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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q870 Laptop with Intel Core i7 Processor

The Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q870 laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor, 18.3″ TFT LCD display, and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. This laptop is similar to the X505-Q880 except it has less memory and a lower resolution.

Toshiba Qosmio X505 Q870 Laptop with Intel Core i7 Processor

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q870 Laptop

Inside is the Intel Core i7 (720QM) running at 1.6 GHz.  This is a quad-core processor with 8 processing threads.  It normally runs at 1.6GHz, but can turbo up to 2.8 GHz when needed using Intel’s TurboBoost techology.  It’s a 64-bit CPU with 6 MB of Intel SmartCache (L3). It was built using a 45 nm process. You get 4 GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory for your multitasking, with the ability to upgrade to 8GB.

The display is a huge 18.4″ TFT-LCD high-definition plus widescreen display with TruBrite technology and 1680 x 945 (HD+) resolution.  The 16:9 aspect ration and native support for 720p means HD movies will look great on this machine.  The graphics engine is the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M GPU with 1GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory and up to 1274MB dynamically allocated shared memory (2298MB total) using NVIDIA TurboCache technology.  This card supports Microsoft DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.1.

The hard drive is a spacious 500 GB Serial ATA (SATA) drive rotating at 7200 RPM. Good to see they put a speedier drive in this high-end system. The optical drive is a Blu-ray Disc-enabled DVD±RW/CD-RW drive that features read support for next-generation Blu-ray Disc, double-layer support using compatible media and supports DVD-RAM and Labelflash direct-disc labels using compatible Labelflash media.

For networking you get an RJ-45 port for 10/100/1000 Ethernet for you wired network people.  For wireless you can use the Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n) adapter.  If you want an external mouse, you can use the Bluetooth® version 2.1 plus Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) support. You also get a built-in webcam and microphone for video chatting with your network connections.

Expandability comes in the form of an ExpressCard™ slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54). For your memory cards you can use the Memory Card Reader which reads Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO™, and Multi Media Card [shared slot]. Other ports include an i.LINK™ IEEE-1394 port, 4 USB v2.0 ports (3 USB + 1 eSATA/USB combo with USB Sleep and Charge, 1 HDMI-CEC (Regza Link™) for connecting to your HDTV, 1 S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port), 1 microphone input, 1 VGA port for connecting an external monitor and a security lock slot.

The notebook comes installed with Microsoft Windows Home Premium 64-bit.  Other software includes TOSHIBA Power-Saving eco Utility™, TOSHIBA Face Recognition, TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator, Corel® DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, Hard disc (HDD) recovery, Microsoft® Works Version 9.0, WildTangent® Orb™ Games Console, Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 Edition (60-day trial), TOSHIBA DVD Player, TOSHIBA ConfigFree®,Microsoft® Silverlight™ , TOSHIBA Disc Creator, TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor), Dolby® Home Theater®, TOSHIBA ReelTime™, Microsoft® Windows Live Essentials including Photo Gallery, Messenger, Mail and Writer,  and Norton Internet Security™ 2010 (30-day trial).

For sound you have the Harman/Kardon stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater support. The pointing device is a TouchPad™ with multi touch control.

The laptop comes with a 12-cell Lithium ion battery pack (8000 mAh), but with this beast you’ll most likely be using the included 180 W 100-240V AC power adapter. The laptop measures 17.4” x 11.6” x 1.63” and weighs 9.7 pounds.  Definitely a computer you want to use as a desktop replacement, and not something you carry around.

The Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q870 laptop can be found for around $1500.

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