Along with its business and media computers, Toshiba has added a new Qosmio gaming laptop to its 2012 line. The 17.3-inch Qosmio X870 is slated to arrive sometime in the second quarter of 2012. It will include a multitouch clickpad and 1920 x 1080 3D screen that's supposed to have a 5ms response time, although it doesn't seem to be using the glasses-free 3D of the Qosmio F755. You'll also be getting a 2TB hard drive or a hybrid HDD / SSD.

Other hardware details are a bit vague so far, probably because it's coming out around the purported launch of Ivy Bridge: the X870 will include the "latest Intel processors" and "next generation Nvidia GPUs." An early hands-on by PC Pro praised the X870's performance and sound, and even with red highlights and red-tinted backlit keys it's relatively respectable-looking for a gaming laptop. We'll have to wait for pricing information, but it's possible this will be a solid option among the first generation of Ivy Bridge portable gaming rigs.