Toshiba Draws Upon HDTV Heritage for its Second Desktop, the DX730

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After being known as a top tier notebook maker since, well, pretty much forever, Toshiba is swimming against the current and breaking into the desktop space. As their first and second entries show, they’re not holding anything back. This new DX730 builds upon the standard set by the DX1215 and kicks everything up a notch. 

Instead of a 21.5-inch display, there’s a 23-inch multitouch panel delivering 1920×1080 pixels. Given Toshiba’s HDTV heritage, they have a lot in the way of sound and image processing to add to their products, and the presence of “Resolution+” in the marketing speak indicates just that. The Res+ upgrades are a snazzy way of showing off that the DX730 has dedicated hardware in place to scale and render SD and HD footage sharper and more vibrant.

Toshiba Qosmio DX730

You won’t find the latest Intel Core i7 CPUs inside, but the DX730 still does well enough; there are options for Intel’s Pentium, Core i3 and Core i5 quad-core processors. Toshiba’s latest all-in-one can slot up to 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM and spin up 1TB of hard drive space. 

Like many all-in-ones these days, the DX730 is completely wireless aside from the power cord. 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 are built in, and Toshiba throws in a snazzy looking wireless keyboard and mouse set to complete the image. Just in case you need to plug something in, the PC maker put in six USB ports, two of which are capable of SuperSpeed USB 3.0. 

Price? Delivery date? Full specs? None to be found. Not yet, at least. Given the $930 MSRP of the DX1215, we can expect things to be a bit higher – meaning it’ll have to play hard to go beat out HP’s latest affordable offerings.



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