Before you get too excited, the device isn’t exactly a chameleon: its stylish exterior has the appearance of oiled metal, shifting from green to blue with a splash of purple thrown in depending on the precise angle you’re looking at the device from.
However, Toshiba’s managed to make this magical marvel without the need to use any metal in its casing, opting for cheaper plastic and an impressive coating it claims uses nano-technology to produce the color-shifting effect.
Although the company is reticent to disclose the precise details of the technology that has gone in to the design of the casing, it’s an impressive effect – and one that’s unique to Toshiba’s laptops, although if the concept takes off we’re sure it won’t be long before other manufacturers start copying the principle and developing their own color-shifting notebooks.
Looking beyond the aesthetics of the casing, the new Qosimo T750 still seems like quite an impressive beast: packing a 2.26GHz Intel Core i5-480M processor along with 4GB of DDR3 RAM, it’s certainly no slouch. A 15.6 inch 1366 x 768 is something of a disappointment however – with such power under the hood, it would have been nice to see a high resolution panel on show, especially given the dimensions of the unit.
Storage is taken care of via a 750GB hard drive, and if the company has any sense it will be creating a version in the near future that packs an optional solid state storage device in its place for added speed, better battery life, and improved robustness.
If all this has whetted your appetite to get a color-changing laptop of your very own, then we’ve got some bad news for you: thus far, Toshiba has only announced the new Qosimo for Japan, and is keeping pricing details a secret until closer to the official launch date.
However, should the device prove successful in its initial market, there’s no doubt that Toshiba will bring it to our shores. The only question is: would anyone pay extra for the shiny nano-tech coating.