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Toshiba Qosmio X870

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews and 10 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 88/100 and users rate it 93/100. The average review date is 15-11-2012. We have compared these reviews to 1013266 reviews from other Laptop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: 19-03-2019.

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Expert review by : Jeff Parsons (

Toshiba Qosmio X870 review


An astoundingly powerful gaming machine that boasts an impressive 3D display

Extremely powerful ; 3D screen ; Great connectivity ; Blu-ray ; Interesting design

Rather expensive ; Zero portability ; No battery life ; Wonky DC cable ; Average keyboard

Spearheading the Ivy Bridge refresh for Toshiba is the 3D-toting gaming giant known as the Qosmio X870 (£1,699 inc. VAT).

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Craig Simms (

Toshiba Qosmio X870


Lighter than the competition. Highly specced. 120Hz screen.

More expensive than the competition. Low battery life and no Optimus.

The Qosmio is a fine gaming laptop. Choosing between this and Asus' G75VW is going to come down to personal preference and your wallet.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Toshiba Qosmio X870-143


Everything is just so great on it, the 3D is perfect and I never thought it would be that good on a laptop than a TV. The lighting on the keyboard is brilliant as it allows me to work in subtle lighting in the house

None, no bad points as far as I'm concerned

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (

Toshiba Qosmio X870-143


Bright screen, beautiful looks, fast processor, fast graphics card, 3d

Battery life, touchpad left and right click all in one difficult to use, keyboard shallow,

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (

Toshiba Qosmio X870-143


Very powerful gaming laptop. Battlefield 3 on high settings etc Lovely bright, 1080p, 3D screen. (blu-ray drive too) 4x 3.0 usb ports. Great speakers Doesn't get hot or loud. Big track pad Plenty of storage 1tb.

Tad bit expensive. Power socket is badly designed, very loose. Battery will last you 2 hours on eco mode doing light web browsing.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (

Toshiba Qosmio X870-143


Excellent Design Great Graphics Great Performance Loving the Blu Ray Player and 3D Screen!

Quite Heavy Could have come with more memory already installed for the price

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (

Toshiba Qosmio X870-143


games / simulators top settings. cad programs dosent strugle there. strong signal strenght on wifi. hdmi straight to tv sounds amazing too no messing all round good choice

its not a tower so its more expesive for what you get if you need somthing more mobile this is good choice.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (

Toshiba Qosmio X870-143


screen & performance

Built in camera only seems to output anaglyph: no side by side etc. No facility for recording audio except from built-in microphone.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (

Toshiba Qosmio X870-143


Great screen. Great performance. Size and weight are suitable for its class. Design is very rigid and the keyboard and trackpad are above average. Overall amazing laptop.

Battery life is the only down side but it's the price you pay for a rig like this.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (

Toshiba Qosmio X870-143


excellent bright display..... very good performance.... quite effective 3d...

nothing as of now......

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio chip:Realtek ALC280Q-GR
Audio system:24-bit / HD / HDA / SRS Premium Sound HD
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon


Battery Capacity:14.4
Battery life (max):1.3 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 4.5
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 2


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Colour of product:Aluminium, Black, Red / Aluminium, Black, Red, Rosewood / Aluminium, Red / Black / Black, Red / Metallic / Red, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Aluminium, Black, Red / Aluminium, Black, Red, Rosewood / Aluminium, Red / Black / Black, Red / Metallic / Red, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook


3D: Yes
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9 / 44
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:5 / 8
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD Ready / HD+ / No
LCD brightness levels 1-8:20
LED Backlight: Yes
Pixel pitch:0.217 x 0.209 / 0.239 x 0.239
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 3072
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.008 / 10.993 / 16 / 8.945
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)

Hard drive

Hard disk height:9.5


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard key pitch:1.91
Keyboard key stroke:1.5
Keyboard number of keys:102 / 104
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 6 / 8
Internal memory expansion module sizes:2.048
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 95
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

BD-R write speed:6
BD-RE write speed:2
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:4
CD-RW write speed:4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-ray RW

Other features

Audio system:24-bit / HD / HDA / SRS Premium Sound HD
Dimensions (WxDxH):418.2 x 272.3 x 29.4
Drive device, buffer size:8
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal video mode, resolution:1.600 x 900 / 1.920 x 1.080
Wireless communication data transfer rate:4
Wireless communication version:4

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:2 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:9.5
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24 / 26
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-3230M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:PGA988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105 / 105 C

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 71459 / 72056 / I7-3610QM
Processor code:SR0UX / SR0WY
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User


Bundled software:Intel AppUp Center \nIntel Rapid Storage Technology \nIntel Wireless Display \nMcAfee Security Advisor f/ Toshiba \nMicrosoft FreshPaint \nMicrosoft Solitair Collection \nSRS Premium Sound 3D \nTOSHIBA Blu-ray Disc Player \nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist \nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Function Key \nTOSHIBA HDD Protection \nTOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor \nTOSHIBA Places \nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator \nTOSHIBA Resolution+ Plug-in f/ Windows Media Player \nTOSHIBA Service Station \nTOSHIBA System Settings \nTOSHIBA Tempro \nTOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office / Norton Internet Security


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / microSDXC, miniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDIO / SD
Flash memory:8
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1750 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 750 / 8
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 8
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+Hybrid-HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 1000 / 1128 / 1500 / 1750 / 1758 / 2 / 2000 / 750 / 8.192


External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):100
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.920 x 1.200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:880
CD/DVD weight:175
Depth:27 / 27.2
Height :4.3 / 4.35
Height (front):3.65 / 4
Height (rear):4 / 4.35
Weight:3.4 / 3.42 / 3.44 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 4
Width:41.4 / 41.8 / 42