Toshiba Unveils High-Performance Qosmio X500 Multimedia Laptop

Toshiba introduced its new Qosmio X500 Series today. Featuring Windows 7, an Intel Core i7 processor, Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology, DDR3 system memory, and NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M graphics, the Qosmio X500 provides high-performance technologies to enable excellent gaming performance and smooth rendering and encoding of hi-definition video and audio content. The Qosmio X500 Series will be available on October 22.

Toshiba Unveils High-Performance Qosmio X500 Multimedia Laptop

With Cutting-Edge Processing Power from Intel and NVIDIA, Plus Windows 7, Enthusiast-Class Qosmio X500 Laptop Delivers Advanced Mobile Performance for Demanding Hi-Def Multimedia Tasks

SAN FRANCISCO – Intel Developer Forum – Sept. 23, 2009 – Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today unveiled the Qosmio® X500 Series, an enthusiast-class line of performance laptops geared for high definition multimedia and gaming. Featuring a striking design on the outside and packed with premium technologies and features on the inside, the Qosmio X500 Series offers hardcore gamers and digital content creators a portable, well-equipped “pro-class” laptop.

Qosmio X500 Series laptops feature the new Intel® Core™ i7 processor, delivering four cores of intelligent processing power, Windows® 7 and Intel’s®  Turbo Boost Technology, which automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if it's operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits. The laptops also offer ultra-fast DDR3 system memory, dual hard-drive configurations, as well as NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 250M graphics with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory. Together, this pairing of high-performance technologies allow consumers to rip through the latest 3D games at lightning-fast frame-rates or create hi-definition video and audio faster and more efficiently with smooth rendering and encoding. 

For hi-def lovers, select models of the Qosmio X500 Series laptops will be available with an integrated Blu-ray® drive, so movie fanatics can enjoy their favorite movies right from the laptop’s stunning, high-definition 18.4-inch diagonal widescreen display. A premium sound system featuring built-in harman/kardon® speakers and Dolby® Home Theater audio and an integrated HDMI-CEC port amplifies the entertainment experience, while adding the flexibility to extend the laptop’s playback capabilities to HDTVs and home theaters. 

Sporting a new premium design, the Qosmio X500 Series features Toshiba’s striking Fusion™ Finish in Omega Black with stylish red chrome accents and a comfortable full keyboard with LED Backlighting and numeric 10-key pad. An intuitive touchpad with multi-touch control, enables greater flexibility to browse and control what’s happening on-screen with gesture-commands, such as two-finger pinch, swipe, rotate and scroll.

“Gaming and high-definition content creation continue to drive high-performance PC demand and Toshiba is extremely committed to serving those markets,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “This line combines premium design users crave with the highest quality of Toshiba engineering to offer one of the best audio-visual experience currently available on a laptop, at prices attainable for those who need it.”

The Qosmio X500 Series will be on display today at the Intel Developer Forum, taking place in San Francisco on September 23, 2009.

Pricing and Availability

Detailed specifications and pricing for the Qosmio X500 Series will be available on October 13, 2009 at

The Qosmio X500 Series will be available on October 22, 2009 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on

Via:  Toshiba
3vi1 5 years ago

Another red & black gaming laptop?!?!?!

I give up already, I'm out of Knight Rider jokes.


kid007 5 years ago

Alienware and Seager got a nice competition!

gibbersome 5 years ago

They might have dropped the ball a bit with the GTX250 M. Unless this is the lowest one they offer.


I'd still prefer the Asus G51VX-RX05 over this.

Kyouya 5 years ago

I fear what the price will be for this monster laptop.

gibbersome 5 years ago

Shouldn't be too much, the GTX 250 M is a mid-level card at best.

realneil 5 years ago

Well, It's definitely got all of the right things on it, and I imagine that they will have the option to add a better video card once they start to sell them.

orlando 5 years ago

Thats really a most stylish lappy, as per me. i wonder to have one when i saw its review at but searching for its images and i got it here.

I really thank you guys for sharing this useful stuff. Keep it up !!!

gibbersome 5 years ago

I like that they changed the back of the screen. This looks nicer than the "flames" that they had on the previous Qomios and Satellites laptops.

Again, the GTX 250 M is a very good card (equal to ATI 4830?), but it's underpowered when others are offering the GTX 260 or above.

cwrustevo 5 years ago

I'm kind of excited about this.  This Toshiba is the first 250m graphics part in a laptop that I've seen.  From what I've read the 250m has a much lower TDP than the 260m.  It will be better then a lot of those laptops with 240m's.  Gaming performance with decent battery life hopefully?  Who knows how much of a hog the new i7's will be.

Soupstyle 5 years ago

Who picked the name Qosmio? They need to not have that job anymore.

recoveringknowitall 5 years ago

I like the looks of it, but yeah... Qosmio is a pretty jenky name.

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