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Toshiba Introduces the Qosmio X500 Gaming Laptop

Toshiba UK has announced the newest member of the acclaimed Qosmio family - the Qosmio X500. The Qosmio X500 offers high performance processing power, combined with the latest graphics capabilities, to deliver a truly outstanding mobile gaming experience. From the sleek, glossy black chassis with Toshiba Fusion grid design to the backlit keyboard and LED-feathertouch controls, the Qosmio X500 is designed to show its premium home computing and gaming credentials.

The Qosmio X500 is designed to deliver against future challenges in the rapidly evolving gaming market like HD content, fast moving scenes, and new types of interactive, online deliveries and gaming platforms.

Powered by Intel's latest Quad Core processors and the latest nVIDIA GeForce graphics, the Qosmio X500 delivers a realistic gameplay experience with intense visuals, vibrant environments and dynamic character effects. The large 18.4'' TruBrite Full HD LCD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio at a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels provides bright, immersive HD images. Completing its impressive AV setup are stereo speakers made by audio specialists Harman Kardon, providing a rich and thrilling experience, perfect for PC gaming.

The 18.4'' TruBrite Full HD 16:9 LCD screen is not only designed for gaming the Qosmio X500 is packed with features to deliver a superior home entertainment experience in a laptop. The Qosmio X500 features a rewritable Blu-ray drive (BD-RE), delivering movies with breathtaking picture and sound quality on the go; alternatively, the power of the Intel Quad Core processor makes editing home HD movies and backing up digital content to Blu-ray fast and simple.

The Qosmio X500 also features Toshiba's Resolution+ upscaling technology, enabling the standard definition DVDs and video files to be upconverted to near high definition quality. It also features an HD web camera, allowing users to record HD video and webchat in wide screen 16:9 format.

Each aspect of the Qosmio X500 is designed with usability in mind. The Touch Pad with Multi-Touch Control provides an alternative to conventional scrolling. For quick and convenient logon, the Qosmio X500 comes with a finger print reader and Face Recognition via the embedded HD web cam. The Toshiba ConfigFree utility facilitates wireless network configuration and online access via the embedded WLAN interface or via Bluetooth; and eight red-coloured feather touch buttons offer instant access to frequently used multimedia features such as volume control, fast forward, play, and stop.

The Qosmio X500 offers up to 8GB DDR3 (1066 MHz) memory and features up to 1TB HDD (hard disk drive) storage. Peripheral devices can connect via three USB 2.0 ports or via an e-SATA/USB combo port. All USB ports support Toshiba's Sleep-and-Charge technology, allowing users to charge mobile devices even if the laptop is switched off. Toshiba's REGZA-Link HDMI-CEC (High Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) connects high-definition video and audio devices, so all can be controlled through one single remote control. Finally, a 5-in-1 Bridge Media port completes the connectivity features of the Qosmio X500.

Toshiba Qosmio X500 specification details:
Intel Core i7-720QM (2.8GHz, 6MB L2, 1333MHz FSB)
Up to 8GB DDR3 RAM (1066MHz)
Up to 1TB HDD (500GB 5400 rpm + 500GB 5400 rpm)
18.4" Full HD TruBrite LCD screen (1920 x 1080p)
6x BD-RE optical drive (Blu-ray rewritable)
nVIDIA GeForce GTS 250MNV (1GB)
Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/Draft-N
Bluetooth 2.1
3x USB 2.0 Sleep-and-Charge ports
1x USB Sleep-and-Charge/e-SATA combo port
5-in-1 card reader.

The Qosmio X500 will be available in the UK from late October.



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