource-hungry and require split-second reaction times from
"As a result, gamers have been forced to pack their jacked-up desktop PCs
into crates and drag them to LAN games, only having to pack them up and make
the return trip at early hours of the morning, all because notebooks have
not been able to offer the right level of specifications and looks to earn
any credibility at a LAN game."
Coetzee maintains that with advancements in processing and graphics
technologies, it is now possible for gamers to kick their desktop rigs out
in favour of smaller, lighter, yet equally powerful, gaming notebooks that
are purpose-built to give high levels of performance for even the most
An example of these purpose-built performance notebooks is the
recently-launched Toshiba Qosmio X300, which incorporates some of the
industry's most advanced technologies – aimed at making it possible for
gamers to take their passion anywhere without losing out on performance and,
more importantly, without the back-ache and hassle of having to pack and
unpack an entire gaming rig.
Based on Intel Core2 Duo Extreme processing technology, the X300 scales up
to support dual hard drives, nVIDIA graphics processors, and Harmon Kardon
audio outputs – which will satisfy even the most discerning gamers.
"Like street-racing enthusiasts' cars, PC looks count a great deal to
gamers, who deck their PCs out in the most outrageous ways. The Qosmio X300
does not disappoint on this front," Coetzee says.
"Taking design of gaming laptops to a new level, the Qosmio X300 impresses
with a LCD cover design in "Rouge Glamour" with an outstanding flame design.
A red LED illuminates the multimedia bar, the touch pad and the tweeter
speakers, while the bass speakers are decorated with a special flame
When considering the term "gaming power-house", notebook PCs generally do
not feature at the top of the list of alternatives. But Toshiba aims to
change that with its addition of the X300 to the Qosmio performance PC
"Toshiba is aiming to continue the revolution it started in the gaming arena
with its Satellite X-series gaming notebooks," Coetzee comments.
"Attach a good mouse & keyboard along with a quick-response monitor to a
Qosmio X300 and it won't only be one of the best-looking gaming rigs at a
LAN, but it will also blow the competition out of the water when it comes to
the size/performance ratio."