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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q885 Laptop PC with Intel Core i5

The Toshiba Qosmio (model: X505-Q885) laptop PC features Intel Core i5 processor, 18.4″ display and Microsoft Windows 7.

Toshiba Qosmio X505 Q885 Laptop PC with Intel Core i5

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q885 Laptop PC with Intel Core i5

The Intel inside this one is the Core i5-450M processor.  This is a 64-bit dual core CPU with 4 processing threads.  It runs at 2.4GHz but can use TurboBoost to get up to 2.66 GHz when it needs to. This is a 35W processor.  The laptop comes with 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 RAM gives you the memory you need to multitask without a worry. It can hold a maximum of 8GB.

The display is an 18.4″ diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD display at 1680 x 945 native resolution (HD+). This display gives native support for 720p HD content and a 16:9 aspect ratio.  The screen is driven by the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M graphics chip.  The chip has 1GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory, plus up to 1274MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory using NVIDIA® TurboCache™ technology.

Storage is where this laptop really sets itself apart.  It comes with a speedy 500GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 7200RPM. Plenty of space for all your music, digital photos, apps and more. The optical drive is a DVD-SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive.

Additional storage can be had with the memory card reader which supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO™, Multi Media Card formats.

For networking you get a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet adapter and your standard 802.11 b/g/n wireless adapter. In addition, this laptop also comes with Bluetooth support.  You can use that connectivity to video chat using the built-in webcam and microphone.

External ports include 1 VGA monitor port, 1 HDMI port, 1 S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port), 1 microphone port, 1 headphone port, i.LINK™ IEEE-1394,  and 4 USB v2.0 ports (3 USB + 1 eSATA/USB combo with USB Sleep and Charge), 1 ExpressCard slot.  This laptop also comes with Harmon Kardon speakers and support for Dolby Home Theater.

The laptop comes installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition.  Other software includes a bunch of Toshiba crapware and Microsoft® Works 9, Microsoft® Windows Media Player 12, Microsoft® Silverlight™, Microsoft® Windows® Live™ Essentials including Photo Gallery, Messenger, Mail, Writer and Movie Maker, Microsoft® Internet Explorer 8, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, Google® Toolbar, Sun® Java™ 2 Runtime Environment, Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 Edition 60-day trial, Toshiba Online Backup (30-day trial subscription available),  Norton Internet Security™ 2010 (30-day trial subscription), Intuit® Quickbooks® Simple Start Online and Skype®.

The laptop measures 17.4” x 11.6” x 1.63” and weighs 9.7 pounds, so it’s more of a desktop replacement than something you want to carry around with you.  The 12 cell (8700mWh) lithium ion battery back provides up to 3 hours and 47 minutes of unplugged power.

You can find the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q885 laptop for around $1100.

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