Called Qosmio, (koss-me-oh) it will be Toshiba’s first laptop to fully integrate audio and video features, including a bright, near TV-quality display, DVD drive, TV tuner, and enhanced speakers. A user could click on the TV with the laptop’s remote control or watch a DVD movie without having to go through the all-too-familiar process of starting the accompanying Windows Media Center operating system.
If users want to pause live TV or record TV shows onto the 80-gigabyte hard disk, however, they’ll need to do so with the Windows software.
A 15-inch model will be available in August. The price has yet to be determined but will likely be between $2,499 and $2,599, said Terry Cronin, a product management director at Toshiba. Wide-screen models are planned for later.
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