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Toshiba Qosmio X500-121

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio X500-121Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio X500-121 (Qosmio X500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M 1024 MB
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.6kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 84.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 91%, features: 87%, display: 66% mobility: 61%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 73%

Reviews for the Toshiba Qosmio X500-121

79% Review Toshiba Qosmio X500-121 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Let the games begin. The X500, an 18.4-inch desktop replacement, has already found its way into our editorial office before the review even began. Toshiba recently updated the graphics card, insisting on scrapping the planned GeForce GTS 250M and including a GeForce GTS 360M as standard, which we naturally put through its paces.
83% Test Toshiba Qosmio X500-121 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 93% display: 70% mobility: 61% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 74%
91% Test: Toshiba Qosmio X500
Source: PC Games Hardware - 5/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 70%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M:

Essentially a renamed GTS 260M but with higher clock rates (412 versus 396 Gigaflops, according to Nvidia). The GTS 360M delivers high-end performance with GDDR5 graphics memory.

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":

This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.

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


4.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


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.

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84.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)