Toshiba Qosmio X500-149 reviews and prices: 18.4" Laptop computer

47 customer reviews

+ This laptop scores very high on performance. - It scores poorly on size and weight.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 47 reviews.
Toshiba Qosmio X500-149 with Intel Core i7 i7-740QM 1.73 GHz Quad Core Processor, 8GB of Memory and 640GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD drive, 3 hours of battery See full product description

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Scott, Maidstone Music, gaming or video fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
If you want a top end desktop replacement and don't want to spend 3k plus then this is it. The SSD HD is a nice touch although if you load to the hilt it will soon run out of space but sensible use it will be plenty. The other 640Gb doesn't run too slow even though its not 7200 rpm . The screen is beautiful. The speakers are great. Nice backlit keyboard. All in all its a great piece of kit and is scalable Biggers SSD and quicker bacup would do nicely one day but for now I'm loving it.
Bad points:
The layout is good all round except for the dumb placement of the mains lead on the right hand side where 90% of gamers will have their mouse and the Media keys on the left of the laptop where your left hand will rest during prolonged gaming. Both easily remideied. Disbale the Media pad and tuck the main behind the laptop. Toshiba did well but the layout was obviously done by someone who had never used a laptop. I like it and have no regrets recomending this to anyone.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Jan 2011

Glen, Leicester Business user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
A great screen and fast processor with good styling and a nice keyboard. SSD make windows load very fast and wake up super quick but is too small for for most modern programs. Good desktop replacement with a good keyboard but sevral limitations.
Bad points:
Poor battery life but as it's so heavy you won't be carry it very far from the mains. Touch sensitive sound buttons are too easily activated. SSD is too small and will be full very soon unless you load programs on the main HD. A basic Windows 7 setup with Office, Photoshop and a few other programs to up most of the SSD which was a shame as the boot times were brilliant.
Overall rating 5.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jun 2011

Iain, Torbay Often on the move

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Performance on the move, Screen size , features and connectivity , effectivly a home desktop away from home.
Bad points:
Would like larger SSD for the operating system and either a HDD larger than the SATA 2.5" 640GB HardDrive or 2x (times) SATA 2.5" 640GB HardDrive.

Also the weight and size but thats hard to make lighter and more compact espcially when a laptop bag that the laptop can fit was sourced specially.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jan 2011

Andrew, Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The performance is exceptional. The battery last 1.5 hours, which is to be expected from a desktop replacement. From a price point of view this is very good value, with nothing else competing. I am still confused as to why large laptops still do not have full size keyboards, this is about as close as I have seen so far, tried out the older hp envy range and the 17 inch laptop keyboard is more cramped than the 15!

Happy with my choice.
Bad points:
Pretty minor in the grand scheme of things.
-asthetically it is a bit brash, would have liked it toned down. Of course the only competition with better styling is the asus or the new x770, which are considerable more expensive (and have smaller screens)
-no usb 3
-no thunder bolt
-power supply is massive
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Apr 2011

Peter, walsall Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Amazing raw power...full desktop replacement
Bad points:
Weight on your lap
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Feb 2011

George, Manchester Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Desiign very good , well made perfomes well for the money you pay for simular compaired with apple i love it
Bad points:
The battery could be better but i use it on the mains most of the time, i did have it crash on me when i had me iphone in but i think thats to do with itunes its been ok since
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2010

Confirmed purchaser Music, gaming or video fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great high powered gaming pc
Bad points:
SSD memory is only 64GB
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jan 2011

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 18.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 8
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 640
Number of cores Quad
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i7
Processor number i7-740QM
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.73
Number of USB ports 4
Connections Wireless
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Firewire
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life (Hours) 3
Weight (kg) 4.6
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number nVidia
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 1536
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 0.672916667
Release date 40447

Also known as: Qosmio X500-149

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