The terabyte laptop has landed

Hitachi has just launched a laptop-friendly 2.5in hard drive with a whopping 512Gb of storage. Enough for any gadget fiend, you may think, but not for

Hitachi has just launched a laptop-friendly 2.5in hard drive with a whopping 512Gb of storage. Enough for any gadget fiend, you may think, but not for Asus, which has squeezed two of the outsize babies into its new M70S lappy.

The result is a massive 1Tb of space for your emails and Word documents. Granted, it'll also swallow 1,000 hours of video or 250,000 tunes, but with the rate our spam folder's filling up we could do with the space.

With its built-in digital TV tuner, the M70S is a veritable media centre, while its 920x1200 17in widescreen makes it just dandy for some hi-def video editing.

The Core2Duo-packing machine is being wheeled out at next week's CES, so hopefully we’ll get a butchers and let you know what one terabyte in your messenger bag feels like.

Meanwhile, the Hitachi Travelstar 5K500 drives can be bought for DIY laptop nuts but, because they're thicker than standard disks, they won't slot into just any old machine without the judicious use of a hacksaw. Sounds like a job for Stuff’s Pimp My Notebook team.

Essentials

Asus M70S

Price: £tba

On sale: tba

Contact: Asus