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Qosmio X305-Q705 opinions?


#1 shnizzle66   New Orleans Cheap Ass CAGiversary!   1019 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:50 PM

My family had to celebrate christmas a bit later this year since we were out of the country. I got a Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q705 laptop and the first thing I did was try to check the specs, and once I saw them I felt slightly bummed out. Im building a desktop PC sometime this year (maybe), but if I can get a laptop that will compete for a good 3-4 years at least then I would probably hold off on the desktop and wait for the i7 to get a bit cheaper.

The person that gave me the gift says they went to BB and asked for the most powerful gaming laptop they had and this is what they gave her. Kind of hard to believe, but it's BB...Overall it's pretty badass, I like the flames on it and the feel of it its just that the processor speed and graphic card is worrying to me because I plan on gaming a LOT (TF2, Oblivion, Far Cry2, Fallout 3, etc...) and I need this thing to keep up for a while. Would overclocking be enough or should I try to find a 706 or something?

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#2 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2649 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:57 PM

That processor speed (Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz) seems subpar relative to the rest of the setup (4GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM, discrete GPU with 512MB dedicated RAM, 7200rpm HDD). I'd think they'd put a minimum 2.4 GHz dual-core CPU in a getup like that.

Are Toshiba's easy to overclock? That wouldn't be a bad idea if they are--only problem is there's probably not much you can do for heat in a laptop other than whatever cooling is stock, so I doubt you can take the CPU too high.

In any case, I don't think TF2 will have problems with your setup. The "benchmark" games I'm not so sure about.
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#3 shnizzle66   New Orleans Cheap Ass CAGiversary!   1019 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:05 PM

Yeah, im worried about the serious graphics heavy games since I usually just won't play a game if I cant run it on high, it's not worth it.

Im downloading demos for a few games Id install on here If I keep this thing. If its too bad, then Ill wipe this thing clean and take it back to best buy just to upgrade for a better model.

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#4 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2649 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:10 PM

I doubt it will handle the big name benchmark games on high. TF2 on high may even be tough at 2.0GHz. I don't know though as I really don't care where my sliders are, I just let the game decide.

If you're exchanging it for something bigger and nastier, I doubt BB will give you any shit about the return. Probably wise to do if you want to get some mileage out of it.
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#5 vherub   x CAGiversary!   3395 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:31 PM

that's a nice, thoughtful gift. But I would probably return it. Especially if you are debating building a desktop. Price to performance wise, the desktop is going to blow the x305 away.
I just don't see this laptop being able to game new releases 2-3 years from now. Even if you stepped up to the 706 with the p8400 processor.
You could try running a 3dmark to see how it stands. But if you aren't happy with how it handles fallout 3, it's only going to get worse.

#6 shnizzle66   New Orleans Cheap Ass CAGiversary!   1019 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 01:28 AM

just ran some benchmark tests on it and...well, eek. That was dreadful. I scored a 3620 on the CPU test and a 2270 on the graphics test.

Apperently thsi was THE most powerful thing Best Buy had. Not sure what I should do...

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#7 Oktoberfest   Wisdom CAGiversary!   2873 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 03:05 AM

well it's not like you couldn't have a desktop AND a laptop. Also you can always buy a console

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#8 ZerotypeX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3785 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2009 - 03:13 AM

somebody mentioned about a new gateway laptop here, but can't find the thread.

http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1218043606827

looks decent, also another one at best buy if you can exchange/return

http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1218012519873
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#9 shnizzle66   New Orleans Cheap Ass CAGiversary!   1019 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:56 PM

Im exchanging the Qosmio for the Gateway FX tomorrow. I love the look of the Qosmio but it's just not powerful enough.

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#10 shnizzle66   New Orleans Cheap Ass CAGiversary!   1019 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:41 AM

Ggrrrr. I still can't decide if the Gateway ( http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1218043606827 ) is that much better than the Qosmio. The processor is a bit faster and it's got a whole gig dedicated graphics card...


I don't know. I guess im just really hesitant to let the Qosmio go since it was a gift and I like it's look. Final question: the Qosmio x305-705 or the Gateway FX P-7805u?

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#11 Koggit   almost sorry CAGiversary!   3886 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:04 AM

At 10lbs? Just get a desktop... laptops aren't meant for gaming, they're meant for portability. Why get something that's neither conveniently portable nor great for gaming? I never understand that... unless, like, you're always traveling back and forth from somewhere and just want to move it from one desk to another pretty often. It's more mobile than it is portable, so to speak.

That's one hell of a gift, though. A $1,000 present? Jeez. If I received such a generous gift I'd feel pretty bad about exchanging it.. I'd feel like it sent a "I don't like it" message to the giver.

#12 soulvengeance   Beating dead horses CAGiversary!   4063 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:15 AM

I would probably go with the gateway, I think it has a little bit better graphics card. Ten pounds isn't awful for a 17 incher, I remember that my old thinkpad was like 8 pounds and it had a 14 inch screen.:)
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