Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170

Thirty frames per second. That’s a threshold each would-be gaming laptop contingency cranky in a gaming tests, a dividing line between amply well-spoken gameplay and a stuttering slideshow. The Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170 ($1,149.99 list) passes a test, handling 33.2 fps in Lost Planet 2 and 35.7 fps in Unigine’s Heaven 3.0 benchmark exam during a system’s local 1,600 by 900 fortitude (with and yet antialiasing, respectively), and even aloft support rates during reduce resolutions such as 1,024 by 768. Credit a absolute Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M, an industrial-strength graphics adapter with a possess 1.5GB of memory. Indeed, a graphics, along with a snazzy red-backlit keyboard and first-class audio, are a best things about a Qosmio.

Some of a X775-Q7170′s other components, however, are a tiny underwhelming deliberation a price, and a laptop as a whole falls awkwardly between a gaming, desktop replacement, and media core categories. That leaves a Toshiba as a medium-priced choice for users seeking medium-speed gaming and medium-high-definition (720p rather than 1080p) video viewing, and we’re usually middle eager about it.

Design
The Qosmio X775-Q7170 creates gray cosmetic demeanour bold, interjection to a textured finish suggestive of animation speed lines and transparent red stripes on a lid and keyboard deck. The keyboard is dimly backlit in red and some-more intense red accents are found during a tip of a touchpad and in touch-sensitive buttons above a keyboard for functions such as play/pause, mute, volume, and Wi-Fi toggle. Fancy (all right, garish) chrome grilles prove a Harman/Kardon stereo speakers above a keyboard, that along with an onboard subwoofer siphon out loud, clear, and colourful sound.

At 1.4 by 16.3 by 10.8 inches (HWD) and 7.4 pounds—10 pounds with a brawny section of a energy adapter—the X775-Q7170 is one critical chunk of a laptop. The tile-style keyboard offers a apart numeric keypad, accessible LED lights for Caps Lock and Num Lock, and tiny yet dedicated Home, End, PgUp, and PgDn keys, as good as a absolutely soothing yet manageable typing feel. The touchpad glides and taps smoothly, yet a twin rodent buttons are loud and stiff.

The X775-Q7170′s 17.3-inch display, as mentioned, facilities 1,600 by 900 fortitude rather than a 1,920 by 1,080 pixels presented by full 1080p screens like a HP Envy 17‘s ($1,484.99 direct, 4 stars). It’s amply balmy during a tip integrate of liughtness settings; colors cocktail easily and observation angles are good.

Features
There’s a singular USB 3.0 pier on a system’s left side, along with a USB 2.0 port, VGA and HDMI video outputs, and an Ethernet port. Two some-more USB 2.0 ports and headphone and microphone jacks are during a right, subsequent to a visual drive—which, in another teenager letdown, is a DVD±RW burner yet Blu-ray playback. An SD/MMC media label container is on a Qosmio’s front edge.

Backed by a one-year warranty, a X775-Q7170 carries 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless yet not Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi). Its 640GB, 7,200-rpm tough expostulate (550GB giveaway during startup) is preloaded with apps trimming from a brief 30-day hearing of Norton Internet Security to Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Skype, Google Chrome, and WildTangent Games.

Performance
Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170

Since a Qosmio code is Toshiba’s fire-breathing flagship line, we were softly astounded to learn a X775-Q7170 had an Intel Core i5-2450M processor underneath a hood. The 2.5GHz dual-core chip is zero to sneer at, yet it’s a same CPU we can find in reduction performance-oriented laptops such as a some-more affordable Asus K53SD-DS51 ($779.99 street, 3 stars) and Toshiba’s possess Portege R835-P88 ultraportable ($849.99 list, 4.5 stars). By contrast, other midpriced systems such as a HP Pavilion dv7-6163cl ($949.99 list, 4 stars) offer quad-core horsepower (as, to be sure, do higher-priced Qosmios).

Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170

Paired with 6GB of RAM, a Core i5 in a exam section delivered plain middle-of-the-pack results, roughly restraining a Toshiba R835-P88 in capability benchmarks such as PCMark 7 (score 2,288) and Photoshop CS5 (3 mins 56 seconds). As mentioned, it did most improved in graphics-oriented tests, fasten 3DMark 06′s chosen 10,000-plus bar during both 1,024 by 768 (score 15,576) and local with antialiasing (score 11,174) resolutions and posting 76.4 and 83.6 fps in Lost Planet 2 and Crysis, respectively, during 1,024 by 768.

Gaming laptops aren’t eminent for their battery life, and a X775-Q7170′s comparatively tiny 47Wh battery lived adult to that tradition, durability 3 hours 7 mins in a MobileMark 2007 outline test. That’s rival with gaming machines like a MSI GT783-625US ($2,599.99 direct, 4 stars)—which scored 3:29—but not with desktop replacements like a Asus K53SD-DS51 (5:31).

The Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170 costs most reduction than bone-fide gaming systems like a MSI GT783-625US and rather reduction than fine media centers like a HP Envy 17 (both Editors’ Choices in their particular categories). Still, we design a lot from a $1,000-plus laptop, and a 1080p screen, Blu-ray drive, and faster processor—heck, any one or dual of those three—would make us some-more vehement about a Toshiba.

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