The Cell processor hasn’t been featured in any daily-use tech gadgets save the PS3. But Toshiba has put the powerful Cell into a notebook and most certainly pulled off a coup. The Qosmio G50 and F40 machines Tosh notebooks will feature its Cell-derived SpursEngine SE1000 chip, which is essentially a co-processor supposed to handle heavy-duty processing fare like real-time graphics.
The two new notebooks will land on Japanese store shelves in July, though one can only speculate about the time it will take for them to sail to North American shores.
The SpursEngine will be able to perform some unprecedented tasks like upscaling SD video to HD. Its real-time graphics processing capabilities and face navigation features have also elicited a lot of curiosity. Just imagine controlling a computer application by deft hand gestures. The Qosmio G50 and F40 will respectively be priced $2,700 and $2,500.