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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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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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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.


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


4.4 kg:

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

5 kg:


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.

Toshiba Qosmio X500-13R
GeForce GTX 460M

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

Toshiba Qosmio X500-167
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM
Toshiba Qosmio X500-01R
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM
Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM

Devices with the same GPU

Asus G73SW-BST6
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
Novatech Stingray
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2720QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
Asus G73SW-91182V
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
Medion Erazer X6813 (MD97762)
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.216 kg
Asus VX7-SZ062V
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.772 kg
Asus G73JW-91093V
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
Asus G73SW-A1
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
Alienware M17x R3 GTX 460M i7-2630
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM, 17.0", 4.309 kg
Asus G53JW-3DE
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
Asus G73SW-TZ083V
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
MSI GT663R-i7488BLW7P
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3.426 kg
Asus G73JW-91014V
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 720QM, 17.4", 4 kg
Asus G53JW-SZ098V
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3.93 kg
Medion Erazer X6811-MD97624
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
Asus G73JW-91121V
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM, 17.3", 4 kg
mySN XMG P500 PRO
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 640M, 15.6", 3.49 kg
AVADirect X7200
GeForce GTX 460M, , 17.3", 4.2 kg
Asus G73JW-A1
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM, 17.3", 3.7 kg
Asus G53JW
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.93 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Toshiba Satellite P50-B-10V
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10M
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite C75-A-144
GeForce 710M, Core i3 4000M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-114
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-115
Radeon HD 8400, A-Series A6-5200, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite C75-A-13P
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4200M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)