Conclusion: Toshiba has done a good to very good job with the Qosmio X500. Starting with the case that could only be a bit more stable in some parts and attracts attention with fingerprints within a short time.
Pros: Chic and elegant case, Vast connectivity, Wrist-rest is always cool, Strong application performance due to Core i7, Over averagely good sound, Adequate battery life under low load, The sound is very impressive for a notebook. The glossy black case looks elegant and vivacious at the same time due ...
Cons: GeForce GTS 250 is considerably slower than GeForce GTX 260M, Smudge sensitive surfaces, Keyboard yields easily, Average display brightness, A better gaming performance. The GeForce GTS 250M with a GDDR5 VRAM is about 18% faster than with a GDDR3 VRAM but doesn't even come close to high-end graph...
Summary: Back in Game. The Qosmio X500 was supposed to be the flagship gamer from Toshiba. It couldn't really live up to its predetermination with the midrange graphics in the previous models. Now everything is to be different with Nvidia's brand new GTX 460M graphics card.
Pros: Good loudspeakers, Blu-Ray burner, Lavish connectivity, Fast graphics card, Good application performance, Fan dissipates towards the rear, The performance increase from midrange level to high-end due to Geforce GTX 460M graphics from Nvidia.
Cons: Sensitive high-gloss surfaces, Dark and reflective display, Very warm under load
Summary: Let the games begin. The X500, an 18.4-inch desktop replacement, has already found its way into our editorial office before the review even began. Toshiba recently updated the graphics card, insisting on scrapping the planned GeForce GTS 250M and including a GeForce GTS 360M as standard, which we...
Pros: Excellent performance in applications, Good gaming performance, Great sound quality, Blu-Ray burner, Prolific connectivity, The Core i7-720QM together with the GeForce GTS 360M ensure that games and applications run at their peak.
Cons: Sensitive high-gloss surfaces, Very warm under stress, Disappointing display (contrast, black value and viewing angle), The high-gloss chassis surfaces are very sensitive, quickly smudged and easily dirtied.
Summary: The Toshiba Qosmio X500-128 isn't quite as quick as the very fastest gaming laptops on the market, but it's certainly not far behind. If you're looking for laptop with an enormous screen and high-speed graphics, you should think seriously about adding it to your shopping list
Pros: Huge display; very good performance.
Cons: Terrible mouse trackpad; doesn't have a 1080p display.
Summary: The configuration of the Toshiba Qosmio X500 that we reviewed, the X500-116, packs a powerful punch in terms of features and performance. That goes some way towards making up for its huge size and unappealing colour scheme, but we also think it's slightly too expensive
Pros: Speedy processor; impressive graphics performance; Blu-ray drive included; great screen.
Summary: The Qosmio X500 is priced at Rs.1,00,990, which is about 25K less than the Asus G74SX. But, where it lacks in a superior graphics card and 3DVision capabilities, it makes up for that with the larger screen, better speakers and a lower price.
Conclusion: You won't want to lug this laptop around too much (at 4.6kg), but you may be happy to have it on display somewhere prominent, thanks to its stylish design. Though whether that's on your desk or somewhere suitable for watching Blu-rays is up to you.
Pros: Great looks, powerful specs and impressive high-resolution screen
Cons: Too heavy for real portability and there are cheaper laptops that do almost as much