Release roundup: A gaming laptop and a gaming headset

We’re not seeing too many e-mails about new product launches in our inbox this week. Luckily, Toshiba and Thermaltake have made up for it with some new gaming goodies:

  • New Toshiba Qosmio X500 Series Delivers Extreme Mobile Performance. Now here’s a meaty gaming laptop. This puppy has an 18.4″ display, a choice of Core i5 and i7 processors from Intel, and GeForce GTX 460M discrete graphics from Nvidia. Users can also configure their Qosmio X500 with a Blu-ray drive, solid-state and mechanical storage combos, and up to 8GB of RAM.

    Toshiba delivers built-in Harman Kardon speakers, as well, should you wish to unplug your headphones and really annoy your roommate (or that guy you’re sitting next to on the plane, assuming the battery lasts for more than ten seconds with all that hardware running at full tilt). Pricing starts at $1,299.99, although that’s almost definitely not for the top configuration.

  • “SHOCK” Preludes the Tt eSPORTS Upcoming Gaming Headset Lineup. Behind that awkwardly titled announcement lies a gaming headset with a noise-canceling microphone, volume control, and a folding frame. The headset connects to its host PC via USB, too, so you don’t need to hunt for 3.5-mm jacks in the heat of a LAN party—or a mobile gaming session. Thermaltake says the Shock headset will be available in October.

For more on the GeForce GTX 460M, be sure to check out our news coverage from earlier this month.

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    • jackbomb
    • 9 years ago

    Are the clickers pink, or is my TN monitor deceiving me (again)?

      • Meadows
      • 9 years ago

      It’s deceiving you, the colour’s a glossy red. The picture here shows it leaning towards magenta a little, but strangely, the businesswire.com URL has a photo that shows it being straight red.

      • Jigar
      • 9 years ago

      Something is seriously wrong with your TN panel, my pc is showing it’s glossy red…BTW i am on TN panel as well.

        • jackbomb
        • 9 years ago

        The businesswire photo shows it being red, but the TR photo definitely shows it as being a flamboyant pink on my laptop and a cheap Acer monitor. I’ll have to view this page on my main computer later to see how a five year old Samsung handles it. It’s old, but it puts out a much better picture.

      • Duck
      • 9 years ago

      If I scroll to the top, it looks pink. If I scroll down with the image at the top of the screen it looks red-ish. TN panels FTW!

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 9 years ago

    Wow, that laptop looks */[

    • TO11MTM
    • 9 years ago

    I know when I run my hardware full tukt I wind up breaking the laws of physics.

    Or at least spelling.

      • Meadows
      • 9 years ago

      Good old Cyril, don’t we love him.

      • Forge
      • 9 years ago

      Just because you’re not keeping up with the latest internet slang, doesn’t mean Cyril isn’t.

      Now get out of here full tukt before I pawn you.

    • Ryhadar
    • 9 years ago

    Nothing from Lian Li?

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