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Toshiba Qosmio X305 Series

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS, NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS, NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
Display: 17.0 inch
Weight: 4.1kg, 4.5kg
Price: 1300, 2000, 3500 euro
Average Score: 71.44% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 86%, features: 71%, display: 50%
mobility: 53%, workmanship: 65%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

 

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q701

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q701Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q701
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4.5kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Qosmio X305-Q701 (Model)

Average Score: 66.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q706
Source: CNet English
The Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q706 offers some of the latest high-end components in an enormous, flashy package, but its performance doesn't outshine the competition.
3 von 5, Leistung gut, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% display: 50%
60% Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q706 17-inch Gaming Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Toshiba's Qosmio X305 can best be described as a mobile gaming platform. The system is so large and draws so much power in order to drive all the hardware that it really doesn't work well as a portable laptop that isn't plugged in. When it is plugged in, it provides some of the best 3D graphics performance available which is great for those looking to play PC games on it. It is also well priced for the amount of hardware that comes in it. Now, if only they could make the design a little more subdued.
3 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Preis gut, Mobilität sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 30%
Toshiba Qosmio X305 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Toshiba Qosmio X305 is the most uniquely-designed notebook I have tested. This notebook is unlike any other and anyone who carries it will get looks wherever they go. It has good gaming performance and an effective cooling system. The sound system is the best on any notebook, and the variety of ports is impressive. Unfortunately, there are too many cons for me to give this notebook my recommendation, at least in this configuration at this price point. It simply does not measure up to the competition. Lower-priced versions of the X305 around the $2,000 price point are available and a far better value than our top-of-the-line Q708 model.
Leistung gut, Emissionen gut, Preis mäßig, Display mangelhaft, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2008
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80% display: 50% workmanship: 50% emissions: 80%
78% Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708
Source: Computer Shopper English
If you’re looking for a gaming notebook that backs up its hot looks with blazing performance, put the Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708 on your short list. However, be prepared to shell out more than four grand for this speedster, and don’t even think about wandering too far from a power outlet.
7.8 von 10, Leistung sehr gut, Preis schlecht, Mobilität schlecht, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 40% performance: 90% display: 50% mobility: 40%
Toshiba Qosmio X305 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
So, now I'm tempted to sell this Toshiba and go with Gateway which has a better LCD screen, better CPU, better video card, and more gamma colors.
(von 10): Verarbeitung 8, Display 7, Mobilität 8, Leistung 10
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/28/2008
Rating: performance: 100% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
69% Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q701
Source: CNet English
We appreciate the 17-inch Qosmio X305-Q701's cool looks, low price, and great stereo sound, but just a little bit more cash can buy a laptop that's better for watching movies or gaming.
(von 10): 6.9, Ausstattung 7, Leistung 7, Preis gut, Mobilität sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 30%

 

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Qosmio X305-Q725 (Model)

Average Score: 75.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

73% Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
Source: CNet English
On the outside, the Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 is identical to all the other recent X305-series models we've looked at, so if you can't stand the bold design, there's little chance you'll care what's inside. But, if you're down with shiny flame graphics, the X305-Q725 is loaded up with high-performance parts, including a quad-core processor, speedy DDR3 memory, and dual hard drives, one of which is a 64GB solid-state drive. The Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725's high-performance components are just as fancy as its exterior--and its price tag won't let you forget it.
73, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 70, Mobilität 60
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 60%
70% Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
Source: PC Mag English
If you're a closet gamer who hides behind a screen name and isn't the trash-talking type, the Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 ($2,699.99 direct) is probably not for you. Its outlandish design, which conjures up images of fiery balls of flames striking a bloody canvas, seems fit for those who crave bragging rights for their systems. While the Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725's fiery design may not appeal to everyone, its quad-core processor and an Nvidia GTX graphics card are parts that extreme gamers yearn for.
70, Leistung 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90%
Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 Gaming Notebook
Source: Hot Hardware English
In terms of performance, the Qosmio X305-Q725 did what was expected from a notebook with its specifications. In several benchmark tests, the Qosmio X305-Q725 performed as well or better than some desktop systems. While high-end, powerful, desktop replacement gaming notebooks are never cheap, the Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725’s $2,699.99 price tag is more affordable than many comparable laptops from boutique builders. The components used in this machine compliment each other well and strike a great balance between price and performance.
Preis 80, Leistung 80,
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
80% Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
Source: Laptop Mag English
This powerful gaming rig’s quad-core engine, graphics performance, and excellent sound will blow you away. Gaming rigs don’t come much more stacked than this. Dropping $2,699 on a gaming machine is no laughing matter, but the Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 is one seriously powerful gaming rig with superb sound. Its audio punch alone nearly puts this machine in its own class. However, the Alienware M17 provides more graphics oomph for $700 less, even though it lacks quad-core power. Still, the Qosmio X305-Q725 is an excellent multimedia and gaming notebook with plenty of style and substance.
80, Leistung 95, Display 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 95% display: 40%
80% Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
Source: Laptop Mag English
This powerful gaming rig’s quad-core engine, graphics performance, and excellent sound will blow you away. Gaming rigs don’t come much more stacked than this. Dropping $2,699 on a gaming machine is no laughing matter, but the Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 is one seriously powerful gaming rig with superb sound. Its audio punch alone nearly puts this machine in its own class. However, the Alienware M17 provides more graphics oomph for $700 less, even though it lacks quad-core power. Still, the Qosmio X305-Q725 is an excellent multimedia and gaming notebook with plenty of style and substance.
80, Leistung 95, Display 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 95% display: 40%
Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Toshiba Qosmio X305 gaming notebook proved to be very capable in our testing but its steep price does raise a few eyebrows now that notebooks like the Gateway P-7811 FX are on the market for a fraction of the price. The overall size of the X305 also comes into play when you realize it is almost twice as thick as other gaming notebooks (even thicker than the dual-screen Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds). If you can get past the price and size it does offer the best sound system I have heard on a notebook and dual graphics card support on certain configurations. Build quality could be improved in some areas but it held up well in our testing ... if not for a few plastic squeaks and pops. If you have the backpack or shoulders to carry around this gaming rig then you should check out the Qosmio X305-Q725.
Preis 40, Leistung 90, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2009
Rating: performance: 90% mobility: 80%

 

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708
Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4.5kg
Price: 3500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Qosmio X305-Q708 (Model)

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

73% Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708
Source: PC World English
Is the Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708 worth buying? That's the $4200 question. In light of its unimpressive screen resolution and odd keyboard, you'll have to provide your own keyboard, monitor, and mouse if you plan on having a serious gaming session at home. And though this desktop replacement has some of the most advanced hardware on the market, plus a class-leading sound system, you can get comparable gaming and multimedia performance for a fraction of the price from competing laptops. That said, half the appeal of this machine consists in watching it turn heads at your next LAN party. Trust me, it will.
73, Leistung 77, Ausstattung 74, Display 50
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 77% features: 74% display: 50%

 

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS: The 9700M GTS is not based on the G96 (as the GT) but on the G94 core with 48 shaders. PureVideo HD helps the CPU in decoding HD videos.

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS:

Based on the desktop 9600 GT (G94 core), the 9800M GTS is produced in 65 nm and 55 nm on the 512 MB and 1024 MB models, respectively. The performance of the GTS is comparable to the GT version due to the higher clock speed. The PureVideo HD engine allows the GPU to decode HD videos.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX:

Similar to the 8800M GTX, the 9800M GTX is based on the G92 chip but includes more unified shaders. The 9800M GTX was later succeeded by the 55nm GTX 260M.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

P7350:

Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

Intel Core 2 Quad: Mobile version of the desktop Quad Core processor. Due to low clock rates it is not recommended for most applications.

Q9000:

Slow clocked quad core CPU (4 cores) that suffers especially in many games from the low clock speed. Therefore, not suited for games and only for highly multi threaded applications.

Intel Core 2 Extreme: The fastest Core 2 Duo variants of Intel are called Core 2 Extreme. Technically, these processors are based on a Merom/Penryn (X9000) core like all other Core 2 Duo  processors,  too.

QX9300: Expensive mobile Quad Core CPU with a free multiplicator and a TDP of 45 Watt. Due to the large Level 2 cache and the 2.5 GHz the CPU offers a good performance for single and multithreaded applications.


17.0: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4.1 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

4.5 kg:

This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.


71.44%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Toshiba Qosmio X300-148
Core 2 Duo T9550
» Toshiba Qosmio X300-11s
Core 2 Duo P8600

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Asus G750JH-T4070H
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds
Quadro FX 3800M, Core i7 920XM
» Packard Bell iPower GX-Q-030
GeForce 9800M GT, Core 2 Quad Q9000
» Asus G71GX
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo T9550
» Toshiba Qosmio X300-13W
GeForce 9800M GTS SLI, Core 2 Extreme QX9300
» Schenker MySN CXG7
Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2, Core 2 Extreme X9100
» Toshiba Qosmio X300-14O
GeForce 9800M GTS SLI, Core 2 Extreme QX9300
» Gateway P-7808u
GeForce 9800M GTS, Core 2 Quad Q9000
» Gateway FX P-7805u
GeForce 9800M GTS, Core 2 Duo P8400
» Zepto Hydra A17
GeForce 9800M GTX, Core 2 Duo P8600
» Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708
GeForce 9800M GTS, Core 2 Extreme QX9300
» Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
GeForce 9800M GTX, Core 2 Quad Q9000
» Gateway P-7805u
GeForce 9800M GTS, Core 2 Duo P8400
» Packard Bell iPower GX-M-002GE
GeForce 9800M GTS, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Lenovo Thinkpad W700
Quadro FX 3700M, Core 2 Extreme QX9300
» Gateway P-7811FX
GeForce 9800M GTS, Core 2 Duo P8400
» Asus G2K
Mobility Radeon HD 2600, Turion 64 X2 TL-64
» Toshiba Satellite X200-21P
GeForce 8600M GT SLI, Core 2 Duo T7700

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» Toshiba CB35-B3340
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 13.3", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C
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» Toshiba Satellite P50-A-14F
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C50-B-122
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P35W-B3226
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Encore 2 WT8-B264
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 8.0", 0.372 kg
» Toshiba KIRA-102
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» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 L35W-B3204
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Encore Mini WT7-C16
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735G, 7.0", 0.36 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-03- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)