Earlier this week Toshiba launched the first Qosmio laptop with a HD DVD drive. This Qosmio G35-AV650 features a price tag of $2,999.
Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV650 comes with 17” screen with 1920x1200 resolution, is based on Intel Core Duo processor 2500 (2.00GHz), features two 100GB hard disk drives, is equipped with Nvidia’s GeForce Go 7600 256MB graphics accelerator, sports 802.11a/b/g network controller, is equipped with integrated TV tuner, 5-in-1 card reader and so on. The main peculiarity of the laptop is its optical drive that allows to playback and record CDs or DVDs, and most importantly, playback HD DVDs.
With all the advanced functionality built-in, the laptop weighs 10.1 pounds (4.58 kilograms), something, which will hardly allow business or enterprise customers to use it. While business laptops are not used for multimedia generally, quite a lot of customers use them to watch DVD movies during flights or traveling, if there was a thin and light laptop with HD DVD support, this would help the new format to gain popularity quicker.