Toshiba has released two Qosmio notebook PC in Japan. The new Qosmio G40/97D laptop features a 17-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) display, 2GHz, T7300 Core 2 Duo processor, 256MB of NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics, 2GB (up to 4GB supported) memory, 320GB of disk (2x 160GB), Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI out, a 2MP webcam, and an HD DVD-R drive. It also comes with five USB ports, Firewire, multiple memory card support, and a PCMCIA and ExpressCard/54 slot. In addition, the laptop pre-loaded with CyberLink SoftDMA allowing it to pull your HD recordings off your VARDIA series of recorders wrapped in a DRM-ladden, DTCP-IP hard candy shell. Priced at $3,470, the G40/97D also sports HDMI-CEC allowing the G40 to control your new HDMI connected REGZA series of TVs. Meanwhile, the new Qosmio F40 laptop does much the same only on a 15.4-inch screen and is priced for approx. $850.