Toshiba introduced the Qosmio X500, a new gaming laptop with a large 18.4" Full HD LCD display and Intel's new Core i7 720QM. The system features the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250MNV 1GB graphics card and can be equipped with up to 8GB DDR3 memory, and up to two 500GB 5400RPM HDDs. Other features include 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, three USB 2.0 ports and one USB/eSATA port (all of them have sleep-and-charge functionality), and a 5-in-1 memory card reader. And last but not least, the Qosmio X500 also features an integrated 6x Blu-ray writer.
From the sleek, glossy black chassis with Toshiba Fusion grid design to the backlit keyboard and LED-feathertouch controls, the Qosmio X500 is designed to show its premium home computing and gaming credentials.
Immersive Gaming Experience
The Qosmio X500 is designed to deliver against future challenges in the rapidly evolving gaming market like HD content, fast moving scenes, and new types of interactive, online deliveries and gaming platforms.
Powered by Intel’s latest Quad Core processors and the latest nVIDIA® GeForce® graphics, the Qosmio X500 delivers a realistic gameplay experience with intense visuals, vibrant environments and dynamic character effects. The large 18.4'' TruBrite® Full HD LCD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio at a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels provides bright, immersive HD images. Completing its impressive AV setup are stereo speakers made by audio specialists Harman Kardon®, providing a rich and thrilling experience, perfect for PC gaming.
Elite Multimedia Performance
The 18.4'' TruBrite® Full HD 16:9 LCD screen is not only designed for gaming – the Qosmio X500 is packed with features to deliver a superior home entertainment experience in a laptop. The Qosmio X500 features a rewritable Blu-ray drive (BD-RE), delivering movies with breathtaking picture and sound quality on the go; alternatively, the power of the Intel® Quad Core processor makes editing home HD movies and backing up digital content to Blu-ray fast and simple.
The Qosmio X500 also features Toshiba’s Resolution+ upscaling technology, enabling the standard definition DVDs and video files to be upconverted to near high definition quality. It also features an HD web camera, allowing users to record HD video and webchat in wide screen 16:9 format.
Designed For Ease of Use
Each aspect of the Qosmio X500 is designed with usability in mind. The Touch Pad with Multi-Touch Control provides an alternative to conventional scrolling. For quick and convenient logon, the Qosmio X500 comes with a finger print reader and Face Recognition via the embedded HD web cam. The Toshiba ConfigFree™ utility facilitates wireless network configuration and online access via the embedded WLAN interface or via Bluetooth; and eight red-coloured feather touch buttons offer instant access to frequently used multimedia features such as volume control, fast forward, play, and stop.
Capacity and Connectivity
The Qosmio X500 offers up to 8GB DDR3 (1066 MHz) memory and features up to 1TB HDD (hard disk drive) storage. Peripheral devices can connect via three USB 2.0 ports or via an e-SATA/USB combo port. All USB ports support Toshiba’s Sleep-and-Charge technology, allowing users to charge mobile devices even if the laptop is switched off. Toshiba’s REGZA-Link HDMI-CEC (High Definition Multimedia Interface – Consumer Electronics Control) connects high-definition video and audio devices, so all can be controlled through one single remote control. Finally, a 5-in-1 Bridge Media port completes the connectivity features of the Qosmio X500.