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

Foreign Reviews

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
Core i7 720QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-10V
Core i7 720QM
» Acer Aspire 8940-6865
Core i7 720QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X505
Core i7 820QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Qosmio X500-10W
Core i7 720QM, 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-10T
Core i7 720QM, 4 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

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-167
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 480M
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-01R
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-12N
GeForce GTS 360M, Core i7 740QM
» Acer Aspire 8943G-9319
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i7 740QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-14W
GeForce GTS 360M, Core i7 740QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-13R
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM
» Asus NX90JQ-YZ068Z
GeForce GT 335M, Core i7 740QM
Current Prices

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$34.96 2GB Black Diamond Memory Module for Toshiba Qosmio X500-111 DDR3 SO-DIMM 204pin PC3-8500 1066MHz Upgrade

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)