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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q860 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Gaming Laptop (Black\Red)

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  • 2.26GHz Intel Core i5-430M Processor
  • 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM Memory
  • 500GB Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive (7200RPM); DVD Super Multi Drive
  • 18.4" CCFL (16:9) 1680x945 Display; NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M Graphics
  • Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Description

Product Description

The Qosmio X505 laptop delivers the extreme performance you crave, transforming the latest games and high-def content into a delectable feast for the eyes, while keeping you riveted with blazing-fast frame rates and entertaining extras. You’ll enjoy elite performance powered by the newest Intel Core i7 quad-core or Core i5 dual core processors, enthusiast class NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M graphics and up to 8GB of ultrafast DDR3 memory. Power through hyper-realistic 3D games brought to life with intense visuals and sound. Create and edit hi-res photos and videos. Enjoy the latest movies on Blu-ray Disc. Hold tons of entertainment on a massive high-speed hard drive. Or simply plow through your day on a brilliant, HD 18.4” display.8 Topped by a striking Fusion Finish in Omega Black, the Qosmio X505 has power performance and portability to unleash your creativity.

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q860: Hard-core Gaming, Brilliant Graphics

Amplify your 3D gaming and video editing with incredibly fast frame rates with the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q860 gaming laptop, which features a stunning, high-definition 18.4-inch display and the Intel Core i5 processor with dual-core processing power. Additionally, it offers ultra-fast DDR3 system memory and the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M graphics with 1 GB of GDDR5 video memory. Together, this pairing of high-performance technologies allow you to rip through the latest 3D games at lightning-fast frame-rates or create high-definition video and audio faster and more efficiently with smooth rendering and encoding.

The Toshiba Qosmio X505 features a striking design on the outside and is packed with premium technologies on the inside (see larger image).

The stunning Fusion finish in Omega Black with stylish red chrome accents (see larger image).

A comfortable full keyboard with LED Backlighting and numeric 10-key pad (see larger image).
The Qosmio X505 features Toshiba's striking Fusion Finish in Omega Black with stylish red chrome accents and a comfortable full keyboard with LED Backlighting and numeric 10-key pad. An intuitive touchpad with multi-touch control enables greater flexibility to browse and control what's happening on-screen with gesture-commands--including two-finger pinch, swipe, rotate and scroll.

Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

Key Features

  • 18.4-inch high-definition TruBrite display with 1680 x 945 resolution for amazing color depth and clarity and native 720p support
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  • 2.26 GHz Intel Core i5-430M dual-core processor for smart performance with a speed boost (2.53 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache). Intel's Turbo Boost technology maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most. It also comes equipped with Intel HD Graphics--an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and advanced 3D capabilities, providing an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing.
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  • 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM) with an impact sensor that helps safeguard your data by "parking" the hard drive heads in the event of a drop or sudden movement.
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  • 4 GB of DDR3 RAM (upgradeable to 8 GB) gives you the bandwidth you need to get the most of today's popular software, multitask all day long and run applications without a glitch.
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  • NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M with 1 GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory offers what gamers want most--hyper-realistic action with intense 3D visuals, plus vibrant, lifelike scenes and dynamic character effects--thanks to NVIDIA's PhysX technology. It goes beyond everyday gaming with built-in CUDA technology to speed demanding system tasks, like video playback and HD movie editing. You'll also enjoy up to a 50 percent improvement over previous generation mobile graphics processors, and a more rewarding Windows 7 experience with accelerated video and image processing.
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  • 8x SuperMulti DVD drive with double layer support and Labelflash printing, which enables you to personalize your discs and keep them looking attractive and organized with direct-to-disc laser printing.
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  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for greater speed and range.
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  • 1.3 megapixel webcam with Face Recognition capabilities for added security. And if you're using one laptop for several users--say for the whole family or for a small business--Toshiba Face Recognition lets you switch profiles with one simple look.
  • Harman Kardon stereo speakers bring an added dimension to music, movies and gaming with rich, immersive virtual surround sound.
  • Dolby Home Theater suite of technologies delivers virtual surround sound from stereo speakers or any pair of headphones.
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 5-in-1 memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Card
  • ExpressCard (34/54) slot lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features.
  • Four total USB ports with one eSATA/USB combo port that also features Sleep and Charge capabilities, allowing you to charge your mobile phone and other devices even when the notebook is asleep or off.
  • HDMI-CEC audio/video output lets you control additional media players with just a single remote.
  • Combo headphone S/PDIF digital audio output
  • Enjoy proactive PC health--without the worry. For your peace mind, this laptop comes with an innovative PC Health Monitor that constantly keeps tabs on things like your machine's power usage, temperature and hard drive--so you won't have to.
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
    Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It's the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process.
  • Pre-loaded software includes Microsoft Works SE 9.0 for word processing and spreadsheet work. Enjoy a 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007.
  • 12-cell (8000 mAh) battery
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  • Weight: 10.1 pounds
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  • Dimensions: 17.4 x 11.6 x 1.63 inches (WxDxH)
  • Warranty: 1 year warranty with international limited warranty coverage
  • Energy Star 5.0 certified
  • Gold EPEAT designation for meeting standards to help reduce its environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances

What's in the Box
This package contains the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q860 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions.

It also comes with the following software: Norton Internet Security 2010 (30-day trial), Toshiba PC Health Monitor, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Edition (60-day trial), Windows Media Player, Google Toolbar, WildTangent Orb Game Console

Product Information

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Screen Size18.4 inches
Screen Resolution1920_x_1080
Processor2.26 GHz Intel Core i5
Hard Drive500 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive
Graphics Coprocessorgeforce
Graphics Card Ram Size1000 MB
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand NameToshiba
SeriesQosmio x505
Item model numberQosmio X505-Q860
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight9.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H11.60 x 17.40 x 1.63 inches
Color Black/Red
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #38,760 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight15.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableJanuary 19, 2010
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Customer Reviews

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Isaac E. Schwoch on February 10, 2010
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I purchased this laptop as a desktop replacement and I use it for gaming, watching movies, writing software, and basic Microsoft Office and web browsing tasks. Overall I am extremely pleased with it and would highly recommend it to others. Here's the breakdown:

- This is an extremely fast machine. It boots up in under a minute with Windows 7 and I have yet to notice the occasional lag with starting up programs that I experience with most Windows PC's.
- Newer games like "Dragon Age: Origins" run extremely well on this machine with all of the graphics maxed out
- The screen on this computer is beautiful. The color quality and contrast are extremely good and there is a ton of screen real estate. Some people have complained that it isn't full 1080p but I find that the 1680x945 resolution makes icons and text the perfect size for this size of screen.
- Multitasking works great with a dual-core processor (four virtual cores with hyperthreading) and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. I routinely have 12 Firefox tabs up while watching videos in iTunes and editing four or five MS Office documents. A lot of computers don't like this but the Q860 handles it wonderfully.
- The battery life is over three hours, which is pretty good for such a behemoth.

- This is an extremely heavy laptop and I wouldn't recommend it for frequent business travel. That being said, I do use this laptop for grad school and haul it back and forth to class one day a week using a Toshiba 18" gaming backpack and it isn't terrible on my back. I would definitely recommend a backpack if you want to carry this thing around as a normal laptop shoulder bag would probably destroy your neck and shoulder.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jason on February 6, 2010

-Size is AMAZING (could also be a con, due to lack of case selection available)
-Speed - The Core i5 430M (2.26) with Turbo Boost is nice, outperforms my Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4).
-RAM - 4GB DDR3 is expandable to 8GB.
-Graphics - The GeForce GTS 330M GDDR5 1GB is an excellent mobile video card.


-No restore discs shipped with the system.
-No back-lit keyboard
-No Bluetooth
-Screen is too reflective, very hard to sit on my shaded porch and see the screen.
-Touchpad seems a little choppy. But I use my A4Tech mouse 95% of the time anyway.

All non-issues to be honest, but some people might find these a problem


-The glossy finish is a fingerprint magnet.
-The media keys are a little irritating, I just disabled them, no biggie.
-I did a LOT of research before I chose this. My next choice would have been an Alienware M17x, but this is a much better buy.

All in all, this is a magnificent system, Excellent cost to performance. You wont find a better gaming system at this price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MOMD_programmer on July 16, 2010
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I do a lot of multi-threaded graphics & GUI programming work for research, and have high standards regarding the machine that I work on. My purchase of this laptop was the end result of a 4-month long process of searching, reviewing & comparing. As the owner of a Toshiba Satellite (which I've used for over 6 years), I was looking for a laptop that promised to be as sturdy, reliable, affordable & a joy to use.

The following were my purchasing criteria:

(1) It ABSOLUTELY MUST have a big screen! - Between my 17-inch Satellite & 15/14/13-inch laptops from various sources, nothing beats a big screen when it comes to simultaneously viewing & working in multiple code windows.
(2) A modern Multi-core CPU - For my needs, I wanted a multi-core CPU that fell on the border between mid-range & high-end that was based on a recent CPU architecture. Not-so-good experiences with AMD knocked their products out, affordability removed the Core-i7s from the table, and I don't see any difference between a Core-i3 & a Core 2 Duo. Anyways, what is more important to me is....
(3) An excellent GPU! - All of my software projects require a rock-solid GPU backed by highly stable driver support. The factors that eliminated any ATI choice were - a) My work with OpenGL/CUDA/OpenCL, b) My target users are more likely to have nVidia cards, c) nVidia's SDKs & dev tools are more feature-rich & robust, IMHO, d) I've been using nVidia for the past 12 years, and e) I'm a casual gamer - I don't care if an ATI card can play a game 10 fps faster than what I have, at whatever high resolution that I cannot use anyway; also I don't care about 3DMark scores etc.
(4) Other requirements - I generally wanted at least 4 GB RAM, at least 1/2 TB of disk space, a DVD drive that opens/loads sideways & 4 USB ports.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By tiasmom on May 25, 2010
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Excellent unit. Was debating between the i5 and the i7 system. Decided for the difference in cost, the i5 was fine for my purposes which is mainly editing video, photo, etc. A little gaming once in a while. The screen size on this unit is gorgeous - actually the computer is very sharp - not overdone - just classy.

This is the second system I have had. Had to send the first one back because it would not boot up on Day 2. Amazon was fantastic to send out a replacement.
I spoke with Toshiba customer service regarding the failure and they said it needed a "power purge. Said the cure was to turn it off, take out the battery and hold down the power button for about 10 seconds.

Regardless, I sent the unit back and requested a replacement because I didn't want to keep a unit that had a problem straight out of the box. However, I have enough experience with Toshiba computers to know they generally make a solid product. (You can get a defect in anything from time to time!) The replacement unit has been great and have had no problems whatsoever.

I will admit when it didn't boot, I was EXTREMELY thankful to know I had bought the Square Trade 3 Year Drops and Spills Warranty! I didn't have to use the warranty because of Amazon's great replacement policy, but it is good to know the unit is WELL protected regardless of cause for the next 3 years. By then technology will have advanced enough that I'll be ready for a new unit. Major peace of mind. The cost of the 3 year warranty was $299 which averages just 27 cents a day over 3 years. I'd hate to drop the computer in 2 years and 10 months and know I could have had $1200 toward a new system...Money well spent.
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