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Toshiba Qosmio X505

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 reviews of Toshiba Qosmio X505. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The price and screen also get good views, but there are some negative comments about the connectivity and touchpad. Reviews about the battery and reliability are mixed.

performance, screen, price, usability, design

portability, energy, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Qosmio X505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Toshiba Qosmio X505 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 People really like the screen and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the touchpad and reliability, and some have doubts about the portability.

performance, price, usability, design, screen


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q880 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Gaming Laptop (Black/Red)Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q850 18.4-Inch Gaming Black/Red Laptop - 3 Hours 40 Minutes of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q830 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Gaming Laptop

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Eric Chiu (

Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7272 Laptop Review


Like A Rock. Toshiba's Qosmio X775-Q7272 might epitomize everythi

Phenomenal performance; Large screen; Blu-Ray

Poor battery life; Average screen performance; Pop-up ads & bloatware

Lighter than other 17-inch laptops!

Dec, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890


This monstrous 18.4-inch gaming rig delivers fantastic frame rates, Blu-ray playback in full HD, and a blazing SSD.

With the Qosmio X505-Q890, Toshiba has really upped the ante on what was already an industry leading gaming notebook. That said, competitors have also stepped up their game in this price and size range. If you're looking for something a little more...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Greg Ross (

Toshiba Qosmio X505 Review


Aimed at both media enthusiasts and gamers, the Qosmio X505 is Toshiba's largest and most powerful desktop replacement machine featuring a quad core processor and a mid-range nVidia GPU. Does the X505 live up to expectations? Read our review to find out.

Massive, beautiful, 18.4" screen ; Tons of power, yet little heat or noise ; Nice build quality

Poor speaker performance (no bass) ; Mouse buttons are difficult to work with ; Bloatware and spammed advertisements

The Toshiba Qosmio X505 is a gigantic notebook that is more than capable of handling many things thrown its way. Designed for both gamers and computing enthusiasts, the notebook offers a great screen, decent keyboard, above average build quality and a...

Apr, 2010

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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q850


Few will complain about the gorgeous 18.4-inch screen. It's the biggest screen that'll actually sell on laptops these days (HP and Dell are both phasing out their 20-inch laptop behemoths) and at least an inch larger than the 17-inch ones found in the...

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

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.

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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q865


The Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q865 is at the lower price end of the X505 family of notebooks that Toshiba offers, but there are also a number of other companies with similar notebook offerings, making shopping around a must. The 18.4inch display and surround...

802.11n Wireless18.4-inch display500GB Hard DriveSurround Sound audio output

Slightly higher price bracket

At first glance, the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q865 appears big and beautiful...

May, 2010


Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898


Welcome back, stranger. We haven't looked at an update of Toshiba's now-venerable line of Qosmio desktop-replacement machines in some time, so we were excited to check out a freshly minted Core i7 version of one of these big machines.

Outstanding performance ; Built-in Blu-ray drive ; Beautiful LCD ; Sleek design

Expensive ; No USB 3.0 support ; Short battery life

The X505 offers the deluxe feature mix we’ve come to expect from this family of high-end desktop replacements. This massive 18-inch PC is perfect for media mavens who also enjoy gaming.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Bruns (

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q880 Review


A great laptop for full 1080p HD editing, with high-end graphics, processing power, and lots of multimedia ports.

1080p screen resolution ; Zippy rendering times ; Quick set-up

2-hour battery life with extensive editing ; Inconvenient multimedia buttons ; Small amount of SSD space

A very versatile video capture device with the portability edge.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Sal Cangeloso (

Quick Review: Toshiba Qosmio X505 gaming laptop


Toshiba's Qosmio X505 is a high-end notebook at a not-so-high-end price. The system has a monster 18.4-inch display and packs an Intel Core i7 processor, but those two are just the start of the fun-it also comes with a 64GB SSD and Nvidia's GeForce GTS...

Apr, 2010

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Toshiba Qosmio X505


Gaming and video performance is great. The harman/kardon and Dolby Home Theater combination produces one of the best audio experiences on a notebook., Pro: Gaming and video performance is great. The harman/kardon and Dolby Home Theater combination...

Keyboard is a bit too flat. HD 1920 x 1080 display is a very pricey upgrade, viewing angle poor on lower res display., Con: Keyboard is a bit too flat. Upgrading to an HD 1080 display costs big bucks and the lower res display has poor viewing angles

The Toshiba Qosmio X505 is among the largest notebooks at 18.4” and 9.7 lbs., and the CPU and graphics updates make it a powerful everyday desktop replacement and a darned good gaming machine. The Core i5 is cheaper with only the DVD drive option, but...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Audio Video Revolution (

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896 Laptop Review


I've always felt that Home Theater PCs have long been ignored as a viable alternative to physical media players in the home entertainment space, mostly because taking that next step into streaming or storing all your media in a central location seems...

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

Experience the ultimate in high-definition entertainment with a Blu-ray Disc standard on the Qosmio X505 laptop. You've got the specs - now get the style. With a Fusion finish featuring subtle metallic accents and system lights, the Qosmio X505 will turn heads wherever you take it. Get ready to wrap yourself in a luxurious blanket of sound, with fatter bass tones and crisper, more penetrating highs. If you love your music, immerse yourself in gaming action, and really get into a good movie, these speakers are for you. This laptop includes an HDMI port, so you can hook up your compatible HD display and watch high-definition movies on the big screen - right from your laptop.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3.3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:18.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):46.7cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 945/1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Qosmio

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:1333MHz


Color:Fusion finish in omega black


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 6x (BD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM) / 4x (BD-RE) / 4x (BD-RE DL)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/2.26GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:I5-430M/I7-720QM
Type:Core i5/Core i7


Installed Size:4GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/384GB/500GB/564GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M/NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M