The nVidia GeForce 8700M GT graphics card with 256MB dedicated memory is obviously pulling no punches, as the Toshiba Satellite X200 20S's FEAR test framerate score of 83 frames per second (fps) is quite astounding. The Toshiba Satellite X200 20S also provides support for DirectX 10.0, so future games are taken care of.

The 2GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor with 2GB memory means that the notebook also has no trouble coping with a variety of tasks, such as running high-end graphics applications and it managed a WorldBench speed benchmark of 77. A battery life of 83 minutes under test conditions is quite impressive, but you'll likely use this laptop as a desktop replacement in any case.

OUR VERDICT

Combining quality, durability and style the Satellite X220 gives more established gaming notebook manufacturers a run for their money. It comes up trumps with its high WorldBench and FEAR scores and is a joy to use. This is topped off by a high resolution 17in screen of exceptional quality alongside a powerful processor and generous hard drive capacity and memory.