Last month we reported Toshiba’s plans to unleash the first laptop with an HD DVD-R drive, and we just got word that the Qosmio G45-AV680 is shipping. If you’re looking for full 1080p playback of HD movies on a 17-inch laptop screen, as well as the capability to burn discs that store up to 30GB of data, the wait is over.
Bucking the piano black trend, the Qosmio G45-AV680 is decked out in a glossy finish that Toshiba calls “piano-key white.” Under that piano lid you’ll find a 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, two 160GB hard drives, a DirectX 10-capable nVidia GeForce 8600 GT card with 512MB of graphics memory, and the HD-DVD-R/DVD SuperMulti drive. To sweeten the entertainment experience, Toshiba includes four Harman Kardon Bass Reflex stereo speakers and a built-in subwoofer, plus an external USB TV tuner.
All this high-def goodness will set you back a not-so-entertaining $3,199.99.