Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Toshiba Qosmio X505 Notebook Revealed Toshiba Refreshes Consumer Notebook, Wild Appearance, Core i5, 18-inch display
X505 is for you. The giant 18-inch notebook computer features a wild
looking black and orange styling that is sure to draw attention, if you
ever would ever dare to take it outside. While the w
ild Qosmio chassis was previous released, Toshiba gave the model a spec
refresh last week at CES.
The main upgrade in the product refresh is the inclusion of Core
processors. The X505 will now come standard with an Intel Core i5-430M
processor, which will be upgradable to a Core i7-720QM. The 720QM is
about the most powerful Intel processor that we've seen lately being
added to notebooks.
For graphics, the new X505 will come standard with NVIDIA's GeForce GTS
360M internally. NVIDIA recently detailed information on the new GeForce
300 series, and the GTS 360M will be their most powerful mobile offering
when the line launches. For the uninitiated, the GeForce 300 series will
be fully capable of DirectX11 – ergo, the X505 will be DirectX11
Other standard luxuries include a 320GB hard drive with a 64GB
solid-state drive. Most people have been installing the operating system
to the SSD for quick operation – it'll be interesting to see where
Toshiba will install the OS (we're assuming it'll come with some flavor
of Windows 7) from the factory.
The X505 will also come with a Blu-Ray drive and HDMI-out. The 18.4-inch
display will be a true HD widescreen 16:9 display. The speakers for the
notebook are being provided by speaker gods Harman/Kardon. Pricing will
start at $1,200 – no word on a release date but the GeForce 300
cards are set for a release in March 2010, so expect the notebook to be
ready before/after that.