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  • Intel Core i7-740QM Processor 1.73 GHz (2.93 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology), 6MB L3 Cache
  • Configured with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz (max 8GB) 2 main memory slots. Both slots occupied.
  • 500GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive with TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor), Blu-ray Disc ROM and DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash supporting 12 formats
  • 18.4″ diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT display at 1680 x 945 native resolution (HD) with native support for 720p content, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M with 1.5GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with a 12 cell/48Wh Lithium Ion battery pack; Battery Life (measured by MobileMark 2007): 3 hours, 47 minutes

Product Description

Get the extreme performance you crave-without the extreme price. Our award-winning Qosmio X505 laptop delivers powerhouse mobile performance with blazing-fast 3D graphics, the latest in multi-core processor technologies and a high-def sound system-all wrapped up in a sophisticated Fusion Finish design. Speed your way through the most complex tasks with a powerful combination of breakthrough processor technologies, including the newest Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processors, plus the graphics muscle of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M.3 Up to 8GB of ultrafast DDR3 memory and 1.5 GB of GDDR5 discrete graphics memory give you more bandwidth to do, create and enjoy, while speedy 7200RPM or available solid state hard drives9 hold tons of media content. Savor luxurious sound with built-in harman/kardon speakers and Dolby Home Theater audio technology. Enjoy the latest in HD movies with a Blu-ray Disc player. Add def to your standard DVDs using Toshiba’s exclusive Resolution+ DVD upconvert technology. Or simply plow through your day across a brilliant 18.4″ diagonal HD TruBrite Full HD or HD+ widescreen display. The Qosmio X505 laptop has the power, performance and portability to do anything you can imagine-at a price you can afford.

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q894: Hard-Core Gaming, Brilliant Graphics

Amplify your 3D gaming and video editing with incredibly fast frame rates with the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q894 gaming laptop, which features a stunning 18.4-inch display–with native 720p (HD+) support–and the Intel Core i7 processor with four cores of intelligent processing power. Additionally, it offers ultra-fast DDR3 system memory and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics with 1.5 GB of GDDR5 video memory. Together, this pairing of high-performance technologies allow you to rip through the latest 3D games at lightning-fast frame-rates or create high-definition video and audio faster and more efficiently with smooth rendering and encoding.

Toshiba Qosmio X505
The Toshiba Qosmio X505 features a striking design on the outside and is packed with premium technologies on the inside (see larger image).

And with its Blu-ray Disc optical drive (read-only), you’ll enjoy truly brilliant HD movies–on the go, or splashed across a home theater with this laptop’s HDMI connection.

Fusion Finish in Omega Black
Fusion Finish in Omega Black.

The Qosmio X505 features Toshiba’s striking Fusion Finish in Omega Black with stylish red chrome accents and a comfortable full keyboard with LED Backlighting and numeric 10-key pad. An intuitive touchpad with multi-touch control enables greater flexibility to browse and control what’s happening on-screen with gesture-commands–including two-finger pinch, swipe, rotate and scroll.

It also includes a 1.3 megapixel webcam with Face Recognition capabilities for added security. And if you’re using one laptop for several users–say for the whole family or for a small business–Toshiba Face Recognition lets you switch profiles with one simple look.

This Qosmio comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version).

Key Features

  • 18.4-inch high-definition TruBrite display with 1680 x 945 resolution for amazing color depth and clarity and native 720p (HD+) support.
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    The stunning Fusion finish in Omega Black with stylish
    red chrome accents (see larger image).

     

    Toshiba Qosmio X505

    A comfortable full keyboard with LED Backlighting and
    numeric 10-key pad (see larger image).

  • 1.73 GHz Intel Core i7-740QM processor (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.93 GHz) delivers maximum processing power in response to peak demands. Intel’s Turbo Boost technology maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload–providing more performance when you need it the most. It also comes equipped with Intel HD Graphics–an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and advanced 3D capabilities, providing an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing.
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  • 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
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  • 4 GB of DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz; upgradeable to 8 GB) gives you the bandwidth you need to get the most of today’s popular software, multitask all day long and run applications without a glitch.
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  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M with 1.5 GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory offers what gamers want most–hyper-realistic action with intense 3D visuals, plus vibrant, lifelike scenes and dynamic character effects–thanks to NVIDIA’s PhysX technology. With up to 4x the DirectX 11 tessellation performance of the competition, you get incredibly detailed characters, terrain and game environments with blazing fast performance. It goes beyond everyday gaming with built-in CUDA technology to speed demanding system tasks, like video playback and HD movie editing. And with support for NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, you’ll enjoy a fully immersive stereoscopic 3D experience with compatible games, Blu-ray movies, videos, and photos.
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  • Watch Blu-ray Disc movies in crystal clear resolution with the read-only Blu-ray drive; also supports reading/writing of CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, and DVD-RAM. The drive also offers Labelflash printing, which enables you to personalize your discs and keep them looking attractive and organized with direct-to-disc laser printing.
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  • Wireless Connectivity
    • With its Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking capabilities, this laptop provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It’s also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers.
    • With integrated Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, you can communicate and synchronize wirelessly with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
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  • Harman Kardon stereo speakers bring an added dimension to music, movies and gaming with rich, immersive virtual surround sound.
  • Dolby Home Theater suite of technologies delivers virtual surround sound from stereo speakers or any pair of headphones.
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    Toshiba ReelTime
    Toshiba ReelTime. Click here to learn about its features.

     

    Toshiba Eco Utility

    Toshiba Eco Utility. Click here to learn about its features.

  • Included Toshiba Software:
    • Toshiba Media Controller offers simplified media sharing. Using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, it lets you share videos, music and pictures from the media library on your laptop with compatible devices in your home entertainment network, or with other compatible laptops and devices, like an Xbox 360 game console. And you can do it all without moving equipment, burning discs or fumbling with cables.
    • Toshiba Bulletin Board is an easy-to-use organizational and productivity app that lets you build your own personalized space on your desktop. With Toshiba Bulletin Board, you can quickly and easily manage your to-do lists and calendars, plus create your own custom work area by pinning your favorite photos, documents, links and more.
    • Toshiba ReelTime helps you cut down the time it takes to search for files. The easy-to-use app takes traditional text-based file structures one step further to help you find what you’re looking for more quickly. Accessible from your taskbar, it shows you a visual timeline of your recently accessed files–using graphical thumbnails–so you can easily identify and get to your files faster. Previews are automatically added to documents, photos, and videos, and you can easily filter by file type.
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  • Included Toshiba Utilities:
    • Toshiba eco Utility makes it easy to go green as you go mobile. Hit the Eco Button and you’ll launch the Toshiba Eco Utility, which puts all sorts of easy-to-read information on your screen, and gives you the ability to adjust the power settings on your laptop. It also activates a light showing you’re in the Eco Mode. The Toshiba Eco Utility lets you pick the optimal power plan for your situation. Choose High-Performance when you need every watt you can get, Power Saver for the least energy consumption, or Balanced as a perfect blend of the two.
    • USB Sleep and Charge offers a great way to keep your portable electronics powered up without requiring your laptop to be on. With this laptop’s Sleep and Charge USB port, you’ll be able to charge your smart phone, MP3 player, and other portable electronics–all without having to keep your laptop awake.
    • Hard Drive Impact Sensor takes the worry out of taking your most important files and multimedia on the go. Able to detect sudden movement along three different dimensions, the impact sensor (a complex system of hardware and software) helps safeguard your data by “parking” the hard drive heads in the event of a drop or sudden movement. And it works faster than you can blink to help protect your laptop and all-important data.
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  • Up to 3.75 hours of battery life (12-cell battery; 87 Wh)
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  • Dimensions & Weight: 17.4 x 11.6 x 1.83 inches (WxDxH); 10.1 pounds
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Networking, Connectivity & Expansion

  • 4 total USB ports with 1 eSATA/USB combo port that also features Sleep and Charge capabilities. The combo eSATA/USB port enables you to connect to compatible external hard drives for lightning fast transfers of large multimedia files–up to 5 times faster than via a standard USB port.
  • FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals.
  • HDMI-CEC high-definition audio/video output allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video to your compatible digital TV or external monitor. The HDMI-CEC connection also allows you to control additional media players with just a single remote as well as scale up movies and games to 1080p high-definition video.
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • Combo headphone S/PDIF digital audio output plus microphone/line-in jack
  • Multi-format memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Card
  • ExpressCard (34/54) slot lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you’ll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

And with Windows Anytime Upgrade, you’ll be able to add new features to your PC in as little as 10 minutes. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process, it requires no software or downloads, and you’ll keep your existing programs, files, and settings

What’s in the box

This package contains the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q894 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions.

It also comes with the following software:

Norton Internet Security 2011 (30-day trial); Microsoft Office Starter 2010; Google Toolbar; Microsoft Windows Media Player 12; Microsoft Silverlight; Intuit Quickbooks Financial Center (trial); Toshiba PC Health Monitor; Toshiba Online Backup (30-day trial)

This laptop is backed by a 1-year limited hardware warranty.

Environmental Specifications

  • Energy Star 5.0 certified
  • Gold EPEAT designation for meeting standards to help reduce its environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances

Learn more about Toshiba’s environmental commitment.

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25th Anniversary of Toshiba Laptops
25th Anniversary of Toshiba Laptops

This year, Toshiba celebrates its 25th anniversary of innovations and quality in the notebook PC business. Beginning with the launch of the Toshiba T1100, the world’s first clamshell-type, fully functional laptop PC, Toshiba has led the with such innovations as the first laptop with a color monitor in 1991 and a laptop with integrated CD-ROM drive in 1995 (followed by the addition of a DVD drive in 1998). And in 2009, Toshiba unveiled the world’s first ultraportable laptop with 512GB solid state drive.

Today, Toshiba continues to be a leader in eco-friendly manufacturing, with virtually all of its consumer laptops earning EPEAT Gold status for meeting standards that help reduce overall environmental impact.