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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q880 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Gaming Laptop

The Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q880 TruBrite 18.4-inch gaming laptop is a powerful laptop if you’re looking for a gaming machine you can carry from room to room.  Toshiba Qosmio X505 Q880 TruBrite 18.4 Inch Gaming Laptop

The stunning 18.4″ TrueBrite LCD display runs at a resolution of 1920×1080 with amazing color depth and clarity.  Native support for 720p HD resolution is enabled.

If you feel the need for speed, then the 1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM processor (with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz) will satisfy your need.  This quad core processor runs eight threads and comes with 6MB of Intel Smart Cache.  It’s a 64-bit chip manufactured with a 45nm die.

For video processing power, this laptop comes with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTS 360M which features 1 GB of GDDR5 dedicated graphics memory.  No need to share memory with the system.  This chip has built-in CUDA technology to speed up tasks that normally slow down your system like video playback and HD movie editing.

And since you have all this power you might as well take advantage of it with the Blu-ray drive which supports CD-R/RW, DVD +/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD+/-DL and DVD-RAM.

6GB of DDR3 RAM (which can be upgraded to 8GB) gives you the memory you need to multitask without a worry.

A 500GB Serial ATA hard drive rotating at 7200RPM gives you lots of space for your data, and the impact sensor helps keep it safe.  The Qosimo also comes with a 64GB Serial ATA solid state drive, that is 2X faster than a conventional spinning drive.  No moving parts means safer operation on your bouncing lap.

The 1.3 megapixel webcam comes with Face Recognition capabilities for security that doesn’t require you to type or swipe your greasy fingers.  You can also switch between user profiles with just one look.

The high-speed wireless-N wifi networking (802.11b/g/n) give you greater range and speed if you’ve got an N router already.  If that’s not fast enough, hook up a cable to the Gigabit Ethernet port.

Let’s talk about external connections.  You get a 5-in-1 memory card reader which supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Card.  There are 4 USB ports with one eSATA/USB combo port.  These are high-speed USB 2.0 ports.  HDMI-CEC audio/video output lets you control media players with a single remote.

The combo headphone S/PDIF digital audio output port gets the sound where you want it.

For software the system comes installed with Windows 7 Home Premium, Micorosft Works SE 9.0, and a 60-day trial of version of Microsoft Office Home and Student edition.

It takes a 12-cell (800 mAh) battery to power this thing, but you’ll most likely be using this one plugged in.  The big battery makes this weigh in at a hefty 10.1 pounds with dimension of 17.4″ x 11.6″ x 1.63″.

You can find this system for around $1674.

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