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The X505-Q880 is a performance notebook PC from Toshiba's X500 Series for 2010 and is an upgrade to the X505-Q879.

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Pros

LED backlit keyboard

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Blu-ray optical drive

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powerful current-generation Nvidia 360M graphics - capable of playing the latest games

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large 18.4" display with full high definition 1080p resolution

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HDMI output

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powerful components - Mobile Core i7 processor, dedicated Nvidia graphics card, ample DDR3 RAM, drive space

5 agree

16:9 display aspect ratio is perfect for HD media playback, gaming

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dual SSD / HDD drives, smaller SSD drive for OS and main applications provide enhanced speeds over conventional drives / laptops

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blue-ray, blue tooth, 1080p, intel core i7, ssd drive, 18.4 inch screen, e-sata. cooool

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huge 12-cell battery (for what it's worth)

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comes with Windows 7

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Express Card expansion slot

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Cons

high price

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poor for mobile computing, massive size and weight (over 10 pounds), poor battery life due to powerful components

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lots of preloaded bloatware

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variety of configurations for different locations all over the globe make it confusing for potential buyers

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16:9 display aspect ratio is less than ideal for web browsing, productivity software

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it seems now at this point in time that when ever the use of an ssd drive is used they feel they can jack up the price.

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some configurations come with a 720p display only (1680 x 945px)

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not sure how that video card rates to others.

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Express Card expansion slot located flush atop optical drive tray - could be detrimental if using bulkier expansion card which you'd have to unplug to open the tray. Possible heat issues under heavy use of both could arise as well.

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The X505-Q880 is a performance notebook PC from Toshiba's X500 Series for 2010 and is an upgrade to the X505-Q879.  The laptop features an 18.4" HD TruBrite LCD display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.  It utilizes an Intel Core i7 processor, 6GB of DDR3 memory, and has a 64GB solid state drive combined with a 500GB hard drive.  The laptop also includes a built-in Blu-Ray/DVD SuperMulti drive and integrated nVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M graphics for gaming and watching movies.  The X505-Q880 is designed with an LED-backlit keyboard and has integrated harman/kardon stereo speakers with Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround sound.  It includes a built-in webcam, microphone, and face recognition technology for added security.  The laptop also offers WiFi, Bluetooth, and Gigabit ethernet connectivity and has a variety of ports including an HDMI port, 3 USB ports and PCI-Expresscard slot.  The X505-Q880 comes in an Omega Black Fusion finish and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

Features/Specs
  • 18.4" LCD HD TruBrite Display
  • Intel® Core™ i7-720QM processor
  • 6GB DDR3 1066MHz Memory
  • 64GB SSD (Serial ATA) + 500GB (7200rpm, Serial ATA)
  • 500GB Secondary HDD
  • 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M Graphics
  • harman/kardon Stereo Speakers
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Blu-Ray/DVD SuperMulti Drive
  • Built-in Webcam & Microphone
  • LED-Backlit Keyboard
  • Face Recognition Technology
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • Fusion Finish in Omega Black
  • Connectivity: 802.11bg/n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth
  • Inputs/Outputs: PCI-Expresscard, SPDIF, 3 x USB, 1 x eSATA/USB Combo, Firewire, HDMI
  • 1 year limited warranty
Post Review
Picaso601
05/09/2010 03:51

My very big dream.....

Deborah Stimson
02/01/2010 06:17

Looking at many laptop configerations, this Toshiba is great value for the price. So far I haven't any complaints on the performance. Do wish there wasn't so much stuff preloaded though.

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