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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q893 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Laptop (Black)

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  • Intel Core i5-460M Processor 2.53 GHz (2.80 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology), 3MB L3 Cache
  • Configured with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz (max 8GB) 2 main memory slots. Both slots occupied.
  • 500GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive with TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor), DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats
  • 18.4" diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT display at 1680 x 945 native resolution (HD) with native support for 720p content, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M with 1.5GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with a 12 cell/48Wh Lithium Ion battery pack; Battery Life (measured by MobileMark 2007): 3 hours, 47 minutes
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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q893 Notebook PCIntel Core i5-460MProcessor 2.53 GHz (2.80 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology); 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Memory; 500GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive; DVD SuperMulti drivesupporting 11 formats; 18.4" diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD display; Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.Specifications:Intel Core i5-460M Processor 2.53 GHz (2.80 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology), 3MB L3 CacheMobile Intel PM55 Express ChipsetNVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M with 1.5GB GDDR5 discrete graphicsmemoryConfigured with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz (max 8GB)2 main memory slots. Both slots occupied.Storage Drive: 500GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk driveTOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor)Fixed Optical Disk Drive: DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formatsMaximum Read speed and compatibility: CD-ROM (24x), CD-R(24x), CD-RW (24x), DVD-ROM (8x), DVD-R (8x), DVD-R DL(8x), DVD-RW (8x), DVD+R (8x), DVD+R DL (8x), DVD+RW(8x), DVD-RAM (5x)Display: 18.4" diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD display at 1680 x 945 native resolution (HD+)Native support for 720p content16:9 aspect ratioSound: Built-in harman/kardon stereo speakersDolby Home TheaterCommunications:Webcam and microphone; 10/100/1000 Ethernet;Wi-Fi Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card [shared slot]Ports: RGB (monitor) output port; HDMI-CEC(REGZA LINK)S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port)Microphone input port; Headphone output porti.LINK IEEE-13944 USB v2.0 ports (3 USB + 1 eSATA/USB combo with USBSleep and Charge)RJ-45 LAN portFusion Finish in Omega BlackDimensions (W x D x H ): 17.4" x 11.6" x 1.63"/1.83"Weight: Starting at 10.1 lbs., depending upon configurationBattery: 12 cell/87Wh Lithium Ion battery packBattery Life Rating (measured by MobileMark Productivity 2007)Included 12 cell battery: 3 hours, 47 minutesPower Supply: 180W (19V x 9.

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q893: Hard-Core Gaming, Brilliant Graphics

Amplify your 3D gaming and video editing with incredibly fast frame rates with the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q893 gaming laptop, which features a stunning 18.4-inch display--with native 720p (HD+) support--and the Intel Core i5 with four cores of intelligent processing power. Additionally, it offers ultra-fast DDR3 system memory and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics with 1.5 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.

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q893
The Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q893 offers a striking design on the outside (see larger image).
Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q893
And it's packed with premium technologies on the inside (see larger image).
Fusion Finish in Omega Black
Fusion Finish in Omega Black.

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 1680 x 945 resolution for amazing color depth and clarity and native 720p (HD+) support.
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    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q893
    The stunning Fusion finish in Omega Black with stylish
    red chrome accents (see larger image).


    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q893
    A comfortable full keyboard with LED Backlighting and
    numeric 10-key pad (see larger image).


    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q893
    Connect to peripherals with four total USB ports, including
    one eSATA/USB combo port (see larger image).


    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q893
    The front of the Qosmio X505 (see larger image).
  • 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5-460M dual-core processor for smart performance with a speed boost (2.80 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)
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  • 4 GB of DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz; 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 GTX 460M with 1.5 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. With up to 4x the DirectX 11 tessellation performance of the competition, you get incredibly detailed characters, terrain and game environments with blazing fast performance. It goes beyond everyday gaming with built-in CUDA technology to speed demanding system tasks, like video playback and HD movie editing. And with support for NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, you'll enjoy a fully immersive stereoscopic 3D experience with compatible games, Blu-ray movies, videos, and photos.
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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 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.
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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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    Toshiba ReelTime
    Toshiba ReelTime. Click here to learn about its features.


    Toshiba Eco Utility
    Toshiba Eco Utility. Click here to learn about its features.
  • 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. Previews are automatically added to documents, photos, and videos, and you can easily filter by file type.
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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 1.83 inches (WxDxH); 10.1 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-Q893 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions.

It also comes with the following software:

Norton Internet Security 2011 (30-day trial); Microsoft Office Starter 2010; Google Toolbar; Microsoft Windows Media Player 12; Microsoft Silverlight; Intuit Quickbooks Financial Center (trial); 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
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.

Product Information

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Screen Size18.4 inches
Processor2.53 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM4 GB ddr3
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics Coprocessorgeforce
Card DescriptionNVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Brand NameToshiba
Item model numberPQX33U-060025
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemGenuine|Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Item Weight10.1 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H11.60 x 17.40 x 1.63 inches
Color Fusion Finish in Omega Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #39,586 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight16 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 AvailableSeptember 26, 2010
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By J. Bell on November 12, 2010
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I bought this computer to serve as a desktop replacement. I definitely had no illusion that I would be lugging this beast to the coffee shop. This is a great laptop for moving around the house but at 10 lbs it can be a bit much to carry everywhere you go. I also have only been able to find 2 cases for this size laptop and they are made by Toshiba.

This laptop has been an absolute pleasure to use. Its extremely responsive and the graphics that it churns out are stunning. The laptop is very quiet while running and the heat that is kicked out by the fan is a lot less than other gaming laptops I have used.

For an example of what the system can handle. I am able to run World of Warcraft at the native resolution, 1680 x 945, with the Ultra graphics setting and still manage 60 fps in crowded areas.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By C. Pixley on November 14, 2010
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i already have a decent desktop that plays everygame i can throw at it. but i wanted something i could take with me on the go and not lose out on any of the features i have at home, like a big screen, a back-lit keyboard and fast fast. i knew this was a beast before i purchased. i needed to make sure it was as close to my desktop as i could.

this machine rocks. the HD screen is just amazin along with the 460M graphics. i do wonder if 1.5gb of discrete graphics really has much of a difference with 1.0gb when gaming on an intel I5. i sont think the extra 512mb does anything. but its cool to have i guess.

bootup time is around 18-22 seconds. i play CODMW2, L4D, L4D2, FALLOUT3, BOISHOCK, BAD COMPANY2, HALF LIFE2, STARCRAFT 2, and CRISYS and they all play without a hickup on high or greater. this is a perfect take along gaming machine for those uf you on the go who want the power from home. love it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Perzian N. Pa on December 10, 2010
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I have only had this in my possession for two days now but I will just explain my experiences thus far. Unboxed and wow... This thing is a behemoth... I have never seen a laptop so beautiful but bulky and sleek? Its quite nice seeing the glossy finish and bright red lights shining over a white back lit keyboard. My main purpose was I play warcraft 2-3 days a week and I have yet to own a pc to thoroughly handle the game. I have a desktop with a 9800GT and qaud core 8 gig ddr2 ram.. Works pretty well but doesn't hold up on high settings in a large raid setting with so much going on.

This bad boy didn't even hiccup. I travel to play alongside others for raiding when i do play so mobility was important and wow this guy definately shows up their laptops and desktops. Nobody could believe such a creature existed :-D. Sooo basically I love the power and look it has.

As for the negatives so far... Not too much bloatware... Two major gripes.. The keyboard setup can get annoying... It has volume/media buttons directly to the left side of the keyboard and my hand has hit them MANY times so far interuppting whatever I was doing at the time. I would have much rather they positioned these buttons above the keyboard like most other laptops have...

Second... Its just huge... The Screen is beautiful at 18.4 inches, but the line of sight isn't so great. Its heavy and bulky. Don't plan on lugging this thing around with you where ever you go because its definately not convenient. I Love my T-mobile G2 for all my daily internet/communication tasks... and well for gaming this guy does the trick. I picked it up for 899.99 which is definately worth it.... I know ASUS has some good deals on their i7 models with 1GB DDR5 and blu ray... its all about what you want I guess..
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Randyowl on December 17, 2010
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I originally planned to get a gaming laptop with a core-i7, but this one was on was on sale with core-i5. With how fast and sleek this computer is I think I would have been overpaying just to get a high end core-i7. It sounds like most of today's software does not really take advantage of the four processors in the core-i7 anyway. The most intensive processing I do is encoding Tivo HD files into formats for portable players and I have been very satisfied with the speed on that and the computer doesn't overheat like my old hp laptop had. For the games I play, I have been able to crank up all their settings and some of them are like new games with all the added effects. The key for me to purchase this model was that it had the same exact high end graphics card in other laptops I was considering. I never thought I would see a 1.5GB Graphics card!

The illuminated keyboard is a nice touch. I was also surprised to find how good the speakers were and the are the best in a laptop that I have heard. To me it feels like the laptop is of good construction and I feel I got a good deal because it has the same chassis as much more expensive Qosimo models. I feel they did a great job designing the chassis/outside of the x505 series. It is easy to upgrade components like ram and hard drive by removing a few screws from the bottom of the laptop. Some people complain that shiny laptops like this show finger prints but as a personal preference that is a non-issue as I would prefer it to be glossy. The textured touch pad is a nice touch to use and makes that easier to use. Sleep and Charge is a neat feature I have not seen by other manufacturers and it is convenient because these days some devices come only with a usb cable for charging.
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