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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Computer!!!

    Posted .

    Wow i was blown away when i saw the price for this laptop at $1000...i had a toshiba satellite i got two years ago and paid $1400 for it and it had half the performance of this computer(2gb ram, 3.2 performance score, 1.6ghz processor)...i had the new computer optimized by the geek squad which removes all of the junk that you will never use off of it and gives you like 40% more power...they also installed trend micro virus/spyware which doesn't slow your computer as much as norton does...this computer is the best laptop i've ever used in my life!!!...it's so fast...with a 5.0 perfromance score...i mean some say some cons are lack of bluray player but that's what my tv and playstation3 are for...lol...also the battery life thing is bad on most any laptop that's any good...just leave it plugged in...i mean anywhere you go to use a computer has outlets right...only place that may not is a plane....but i rarely fly...maybe 2 times in my whole life...so i guess if you fly alot don't get this computer...plus it's kinda big to be carrying around like that anyways...but the weight thing is not an issue at all to me...it's not heavy at all...just heavier than what people are used to with smaller laptops...but it's easy to move it around from place to place..the sound on this computer is awesome...best i've heard on a laptop ever...it's so nice to be able to hear the bass in music and such thx to the subwoofer...they had the gateway computer for a little more money with a 5.2 performance score due to the 2.2ghz processor and it had 9800 graphics card...but when i looked at the screen it didn't look any better than the toshiba to me..the gateway had a 5.2 on processor where as the toshiba has 5.0 ...but the disk data tansfer rate was higher on the toshiba...probably cuz of the ddr3 ram where as the gateway has ddr2...so really there isn't much difference between these small differences so don't get caught up in that...i know the toshiba is a great product and i've heard many complaints about gateways...just my two cents...anyways...i wasn't crazy bout the flames at first and the shiny red but i love it now...the lights and such...has really grown on me..i think it's cool that toshiba is spicing things up and not just making all their computers look exactly the same...i mostly use the computer alot for 3D chat games...and the graphics look amazing and you can do several things at once with no lagging...i mean i open a web page it's like automatic...very little load time at all....also doing downloads is really fast...twice as fast as my old computer so i'm very very satisfied...and it was $400 cheaper!!!..get one if you can find one...there is only 1 left at the best buy i got mine at

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great buy for a laptop.

    Posted .

    Now I build computers (desktops) and I have to say this computer has a lot that stands out, from speed, to multitasking, and definitely gaming for such a great price for a laptop. I can run Crysis 1400x900 on high at about 8-12 frames per second. Now it doesn't sound all that great, but a laptop that can run Crysis on that high of graphics and have a fairly good frame rate is insanely great. This computer can and will run every game you put into it, wither it's Crysis, World in Conflict, or Supreme Commander. For the price right now (1,399) its a perfect computer for those who want to LAN, on the road, or anything of that nature. I don't know why some people are having problems with it not running up to par, but this computers handles things like if they were feathery pillows, minimizing out and going back into programs without much, or any delay. Hard drive being only 200 GB isn't so bad, I mean if you don't use a program, uninstall it. The only bad thing is the processor speed being low (maybe a 2.2 processor would do it for me) other then that small little thing, this thing is excellent, and is tackling everything I throw at it. Simiply put if you want a fairly cheap but good gaming, or media laptop. This is it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    a good power laptop

    Posted .

    i bought my qosmio about a month ago from bestbuy. and since i bought it it was having a problem with the booting. the screen was going black, windows was never coming up. at the time i was a little bit lazy and did not care about it until today. today i called toshiba support and they recommend me to download and install the new bios which is version 1.30 and my problem was solved. so, for the ones who are interested in this model, i strongly recommend to upgrade their bios as soon as possible. otherwise you'll gonna have the same booting problem as i had before. except that, i am realy happy with my new toy. the only thing is its 2.0 ghz cpu. which is a little bit slow when you compare the rest of the equipment this computer have but in the end i bought this computer for gaming. 4gb ram & the vga card is quite outstanding in the games and in my opinion which is most required for games instead if cpu. another point is, to use the 4gb ram, you have to use windows 64bit. you may face problems with some old or small programs . just be sure about 64bit if you are going to use specific software. otherwise you may have to install 32bit and probably going to use 4gb ram about 3.25gb. anyway, i am getting full performance from this computer and i am glad. have fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Value

    Posted .

    When this monster first came on the scene in late July, I almost bought it but decided the price was out of my league. I had researched it thourghly. When I saw the reduced price, I literally ran to the store. I am quite pleased. I'm not much into gaming, but my grandson is. I can't wait for him to try it. I'll hook it up to the big screen with the hdmi connection and let him enjoyl I do photo editing, and the display is sooo.. crisp. The only reason I rated performance a 4.0 was because of the battery life. I'm pretty much always close to a plug-in, so that won't be a problem with me. On first boot, you have the option to use either 64 bit or 32 bit. I chose the 64 bit, with a little skeptism, but all my software has worked perfectly. I could have done without the red and the flames, but it grows on you. My wife loves the color. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that doesn't have to have prolonged battery life. That is, if you can still find one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Love it!!

    Posted .

    I'm a medical coder who works from home. My last two computers have both had issues with overheating and shutting down. So, after I lost two hours worth of work when my old computer shut down and didn't save as it usually did, I decided that enough was enough. I was going to buy a new gaming computer, because if any computer needs to stay cool it's one that's meant for games. This is the absolute best computer I've ever owned. Before I bought it, I researched and found that the price was fantastic when you add in all of the "perks" this computer has. (I bought it on sale.) I'm positive that I don't use this computer to its fullest potential, but, even with all of the images I scan through, I'm definitely not worried about it overheating. It stays cool....always. The battery doesn't last long and I'm not crazy about the flame design on the front, but, since this one has the processor speed, memory, screen size, and FANS that I need I guess I can handle a little "gansta" as my children call it. lol I also work with it plugged in...so the battery is no problem. I guess another problem is the electrical plug in the back. It comes loose and disconnects very easily. Once again, not a big deal, but it does get annoying having to plug it back in all the time. All in all it's an awesome buy and an awesome computer. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!! I LOVE mine!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice Desktop replacement

    Posted .

    Great desktop replacement and a very nice gamming laptop, you can’t beat the value you get for the price you pay. I was looking for some a laptop that would let me play my games while at the same time not costing me an arm and a leg and the QosmioX305 fit the bill just right. It Plays games just as well as my friends Alienware laptop and coast half as much as his did, he was not very happy about that part. Pros: Good Video display / graphic card combo. Decent Intel Chip and the option to install Vista 32 or 64 bit OS was a very nice touch. The flame paint job (might not be for everyone). Cons: Battery Life (one Hour) and Weight (9 lbs.) make true on the go gamming a bit hard. (That’s why I consider this bad boy a desktop replacement). I am very happy with this laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing

    Posted .

    Wow is what any gamer will say when they see this laptop in action. the GPU is amazing, the CPU might not seem like a lot but it is very powerful. The speakers combined with the subwoofer will give any expensive sound system run for its money. The laptop is quiet, powerful and good looking. The first test for the laptop was running crysis. It ran the game on half very high rest on high without a single fps of lag. This is an amazing deal for a laptop with such performance. Truly an amazing piece of equipment. The battery life is a bit short but for a reason. The cooling itself of this machine probably requires a lot of power. The speakers also take a lot not to say the beautiful screen that this work of art comes with.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great laptop at a great price!

    Posted .

    I've only had this laptop for two weeks and I absolutely love it. It's a very powerful machine, easily handling all my business and personal needs. For business, I use it for email, MS Word, MS Excel and Quickbooks. My family and I have also been using it to play games, watch DVD's/digital movies, and listen to mp3's. The battery life is comparable with similar laptops. Simply a great machine at a great price. i'm thinking of picking up a second machine for my wife.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Laptop

    Posted .

    Well after waiting two weeks for this baby I finally got mine, and I've got to say I'm more then satisfied. This machine has great graphic capabilities and the memory makes it run smoothly. The processor, while isn't the almighty top of the line, it gets the job done. The sound system is great and the display is wonderful (though there is a small bit of glare, but it's not that bad). Really the only drawback to this machine is the battery. It does drain pretty fast going out in about 1.5-2 hours, but if you can live with that I'd definitely go out and buy this. It's a great gaming laptop and you get what you buy ^.^.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    You wont be sorry...Best computer ever purchased!

    Posted .

    This laptop is great, it has a very large 17" screen, wasn't too sure about it being red with flames but it has grown on me and it is very pretty especially when it lights up. The sound is loud and clear, the graphics are clear and bright. I was amazed to find a laptop for this price which included a built in webcam and mic. I compared a lot of laptops and for this price $999 it was well worth the money. It is a little heavy for being a laptop. Very easy to set up to my ISP at home and fast downloads. I would recommend this to everyone. Best laptop ever purchased.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A Definite Must-Buy!!! Very impressive!!!

    Posted .

    Absolutely great machine! Extremely quiet for what it is capable of doing. Installed Vista 64-bit to experience true capabilities. Multi-tasking is not a problem at all with this machine. I can run several demanding applications at the same time without lag. The sound system is a definite plus coming from a portable device. With the price you really can't find a better deal for your money. This also a good investment as with the specs of the machine will carry you through the long haul. Definitely looking forward to the years to come with this one!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice Laptop

    Posted .

    Its a nice Laptop, I purchased it when it was 1399 and for the price I couldn't pass it up. Not big into the Flame Design, but When its open you cant see it anyway. Runs EQ2 on High Settings. I have not loaded any other games on it yet. Media buttons work nice. The screen does feel a little flimsy, But I have never owned one with a 17" screen so maybe thats normal. Even at normal price, seems like a lot of product. As of this review I have owned it for one week. As my Con suggests, the battery does not last long. When in EQ I get MAYBE an hour before I need to plug it in. But really if I'm gaming I got it plugged in anyway for top performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best value gaming laptop

    Posted .

    This laptop come with Vista Premium 64 bit, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, FSB 1066Mhz,4GB DDR3 1066Mhz RAM and a powerful 9700M GTS card (NVIDIA PhysX-ready), Is a very powerful machine for those laptop gamer. The only consideration is the CPU speed, a bit slow for P7350 2.0GHz, upgrade to P9400 2.53Ghz is recommended. For a powerful machine with a pricing of below 1.6k, is still a best value in the recent market.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Be all, end all...

    Posted .

    I think the problem that everyone is facing with this mobile desktop, is that they dont know about the mandatory, first time tweaks that should be automatic. This book is an absolute joy to read, as I havent found a game yet( sans crysis) that doesnt run at max settings and resolution with buttery smooth framerates and eye, candy. I am surprised at the value this machine offers...you think your getting a mid-high end gaming solution, but you end up with a high end, feature rich gaming monster.. I do plan on upgrading the processor, but otherwise the sweetest deal I've seen in years. I dare you to build a notebook comparable to this one, and match the $1500.00 price point from someone else....let me save you some time and trouble, just buy this rig already, because you wont find a better deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great gaming laptop

    Posted .

    For the price, this is an extremely good gaming laptop. When gaming, I hook the laptop up to my 21" Samsung instead of using my desktop and it looks great. I can play WoW and have several other applications running (Winamp, iTunes, etc...) and still get 60fps at maximum resolution and video settings maxed out. Using the HDMI output to play on my 50" bigscreen also looks great! I have read others reviews which suggested a faster CPU, but I have not had any performance issues with this machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Simply Amazing

    Posted .

    I was so happy when I recieved this computer. It has the most highest RAM on the market. PC3 8500! which means it operates around 1066 Megahertz opposed to the conventional 667-800 megahertz. Also the graphics. 9700 M can run crysis which most laptops can't do. For once every high end part was put in one machine. The only thing I don't like is the cpu speed. Its FSB is awesome but 2.0 gigahertz isn't enough. It should've been 2.2. But still extreme top of the line notebook.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    excellant machine

    Posted .

    been shopping for awhile. this machine has it all. very fast and easy setup. comes with everything you need for gaming. very quiet and does not get hot. running games on high speed and using wireless can drain the battery pretty quick but that is expected. cannot get a computer like this from anybody for this dollar amount. bought 1st one the morning it came out at store. would not get rid of it for anything. lucky i went to store before i bought anything else.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Computer, Better than Expected

    Posted .

    Has more power than any regular or above average computer user could possibly need or want, other wise you would be spending more money to get something more cutting edge $$$. Definietly buy it on sale*** . If you want a fast computer that looks and sounds great, can play practically all games and do everything else you want, then I definitely recomend it. I have read all the reviews on this site and on cnet.com, do not let the negative reviews detour your decision to get this computer- it isjust get it, it is awesome and I have had no problems with it at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Laptop Ever

    Posted .

    This is an unbelieveable laptop. I have put 11 games through it, and all of them play like a game system, even on the highest graphic settings and resolution! The games are Medieval II Total War, Oblivion, World in Conflict, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Rise of Legends, Age of Empires III, Supreme Commander, Stronghold Legends, Spore, Guild Wars, and 2142 Battlefield. Like I said, they ALL play smoothly on the highest graphics and resolution. I was very pleasantly surprised when I got this laptop, and it continues to amaze me. I highly reccomend it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very Nice

    Posted .

    All I hear is slow processor speed from everyone. all you have to do is goto (run, msconf, boot, advanced and check 2 processors) now the computer will run on both processor at all times NOW YOU HAVE POWER. If you are looking for a faster or more powerful go spend 3500.00 why we only spend 1400.00 and I still kick your But_ with my Qosmio laptop hehe :))))

    I would recommend this to a friend