Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Toshiba Qosmio X775 Notebook Review

Qosmio is Toshiba's high-end multimedia and gaming laptop with a screen resolution of small, odd design and poor construction quality. This latest iteration features a striking design, 1.5 GB graphics card, and two hard drives.

Specifications Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7272 :
  • 17.3-inch glossy 900p display (1600x900 resolution)
  • Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor (2.0GHz, up to 2.9GHz Turbo Boost, 6MB cache, 45W TDP)
  • Intel HM65 chipset
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M graphics card w/ 1GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory
  • Graphics automatically switchable to integrated Intel graphics (Nvidia Optimus)
  • 6GB DDR3-1333 RAM (1x 4GB + 1x 2GB; supports up to 8GB - 2x 4GB)
  • Dual 500GB 7200RPM Seagate hard drives (ST9500423AS)
  • Atheros AR9002WB-1NG wireless network adapter
  • No internal Bluetooth
  • Integrated webcam
  • Tray-load Blu-ray ROM/DVD burner (MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ141EL)
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • 8-cell Li-ion battery (47Wh)
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 16.3 x 10.8 x 1.1~2.4 inches
  • Price: $1,499.99
The processor and the graphics are very excited over the specs, this laptop is clearly designed for high-end gaming and multimedia use. The 500 GB hard drives of 640 GB is considered relatively small, 750 GB, 1 TB and readers are more traditional.

The biggest problem with these specifications is the screen resolution of 1600x900 floor, a multimedia notebook, especially one with a Blu-ray, should be 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution. As it is, this laptop can not correctly display Blu-ray as they are intended to be read.

Design and build
The most objective to describe the design of the Qosmio X775 is "controversial." I'm sure some buyers will love the non-traditional aspect of this laptop. However, it is difficult to imagine that most people would find a look as "attractive."

The shape of the X775 is not as extreme as the Qosmio X305 previous generation, but what is lacking in the curves is in strange colors. The palm rest and the surface of the lid has a wood grain-like texture with silver paint metal that is almost blinding sunlight, needless to say, I'm not a fan. The colors fade from black to red, which enhances the appearance end (for better or for worse).

The build quality is disappointing. The X775 is the plastic construction does little to differentiate itself from most notebooks of the budget, higher-quality materials is needed on a laptop that expensive. The chassis has a large flex when bent around corners, which means this laptop needs a strong internal structure.

The cover is fragile and can be bent with virtually no effort, the waves on the screen when pressed from behind, indicating the display panel itself has little protection. Overall the design is difficult to blind, and build quality is inferior compared to other media and gaming laptops in the same price range.

Ports and Features
I expected the X775 sports a better selection of ports - which he says that the laptop has USB 3.0 more bases, but it lacks an ExpressCard slot, DisplayPort and eSATA. The optical drive also had an annoying rattle as you read DVDs. All descriptions of the picture below are listed from left to right.

Screen and speakers
Toshiba Qosmio X775 is a 17.3-inch, high-gloss. Even in the eyes of the screen resolution is 1600x900 with no budget, taking X775 notebook nothing to the imagination, and has a Blu-ray, should have the correct 1920x1080 (HD/1080p complete) accuracy.

Setting complaints resolutuion hand, the X775 uses a TN panel typical, which means that the colors distorted when viewed from above and below. The screen is certainly bright enough and has adequate contrast, but is not very colorful.

Ultimately, it is essentially the same quality as a 17.3-inch laptop that is not typical traditional good considering the X775 costs twice as much as a budget 17.3-inch computer portable.

The built-in Harman / Kardon is one of the highlights of the X775 is. The cones are much larger than expected from a normal mobile phone, but feel grids covered by some strange-looking chrome on the keyboard. A relatively large subwoofer is built into the bottom of the notebook. The sound quality is great for a laptop, are powerful and strong enough to fill the room without distortion. Low is noticeable even when not sitting in front of the laptop with a powerful subwoofer.

The keyboard and touchpad
X775 is a full-size chiclet / island-style keyboard and a red backlight. The keys are flat top and a smooth and glossy. And 'more calm to write about it, those around you can not see. Key travel - the distance down and pressed the United Nations to do so - is short so tactile feedback is in some way, even though I had no trouble to write quickly and accurately. I'm not completely flexible during normal use. Backlit red looks beautiful at night is easy on the eyes.

The touchpad does not receive the right half, the matte surface is easy to follow and is the right size for a 17.3-inch screen. The touchpad buttons are terrible, however, feel and incredibly cheap, strong hollow click it, no matter how easy the keys are pressed.

On the plus side, I like the touchpad on / off button above the keyboard, most laptops should come with a feature that people can disable the touchpad, if you use an external mouse.

Performance and benchmarks
X775 had problems with power through a suite of benchmarks and games, thanks to enthusiast-class components. Multitasking several applications at the same time is easy thanks to quad-core Intel Core i7 2630QM and 6 GB of RAM. 1.5 GB Nvidia GTX 560M graphics card is the third most powerful Nvidia graphics card, and there are no longer able to play the latest games with image quality settings.

The only thing that slowly on this laptop is the hard drive, 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate are older and slower than some modern readers 5400. Ideally, this laptop should have come with Seagate Momentus drives or hybrid drives XT 640GB/750GB 7200.

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