Toshiba Qosmio G40, a high-def beauty

Toshiba premiered their new notebooks this week, with the Qosmio G40 a big step up for the desktop replacement scene. And they’ve done a good job on improving the overall design of the whole Tosh lappy range, too.

There are a few killer features in here, like its HD DVD-R drive that offers 30GB of disc burning goodness – probably the sexiest implementation of HD DVD we’ve seen anywhere. You also get twin DVB-T tuners on board for serious TV viewing chops, plus support for 1080p and Virtual Dolby Surround (run through its very nice 4-speaker Harmon Kardon setup). Pretty much all the specs are top of range. Runs Windows Vista Ultimate out of the box too. It’s available now for $4999. More details after the jump.

Full spec

– Intel® Centrino® Pro processor technology featuring Intel® Coreâ„¢2 Duo T7500 (2.20GHz) Processor

– 17″ Full HD Toshiba TruBrite® WUXGA widescreen display (2 lamps) supporting 1080p/1080i signal format

– 2GB (1GB + 1GB) RAM, maximum expandability: 4GB, technology: DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)

Hard disk drive:
– 400GB (200GB + 200GB) hard disk

Optical Drive:
– HD DVD-R with DVD SuperMulti DL

– Virtual Dolby® surround sound with Harman Kardon® 4-speaker system 2 mediums, 2 tweeters integrated into the casing

– 1GB Ethernet, 802.11n wireless and Bluetoothâ„¢ V2.0 +EDR

– NVIDIA® GeForceâ„¢ 8600M GT supporting TurboCacheâ„¢ technology memory with 512MB dedicated VRAM

Operating System:
– Windows® Vistaâ„¢ Ultimate Edition

Other features:
– Built-in Dual Television Tuner to record and watch TV programs
– AV buttons (TV button, CD/DVD button, Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind, Forward, Record, Brightness, Illumination, Dolby, TV-out)
– HD Audio support
– Integrated 2.0MP Video Camera for Video over IP
– Integrated microphone for Voice over IP
– Fingerprint Reader sign on