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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q887 Notebook with Intel Core i7

The Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q887 notebook has an Intel Core i7 processor, 18.4″ LCD display and Microsoft Windows 7.

Toshiba Qosmio X505 Q887 Notebook with Intel Core i7

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q887 Notebook

The processor inside this laptop is the Intel Core i7-740QM processor. This is a quad-core processor with 8 operating threads.  Each core runs at 1.73 GHz but can rev up to 2.93 GHz with Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology. This is a 64-bit processor with 6MB of Intel SmartCache.  It’s built on a 45nm die and uses 45W. The notebook comes installed with 4GB  of DDR3 1066MHz memory, and 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.

For storage you get a 500GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 7200RPM. This is the kind of drive you’d expect in a high-end machine like this.  The optical drive is a Blu-ray Disc® ROM and DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash® supporting 12 formats.  The memory card reader supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO™, Multi Media Card [shared slot].

For networking you get a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN RJ-45 port for your wired Internet connections.  For wireless you get a built-in Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n).  This laptop also offers support for Bluetooth® V2.1 + EDR, but does not have a modem.

External ports include 1 RGB (monitor) output port, 1 HDMI-CEC (REGZA LINK™), S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port), Microphone input port, Headphone output port, i.LINK™ IEEE-1394, 4 USB v2.0  ports (3 USB + 1 eSATA/USB combo with USB Sleep and Charge and an ExpressCard (34/54) slot.

The laptop comes with a built-in webcam and microphone for videochatting.  It also has Harmon/Kardon speakers integrated.

The notebook comes installed with Microsoft Windows Home Premium 64-bit version. Other software includes TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator, Service Station, DVD Player with Resolution+ Upconvert Technology, Face Recognition, HW Setup Utility, Value Added Package, Web Camera Application, Disc Creator,  PC Health Monitor, Eco Utility, Supervisor Password Utility, Media Controller Plug-in, Assist, Media Controller, Bulletin Board, ReelTime, 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, WildTangent Orb™ Game Console, 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, Skype, NetZeroInternet Service.

The laptop measures 17.4 x 11.6 x .63 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 9.7 pounds.  The 12-cell Lithium ion battery pack can provide up to 3 hours, 47 minutes of unplugged power.

You can find the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q887 notebook for around $1420.

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