Wednesday, September 23rd 2009

Toshiba Unveils High-Performance Qosmio X500 Multimedia Laptop

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today unveiled the Qosmio X500 Series, an enthusiast-class line of performance laptops geared for high definition multimedia and gaming. Featuring a striking design on the outside and packed with premium technologies and features on the inside, the Qosmio X500 Series offers hardcore gamers and digital content creators a portable, well-equipped “pro-class” laptop.

Qosmio X500 Series laptops feature the new Intel Core i7 processor, delivering four cores of intelligent processing power, Windows 7 and Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology, which automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if it is operating below power, current and temperature specification limits. The laptops also offer ultra-fast DDR3 system memory, dual hard-drive configurations, as well as NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M graphics with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory. Together, this pairing of high-performance technologies allow consumers to rip through the latest 3D games at lightning-fast frame-rates or create hi-definition video and audio faster and more efficiently with smooth rendering and encoding.
For hi-def lovers, select models of the Qosmio X500 Series laptops will be available with an integrated Blu-ray drive, so movie fanatics can enjoy their favorite movies right from the laptop’s stunning, high-definition 18.4-inch diagonal widescreen display. A premium sound system featuring built-in harman/kardon speakers and Dolby Home Theater audio and an integrated HDMI-CEC port amplifies the entertainment experience, while adding the flexibility to extend the laptop’s playback capabilities to HDTVs and home theaters.

Sporting a new premium design, the Qosmio X500 Series 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, such as two-finger pinch, swipe, rotate and scroll.

“Gaming and high-definition content creation continue to drive high-performance PC demand and Toshiba is extremely committed to serving those markets,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “This line combines premium design users crave with the highest quality of Toshiba engineering to offer one of the best audio-visual experiences currently available on a laptop, at prices attainable for those who need it.”

The Qosmio X500 Series will be on display today at the Intel Developer Forum, taking place in San Francisco on September 23, 2009.

Pricing and Availability
Detailed specifications and pricing for the Qosmio X500 Series will be available on October 13, 2009 here.

The Qosmio X500 Series will be available on October 22, 2009 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on
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4 Comments on Toshiba Unveils High-Performance Qosmio X500 Multimedia Laptop

Looks A LOT better than their X305 with the funky red.
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The Knife in your Back
Toshbia has been doing a great job with these laptops, it's funny to see a NV card using GDDR5, if this comes in around $1000 and that isn't some rebadged weak card and is actually a GTS 250 this could really be a killer laptop.
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I assure you it's not going to be around $1000 dude. It has a BluRay writer. That should tell you the price. Hehe...
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Yeah, I have an X205-SLi4 with 2 8600 GTs and I never liked the X305 design at all. The GTS 250m is a mobile 40nm part with 96sp and GDDR5. Toshiba will probably come out with a better model, as they did make an X305 with the 112sp 9800m GTX and a C2Q.

It's also good to see that Toshiba has adopted Blu-ray. I bought my X205 in Feb. '08, just days before Toshiba killed off HD-DVD and used regular DVD burners until now.
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