Toshiba Qosmio X500-10W

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio X500-10WNotebook: Toshiba Qosmio X500-10W (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: 1.7kg
Price: 3900 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Qosmio X500-10W

Toshiba Qosmio X500 Gaming Notebook Review
Source: T Break English
In summary, the Toshiba Qosmio X500 is an incredibly powerful laptop with a gorgeous screen which could've been a lot better had Toshiba equipped it with an SSD. At AED 9,099, the (US$2500), the Qomsio X500 is decently priced for a gaming laptop with such specifications.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90%

Foreign Reviews

75% Toshiba Qosmio X500-10W
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%

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.


1.7 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for 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


75%: 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 with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Qosmio X500-111
Core i7 620M, 4.6 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-110
Core i7 720QM, 4.5 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-10T
Core i7 720QM, 4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-10V
Core i7 720QM, 4.75 kg
» Acer Aspire 8940-6865
Core i7 720QM, 4.2 kg
» Acer Aspire 8940G-724G50Bn
Core i7 720QM, 4.22 kg
» Acer Aspire 8940G-724G64Bn
Core i7 720QM, 4.6 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X505
Core i7 820QM, 5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Velocity Micro NoteMagix M17
Core i5 520M, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» ZAReason Verix
Core i7 620M, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» MSI GT740-i7247W7P
Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 2.8 kg
» MSI GT740-021UK
Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» MSI GT640-030UK
Core i7 720QM, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 LX-797
Core i7 720QM, 17", 2.4 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X7-7700
Core i7 720QM, 17", 3.2 kg
» MSI GT740
Core i7 820QM, 17.0", 3.15 kg
» MSI GT640-i7247W7P
Core i7 720QM, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» MSI GT640
Core i7 720QM, 15.4", 2.72 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)