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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q882 Laptop with Intel Core i5 Processor

The Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q882 laptop computer has Intel Core i5 CPU, 18.4″ TFT LCD display and Microsoft Windows 7.

Toshiba Qosmio X505 Q882 Laptop with Intel Core i5 Processor

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q882 Laptop Computer

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 screen is a massive 18.4″ diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD display with a strange resolution of 1680×945 (HD+). That gives it a 16:9 aspect ratio and native support for 720p content.  The screen is driven by the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M with 1GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory, plus up to 1274MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory using NVIDIA® TurboCache™ technology.  This GPU provides 96 CUDA cores and Microsoft DirectX 10.1 support.

The hard drive is a 500GB Serial ATA (SATA) drive rotating at 7200RPM. It’s protected by the TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor). The optical drive is a DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash® supporting 11 formats.  The memory card reader supplies support for Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO™, and Multi Media Card formats.

For communications you get a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with an RJ-45 connector.  Also provided is a Wi-Fi Wireless networking through the 802.11 b/g/n adapter.  A webcam and microphone give you the option to video chat using those connections.

This system has built-in Harman Kardon stereo speakers and support for Dolby Home Theater.

Expansion comes in a myriad of forms on this notebook.  It has 1 ExpressCard slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54), 1 RGB monitor output, 1 HDMI-CEC (REGZA LINK), S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone), 1 microphone input port, i.LINK IEEE-1394 FireWire port, 4 USB 2.0 ports (4 USB/1 eSATA/USB combo) and slot for a security lock.

The laptop comes installed with Genuine Microsoft Windows Home Premium 64-bit for the operating system.  Other software includes Electronic User’s Guide, Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba, TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator, TOSHIBA Media Controller15, TOSHIBA Bulletin Board™, TOSHIBA ReelTime™, TOSHIBA ConfigFree®, TOSHIBA Disc Creator, TOSHIBA DVD Player with Resolution+ Upconvert Technology16, TOSHIBA Power-saving eco utility™, TOSHIBA Face Recognition, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Recovery, Microsoft® Windows Media Player, Microsoft® Works 9, Microsoft® Windows Live Essentials including Photo Gallery, Messenger, Mail and Writer. Microsoft® Silverlight™, Internet Explorer 8, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, Google® Toolbar, Sun® Java™ 2 Runtime Environment, Norton Internet Security™ 2010, 30-day trial and Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 Edition, 60-day trial.

This notebook measures 17.4″ x 11.6″ x 1.63″ and weighs 9.7 pounds, so it’s not something you want to lug around very much.  The 12 cell Lithium Ion battery pack can provide up to 3 hours and 47 minutes of unplugged power.  It does come with a 120W auto-sensing AC adapter when you need to plug it (and it weighs 1.2 pounds itself).

You can find the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q882 notebook computer for around $1200.

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