Toshiba X775-Q7170 review: Toshiba X775-Q7170

Annual power consumption cost
Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170
$9.01 
Asus G74SX-A2
$14.64 
Razer Blade
$17.22 
Origin EON17-S
$18.08 
Alienware M18x
$23.79 

Expecting a lot from a 17-inch desktop replacement laptop's battery isn't really fair, so we temper our expectations accordingly. Still, at only 2 hours and 14 minutes, the Qosmio X775 didn't last very long, even with a bulky battery that raises the entire back end of the system off the ground. Keep in mind that while our video playback battery drain test is tough, there's also not a lot of high-end hardware, such as a Core i7 CPU or full HD display, running -- only the GPU, which our battery test doesn't really hit, relying more on the integrated Intel graphics. Still, it's a step up from the last X775 laptop we tested, which ran for about 20 minutes less, but with more powerful hardware.

Toshiba includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, and a customized support search page can direct you to online documents and driver downloads for this specific model.

Despite our reservations, the Toshiba Qosmio X775 is a perfectly fine midprice desktop replacement laptop that costs maybe $50 to $100 more than it should (so keep an eye out for retail discounts). With a 1080p screen, it'd be easier to recommend, but even then, the frankly juvenile design will make this a laptop you won't be eager to show off.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Razer Blade
493 
Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170
550 

Adobe Photoshop CS5 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Razer Blade
173 
Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170
177 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170
112 

Metro (in fps)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
1,366x768 pixels, High, DX11, AAA, 4X AF  
1,920x1,080 pixels, High, DX11, 4X AA, 16X AF  
Origin EON17-S
49 
39 
Alienware M18x
46.7 
29.7 
Asus G74SX-A2
24.7 
20.3 
Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170
23.7 
15.7 
Razer Blade
17.3 
8.7 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Razer Blade
197 
Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170
134 

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System configurations:

Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Core i5-2450M; 6GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 1.5GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M; 640GB Toshiba 7,200rpm

Alienware M18x
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-2920XM; 16GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; (SLi) 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M (x2) + 64MB (Dedicated) Intel HD 3000; 750GB Seagate 7,200rpm (x2)

Asus G74SX-A2
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM; 16GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 3GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M; HDD No. 1: 160GB Intel SSD + HDD No. 2: 750GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Origin EON17-S
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-2920XM; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz; 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M; HDD No. 1: 500GB Seagate 7200rpm + HDD No. 2: C300-CTFDDAC 128GB SSD

Razer Blade
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-2640M; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 555M / 64MB (Dedicated) Intel HD 3000; Lite-On IT 256GB SSD

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Installed Size 8 GB
  • CPU Intel Core i7 (2nd Gen) 2670QM / 2.2 GHz
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Color fusion X2 finish in red horizon, black keyboard
  • Weight 7.5 lbs
  • Optical Drive BD-RE - fixed
  • Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M - 1.5 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
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