Qosmio X300 http://www.stuff.tv/toshiba/qosmio-x300/all en-GB Toshiba Qosmio X300 http://www.stuff.tv/toshiba/toshiba-qosmio-x300/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tosh’s latest laptop is a Pimp My Ride affair. But should a laptop ever have the equivalent of alloy wheels? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="450" height="390" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toshibaqosimox300.jpg?1364299802" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not many laptops have enough character to inspire a nickname, but Toshiba’s new X300 is one of the exceptions. Take one look at this enormous, flame-decorated, shiny-rimmed machine, and it’s hard not to be reminded of Starsky and Hutch’s famous Gran Torino, otherwise known as the ‘Striped Tomato’.</p> <p>The problem with the Torino was that, in trying to make it distinctive, Ford forgot that people might actually want to drive the thing. So is the Striped Tomato of gaming laptops a purring sports car, or as much use as a piece of fruit?</p> <p><strong>Flame grilled</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,200.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Size is important when it comes to laptops and, loud design apart, this just shouldn’t be so big </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/toshiba-qosmio-x300 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/toshiba/toshiba-qosmio-x300/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/toshiba/toshiba-qosmio-x300/review#comments Laptops Qosmio X300 Toshiba Tue, 30 Sep 2008 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 10937 at http://www.stuff.tv