Yes, there's still a market for 17.3-inch laptops!
Between the Computex Taipei convention in Taiwan and Intel's recent Haswell launch, PC makers have come out in full force announcing new products. Count Toshiba among them. Toshiba this week unveiled its new Qosmio X75 laptop for enthusiasts and PX35t all-in-one (AIO) for the mainstream crowd, and though they target two completely different market segments, both have Haswell hardware inside.
The Qosmio X75 is Toshiba's way of saying that power users still appreciate a well-equipped 17.3-inch notebook while the rest of the world looks to go smaller and thinner with Ultrabooks and Ultrathins. It wields Haswell processor options, up to 32GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M GPU, dual-drive configurations up to 1.5TB, Harman Kardon speakers, optional Blu-ray drive, and 4K UltraHD (3840x2160) HDMI output. It will be available mid-June starting at $1,400.
Toshiba also unveiled its new PX35t AIO with a 23-inch Full HD 1080 touchscreen display. Inspired by Toshiba's 2013 TV lineup, the AIO has been "completely redesigned" featuring the company's Skyline styling in silver. In addition to Haswell hardware, it has up to 16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, integrated DVD drive, and a few other amenities. It will be available around the same time as the Qosmio X75 starting but at $1,030.