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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q894 Laptop with Intel Core i7

The Toshiba Qosmio (Model: X505-Q894) laptop features an Intel Core i7 processor, an 18.4″ TFT LCD display and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.

Toshiba Qosmio X505 Q894 Laptop with Intel Core i7

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q894 Laptop with Intel Core i7

The processing power in this laptop is provided by 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 memory, and can hold a maximum of 8GB.

The giant screen in this machine is an 18.4” diagonal widescreen TruBrite® TFT LCD display at 1680 x 945 resolution. With some quick calculations, you can tell that’s a 16:9 aspect ratio, and the 945 gives you enough pixels to display 720p content without a problem.  The screen is driven by the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M with 1.5GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory. It is based on the GF106 core, which is related to the Fermi architecture.  That means it it supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0, so you’ll have gaming compatibility.

For storage you get a 500GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 7200RPM.  The drive is protected by a Toshiba hard drive impact sensor which has 3D sensing.  The optical drive is a Blu-ray Disc® ROM and DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash® supporting 12 formats, so you can play your Blu-ray movies on this instead of your PS3.   The memory card reader supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO™, and Multi Media Card formats.

For networking you get a 10/100/100 Ethernet adapter accessible through an RJ-45 port. Just plug in your network cable and go.  For wireless you can use the Wi-Fi wireless networking adapter that supports 802.11 b/g/n.  You also get Bluetooth version 2.1 plus EDR support on this machine, so your Bluetooth mouse will work.

Other features include built-in Harmon Kardon stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater support, an integrated webcam and microphone for video chat and a flat matte backlit keyboard with full number pad. External ports include 1 RGB monitor output, 1 HDMI-CEC (REGZA LINK), s/p dif output port shared with headphone, microphone input port, ExpressCard slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54), i.Link iEEE-1394 firewire port, and 4 USB 2.0 ports (with one being a eSATA/USB combo.

This laptop comes installed with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.  Other software includes Adobe Acrobat Reader, Corel Label@Once, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 8, Intervideo WinDVD BD, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Microsoft Windows Media Player 12, Microsoft Silverlight™, Microsoft Live Essentials and a bunch of Toshiba crapware.

The laptop measures 17.4″x11.6″x1.63″/1.83″ (min/max) and weighs 10.1 pounds.  This is a desktop replacement and not a portable machine.  The 12-cell Lithium ion battery pack provides up to 3 hours and 47 minutes of unplugged power.  Otherwise you can use the included 180W auto-sensing AC adapter.

You can find the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q894 laptop for around $1600.

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