Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 Gaming Notebook

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Toshiba’s Qosmio X305 is the company’s flagship gaming notebook line, with configurations that include dual graphics cards, dual storage drives, and the latest Intel Core 2 quad-core processors. At CES, Toshiba introduced a new Qosmio X305, the X305-Q725, which competes with the company’s higher end X305-Q708, but at a much better price ($2,699.99 vs. $4,199.99).

A red beast of a machine, the Qosmio X305-Q725 is stacked with the new low cost Intel Quad Core Q9000 processor along with hybrid storage and a powerful NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX GPU that can handle all of today's hottest games. All of this power comes in a chassis that’s a bit bulky but that has some good-looking styling and curves, too.

Like many desktop replacement systems, the Qosmio X305-Q725’s battery life won’t even come close to the battery life you’ll get with an ultraportable or a netbook, but that’s not the point. Most users who are interested in a desktop replacement system require power, and they know that they’ll have to stay tethered to an outlet to get it. Even though you’ll be restricted by a power cable most of the time, notebooks such as the Qosmio X305-Q725 are much more portable than any desktop system.

In the following pages, we'll walk you through the design and features of the Qosmio X305-Q725 and then we'll run the notebook through its paces to see how its performance compares to several other laptops in its class. Gaming notebooks may not fully compete with today’s high-end desktop models, but we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what mobile powerhouses such as the Qosmio X305-Q725 have to offer.


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bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

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?

marco c 5 years ago

Yes, battery graph is listed in minutes.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="Marco C"]

Yes, battery graph is listed in minutes.


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

rapid1 5 years ago

     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.

Der Meister 5 years ago

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.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

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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