Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 Gaming Notebook - HotHardware

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 Gaming Notebook

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Not so long ago, desktops were the only computers that could deliver a true high-end gaming experience. Even though desktop replacement systems have been around for ages, they haven’t always been able to compete with desktops in terms of acceptable gaming performance. And while desktop replacement systems still don’t match the price and performance of desktops, the gap between the two has closed considerably, as the Qosmio X305-Q725's spec sheet demonstrates.

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
Specifications and Features

Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (SP1, 64-bit version)

Processor and Chipset
Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q9000
2.0GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB
Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset


4GB PC3 8500 DDR3 SDRAM (both memory slots may be occupied); maximum capacity 4GB

Storage Drive
384GB using two hard disk drives;
Primary drive: 64GB Serial ATA solid state drive
Secondary drive: 320GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive

Fixed Optical Disk Drive
DVD SuperMulti (+/- double layer) drive with Labelflash supporting 11 formats
Maximum speed and compatibility: CD-ROM (24x), CD-R (24x), CD-RW (16x), DVD-ROM (8x), DVD-R (Single Layer, (8x)), DVD-R (Double Layer, (6x)), DVD-RW (6x), DVD+R (Single Layer, (8x)), DVD+R (Double Layer, (6x)), DVD+RW (8x), DVDRAM (5x)

17.0” diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT active-matrix LCD display at 1680x1050 native resolution (WSXGA+)

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX, 1GB GDDR3 discrete graphics memory, plus up to 1791MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory using NVIDIA TurboCache technology. Total Available Graphics memory 2815MB (64-bit version)

4 built-in Harman/Kardon speakers plus a subwoofer
Sound volume control dial
Built-in microphone

Input Devices
104 key US keyboard
TouchPad pointing device
Control Buttons: 
    Mute button
    Media button
    CD/DVD control buttons (Play/Pause, Stop, Previous Track, Next Track)
Panel lights
    Dolby settings

Webcam and microphone
Bluetooth version 2.1 plus Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
10/100/1000 Ethernet
Wireless USB ready
Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100AGN (802.11 a/g/n)

2 main memory slots. Both slots may be occupied.
ExpressCard slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54)
5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter
Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMedia Card, xD Picture Card [shared slots]

    RGB (monitor) output port
    1080p support


    S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port)
    Microphone input port
    Headphone output port

    i.LINK IEEE-1394
    USB v2.0 – 4 ports with USB Sleep and Charge
    3 x USB v2.0
    1 x eSATA/USB combo port
    RJ-45 LAN port
    RJ-11 modem port

Physical Description
Fusion Finish with Rogue pattern
Dimensions (WxDxH Front/H Rear): 16.2” x12.0” x 1.7” / 2.5” with feet
Weight: Starting at 8.99 lbs, depending upon configuration

180W (19V x 9.5A) Auto sensing, 100-240V/50-60Hz AC Adapter
Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.73” x 3.39” x 1.63”
Weight: starting at 1.94 lbs

4000 mAh (8 cell) Lithium Ion battery pack

Toshiba Software and Utilities
    TOSHIBA Value Added Package
    Electronic User’s Guide
    Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
    TOSHIBA ConfigFree
    TOSHIBA Disc Creator
    TOSHIBA DVD Player
    TOSHIBA Extended Tiles for Windows Mobility Center
    TOSHIBA Speech System
    TOSHIBA Face Recognition
    TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator
    Hard disc (HDD) recovery

Third-party Software
    WildTangent Orb Games Console
    Microsoft Works 9
    Google Toolbar
    Google Desktop (only with 32 bit OS)
    Google Picasa (only with 32 bit OS)
    Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA
    PowerCinema for TOSHIBA

Trial Software
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Edition 60-day trial
    Norton 360 All-In-One Security

Price: $2,699.99 USD (as configured)

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Looks kinda ugly and like you said bulky. I guess some people would go for the over the top looks, but I don't really like it. Performes well though.

Also is that battery graph minutes?

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Yes, battery graph is listed in minutes.

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Marco C:

Yes, battery graph is listed in minutes.

Ouch! 47 minutes with load. I guess thats normal for a gaming laptop.

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     Yes, I looked at another version of this same laptop when I bought ny gateway P-7811 FX. The case was just to much for me it is very Garish/overblown to me.

     I bought the p-7811FX for its completion component wise, but I think I am going to sell it, even though I upgraded it to raid 0, and bought a cooler, bag etc. I still game on my desktop almost entirely, and I use the Gateway for the web, documentation, email, schoolwork only.

     I am probably going to sell it for $1000.00-1250.00 and shiping if I can find someone who needs/wants a desktop replacement. The gaming capabilities of this laptop are awesome with Wireless N, 4 gigs ddr3, centrino 2, and the 9800 GTS 512 GPU. I have just decided mobility is what I need. Anyone interested let me know. Oh it runs Vista pro 64 bit as well and I have a full copy of it that will also be coming with it. Otherwise I will probably put it on Ebay.

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Some things just dont mix IMO. IF you want a killer setup why use a Notebook? you'll pay much more for less and its not really a notebook since you tied to the wall in most cases with it.

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IDK I love my netbook, but I really want something between the two. My screen is super cramped, and it is useless to play any games. I don't want a huge laptop like this, but I would like to play a few games on my laptop when I am on break at work and such.

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