Toshiba Qosmio

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Toshiba Qosmio
Developer Toshiba
Type Desktop replacement laptop
Release date October 22, 2009 (current generation)
July 25, 2004 (original release)
Website http://laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/Qosmio

The Qosmio series (dynabook Qosmio in Japan) is Toshiba's consumer-marketed line of high performance desktop replacement laptops. The laptop was first released on July 25, 2004 as the E15-AV101 with a 1.7 GHz Intel Pentium M CPU, 512 megabytes of DDR SDRAM, and a 15 inch XGA 1,024 by 768 screen. Toshiba's most powerful laptop has undergone many revisions, with focus shifting from high-end multimedia functionality to heavy gaming. The current line, the X70 series, was released in 2013, featuring an Intel Core i7 processor with up to 32 gigabytes of DDR3 SDRAM and an nVidia Geforce GTX 770M as well as an 17.3 inch Full HD display.

History[edit]

The Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV650 is the first production notebook made available with an HD DVD-compatible drive. The Qosmio G35 line also functioned as a Digital Video Recorder as it contains an integrated TV tuner.[1]

Focus for the Qosmio has shifted from full-fledged multimedia to high end gaming with high quality graphics and audio.[2][3] This can be seen in the first Qosmio, the E15-AV101, which offered a 1.7 GHz Intel Pentium M 735 CPU, 512 megabytes of DDR SDRAM, a 15 inch XGA 1,024 by 768 screen, and an nVidia GeForce FX Go5200 with 64 MB of dedicated DDR video memory, all of which were relatively powerful for the time.[4][5] The X500 has an Intel Core i7 processor with up to 6 gigabytes of DDR3 SDRAM as well as an 18.4 inch HD display powered by an nVidia Geforce GTX 460M with 1.5 GB GDDR5.[6] These components, on the other hand, are on the high end of the spectrum in performance.[2][7][8]

Models[edit]

F45 series[edit]

Released on February 7, 2007, the Toshiba F45 series was an upgraded line of F40 laptops with advertised features including Dolby Home Theater and a built-in subwoofer. The basic specs included an Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor T5450 at 1.66 GHz with 2MB L2 attached to a 64-bit 667 MHz FSB. Memory was 2048MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM, DVD was "+/- R double layer", video was Mobile Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with 8MB-256MB, screen was a 15.4-inch TruBrite(R) display with 1280x800 native resolution (WXGA), and hard drives were about 200GB in size (varied by model). 32-bit editions of Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate were normally shipped with the systems.[9]

Toshiba F45 models include: AV410, AV411, AV411B, AV412, AV413, AV423 and AV425

X300 series[edit]

Released on January 4, 2009,[10] the Qosmio X300 models offered not only HD DVD reading capabilities but also writing capabilities in either 15GB or 30GB capacities. External audio/video controls were also added to allow for one touch recording. A remote control is available to allow control within 20 feet of the laptop.[11] The X305 is red with flames around its back. The X300 replaces the Satellite X200.

  • Toshiba Satellite X305 Models include: Q701, Q705, Q706, Q708, Q710, Q711, Q7113, Q712, Q715, Q720, Q7201, Q7203, Q725, Q7253, SP6828A, SP6828C, SP6828R. core2duo and Quad core processors available - GeForce 9700M GTS 512mb graphics available (individual cards; not sli)

X500 series[edit]

Released on October 22, 2009,[3][8] the X500 comes in many models, including: the X505-Q830,[12] X505-Q832,[13] X505-Q850, X505-Q870, X505-Q875, X505-Q880, and the X500-S1801.[14] The X500 series introduced multi-touch capabilities to its trackpad.[15] It supports Blu-ray playback but only some models are able to write Blu-ray disks. The X500 has a much simpler black and red accented design than its predecessor, the X300.[16]


  • Other X500 models include: Qosmio brand- Models include: X500-PQX33A, X500-Q840S, X500-Q895S, X500-Q900S, X500-Q930X, X500-S1801, X500-S1811, X500-S1812, X500-S1812X

X770 series[edit]

Released on June 14, 2011 Qosmio X770 and X775 series and on Aug.9, 2011 the F755 3D laptop.

X870 series[edit]

Released in 2012 Qosmio X870 series...

X70/75 series[edit]

Released in 2013 Qosmio X70 series.

Specifications[edit]

Qosmio X series
Model X300 [17] X500[18][19]
Chipset Mobile Intel PM45 Express[20] Intel 55PM Express[21]
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo (P8700 at 2.53 GHz with 3 MB of L2 cache or T9550 at 2.66 GHz with 6 MB of L2 cache)
or

Intel Core 2 Quad (Q9000 at 2.0 GHz with 6 MB of L2 cache)
or

Intel Core 2 Extreme (QX9300 at 2.53 GHz with 12 MB of L2 cache)
1.6 GHz Intel Core i7 "Clarksfield" 720QM,[21] 1.73 GHz Intel Core i7 740QM, 2.00 GHz Intel Core i7 2630QM, or 2.53 GHzIntel Core i5 "Arrandale"
Memory 4GB DDR3 1066 (expandable to 8GB)[20] 4GB DDR3 1066, 6GB DDR3 1066 (Q850) (expandable to 8GB),[6][21] or 8GB DDR3 1333 (Q930X)
Graphics 2 nVidia GeForce 9800M GTS cards with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 each in Scalable Link Interface
or

1 nVidia GeForce 9800M GTX with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR3 (X305-Q725)[22]
1 nVidia GeForce GTS 250 M with 1 GB of GDDR5
or

1 nVidia GeForce GTS 360 M with 1 GB of GDDR5
or

1 nVidia GeForce GTX 460M with 1.5 GB of GDDR5[21]
Front Side Bus 1066 MHz[20] No FSB; uses 1xQPI 6.4 GT/s
Hard drive 320 GB 7200rpm SATA HD (Q830 and Q832); 64 GB SATA Solid State Drive and a 320 GB SATA 7200rpm hard drive for a total of 384 GB (Q850)[20] 320 to 500GB 7200rpm SATA HD with an optional second 64 GB SATA Solid State Drive in select models[21]
or 1TB (500GB 7200rpm+500GB Hybrid drive 7200 RPMwith 4GB SSD built-in ).
Display 17" widescreen display at 1680×1050[20] 18.4" display at 1680×945 (HD+)[23]or 1920×1080 (Full HD)[6][19][21]
Webcam 1.3 megapixels[20] 1.3 megapixels[21]
Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 2.1, 1 Gigabit Ethernet port, 1 IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port, 1 Headphones audio out port, 1 Microphone audio in port, 1 e-SATA[20] 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 2.1, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 Gigabit Ethernet port, 1 IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port, 1 Headphones audio out port, 1 Microphone audio in port, 1 e-SATA, 1 SPDIF[21]
Audio Harman Kardon 4.1 surround sound with two tweeters, two bass reflex speakers, and a subwoofer[20] Harman Kardon stereo speakers [6][15][19]
Dimensions 12" × 16.2" × 1.7"[24] 11.6" × 17.4" × 1.63"[8]
Weight 9 lb. (4.08 kg)[10] 10.23 lb. (4.64 kg)[8]
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate, with dual-boot 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
Expandability

This section encompasses current models only:

Issues[edit]

The Qosmio F10 and G10 series, both early models, were plagued with chipset issues. When a defective unit[clarification needed] was under considerable load for an extended period of time, the video chipset on the board was known to fail, causing considerable interference on the display and/or complete motherboard failure.[25]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ "X505-Q832 : Detailed Product Specs". Toshiba. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
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  22. ^ Goldman, Joshua; Ackerman, David (16 April 2009). "Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725". cnet. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
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  24. ^ "Toshiba Qosmio X305 17.0-Inch Laptop". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  25. ^ "qosmio F10 issues". Retrieved 2009-11-11. 

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