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Toshiba Qosmio X500-111

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio X500-111Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio X500-111 (Qosmio X500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.6kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 89.33% - very good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 99%, features: 95%, display: 89% mobility: 79%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Qosmio X500-111

81% Toshiba Qosmio X500-111
Source: PC Go - 6/10 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80%
90% Toshiba Qosmio X500 im Test
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
88% Kraftmeier ohne Ausdauer: Notebooks mit Core i-CPU
Source: PC Praxis - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 70%
80% Toshiba Qosmio X500-111
Source: Chip.de - 5/10 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Toshiba Qosmio X500
Source: PC Magazin - 5/10 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
97% Toshiba Qosmio X500-111 (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 75% performance: 99% features: 95% display: 89% mobility: 79% ergonomy: 92%

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.  


620M:

The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

» 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.


4.6 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.


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


89.33%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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

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

Toshiba Qosmio X500-110
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM
Toshiba Qosmio X500-10V
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Toshiba Qosmio X500-10W
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 1.7 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X500-10T
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Velocity Micro NoteMagix M17
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i5 520M, 17.0", 3.2 kg
MSI GT740-i7247W7P
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 2.8 kg
MSI GT740-021UK
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 3.2 kg
Ibuypower Battalion 101 LX-797
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 17", 2.4 kg
Cyberpower Xplorer X7-7700
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 17", 3.2 kg
MSI GT740
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 820QM, 17.0", 3.15 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10M
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite C75-A-144
GeForce 710M, Core i3 4000M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-114
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-115
Radeon HD 8400, A-Series A6-5200, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite C75-A-13P
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4200M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-12W
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite S70t-A-108
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.1 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-122
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-10w
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-10F
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite C75-A-10P
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3120M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-109
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite L70-A-11C
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7298
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-AST2GX1
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-ABT2G22
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite P875-S7102
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)