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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Laptop (Black/Red)

by Toshiba
3.8 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

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  • 1.73 GHz Intel Core i7-740QM processor
  • 6 GB DDR3 1066MHz memory
  • 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive, Blu-ray Disc® ROM and DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash® supporting 12 formats, 64 GB SSD
  • 18.4-inch HD TruBrite display, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M with 1 GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 3.75 hours of battery life
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Product Description

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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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 18.4 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor 1.73 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive 564 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
Chipset Brand NVIDIA
Card Description GeForce GTS 360M
Graphics Card Ram Size 2298 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand Name Toshiba
Item model number PQX33U-03J01R
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7;
Item Weight 9.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 11.6 x 17.4 x 1.6 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 11.6 x 17.4 x 1.63 inches
Color Black/Red
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 4
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Disc ROM
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type lithium_ion
Power Source AC
Voltage 240 volts

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3.8 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #46,026 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#10,080 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 15.8 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 Available June 20, 2010

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Cosmetically, the Qosmio looks like a technological piece of art; under the hood, it gets even better. Every time I lay my hands on it, I'm thrilled I made this purchase.

I originally got the TOSHIBA QOSMIO X505-Q850 and am posting that review here as well since the 890 is essentially the same laptop and I thought this review would be helpful to people....

I'd been hoping to put off buying a new laptop but the screen on my old HP was failing and I just can't justify sinking money into obsolete tech. I convinced myself I was willing to live with the funky lines running through my screen in favor of being frugal, but with each malfunctioning pixel, it was clear I had to buy a replacement soon.

If you're like me, a new laptop isn't something to be taken lightly. It's a decision I'll have to live with a good many years, so selecting the right model is important since I'll be using it on a daily basis. Well, I'd like to say I did exhaustive research comparison shopping every new laptop, but that simply wasn't the case. I had two basic criteria that eliminated 99% of the laptops on the market: I wanted the largest screen possible and a lighted keyboard.

Enter Qosmio...
(Insert angelic harps here)

Thankfully, Amazon makes it easy to search laptops by attribute like screen size, and the first laptop that came up on my search was the Qosmio x505-Q850 -- the pictures were more reminiscent of an elegant sports car than laptop -- it was love at first sight. The screen was a whopping 18.4 inches, which is huge for a laptop, and much to my surprise, it even had a lighted keyboard!!!
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This review was originally posted in my blog. You can read it there by googling "Mine is bigger than yours- Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890 Laptop Review". I have uploaded the images to this review and included "see uploaded images" for reading it here.

I recently had to buy a new laptop. I'd love to buy a MacBook Pro, but can't come to terms with the amount of cash you have to lay down.

I needed something fast since mine completely died, so I decided to try to get something prebuilt. I ended up finding this power house on Amazon. I did a comparison of price for the same options on Dell and IBM and the cost was nearly twice the price.

I used to be an HP fan. I could always count on getting good stuff cheap from them, but after two computers completely died on me in the past year I have left HP behind. Both had hard drives go bad and cost me a ton of time getting back on track. Below is the short list of what I had to install and configure.

Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Project 2010
Microsoft Visio 2010
Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 Developer
Visual studio 2010
Expression Studio
Sparx EA
MDG Sparx EA add-ons - Zachman Framework, TOGAF, DoDAF-MODAF, and SysML.
VMware Player
Windows Virtual PC
iTunes / sync phone

Data wise I am usually pretty good at backing up, so I didn't lose much there. This new laptop is a monster. I had no idea it would be so big. It will not be traveling to the islands with me. Like I said above I purchased it pre-built so I could get it faster, and actually just ordered it off Amazon. Below are some of the specs and picture of the laptop compared to my old one.

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The Intel Core i7-740QM processor rocks.
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I currently am a Systems Administrator for a fairly large corporation, I have been a Network Administrator, an IT Manager and IT Project Manager. I have dealt with hundreds of Desktop and Laptop products ranging in brands from HP to Dell to Lenovo(IBM) and from Intel to AMD. I have to say that I am extremely impressed with this product.

The processor literally screams it's so fast, the screen is incredibly, I watched a blu-ray on it already and was quite impressed. It is large, and it is quite heavy, but I knew that going into the purchase. The reason I chose such a large and heavy system is because I did need something portable, but I also needed something that would serve in the desktop capacity as well. It has thoroughly met my expectations and exceeded them.

My only honest complaint is that it is a fingerprint magnet...if that's my only complaint what am I complaining about again....?????
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I think everyone has made excellent points about this computer that is why I purchased it. What I liked best was the following:
- Excellent Sound! Those two speakers are amazing and produce a really rich sound - surprisingly good.
- Media Controls - I liked them (and you can turn off the beep easily BTW)
- Backlit keyboard
- The machine starts up FAST! Well under a minute. Just flies...
- Not too much bloatware.
- File Migration utility (to remove user files from SSD to HDD)

A few things that were not great, but not deal breakers:
- It is Heavy!
- The power supply is HUGE and heavy
- The screen does have a yellowish cast as some noted, but that can be adjusted somewhat by using the `Display Color Calibration' tool in Windows 7. Note that it has a Rich Color TFT, true 1080p HD
- Fingerprint magnet
- Having the OS on the SSD there was only about 30 Gbs left for use, but worth it in my opinion!

Now the bad news and deal breaker, for me: There is a production defect that I could not live with!

** There is a shadow that runs the entire length of the screen towards the bottom**

I did not notice it at first - I thought it was a shading effect on the taskbar (being new to Windows 7), but when watching a video full screen, that is when I noticed it. Found out (using search engines) that it is a production issue caused by the bottom lamp. Thus I am returning it (and this is why I buy from folks!)

Toshiba makes great machines, I am surprised they let this pass.
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