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Toshiba Qosmia X505-Q890 Laptop PC with Intel Core i7

The Toshiba Qosmia (model: X505-Q890) laptop PC features Intel Core i7 processor, 18.4″ display and Microsoft Windows 7.

Toshiba Qosmia X505 Q890 Laptop PC with Intel Core i7

Toshiba Qosmia X505-Q890 Laptop PC with Intel Core i7

The processor inside this monster 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 6GB  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.

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.  In addition you get a 64GB SATA solid state drive.  For those not familiar that’s a memory card type drive with no moving parts for higher reliability.  If that wasn’t enough, you get a Blu-ray Disc® ROM and DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash® supporting 12 formats. Blu-Ray movies should look great on this large screen.

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).  This laptop also comes with Harmon Kardon speakers and support for Dolby Home Theater.

The full keyboard on this computer has LED backlighting, so the keys are easy to see in the dark. It also has a TouchPad™ pointing device with multi-touch control.

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-Q890 laptop for around $1800.

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