Toshiba will present world's first notebook with a HD DVD-ROM drive at its CES 2006 both in Las Vegas this week. The HD DVD drive-equipped Qosmio will allow consumers to be able to enjoy high-definition video content anywhere in the home or on the go with external power. With its similar disc structure, HD DVD is backwards-compatible with the current DVD formats. The drive can read or write current DVD formats, allowing users to continue playing compatible discs in their existing DVD collections, offering the optimum entertainment notebook PC experience.
Other benefits of HD DVD include discs that offer 30GB of storage capacity, enough for playing long-running high-definition movies, and discs that are less sensitive to surface blemishes and fingerprints.
This Toshiba Qosmio notebook also features Intel's new Centrino Duo platform, world's first 1-bit digital amplified in a notebook PC, bass-reflex speaker technology from harman/kardon, Dolby Home Theater, a NVIDIA GPU and Toshiba's Ultimate Trubrite display technology.