Pros

  • Impressive sound quality and power
  • Wide variety of ports

Cons

  • Unique design makes for impractical use
  • Low resolution screen for its class

At A Glance

Toshiba's high-end Qosmio X305 has lots of style and even more power, but could use a more practical physical design.

Manufacturer’s Description

Extreme gaming action. Our all-new, all-exciting Qosmio X305-Q708 Notebook brings it, so you can live it every day and most any place you go. It all starts with a mind-bending NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS graphics and 512 MB of discrete GDDR3 graphics memory for hair-trigger speed, plus amazingly lifelike textures and lighting effects showcased on a brilliant 17" diagonal widescreen TruBrite display.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PQX31U-00U00C
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3200 mAh
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WSXGA+
Screen Resolution 1680 x 1050
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce 9800M GTS
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 2.12 GB
Graphics Memory Accessibility Semi-shared
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Solid State Drive Capacity 128 GB
Solid State Drive Interface Serial ATA
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Toshiba
Manufacturer Part Number PQX31U-00U00C
UPC Code 883974146666
Brand Name Toshiba
Product Name Qosmio X305-Q708 Notebook
Marketing Information Extreme gaming action. Our all-new, all-exciting Qosmio X305-Q708 Notebook brings it, so you can live it every day and most any place you go. It all starts with a mind-bending NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS graphics and 512 MB of discrete GDDR3 graphics memory for hair-trigger speed, plus amazingly lifelike textures and lighting effects showcased on a brilliant 17" diagonal widescreen TruBrite display.
Product Model X305-Q708
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.toshiba.com
Product Line Qosmio
Product Series X305
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Qosmio X305-Q708 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Atheros
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.5"
    Width 16.2"
    Depth 12.0"
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Extreme
    Processor Model QX9300
    Processor Speed 2.53 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 12 MB
    Bus Speed 1066 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA
    Chipset Model GeForce 9400M
    Software
    Operating System Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 100.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Good
    Battery
    Battery Life 1:24:16 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 285.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 338.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 251.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 453.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 352.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 347.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 223.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 566.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 112.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 110.62   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 110.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 73.76   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 73.72   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 74.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1680 by 1050 51.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 80.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 84.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1680 by 1050 76.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 85.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 85.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 196.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 152.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 316.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0