Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 review: Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725

We didn't expect to see much of a difference in application or game performance from the SSD, but we did anecdotally notice that apps and games opened faster and file access did seem snappier than usual. Overall performance, however, didn't blow us away, keeping pace with similarly spec'd laptops. Gaming performance was predictably excellent, but no better than a couple of less expensive Gateway systems--the quad-core Gateway P-7808u and Gateway P-7805u FX.

Battery life is pretty poor at just 1 hour and 11 minutes on our video playback battery drain test. We don't usually expect such a monstrous laptop to last long on battery power, but it is worth noting that other performance desktop replacements, such as the Gateway P-7808u and Gateway P-7805u FX, can last far longer away from an outlet.

The Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 is backed by an industry-standard, one-year warranty. Support is accessible 24-7 via a toll-free phone line, an online knowledge base, and a Web site with driver downloads.

Multimedia Multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
640 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
129 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
172 

Unreal Tournament 3
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
1,280x800, 4X AA, 8X AF*  
1,440x900, 4X AA, 8X AF*  
Asus W90VP-X1 @ 1400x1050 / @ 1280x768
143.3 
129.6 
Gateway P-7808u
124.8 
100.3 
Gateway P-7805u FX
120.8 
101.4 
Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
116.5 
100.8 
Alienware m17
N/A
104.7 

Video Playback battery drain test
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Gateway P-7805u FX
181 
Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
71 

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System configurations:

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Core Q9000; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 667MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce 9800M GTX; HDD #1: 64GB Toshiba SSD/ HDD #2: 320GB Hitachi 7,200rpm

Alienware M17
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 3072MB DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz; 512MB Dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD3870 X2; 160GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Gateway P-7808u
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Core Q9000; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce 9800M GTS; 500GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Asus W90VP-X1
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9600; 6144MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB Dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2; 320GB Saegate 7,200rpm

Gateway P-7805u FX
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce 9800M GTS; 320GB Western Digital 7,200rpm

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Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725

Part Number: PQX32U-04M01M Released: Jan 6, 2009
Low Price: $7.50 See all prices

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  • Release date Jan 6, 2009
  • Installed Size 4 GB
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 / 2 GHz
  • Color fusion finish with rogue pattern
  • Weight 9 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
  • Graphics Processor PCI Express x16 - NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX - 1 GB GDDR3 SDRAM