|Screen Size||18.4 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1200|
|Processor||1.73 GHz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||6 GB ddr3|
|Hard Drive||64 GB|
|Card Description||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M|
Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898 18.4-Inch Laptop (Fusion Finish in Omega Black)
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- Intel Core i7-740QM Processor 1.73 GHz (2.93 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology), 6MB L3 Cache
- Configured with 6GB DDR3 1066MHz (max 8GB) 2 main memory slots. Both slots occupied.
- 64GB Serial ATA solid state drive and a 500GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive with TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor), Blu-ray Disc ROM and DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash supporting 12 formats
- 18.4" diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD display at 1920 x 1080 native resolution (FHD) with Native support for 1080p content at a 16:9 aspect ratio, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M with 1.5GB GDDR5 discrete graphics
- 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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I have used laptops of various sizes, 12" to 15" and now 18.4".
I was looking for a laptop which had a fantastic keyboard (ala "Lenovo") and sufficient GPU power for the latest games. Not that I'm a hardcore gamer but I was looking for a new laptop which could last longer (in terms of obsolescence) as nowadays it is the GPU rather than the CPU which determines whether or not your laptop is capable of running games.
Without further ado, here's the reasons why I bought this unit. No offence to owners of the other brands but I had to eliminate other popular choices due to the reasons below. I actually narrowed down my final choice of a new laptop to either SAGER or TOSHIBA.
A full keyboard (backlit!) is provided along with a full numberpad.
For me, the keyboard design was really important. I have used a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop before and their keyboards were (and still are) really the best for typing.
Yes, even better than this unit.
H/w, this Toshiba unit has the edge over Alienware and SAGER/CLEVO units where the keyboard is concerned. I actually went to a real store to check out the Alienware laptops but just did not like the feel of their keyboards. I also do not like the way SAGER/CLEVO removed some of the keys on their numberpad.
BTW, the MSI GX/GT 660 series deserves honorable mention for their keyboard design. I like the look on it. H/W some reviewers have claimed that there is a certain amount of flex, hence I did not go for the MSI units.
2. Battery Life
Granted, most people would not move a desktop replacement unit around much.Read more ›
Working in the IT industry and having a passion for building computers means that I have to keep abreast of the ever changing hardware scene as well as all of the current offerings from various manufacturers. Having never owned a Toshiba Laptop before this would be my first purchase so naturally I was skeptical at first. I had gone to several vendors and customized computers with around the same level of hardware offerings that come in this Toshiba Unit. I visited Sager, Dell/Alienware, HP, and Asus. The Dell offerings were all very expensive, more than $2,200.00 and up for similarly equipped models and even more for the Alienware units with slightly better options. Next I moved to HP and their offerings were similar with the exception of the several of their video processors which were lesser models. The Sager laptops were the most expensive but offered the greatest flexibility for configuration. In the end for around $1,800.00 the Toshiba was clearly the best value.
Having used an Alienware M15x before which I surrendered back to my former company, the Toshiba had big shoes to fill and fill them it has! I was impressed initially by the sheer size of the unit which is massive. The screen is an absolutely beautiful and crystal clear 1920x1080 with no dead pixels or backlighting consistency problems. The chassis is made of a mirrored black and anodized red finish that is beautiful but naturally attracts a lot of fingerprints and dust so be prepared for this.Read more ›
EDIT: I have been running this laptop everyday since I have received it. It now has several different operating systems on it, several emulators for console games and does a fair amount of browsing. It has performed flawlessly and has never locked up or needed to be restarted. Kubuntu started right up and after loading the Nvidia drivers looks awesome. If you need a giant laptop with top performance don't be afraid. This one is great.
1. Nice layout and 18.4 is just like the custom built type in the market now
2. Harmon Kardon speakers
3. Windows 7 64 bit
4. The 7200 rpm hard disk protection
5. Backlight keyboard
1. Keys are bit cramp with a small trackpad.
2. Webcam is 1.3 MP instead of 2.0 MP as many other high end laptop does.
3. Small 64 GB SSD
4. Windows 7 Home
I am still in the process of downloading and trying to upgrade to Windows 7 PRO/ULITMATE. Will update more if I found the good and bag things more about this computer.
I have just tested the laptop with continuous internet surfing. The battery life is about 2 hours flat. I do find that playing games is a bit difficult as my left pinky and ring finger will accidentally hit the control panel keys on the left side. I am now using an external keyboard to play games instead.
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I bought this laptop back in 2010, and I am using it to write this review. This thing is a beast, having spent three of the past two years in the Army this laptop has seen a lot of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kenneth E Gray
This is my 3rd Toshiba laptop, but my first Qosmio. It is huge and weighs a ton, but no problem as I never intended to carry it anywhere. Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by J. Deleuze
I've had this laptop now for about 5 months, and it is treating me well. it's blazingly fast. For games it plays Mass Effect 2 at full 1920x1080 resolution with max details, and... Read morePublished on May 18, 2011 by tquiring
I've had this since November and it has been the best computer I've ever owned. I would definitely buy again.Published on April 27, 2011 by dootin
Awsome computer. Fast, great display, lots of features. Love the blue ray and 1080p resolution. Only drawbacks are the ssd could be bigger, and there is a warning about lead on the... Read morePublished on March 27, 2011 by FatbobnMeatball
Pros. Extremely fast boot times due to solid state boot drive.
Awesome graphics due to seperate video memory. Read more
Great product, note to buyers that the performance is outstanding when plugged into the electrical socket, but compromised on battery. Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by Ahmed
This laptop is awesome , worth the money , and so far no issues with it , unlike other ppl i have nothing bad to say , Is super quiet for its performance and is nothing that will... Read morePublished on January 31, 2011 by Cris
I wanted to write this review only because I read a bad review and feel not every Toshiba Qusimo is junk... Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by wdodge45
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