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Toshiba offers Qosmio X500 gaming laptop

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 28 Sep 2009 15:13 User comments (4)

Toshiba offers Qosmio X500 gaming laptop Toshiba UK announced the new Qosmio X500 intended to be used by gamers. The Qosmio X500 offers high performance processing power, combined with the latest graphics capabilities, to deliver a great mobile gaming experience. It is powered by Intel's latest Quad Core processors and the latest nVIDIA GeForce graphics, and sports a large 18.4-inch TruBrite Full HD LCD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio at a resolution of 1920x1080.
It includes stereo speakers made by audio specialists Harman Kardon. The Qosmio X500 also features a rewritable Blu-ray drive (BD-RE) and Toshiba's Resolution+ upscaling technology, enabling the standard definition DVDs and video files to be upconverted to near high definition quality. It also features an HD web camera, allowing users to record HD video and webchat in wide screen 16:9 format.

For quick and convenient logon, the Qosmio X500 comes with a finger print reader and Face Recognition via the embedded HD web cam.

Toshiba Qosmio X500 specification details
  • Intel Core i7-720QM (2.8GHz, 6MB L2, 1333MHz FSB)
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 RAM (1066MHz)
  • Up to 1TB HDD (500GB 5400 rpm + 500GB 5400 rpm)
  • 18.4" Full HD TruBrite LCD screen (1920 x 1080p)
  • 6x BD-RE optical drive (Blu-ray rewritable)
  • nVIDIA GeForce GTS 250MNV (1GB)
  • Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/Draft-N
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3x USB 2.0 Sleep-and-Charge ports
  • 1x USB Sleep-and-Charge/e-SATA combo port
  • 5-in-1 card reader

No details on price or availability were included with the release.

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4 user comments

128.9.2009 19:15

Looks a lot nicer then past Qosmio designs.

229.9.2009 5:00

That looks sweet...but I have always been partial to black with red trim...someone should make a netbook with this colour scheme.

330.9.2009 15:10

I luv my Qosmio G35-AV600, but this new one is making me think "upgrade" - (now if I only had the cash).

426.12.2010 4:01

I just purchased this computer two days ago, so I may update this in the future. My previous laptop was a Dell Inspiron 15.6" core 2 duo. I wanted more RAM to do some non-pro video editing, and an update to one of the newer processors, and I wanted a 17.3" screen. In the end, I had to decide what was more important to me - a larger, good quality screen or a processor that was probably faster than I needed, but wouldn't be obsolete for a good while - i.e a 15.6" i5 or a 17.3" i3. I went with the latter, and I'm definitely not sorry so far. The picture quality of the screen on this computer is gorgeous - crisp, clear and sharp, and well-lit. The keyboard has nice big keys, though they're flat & I'd ideally prefer slightly raised, but I don't think I'll mind, since they're so large. I won't be using the number pad, but it's nice to have if you are someone who will use it.See Here: *link removed*

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