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Toshiba Qosmio X505

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 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 feedback. Some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad. The reliability and size get mixed comments.

performance, screen, price, usability, design

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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 83/100 = 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the portability. There are mixed views on the touchpad and reliability.

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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-Q880 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Gaming Laptop (Black/Red)

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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

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Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78 review


The Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78 may not be a thing of beauty, but gamers looking for a killer desktop replacement won't be disappointed.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78


If its tacky paint job and overall design don't turn you away, the Qosmio X775-3DV78 is a fast and full-featured gaming laptop.

Very good performance. Stylish, comfortable keyboard. Display supports full 1080p HD. Integrated Nvidia 3DVision. Blu-ray reader, two large hard drives included.

Atrocious battery life. Tacky design. Lacks graphics switching system. Mouse buttons are noisy.

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Aug, 2011

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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

Apr, 2010

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Toshiba Qosmio X505


If you're looking for a high-powered gaming notebook with all the goods, the Toshiba Qosmio X505 offers the best combination of performance and value we've seen lately. This 18-inch system delivers remarkable performance by combining a powerful Intel...

Oct, 2009

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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

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



HD type:HD+

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


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


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 Drive

Labelflash: Yes

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

Processor special features

Processor ARK ID:49024 / 52219 / 52224


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