|Screen Size||18.4 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor||1.73 GHz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||6 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||564 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2298 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G, 802.11bgn, 802.11B|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||4 hours|
Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Laptop (Black/Red)
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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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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.
(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!!!Read more ›
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
MDG Sparx EA add-ons - Zachman Framework, TOGAF, DoDAF-MODAF, and SysML.
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.Read more ›
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....?????
- 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 Amazon.com folks!)
Toshiba makes great machines, I am surprised they let this pass.
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this laptop is the best i buy it from amazon laptop
but i wos afread that i will not get my money becouse its big amount
but know i trust amazon that they will not cheet... Read more
Bought this for my nephew. It's been two years and it still works. My nephew brought it with him every weekend to play with his friends and colleagues. Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by Oh Ih
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I have my new laptop and using it only confirmed that it has been an excellent investment, no matter what the use will be given. Read morePublished on January 16, 2011 by elvin
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