Review: Toshibas New Gaming Laptop

According to PC Magazine editors, the new Toshiba Satellite P105-S921 is the first gaming notebook from Toshiba, and it blends affordability with very good gaming performance. The laptop may seem pretty boring from the outside, unlike the flaming-crimson

There have been essentially two things missing from Toshibas PC lineup: a desktop line and a gaming PC. Now, I can scratch off the gaming PC because I have, in my hands, the new Toshiba Satellite P105-S921.

Its the first gaming notebook from Toshiba, and it blends affordability ($1,999.99 direct) with very good gaming performance. It comes with nVidias GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics chip, a step below the nVidia 7900 GTX found on our Editors Choice, the Dell XPS M1710.

The P105-S921 doesnt wow you with design. In fact, its pretty boring from the outside, unlike the flaming-crimson paint job found on the Dell M1710. The notebook looks like any other Toshiba Satellite, but the experience improves drastically once you flip open the cover.

Inside, youll find a 17-inch TruBrite screen. The blue LEDs surrounding the Harman Kardon speakers particularly look great, especially when you dim the lights, and the notebooks touchpad also lights up in a cool blue hue when tapped, revealing illuminated icons for launching applications and adjusting the volume. Its the same dual-mode touchpad found on the Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600.

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