Toshiba Qosmio X505 Series

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM, Intel Core i7 820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Display: 18.4 inch
Weight: 4.4kg, 4.8kg, 5kg
Price: 1500, 2000 euro
Average Score: 78.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 90%
mobility: 40%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 40%

 

Toshiba Qosmio X505

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio X505Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio X505
Processor: Intel Core i7 820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Quick Review: Toshiba Qosmio X505 gaming laptop
Source: Geek.com English
Potential buyers should also note that the X505 has a range of SKUs, starting at the $1200 X505-Q860. This gets a Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, and no SSD, but it still has the GTS 360M graphics. This makes it a comparatively better value–not only does the price better fall in line with the build quality but you are getting the crucial stuff while taking a hit on some of the non-crucial extras, like Blu-ray.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2010
Rating: price: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Toshiba Qosmio X505
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Toshiba Qosmio X505 is among the largest notebooks at 18.4” and 9.7 lbs., and the CPU and graphics updates make it a powerful everyday desktop replacement and a darned good gaming machine. The Core i5 is cheaper with only the DVD drive option, but the video and gaming performance is quite good relative to the more expensive Core i7 models. If you must have a Blu-ray drive and/or an HD display, then you should look at the Core i7 models, but for those who don’t need a quad core machine or a Blu-ray drive, the Core i5 can save you a bundle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q870 18.4-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
If portability isn't too much of an issue and you want a high performance gaming system for $1500, the Toshiba Qosmio X505-870 is an excellent choice. The system offers some outstanding performance thanks to the Core i7 quad core processor and some superb gaming thanks to the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M. The inclusion of a Blu-ray drive makes it a nice multimedia platform.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q850
Source: CNet English
Toshiba's Qosmio line has always been the company's experimental playground for high-end systems, from massive gaming rigs to inventive multimedia home theater laptops. While there were a lot of interesting ideas there, you often ended up with slightly overpriced systems with out-of-date video cards or non-functioning Webcam hand gesture controls. Toshiba revives its Qosmio gaming line with the high-end X505. It has everything from Blu-ray to an Intel Core i7 CPU, but it also carries a premium price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Toshiba Qosmio X505
Source: Laptop Mag English
A blazing-fast 18-inch desktop replacement with Intel Core i7 power and smooth Blu-ray playback. At $1,899, the Toshiba Qosmio X505 isn’t exactly cheap, but it’s a bargain compared to more expensive systems like the Alienware M17x and ASUS W90, especially considering that neither of those systems come standard with a fast solid state drive. While some slightly less expensive systems like the Gateway P-7808u FX and MSI GT725 provide slightly higher frame rates in some games, the Qosmio X505’s outstanding overall performance, blazing fast SSD, stylish chassis, and smooth Blu-ray playback make it a more compelling system. If you’re looking for a portable gaming rig that can serve as a home theater and costs under $2,000, the Qosmio X505 is the leading choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890
Source: Laptop Mag English
With the Qosmio X505-Q890, Toshiba has really upped the ante on what was already an industry leading gaming notebook. That said, competitors have also stepped up their game in this price and size range. If you're looking for something a little more portable (relatively speaking), the 17-inch ASUS G73JH ($1,599; $1,699 with Blu-ray) pairs dual 7,200-rpm drives with a slightly slower 1.6-GHz Intel Core i7-720QM CPU, but a slightly faster ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics card. However, if you're looking for a gorgeous multimedia experience with a giant 18.4-inch screen, great speakers, and unmatched CPU performance, look no further than the Qosmio X505-Q890.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 40% emissions: 40%

 

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.8kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Qosmio X505-Q898 (Model)

Average Score: 92% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

92% Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898
Source: Computer Shopper English
Welcome back, stranger. We haven't looked at an update of Toshiba's now-venerable line of Qosmio desktop-replacement machines in some time, so we were excited to check out a freshly minted Core i7 version of one of these big machines. The X505 offers the deluxe feature mix we’ve come to expect from this family of high-end desktop replacements.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 92%

 

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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).

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.

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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M:

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

» 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.  

820QM:

The Core i7-820QM is a high-end quad core CPU for laptops that clocks due to the Turbo Mode from 1.73-3.06 GHz. Therefore, the processor combines the advantages of fast single core CPUs and slow quad-core CPUs. Hyperthreading allows the simultaneous use of 8 Threads in parallel. 

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.


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.


4.4 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

5 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.


78.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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

» Toshiba Qosmio X500-167
Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-01R
Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S
Core i7 2630QM

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» MSI GT680-055AU
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Asus VX7-SZ083V
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.8 kg
» MSI GT680R-017F
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Asus G53SW-A1
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.9 kg
» MSI GT680R (i7-2720QM)
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» Asus G53SW-IX097Z
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.9 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X6-9300
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» Asus G73SW-BST6
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» Novatech Stingray
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» Asus G73SW-91182V
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» Asus G53JW-SX029V
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» Asus VX7-SZ062V
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» Asus G53SW-IX089V
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» Asus G73JW-91093V
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» Asus G53JW-SZ255V
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» MSI GT663-417CS
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» Asus G53JW-SX052D
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 3.6 kg
» Medion Erazer X6811-MD97654
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» MSI GT680R-008US
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Asus G73SW-A1
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» Alienware M17x R3 GTX 460M i7-2630
Core i7 2630QM, 17", 4.309 kg
» Asus G53JW-3DE
Core i7 740QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» MSI GT680R-i71651BLW7U
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)