Thank You, Toshiba: An Insanely-Great Notebook!

A Refreshingly Different and Beautiful Machine!

A Refreshingly Different and Beautiful Machine!

I see a lot of machines, believe me.  And after the ten thousandth 15.4″ Dell XPS notebook with Windows 7, 2GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive comes through my door, well, a certain — how would the French put it?  — ennui creeps over me.  So it’s fun to get my hands on a really superior and distinctive piece of machinery now and then.

How about this beauty?  A Toshiba Qosmio with an 18.4″ screen — that’s right!  It’s gigantic and gorgeous.  An Intel Core i7 processor.  Two hard drives — 500GB each — not bad, although I could easily replace them with twin 512GB SSDs, or alternatively, twin traditional 2TB notebook drives.  That’s 4TB internal storage in a notebook — not too shabby!  Maybe I’ll throw Windows 8 on, if I’m feeling adventurous.  Or create a dual-boot Windows/Mac OSX operating environment if I’m feeling really, really adventurous.

With its intense red and black colors, this machine is exciting to look at, extremely well-built, and a pleasure to operate; it’s the desktop replacement to end all desktop replacements.  Real men don’t use 17″ desktop replacements, which is sadly the largest size Qosmio now available from Toshiba.  But I’ve got a private stash, and will begin offering them to discriminating clients…as shipped by the manufacturer, or customized in cool and useful ways.  

Call me, write me, e-mail me, text me…

This beast is the spiritual successor to those ancient transportable (luggable?) Compaqs that people used in the stone age when they needed to move machines from place to place:

Compaq's Amazing Portable Computer

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