November 02, 2009

Gaming Laptop Computers Toshiba Qosmio X505

Best Gaming Laptops - Toshiba Qosmio X505 Q850

Looking for a good gaming laptop computer for Christmas ? Then checkout the new Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q850, Toshiba has always been a quality name in computing and the Qosmio X500 series is their foray into gaming laptops using the new mobile Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia's GeForce GTS 250M graphics card (not the absolute best but very close).

For $1899 you get a very big 18" 1080p display, a Blu-ray drive and a second solid-state hard drive, in today's gaming laptop market that is considered pretty high end. Toshiba says that the Blu-ray disc player wil provide brilliant HD movies—on the go and the 16:9 aspect ratio offers the best results available for widescreen entertainment. Some models offer 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Prices start at $1499 for which you get a 1.6GHz Intel Core i7 720QM processor, 6GB 1,066MHz DDR3 RAM, a 320GB 7,200rpm Hard drive, mobile Intel PM55 Express Chipset
Chipset, 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

Dimensions are 17.4x11.5", height 1.8", screen size (diagonal) 18.4", system weight / weight with AC adapter 10.4/11.8 pounds.

The Qosmio X505-Q850 comes with a full range of ports and connections, i.e. FireWire port, an 18" 1080p display.

CNET describe it as a "powerful, performance-oriented system" and the 1.6GHz Intel Core i7-720QM can handle practically any computing task but they say the X505 is a "capable performer", although for almost $2000 they expected more. In their tests they got nearly 60 frames per second from the Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M, the problem is that other gaming laptops such as the Alienware m17x use two GeForce GTX 208M GPUs, and get around 170 frames per second.

The battery lasts for almost two hours which is pretty good but usually gaming laptop computers of this type are plugged in to the mains anyway.

The Qosmio X505 comes with a one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system, which is standard wihout being execptional. Support is available online or via a 24-7 toll-free phone line.

You want to see what the Toshiba Qosmio X500 series gaming laptop computers look like then it looks like - take a look at this video

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