Toshiba Qosmio X500-10T

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio X500-10TNotebook: Toshiba Qosmio X500-10T (Qosmio X500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 73.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 90%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Qosmio X500-10T

80% Toshiba Qosmio X500
Source: Digital Versus English
Premium gaming power and performance. The Qosmio X500 is designed for gaming, high definition entertainment and high performance computing. The Qosmio X500 is one of the most powerful laptops currently available, and nothing stands in its way. But it's also a transportable, rather than a portable, computer, and we were disappointed by its speakers and trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
71% Toshiba Qosmio X500 review
Source: CNet English
Toshiba's Qosmio range aims to pack all the fun of a desktop PC into a laptop chassis.

The configuration of the Toshiba Qosmio X500 that we reviewed, the X500-116, packs a powerful punch in terms of features and performance. That goes some way towards making up for its huge size and unappealing colour scheme, but we also think it's slightly too expensive.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 71%
70% Toshiba Qosmio X500-10T - 18.4in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s been a while since we looked at one of Toshiba’s Qosmio laptops. In fact the last one was the G50-115 way back in 2008. A well-built and (generally) incredibly well-specified powerhouse of a system, the Toshiba Qosmio X500-10T is let down by Toshiba’s obsession with glossy plastic finishes and a surprisingly weak graphics card. However, if you can manage an extra £100, the next model up somewhat remedies this latter issue, making it the better option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M: The GPU has 96 shader cores but only a 128 bit memory bus that supports GDDR5 memory. With DDR3 memory, the GTS 250M performs clearly worse. Because of the 40nm process (and a selection process) the 250M offers a relatively low power consumption (the 260M needs 10W more).

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

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. 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 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

Toshiba reviews


73.67%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)