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The X505-Q830 is an advanced multimedia and gaming laptop from Toshiba's Qosmio X500 Series.

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Pros

backlit keyboard

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eSATA and SPDIF digital audio

3 agree

great gaming performance for the price

3 agree

Blu-ray drive

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HDMI output

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powerful components - Core i7 processor, DDR3 memory, dedicated Nvidia graphics with 1GB of VRAM

3 agree

quality harmon/kardon speakers

3 agree

respectable battery life considering its size and power

2 agree

large 18.4" display with respectable 1680 x 945px resolution (over 720p approaching 1080p)

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Cons

display is not 1080p

3 agree

glossy plastic enclosure - cheap looking, fingerprint magnet

2 agree

off-center touchpad

1 agrees

large and heavy (over 10 pounds!) - poor for use on the go

1 agrees

Express Card expansion slot is flush atop the optical drive tray - would present problems if you have bulkier card that you would have to remove every time you need to change disk. Also could cause heat problems due to proximity to each other with heavy use

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While some might consider bright colour scheme a plus, many would prefer same components in less conspicuous, but more practical enclosure

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The X505-Q830 is an advanced multimedia and gaming laptop from Toshiba's Qosmio X500 Series.  The laptop has an 18.4" widescreen LCD display that includes Toshiba's TruBrite HD technology and supports 720p for high definition graphics.  It features an Intel Core i7 processor with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM and a 320GB hard drive.  The laptop also has an integrated NVIDIA GeForce graphics card with 1GB of dedicated RAM for gaming performance.  The X505-Q830 is designed with a Blu-ray/DVD Supermulti drive, harmon/kardon stereo speakers, and a built-in webcam and microphone.  It offers a wide range of connectivity with a memory card reader, built-in Bluetooth, and HDMI, USB, eSATA, and SPDIF ports.  The X505-Q830 comes in an Omega Black finish with red accents and has a suggested retail price of $1450.

Specifications/Features
  • 18.4" Widescreen TruBrite LCD Display
  • 1680 x 945 Pixel Resolution, Supports 720p
  • Intel® Core™ i7-720QM
  • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 250M, 1 GB Dedicated Memory
  • 320GB HDD (7200rpm)
  • Blu-ray Disc™ ROM and DVD SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
  • Built-in Webcam and Microphone
  • harman/kardon® stereo speakers
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Inputs/Outputs: 3 x USB, 1 x ExpressCard Slot, 1 x HDMI, 1 x eSATA/USB Combo, 1 x SPDIF, Memory Card Reader
  • Fusion™ finish in Omega Black
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
  • 1 year limited warranty
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