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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q888 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Laptop (Black/Red)

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  • Intel Core i7 Processor 1.73GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 18.4-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 4 hours Battery Life
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Screen Size18.4 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1680 x 945 pixels
Processor1.73 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionNVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand NameToshiba
SeriesQosmio
Item model numberPQX33U-04801R
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight9.3 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 TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Disc ROM
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeHigh Capacity Li-Ion (87Wh 12-cell)
Power SourceAC
Voltage230 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB003N17BSM
Best Sellers Rank #25,479 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight14.6 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 20, 2010
  
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Product Description

Get the extreme performance you crave - without the extreme price. Our Qosmio X505 laptop delivers powerhouse mobile performance with blazing-fast graphics, the latest in multi-core processor technologies and a high-def sound system - all wrapped up in a sophisticated Fusion Finish design. Enjoy faster and smarter performance with a powerful combination of breakthrough processor technologies, including the newest Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processors, plus the graphics horsepower of the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M GPU. Up to 8 GB of ultrafast DDR3 memory gives you more bandwidth to do, create and enjoy, while massive single or dual high-speed hard drives hold tons of entertainment. Savor luxurious sound with built-in harman/kardon speakers and Dolby Home Theater audio technology. Enjoy the latest movies with a Blu-ray Disc player on select models. Or simply plow through your day on a brilliant, HD 18.4-Inch diagonal display. The Qosmio X505 laptop has the power, performance and portability to do anything you can imagine - at a price you can afford.

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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q888: Hard-core Gaming, Brilliant Graphics

Amplify your 3D gaming and video editing with incredibly fast frame rates with the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q888 gaming laptop, which features a stunning 18.4-inch display--with true 1080p high-def resolution--and the Intel Core i7 processor with four cores of intelligent 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.

It also includes a 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.

This Qosmio comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version).

Key Features

  • 18.4-inch high-definition TruBrite display with 1920 x 1080 resolution for amazing color depth and clarity and native 1080p support.
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  • 1.73 GHz Intel Core i7-740QM processor (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.93 GHz) delivers maximum processing power in response to peak demands. 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)
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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 (2298 MB total available graphics memory).
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  • Watch Blu-ray Disc movies in crystal clear resolution with the read-only Blu-ray drive; also supports reading/writing of CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, and DVD-RAM The drive also offers 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 Connectivity
    • With its integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking capabilities, this laptop provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers.
    • With integrated Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, you can communicate and synchronize wirelessly with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
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  • 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.
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  • Included Toshiba Software:
    • Toshiba Media Controller offers simplified media sharing. Using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, it lets you share videos, music and pictures from the media library on your laptop with compatible devices in your home entertainment network, or with other compatible laptops and devices, like an Xbox 360 game console. And you can do it all without moving equipment, burning discs or fumbling with cables.
    • Toshiba Bulletin Board is an easy-to-use organizational and productivity app that lets you build your own personalized space on your desktop. With Toshiba Bulletin Board, you can quickly and easily manage your to-do lists and calendars, plus create your own custom work area by pinning your favorite photos, documents, links and more.
    • Toshiba ReelTime helps you cut down the time it takes to search for files. The easy-to-use app takes traditional text-based file structures one step further to help you find what you're looking for more quickly. Accessible from your taskbar, it shows you a visual timeline of your recently accessed files--using graphical thumbnails--so you can easily identify and get to your files faster.
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  • Included Toshiba Utilities:
    • Toshiba eco Utility makes it easy to go green as you go mobile. Hit the Eco Button and you'll launch the Toshiba Eco Utility, which puts all sorts of easy-to-read information on your screen, and gives you the ability to adjust the power settings on your laptop. It also activates a light showing you're in the Eco Mode. The Toshiba Eco Utility lets you pick the optimal power plan for your situation. Choose High-Performance when you need every watt you can get, Power Saver for the least energy consumption, or Balanced as a perfect blend of the two.
    • USB Sleep and Charge offers a great way to keep your portable electronics powered up without requiring your laptop to be on. With this laptop's Sleep and Charge USB port, you'll be able to charge your smart phone, MP3 player, and other portable electronics--all without having to keep your laptop awake.
    • Hard Drive Impact Sensor takes the worry out of taking your most important files and multimedia on the go. Able to detect sudden movement along three different dimensions, the impact sensor (a complex system of hardware and software) helps safeguard your data by "parking" the hard drive heads in the event of a drop or sudden movement. And it works faster than you can blink to help protect your laptop and all-important data.
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  • Up to 3.75 hours of battery life (12-cell battery; 87 Wh)
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  • Dimensions & Weight: 17.4 x 11.6 x .63 inches (WxDxH); 9.7 pounds
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Networking, Connectivity & Expansion

  • 4 total USB ports with 1 eSATA/USB combo port that also features Sleep and Charge capabilities. The combo eSATA/USB port enables you to connect to compatible external hard drives for lightning fast transfers of large multimedia files--up to 5 times faster than via a standard USB port.
  • FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals.
  • HDMI-CEC high-definition audio/video output allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video to your compatible digital TV or external monitor. The HDMI-CEC connection also allows you to control additional media players with just a single remote as well as scale up movies and games to 1080p high-definition video.
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • Combo headphone S/PDIF digital audio output plus microphone/line-in jack
  • Multi-format 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.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

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.

And with Windows Anytime Upgrade, you'll be able to add new features to your PC in as little as 10 minutes. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process, it requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings

What's in the box

This package contains the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q888 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); Microsoft Works 9; Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Edition (60-day trial); Google Toolbar; Microsoft Windows Media Player 12; Microsoft Silverlight; Toshiba PC Health Monitor; Toshiba Online Backup (30-day trial)

This laptop is backed by a 1-year limited hardware warranty.

Environmental Specifications

  • 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

Learn more about Toshiba's environmental commitment.

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25th Anniversary of Toshiba Laptops

This year, Toshiba celebrates its 25th anniversary of innovations and quality in the notebook PC business. Beginning with the launch of the Toshiba T1100, the world's first clamshell-type, fully functional laptop PC, Toshiba has led the with such innovations as the first laptop with a color monitor in 1991 and a laptop with integrated CD-ROM drive in 1995 (followed by the addition of a DVD drive in 1998). And in 2009, Toshiba unveiled the world's first ultraportable laptop with 512GB solid state drive.

Today, Toshiba continues to be a leader in @ manufacturing, with virtually all of its consumer laptops earning EPEAT Gold status for meeting standards that help reduce overall environmental impact.

Customer Reviews

The lighted keyboard is incredible.
Thomas Seiler
I purchased the Toshiba Gaming Backpack (part# PA1453U-1BG8) and it works great.
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I got this computer in october 2010 and i am still in love with it!!!
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Steve on July 28, 2010
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I just recieved this laptop today. Didn't know that this laptop would be so big. I've been researching which laptop to purchase and I came across this one. I've had previous laptops from alienware, dell, apple, ibm thinkpad, etc. This laptop is by far one of the best, jaw droppingly beautiful, extremely fast, laptops ever.

The design of this laptop is superb with black and red all over the place. The illuminated keyboard makes everything clearly visible and not to mention super fast with 4 gigs of ram. Upon first boot, it gave me some errors about lan ethernet not being connected by it was easily fixed when i jumped into system bios and change the setting.

The weight of this laptop needs some getting used to because it is 11 lbs. It is a bit on the heavy side. Also, I was a little hesistant because it came with only 500gigz of hdd space but after feeling the speed and seeing the size of the 18" 1080p HD display, I'd say it was worth it.

The Harmon Kardon speakers are super crisp sounding and the touch music buttons on the left side of the keyboard makes playing media easy. The best thing about this laptop is that it comes with a numeric keypad that most laptops do not come with to save space. I use the numeric keypad alot daily. This is a key reason I chose this beast, for speed and the keyboard layout. All the extras that it comes with made my decision clear.

If your looking to replace a desktop but want a big display with superb quality and decent size with a numeric keypad, this is definately one of the laptops you should consider.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Elteto on September 27, 2010
Toshiba has always been a laptop innovator, and the Qosmio line continues that tradition. This review focuses on music production use of this laptop, but the issues mentioned are probably applicable to various uses.

PROS:

-Tested with great results for 64 bit Cockos Reaper 3.69 and Propellerhead Reason 5, individually AND in ReWire mode, and for 64 bit EastWest Quantum Leap Play instruments. Solid performance with multiple VST instruments, effects, and even real-time mastering at the same time.

-If a musician debated whether to buy a Mac or a Windows laptop, he or she should consider that this model has more power and features for much less money than the top-of-the-line (or even a comparable) MacBook Pro costs. Unless a musician used Logic, considering that all other major digital audio workstation software titles are available for Windows, this one would be a better deal.

-Shopping around, a musician would notice that other laptops MAY have a 1080p screen, i7 processor, Blu-Ray drive, FireWire port, ExpressCard port, eSATA port, GigaBit LAN, but he or she would be hard pressed to find all those features in ONE laptop. This model has them all.

-Perfect for musicians who want horsepower in the studio, but also want it available to them on the road. With the connection options for eSATA (for fast streaming sample libraries); FireWire, ExpressCard, or USB2 ports for professional audio interfaces; four cores for real-time effects processing; and large enough screen for effective work in a digital audio workstation; this laptop can easily be even the main production machine of a home studio.

-64 bit Windows provides more speed, memory support and power for resource-hungry music applications.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By BP on February 7, 2011
Let me begin by saying I have been a Toshiba laptop customer for 11 years now, and over that span of time I have owned 4 laptops, 3 of them would be considered high end model's. (Model's as follows: Satellite 5202-S703, Qosmio G25-AV513, Qosmio G45-AV680, and Qosmio x505-880) I had experience some problems in the past with some of the machines, but to Toshiba' credit they resolved them to my satisfaction even after having to send in one of their models for repair. Overall I have been a relatively happy Toshiba customer.

This is a review is about the Qosmio x505-880 model.

I ordered the Qosmio x505-880 on 12/9/09. I received my laptop on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 1:58 PM (2 months later). After opening and setting up the laptop, I notice that it would shut down intermittently and restart. I immediately contacted customer support who tried brief troubleshoots. They quickly realized that it was a hardware issue, and generated a return procedure and I shipped back my new $2300.00 laptop. Toshiba shipped me out a new laptop on Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 7:45 AM (4 months after my initial purchase). The months following, the Qosmio x505-880 worked without any problems, the only concerning observations was the design placement of the AC adapter power cord input which was on the ride side of the laptop, so if you are right handed and use your mouse on the right side you are bothered by the obstruction of the power cord. The only other disappointment was the volume, even with Windows sound mixer at maximum it seemed a little low. Otherwise I found the laptop to perform as expected.

The problem began 4 months ago (around October of 2010) when I noticed it started to shut itself off intermittently as did the first Qosmio x505-880 that I received.
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