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Toshiba Qosmio X500-14Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 reviews of Toshiba Qosmio X500-14Z. 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. People are impressed by the keyboard and design. The size and screen are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and energy efficiency get negative views. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Qosmio X500-14Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Toshiba Qosmio X500-14Z from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Views about the image quality and sound are generally positive. The size and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price and performance.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Qosmio X500-10X 18.4-inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core I7-720qm, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Blu-ray RW, WebCam, BT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)Toshiba Qosmio X500-10X 18.4-inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core I7-720qm, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Blu-ray RW, WebCam, BT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Review Toshiba Qosmio X500-10V Notebook


Big Gamer with Multimedia Ambitions. Toshiba presents a 18.4 inch

Chic and elegant case; Vast connectivity; Wrist-rest is always cool; Strong application performance due to Core i7; Over averagely good sound; Adequate battery life under low load

GeForce GTS 250 is considerably slower than GeForce GTX 260M; Smudge sensitive surfaces; Keyboard yields easily; Average display brightness

Efficient gaming notebooks: With a GeForce GTS 160M, like MSI's GT628. With a GeForce 250M like Acer's Aspire 8940G, MSI's GT640 and MSI's GT740. With a GeForce GTX 260M like Alienware's M15x, Asus' G60J, Asus' G60VX, Asus' G71GX, Asus' G72GX and...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner & Klaus Hinum (

Review Toshiba Qosmio X500 Notebook (GeForce GTX 460M)


Back in Game. The Qosmio X500 was supposed to be the flagship gam

Good loudspeakers; Blu-Ray burner; Lavish connectivity; Fast graphics card; Good application performance; Fan dissipates towards the rear

Sensitive high-gloss surfaces; Dark and reflective display; Very warm under load

The Asus G73JW is one of the first notebooks with the new GTX 460M graphics, beside the Toshiba Qosmio. Apart from that, gamers with HD5870 graphics cards: MSI GX740, Deviltech 9700 DTX, Asus G73JH and Medion Akoya X7811 based on MSI.

Dec, 2010

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Review Toshiba Qosmio X500-121 Notebook


Let the games begin. The X500, an 18.4-inch desktop replacement, has already found its way into our editorial office before the review even began. Toshiba recently updated the graphics card, insisting on scrapping the planned GeForce GTS 250M and...

Excellent performance in applications, Good gaming performance, Great sound quality, Blu-Ray burner, Prolific connectivity, The Core i7-720QM together with the GeForce GTS 360M ensure that games and applications run at their peak

Sensitive high-gloss surfaces, Very warm under stress, Disappointing display (contrast, black value and viewing angle), The high-gloss chassis surfaces are very sensitive, quickly smudged and easily dirtied

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q850 review


Toshiba's Qosmio line has always been the company's experimental playground for high-end systems, from massive gaming rigs to inventive multimedia home theater laptops. While there were a lot of interesting ideas there, you often ended up with slightly...

Top-of-the-line components, including Intel Core i7; second solid-state hard drive; massive 18-inch 1080p display.

Expensive; tiny touch pad; surprisingly cramped keyboard; mute button beeps loudly when pressed.

Toshiba revives its Qosmio gaming line with the high-end X505. It has everything from Blu-ray to an Intel Core i7 CPU, but it also carries a premium price.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q850


The Toshiba Quosmio X505-Q850 is first out of the gates with a mobile Core i7 processor, and it's fast. We give you an exclusive preview.

Gorgeous 18.4-inch, 1,920-by-1,080 resolution screen. Core i7 CPU. LED backlit keyboard. Solid multimedia test performance. Cheaper than comparable laptops.

Trailed in gaming performance. So-so battery life.

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Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Jason Saundalkar (

Toshiba Qosmio x500-11g


Toshiba's Qosmio marvel is a rig for the enthusiast and will eat anything that you throw at it. Fired up in 'precious black' and red it is also the most stylish desktop replacement around

If you want a fully-fledged desktop replacement that packs serious performance and features the Qosmio X500-11G is for you.

Nov, 2010


Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Toshiba Qosmio X500 Gaming Notebook Review


Manage your financials along with your frags with the Qosmio X500

In summary, the Toshiba Qosmio X500 is an incredibly powerful laptop with a gorgeous screen which could’ve been a lot better had Toshiba equipped it with an SSD. At AED 9,099, the (US$2500), the Qomsio X500 is decently priced for a gaming laptop with...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (

Toshiba QOSMIO X500 -


Targeted at gaming and movie enthusiasts, the Toshiba QOSMIO X500 offers high-performance processing power combined with the latest graphics capabilities for an exceptional gaming experience and packs a large 18.4-inch screen size together with a...

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Toshiba Qosmio X500 X500-S1812X


Toshiba's Qosmio X500-S1812X is hands down one of the better gaming laptops on the market today. Many companies charge more money for a brand name or for features that don't add to the overall product; Toshiba, on the other hand, has designed a product...

The crystal clear speakers and high end processor are both great additions to this gaming laptop

This laptop has a mid-range graphics card, and the manufacturer offers only mediocre support

8.53/10 If you want a decently priced machine with mid- to high- range hardware, this is the one for you.

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (

Toshiba Qosmio X500 Gaming Notebook


The X500 debuted in 2009 and over the years it went through the typical cycle of refreshes to keep up with the latest trends. The version we'll be reviewing today is their 2011 refreshed model w

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 800


HD type:Full HD / No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1.5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 2.298 / 3 / 3.307 / 5.118
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
Labelflash: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 43537 / 49024 / 52219
Processor package size:34 / 37.5


Cable lock slot type:Kensington