According to Toshiba’s marketing manager for Africa, Reon Coetzee, as multiplayer LAN gaming grows in popularity, the ability to easily transport a gaming rig to various destinations is becoming increasingly important.

“While notebook PCs have solved the portability issue, they tend to be 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 players,” Coetzee says.
“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 demanding games.
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 design.”
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 range.
“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.”