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Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S Review

January 22nd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S is a large gaming laptop with 18.4-inch screen. Its new Intel 2nd Generation Core i7-2630QM Quad-Core processor is making this laptop quite special for all. This laptop is quite heavy so it can be used as a desktop too. Its NVIDIA GTX 460M 1.5 GB GDDR5 graphics card improves the gaming experience to a major extent. Here, the only drawback is its restricted RAM support of 8GB.

Positives about Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S :

• Its powerful Intel Core i7-2630 QM processor is definitely a great advantage.
• Its multimedia capabilities are truly remarkable.
• Its screen is large with high resolution.
• It has two spacious and fast hard drives.

Negatives about Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S :

• It is quite heavy.
• It is a costliest laptop.
• RAM support is only up to 8GB.

Features of Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S :

• Intel Core i7-2630 Quad-Core Processor
• 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory
• 18.4-Inch TruBrite TFT LCD Screen (1920×1080)
• NVIDIA GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
• Two 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drives
• Blu-ray Drive
• Harmon Kardon Built-In Speakers
• Webcam
• Memory Card Reader
• Four USB 2.0 Ports, One HDMI Port
• Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
• 17.4″ x 11.6″ x 1.63″/1.83″ @ 10.1 Lbs (Starting Weight)

Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S Review:

This laptop will result into a better replacement for gaming desktop with a portable factor. It is true that sometimes gamers will not be satisfied with a small screen of laptop, but portability should have the preference with it. This laptop comes with 18.4-inches TruBrite LCD display that can support 1080p 1920×1080 pixels resolution. This high resolution will improve the gaming experience to a major extent.

The appearance of this laptop is with red and black glossy chassis like its previous models. Though, the colors are dark not overly distracting too. These colors are successful at creating unique design to the laptop.

Processing power of this laptop comes from the latest launch of 2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor which uses Mobile Intel HM65 chipset. The stock speed of this CPU is of 2.0GHz and 2.9GHz along with turbo boosting technology. This is a Sandy Bridge processor which is a powerful chip and suitable only for highly priced laptops.

This laptop is equipped with 8GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM. This laptop does not have a facility to upgrade this RAM. This 8GB RAM is arranged in two slots with this laptop. Generally, 8GB RAM is fairly enough for perfect gaming experience.

This laptop is mainly designed as a gaming laptop and equipped well with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M video card with 1.5GB of GDDR5 discrete graphics memory. This GTX 460M has 192 shaders and supports DirectX11which offer smooth game play for the latest games. Perhaps, some gamers would prefer the ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5870 at the price tag of this laptop which offers more performance for gaming.

Every gaming laptop should offer high performance in gaming with more speed and more space. Keeping this requirement in mind, Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S is equipped with two 500GB capacity hard drives which run at 7200rpm. This kind of hard drive capacity is making this laptop a best ideal for gaming and multimedia. This laptop is also arranged with a Blu-ray drive, and one HDMI output. This facility will enable the user to watch Blu-ray content on a compatible HDTV. This laptop is arranged with built-in Harmon Kardon speakers for the best audio reception.

The bigger screen and powerful components are making this laptop quite heavy. This laptop weight is 10.1 pounds. This overweight might result into a tough practice to carry it around. This laptop is arranged with a 12-cell pack battery.


This Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S is a better replacement for a desktop. Its high resolution screen and graphics card will make the gaming experience quite pleasurable for a user. Perhaps the price and weight will result into a little trouble for the people on budget. Its latest Sandy Bridge Core i7-2630QM CPU would be definitely a turn-on for this laptop. The NVIDIA GTX 460M graphics card is definitely an advantage with this laptop. This laptop comes with Windows 7 Professional versus Home Premium edition.

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