Toshiba Qosimo F55 laptop has GPS: Why?

As laptops get cheaper and faster with each passing month, manufacturers are branching out the feature sets on their notebooks. Case in point: the Toshiba Qosimo F55, a Windows machine that, in addition to being a sleek little notebook with a 15.4-inch screen, happens to includes a Garmin GPS.

Why would you want GPS in a laptop? That's a fair question, and one that doesn't have a super-clear answer. I don't think it's really intended as a substitute for an in-dash unit — seems silly to have an open laptop in the passenger seat giving you turn-by-turn directions. No, it would be more useful as a travel aid when you don't have a car — stuck in a bus or cab, with no idea where the closest curry place is.

Anyone have any particular use for a GPS laptop? Let us know in the comments.

Via Toshiba