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.

Foreign Reviews

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": 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.

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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.


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

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

» Toshiba Qosmio X500-12N
Core i7 740QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-14W
Core i7 740QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890
Core i7 740QM

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Qosmio X500-116
Core i7 720QM, 4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-11D
Core i7 720QM, 3.9 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus G51JX-X3
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Asus G60JX-JX154V
Core i5 520M, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Asus G60JX
Core i5 430M, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Asus G51Jx-X1
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.3 kg

Laptops 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
» Acer Aspire 8943G-9319
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i7 740QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-13R
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM
» Asus NX90JQ-YZ068Z
GeForce GT 335M, Core i7 740QM
» Acer Aspire 8943G-7748G1.5TWns
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i7 720QM
» Acer Aspire 8943G-624G1TMn
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i7 620M
» Asus NX90JQ-YZ014V
GeForce GT 335M, Core i7 720QM
» Acer Aspire 8943G-434G1TMN
Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Core i5 430M
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1CK
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M
» Asus NX90J
GeForce GT 335M, Core i7 720QM
» Acer Aspire 8935G-904G1TBwn
Mobility Radeon HD 4670, Core 2 Quad Q9000
» Acer Aspire 8942G-434G64BN
Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Core i5 430M
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)