Wednesday, September 22nd 2010

Toshiba Announces New Qosmio X500 Performance Notebook

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its award-winning Qosmio X500 Series laptops is getting a graphics performance boost from the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics processor with 1.5 GB of discrete graphics memory. The high-performance Qosmio X500 Series laptops deliver elite mobile performance and high-end features for demanding tasks – games, media creation and HD entertainment – for an affordable price, starting at $1,299.99 MSRP.

“The Qosmio brand is about bringing the extreme performance gamers and HD content creators crave without the extreme price,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “With the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M GPU, consumers can now take advantage of a sophisticated graphics engine optimized for the newest and most demanding DirectX 11 games. The Qosmio X500 delivers an enthusiast-class package equipped with everything needed to fully enjoy and create high-definition content.”

Qosmio X500 Series laptops feature Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processor options with Turbo Boost technology. A stunning 18.4-inch diagonal HD TruBrite widescreen display4 delivers plenty of screen real-estate for multi-tasking and multimedia enjoyment, while the premium sound system of Harman-Kardon speakers and Dolby Home Theater audio technology delivers rich 5.1 surround sound.

Additional features include LED backlit keyboard and Blu-ray Disc player options, speedy dual-configuration 7200 rpm HDD and solid state drive options, DDR3 memory configurations expandable up to 8 GB, plus a host of ports, including three USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA/USB Combo port with Sleep and Charge, ExpressCard, IEEE 1394 and a 5-in-1 media card reader.

The laptops also feature Toshiba's exclusive package of convenience-driven smart applications and features, including Resolution DVD upconvert technology, eco Utility, ReelTime, Toshiba Media Controller and Bulletin Board.

Pricing and Availability
The Qosmio X500 Series starts at $1,299.99 MSRP and will be available on Sept. 26, 2010.
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23 Comments on Toshiba Announces New Qosmio X500 Performance Notebook

#1
Hustler
by: btarunr
“With the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M GPU,
Dont you just love Nvidia's (ATI are just as guilty BTW) misleading GPU names in the mobile market....:banghead:
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983264
by: Hustler
Dont you just love Nvidia's (ATI are just as guilty BTW) misleading GPU names in the mobile market....:banghead:
At least they put the M to indicate it as Mobile... and what's with the "for an affordable price, starting at $1,299.99 MSRP."????:confused:
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#3
mdsx1950
Very nice looking lappy. Nice price tag as well for the features it offers.
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#6
BazookaJoe
Gotta be honest - something about this thing makes me just want one ...

Even though it IS pink :
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#7
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
>games
>pink

Market Failure. Learn to market better Toshiba.
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#8
ktr
It's better looking than last gen Qosmio, it had pink flames and was like ~4 in. thick.
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#9
Black Panther
Senior Moderator™
It's red and black actually. Not pink. ;)
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#10
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: Black Panther
It's red and black actually. Not pink. ;)
You sound like Donut from Red Vs. Blue. "It's not pink it's lightish red!"

Also, informative picture:

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#11
ktr
by: Black Panther
It's red and black actually. Not pink. ;)
It's pink. It might be red and chrome, but when it hits the light, its pink.
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#12
n-ster
pink is HOOT xD

so MANLY :eek:
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#13
NC37
You know product pictures on the net almost never look like that in real life.

Just sexy. No way Apple would ever make a lappy with a GPU like that.
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#14
my_name_is_earl
Well, just bought my Sony Vaio a month ago at the same price.... I wish I hasn't. This lappy look too sexy.
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#15
mdsx1950
I actually wouldn't mind a pink and black laptop. After all its just like 5% Pink and 95% Black. Its sexy. :D
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#16
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: 983264
At least they put the M to indicate it as Mobile
So does AMD, it uses the Mobility prefix.
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#17
Jstn7477
Looks a lot thinner than my now-old Toshiba X205-SLi4, but I don't think I'll buy another laptop from them due to my 8600m GTs dying 4 times and no recall from Toshiba (although the death of the chips is likely NVIDIA's fault.)
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#18
Black Panther
Senior Moderator™
It looks pink in bta's post, I'm not arguing that :laugh:

But Google Images confused me I admit, since only one image is pinkish while the rest are... red?

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#19
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
I have always wanted a Qosmio, they just keep getting better/cheaper
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#20
DRDNA
by: MKmods
I have always wanted a Qosmio, they just keep getting better/cheaper
Toshiba and Asus laptops in my book are the best! I avoid HP and Compact like a plague!
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#21
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Actually I cropped that down from a 300 px/in to a 72 px/in image. Maybe it lost some colour over clipboard. The original image is 12000 x 9000 something. The original image is meant for the print media, not exactly online media.
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#22
Cheeseball
Guys, it's red. I checked out one of the Best Buy (they always sell 2 or 3 days before release date) when I was in Irvine, CA and it's a chromish-red color with a carbon-fibre-like design on the cover. Yes, it's the one with the GTX 460M and an Intel i7 quad-core CPU.
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#23
Tartaros
Toshiba usually uses black as base color and silver, grey and red as secondary in the mid and high notebooks. They have some 12" notebooks with core solo wich upper cases are violet red (thx PVTCaboose1337 for the color name xD). But it's only one model, so it's quite strange that toshiba would put that violet red in a high end notebook.
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