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Toshiba Qosmio X300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Toshiba Qosmio X300. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the usability and sound are generally positive. The screen and design also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the image quality and size. Reviews are divided on the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Qosmio X300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Qosmio X300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Toshiba Qosmio X300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the keyboard and sound. The performance and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the image quality.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Qosmio X300-14U 17 inch Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme QX9300 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 640 GB HDD, DVDSMDL, WSXGA+ Vista Home PremiumToshiba Qosmio X300-14U 17 inch Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme QX9300 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 640 GB HDD, DVDSMDL, WSXGA+ Vista Home Premium

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Shao-Hung Liu (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Qosmio X300-11L Gaming-Notebook

 

Toshiba goes Gaming! Toshiba's Qosmio X300 is a dream come true f

good workmanship; stable plastic case; Harman Kardon sound system; sub-woofer; extensive interface equipment (HDMI, eSata) with user friendly alignment; remote control; temperature; performance; design

poor battery life; glossy keyboard; slightly weak CPU performance; heavily reflecting display

Wie wir anhand der Tests feststellen konnten, bringt der Turbo Knopf zwar etwas bessere Werte, ist aber im praktischen Spiele-Alltag kaum bemerkbar und somit eher zu vernachlässigen. Dies liegt wohl daran, dass sich die Übertaktung mit Hilfe des Turbo...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: ITP.net (itp.net)

Expert Review

 

If you've got the cash, this notebook can tackle both apps and games with ease.

Able to run DirectX 9 and 10 games at playable framerates, swift apps machine, oodles of storage, brilliant screen, strong audio system

Not the right OS, overdone exterior, bulky

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Jason Saundalkar (itp.net)

Toshiba Qosmio X300-130

 

Toshiba's Qosmio X300-130 holds a lofty price tag of US '178 and the company reckons this desktop replacement ‘combines massive performance with ground-breaking style'. Is there substance to both of Toshiba's claims?

If you've got the cash, this notebook can tackle both apps and games with ease.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Toshiba Qosmio X300-148 review

 

Toshiba's Qosmio X300 is a competitive laptop for the price, but performance lags compared to the competition

Good value ; Decent specs

Cheap and tacky feel ; Performance doesn't match more serious machines

A garish design that won't suit everybody, but still offers value for money

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Toshiba Qosmio X300-11s notebook

 

Toshiba is best known for its rather staid and business approach to notebooks but on occasion it throws in a curve ball both in terms of design and performance. The Toshiba Qosmio X300-11s is a great example of that curve ball. The Toshiba Qosmio...

Powerful, great graphics

Love/hate design, no Blu-ray, poor battery

The Toshiba Qosmio X300-11s manages to bring the notion of media centre and gaming machine together in a striking notebook design. It's not without its flaws but there is no denying the power and performance of this machine.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Toshiba Qosmio X300

 

It's too bloody red!

Good for playing the latest games, reasonably powerful speakers, good screen

Main speakers are on the palm rest, keyboard does not illuminate, hard drive transfers were slow, lacks a high-definition drive

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Toshiba Qosmio X300

 

It's too bloody red!

Good for playing the latest games, reasonably powerful speakers, good screen

Main speakers are on the palm rest, keyboard does not illuminate, hard drive transfers were slow, lacks a high-definition drive

It's fast and not overly expensive compared to other gaming laptops, but almost everyone who saw this thing commented on how ugly it looks. Take a look at the pics and judge for yourself.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Toshiba Qosmio X300-11S review

 

A powerful, eye-catching gaming system, but flawed for multimedia use

Powerful performance ; Strong graphics ; Great audio ; Bright screen

Poor battery life ; Bulky ; Limited multimedia features

So long as Blu-ray isn't on your wish-list, this well-priced laptop could be the one for you

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Toshiba Qosmio X300 review

 

Tosh's latest laptop is a Pimp My Ride affair. But should a laptop ever have the equivalent of alloy wheels?

Size is important when it comes to laptops and, loud design apart, this just shouldn’t be so big

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Tosh's latest laptop is a Pimp My Ride affair. But should a laptop ever have the equivalent of alloy wheels?

Size is important when it comes to laptops and, loud design apart, this just shouldn't be so big

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit / 24-bits / HD
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery Capacity:14.4
Battery life (max):1.5 / 1.75 / 1.8 / 1.83 / 2
Battery performance:14.4
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:S.M.A.R.T. / S.M.A.R.T., CE

Design

Color of product:Black, Red

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:2

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):200:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:17
Display Resolution:1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050
Display response rise/fall:16 / 6
Display Surface:Matt
LCD brightness levels 1-8:20 / 25
Pixel Pitch:0.00861 x 0.00861 / 0.0100 x 0.0100

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:12.2 / 9.5
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180 / 230

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3100 / NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT / NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS / NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX / NVIDIA GeForce Go 9700M GTS
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.791 / 2.048 / 2.303 / 3
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:2

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0984
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:105
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory expansion module sizes:512
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:10/100/1000Base-T / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, Modem
Networking speed:10/100/1000 Mbps Base-TX / 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless compliancy:Wi-Fi

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 472.4 / 0 - 472440.9
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Operating altitude:0 - 118.1
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24 / 4
CD-RW write speed:4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
Drive devices applicable disk format:CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
DVD drive compatibility:CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM / CD-ROM, CD-R/RW, DVD-ROM, DVD+R/RW, DVD+-R (DL), DVD-RAM
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:4 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:4 / 8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.2 x 12 x 1.7
Display:LCD
Drive device, buffer size:16384 / 8192
Expansion Slots:2 x memory \n1 x Express Card
Fixed netwerk speed:56
Fixed network speed:56
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Hard disk number of heads:4
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:1.440 x 900 / 1.680 x 1.050 / 1680 x 1050 / 2048
L2 cache:12 / 3 / 6
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.90 / V.90 (V.92) / V.90(V.92)
Solid State Disk drive, height:0.374
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless communication data transfer rate:2.1
Wireless communication version:2.1
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/draft-n, Bluetooth / 802.11a/g/Draft-N / 802.11agn / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11n / Wireless LAN (802.11a/g/Draft-N) / WLAN (802.11a/g/Draft-N) / WLAN (802.11a/g/n)

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x RGB
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:12.2 / 9.5
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180 / 230

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GSE Express / Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 12 / 7.5 / 9 / 9.4 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GSE Express / Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410 / 820
Processing die size:107 / 214
Processor:P7450 / P8600 / P8700 / Q9000 / QX9300 / T9400 / T9550 / T9600 / X9100
Processor cache:12 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core 2 Quad / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Intel® Core™2 Quad
Processor frequency:2 / 2.13 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 3.06 / 3.6
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:P7450 / P8600 / P8700 / Q9000 / QX9300 / T9400 / T9550 / T9600 / X9100
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9000 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket L1
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / E0 / E1 / M0 / R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35 / 44 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States:No / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35431 / 35562 / 35563 / 35568 / 36727 / 36734 / 37006 / 37130 / 40480
Processor code:SL3BV / SLB48 / SLB5J / SLG9F / SLGE4 / SLGEJ / SLGEK / SLGFE
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:Supervisor / User
Password protection type:Supervisor / User

Software

Bundled software:Toshiba Bluetooth Monitor\nToshiba Disc Creator\nChicony Kamera Assistant Software\nToshiba DVD Player\nUlead DVD MovieFactory f TOSHIBA\nToshiba Recovery Disc Creator\nDolby Control Center\nHDMI Control Manager\nGoogle Software (Google Toolbar f Internet Explorer, Google Desktop, Picasa)\nToshiba Bluetooth Stack\nConnectivity Doctor\nConfigFree / Toshiba Bluetooth Monitor\nToshiba Disc Creator\nToshiba User's Manual\nToshiba Supervisor Password Utility\nToshiba Camera Assistant Software\nToshiba DVD Player\nUlead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA\nToshiba Face Recognition\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite - Toshiba Edition (includes free Internet updates for 30 days)\nToshiba Recovery Disc Creator\nDolby Control Center\nHDMI Control Manager\nMicrosoft Works,\nToshiba Value Added Package (Toshiba Power Saver, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba Flash Cards, Toshiba Components Common Driver, Toshiba Accessibility, Toshiba Button Support)\nGoogle Pack (Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Google Desktop, Picasa)\nToshiba Bluetooth Stack\nConnectivity Doctor\nToshiba ConfigFree\nToshiba utilities and drivers\nToshiba Assist / Toshiba Disc Creator\nToshiba DVD Player / Toshiba Disque Creator\nToshiba DVD Player
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Optional operating system supplied:Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security Suite\nMicrosoft Works / Microsoft Office 2007\nMcAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007\n / Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007\nMcAfee Internet Security\n / Works&Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, xD / SD / SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:85
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):60
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.280 x 1.024 / 1280 x 1024
External video modes refresh rate (max):85

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:31
CD/DVD weight:6.35 / 6.7
Depth:12 / 15.7
Height:1.7 / 6.3
Height (front):1.69 / 1.7
Height (rear):2.44 / 2.46
Weight:7.94 / 9.48
Width:16.2 / 19.7