Qosmio laptops released in 2004 were a creation of Toshiba in an effort to replace the desktop computer. Like any element of change it is a slow process to get the consumers to realize desktop computing is heading in the direction of the typewriter. The Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q8100X is Toshiba’s newest attempted at bringing rationality back to madness technology created. The lower quality of performance of X505-Q8100X’s parts is what makes this giant reasonably priced. Included is a NIVIDA GeForce GTX 460M graphics card that isn’t the top of the GeForce line but it does the job. This is lesser graphics card is perfect considering the lower resolution LCD screen, i5 processor and less than ample hard drive memory space. All of these parts fit together to make the machine functional.
The processor is an Intel i5-2410M that has a maximum clock speed of 2.3 GHz and 2.9 GHz with turbo boost processor. 500GB of hard drive space is on the small side for such a large computer. The hard drive runs its disk at 7200 RPM the top speed for any hard drive to hum at. A great feature included in the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q8100X is the hard drive impact sensor (3D sensor). This boarder line artificial intelligence technology can sense if the computer will experience sudden impact. It responds by securing all of the user’s valuable data so it to decrease the chance of damage. The display measures in at 18.4 inches. It is a diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT display at 1680×945 pixels. It is a LCD screen and isn’t as sharp as the newer more efficient LED screen. LCD displays use long tubes that span the length of the screen to transmit to information coming from the graphics card to the end user. While the LED (Light Emitting Diode) screens shoot the image through small dots dispersed evenly throughout the display. Included is a 1.3 mega pixel web camera. This contains face recognition technology adding security to the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q8100X. Having a computer that can distinguish its user’s face is a great characteristic to tug up overall quality of this large package.
I can’t stick up for this computer any more. The parts are not top of the line. The size doesn’t make since without additional performance. This 10.1-pound shell of a gaming computer could’ve been better. For those gamers on a budget and want to make it look like you have a high-powered machine on your side, run to the store and pick up an X505-Q8100X but don’t throw out your desktop.