Toshiba Qosmio X505
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Qosmio X505
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%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
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%
Source: Comp Reviews
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%
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 While there were a lot of interesting ideas there, you often ended up with slightly overpriced systems with out-of-date video cards or non-functioning Webcam hand gesture controls.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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
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).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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