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Toshiba Qosmio X500-13R

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio X500-13RNotebook: Toshiba Qosmio X500-13R (Qosmio X500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.6kg
Price: 2000 euro
Average Score: 92.8% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 98%, features: 99%, display: 83% mobility: 62%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 94%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Toshiba Qosmio X500-13R

89% Test: Toshiba Qosmio X500-13R
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 97% features: 97% display: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 86%
94% Notebooks für jeden Zweck
Source: SFT - 3/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 94%
96% Test: Toshiba Qosmio X500-13R (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 76% performance: 98% features: 100% display: 95% mobility: 64% ergonomy: 97%
93% Test Geforce GTX 460M
Source: PC Games Hardware - 12/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 93%
92% Spielspaß to go
Source: SFT - 12/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 92%
Toshiba Qosmio X500-13R
Source: Chip.de German
overall very good
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 02/01/2011
Toshibas X500-13R
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
high performance, good workmanship, good fan but high price and a dark display
Review Type Unknown, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2010
Toshiba Qosmio X500
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
price good, not suitable for gaming
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2011

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on the GF106 chip using GDDR5 graphics memory (up to 1.5 GB).

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» 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.  


740QM:

The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM 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.

Toshiba reviews


92.8%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.


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

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898
GeForce GTX 460M

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)