Toshiba Qosmio X70 / X75 Gaming Laptop – Powered by Intel Haswell with GTX 700M Discrete GPU

Published on July 10th, 2013 | by Peter Paul

Toshiba has recently unleashed its latest gaming laptop, the Toshiba Qosmio X70. This gaming laptop was introduced together with their Portege Z10t, the Ultrabook and Tablet in one, and other Intel Haswell powered laptops as well. The Toshiba Qosmio X70 is a fully featured gaming laptop built with high performance components under its hood. Toshiba has released four models, starting with the Qosmio X70-ABT2G22 (the cheapest one), then Qosmio X75-A7295, Qosmio X75-A7298, and the most fully featured one, the Qosmio X70-AST2GX1. Check out their specs, features, price and where you can order one below.

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Toshiba Qosmio X70 / Qosmio X75 Features

The Toshiba Qosmio X70 and X75 are 17.3-inch gaming laptops built with the latest 4th generation Intel Haswell Quad core processors, paired with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 770M mobile graphics processor, state-of-the-art sound and massive storage, making this gaming laptop perfect for any mobile gamers out there.

All of the models are powered by an Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor and GeForce GTX 770M 3GB GDDR5 with Optimus Technology. Its memory can be configured from 4GB up to 32GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory. The Toshiba Qosmio X70’s display is a Full HD (1920×1080) TruBrite TFT LED backlit display, with Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology.

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The Toshiba Qosmio X70 also boast a large storage capacity, starting with a 1TB HDD and with the option to add a 256GB Solid State Drive. It also has an optical drive, either a Blu-ray Disc Rewritable drive or a DVD-SuperMulti drive.

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The Qosmio X70’s Audio is taken handled by a harman/kardon Quad Speaker, with DTS Studio Sound. It also features a full HD webcam and a microphone, perfect for multiplayer online gaming. Its Wireless LAN is taken care of a standard WiFi 802.11 b/g/n or you can opt for the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230, 2×2 BGN + Wi-Di Capable which is the better option. It also has Bluetooth V4.0, Ethernet LAN, USN 3.0 ports, memory card reader, and HDMI port with 4K Ultra HD output capability.

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However, one of the disadvantage of a gaming laptop is that it tends to have a lesser battery life. This is primarily because of the power hungry components built in this gaming machines. It has a 47Wh, 8-cell Li-Ion battery than can last up to 3.55 hours only. This means that you will have to plug the laptop if you intend to play longer.

toshiba qosmio x70 price

Basically, all the four models (Qosmio X70-ABT2G22, Qosmio X75-A7295, Qosmio X75-A7298 and Qosmio X70-AST2GX1) have the same body and core components. They only differ in the amount of memory installed, the storage capacity, type of optical drive and type of Wireless LAN.

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Toshiba Qosmio X70 / X75 Specifications

ProcessorIntel Core i7-4700MQ Quad Core Haswell
Operating SystemWindows 8 / 8 Pro / 7 Professional (with recovery media for Windows 8 Pro)
MemoryFrom 4GB to 32GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory
Display17.3-inch widescreen
FHD TruBrite® TFT LED Backlit Display with Intel® Wireless Display Technology
16:9 aspect ratio, 1920x1080, Supports 1080p content
Graphics ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M with Optimus Technology
3GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory
Storage CapacityOptions from:
1.0TB (5400 RPM, Serial ATA)
1.0TB (5400rpm); Hybrid 8G Serial ATA hard disk drive
1.256TB: 256GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) + 1TB (5400rpm) Hybrid HDD
256GB Solid State Drive (Serial ATA, SSD)
750GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
Optical DriveOptions from:
Blu-ray Disc ROM (BD-ROM) and DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 12 formats
Blu-ray Disc Rewriteable (BD-RE) and DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 16 formats
DVD-SuperMulti drive (+R double layer)
WebcamFull HD Webcam and microphone
Connectivity OptionsWi-Fi Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
Bluetooth V4.0
10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
Memory Card Reader
2x USB 3.0 ports
2x USB 3.0 ports with Sleep and Charge
HDMI with 4K Ultra HD output capability
RGB port
FeaturesButtonless touchpad pointing device with multi-touch control
One Touch Function Keys
Premium Frameless LED Backlit Raised Tile Keyboard with 10-Keypad (black)
HDD Recovery
Security Cable Lock Slot
Password Security
AudioBuilt-in microphone
DTS Studio Sound
Headphone jack (stereo)
Microphone input port with Toshiba Sleep and Music
harman/kardon Quad Speakers
BatteryLi-Ion (47Wh, 8-Cell), Up to 3.55 hours
AC Adapter180W (19V x 9.5A) Auto-sensing,100-240V AC Adapter
WeightStarting at 7.6 lbs.
ColorBlack Widow Styling in Textured Aluminum
Bundled Software1 month trial for new Microsoft® Office 365 customers
Adobe Premiere Elements 11 (full version)
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 (full version)
Hard disc (HDD) recovery
Internet Explorer 10
Norton Anti-Theft (30-day Trial)
Norton Internet Suite (30-day trial)
Norton Online Backup (30-day Trial)
Origin powered by EA Game Console
TOSHIBA App Place
TOSHIBA BookPlace
TOSHIBA Disc Creator
TOSHIBA HDD Protection
TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio Truelink+
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
TOSHIBA Recovery Disk Creator
TOSHIBA Resolution+ Upconvert Plug-in for Media Player
TOSHIBA Service Station
TOSHIBA Sleep Utility
Toshiba Start
TOSHIBA Video Player
TOSHIBA eco Utility
WildTangent Game Console
Intel Wireless Display 3.0

toshiba qosmio x75 specs

The only thing that is missing in the Toshiba Qosmio X70 is a 120Hz 3D display feature. This is not the only gaming laptop that doesn’t have a 3D display (same with the Asus G750), but packs some serious components under its hood. However, Toshiba has the Qosmio X875-Q7390, that features 3D display. It’s basically the X70’s predecessor, since it is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Ivy Bridge processor and GeForce GTX 670M. Nevertheless, it’s still a kickass gaming laptop.

Price and Where to Buy

The Toshiba Qosmio X70 and Qosmio X75 gaming laptops have a starting price of $1,299.99, and up to $1,999.99 depending on the configuration or model. The Qosmio X75 is the higher-end model of this series. It’s now available on online stores, and you can configure and order one now here. For UK go here. Or choose from the other configurations below.

Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7295
Intel Core i7-4700MQ
16GB DIMM
1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
Windows 8, 17.3-Inch Screen
$1,419.99 with free Shipping

Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7298
Intel Core i7-4700MQ
16GB DDR3 RAM
1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive, 256 GB Solid-State Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
Windows 8, 17.3-Inch Screen
$1,699.99 with free Shipping

Toshiba Qosmio X70-ABT2G22
Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Windows 8,
4GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM
750GB 5400 RPM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M 3GB GDDR5
Only $1,249.99 here


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