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Toshiba Qosmio X505

alaTest has collected and analyzed 883 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and keyboard are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but views about the reliability and energy efficiency are different. Many are critical about the connectivity and touchpad.

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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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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Qosmio X505

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 527 user reviews of Toshiba Qosmio X505 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

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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!

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Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78 3D Laptop

 

In stark counterpoint to small, fast systems like the MacBook Air, big-screened, heavy, packed-to-the-gills desktop-alternative laptops are still alive and well, although sometimes a little hard to justify. Toshiba's Qosmio line of laptops has been a...

The Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78 is a stereoscopic 3D laptop with excellent CPU performance and high-end graphics. The Nvidia 3D Vision system works as advertised. Tons of RAM and hard-drive space and a Blu-ray-RW drive are part of a big feature list

Bulky and heavy, this isn't a laptop that's ever likely to leave a desk--especially with its unsurprisingly poor battery life

Those in the market to spend more than $1,000 and get a 3D-enabled, Blu-ray-equipped laptop with plenty of horsepower for games should strongly consider Toshiba's latest high-end Qosmio. It's not cheap or portable by any means, but it's certainly...

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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...

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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...

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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q850

 

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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.6in
Height:1.6in
Weight:10.1lbs/9.7lbs
Width:17.4in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:X505-Q830/X505-Q850/X505-Q860/X505-Q870/X505-Q875/X505-Q880
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Qosmio

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1333MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Fusion finish in omega black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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)
Type:BD-RE/DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

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

RAM

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
Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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
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