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Laptop News: Toshiba Introduces the Qosmio F55-Q502 and F55-Q503 Notebooks with GPS
      #30841 - 07/16/08 05:54 PM

Toshiba had launched the new Qosmio F55 laptop series, a 15.4-inch powerhouse that leverages both the Intel Core 2 Duo CPU and NVIDIA GPUs with built-in GPS to provide an unsurpassed performance in terms of multimedia, gaming and mobile convenience. Here is more info:

Through the combined strength of Intel's next-generation processor technology and the NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS graphics card, the Qosmio F55 with GPS is amply built for performance and power. The NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS provides users with the ability to navigate through today's latest DirectX 10 games by providing razor-sharp graphic details and intricacies.

A unique feature on the Qosmio F55 laptop series is its GPS system powered by Garmin. Freeing users from the need of an Internet connection, the built-in GPS system allows users to determine their exact location within moments, as well as search for directions to millions of locations.

Incorporating the all-new Fusion finish with Vibe pattern, the Qosmio F55's chassis is built around a stunning 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite high-definition display. To further enhance the visual experience, the Qosmio F55 sports two premium Harman Kardon stereo speakers, one subwoofer and Dolby Home Theater technology, allowing users to experience their content in both virtual and true surround sound environments. The Qosmio can be seamlessly integrated into a user's home theater system for a complete surround sound experience thanks to its REGZA LINK HDMI technology, while empowering users with simultaneous instant device configuration and the ability to control REGZA LINK enabled devices, such as Toshiba's REGZA HDTVs and Qosmio laptops, with a single remote.

As an added convenience, each Qosmio F55 features Sleep-and-Charge USB ports, which allow users to charge popular mobile devices such as MP3 players, mobile phones and PDAs at any moment, whether the laptop is powered-on, off or in hibernation mode. One of the Sleep-and-Charge ports also doubles as an eSATA port, which enables the transfer of data and multimedia files to and from an external hard drive at speeds up to five times faster than standard USB 2.0.

Additionally, the TOSHIBA Face Recognition software harnesses the Qosmio's built-in Webcam to grant or deny access to the laptop based on a series of recorded images of the user's face.

The Qosmio brand has long been defined by its strong multimedia features, and the Qosmio F55 series is no exception. The Qosmio F55 series sports a DVD SuperMulti Drive that supports 11 different media formats. Additionally, the optical drive is Labelflash enabled, which makes it possible to burn images and labels directly onto a Labelflash DVD-R disc for a polished, professional finish. For the first time, Toshiba will offer users the option of configuring their laptops to run either a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows Vista, depending on a user's preference and intended computer use.

The new Qosmio F55 series is available at a variety of major consumer electronics and computer stores nationwide or directly from Toshiba at Detailed product information is available at

The following configurations demonstrate some of the various specifications and price options available within the Qosmio F55 series:

Qosmio F55-Q502 Unique Specifications (MSRP $1,399.99)

-- OS selection at first boot:
-- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 32-bit version) (default)
-- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 64-bit version)
-- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P7350
-- 3072MB PC-6400 DDR2 SDRAM
-- 320GB (5400 RPM) Serial-ATA HDD
-- DVD SuperMulti (+/-double layer) with Labelflash drive
-- NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS with 512MB GDDR3 discrete graphics memory
-- Atheros (802.11 b/g/n)
-- Built-in GPS ready

Qosmio F55-Q503 Unique Specifications (MSRP $1,749.99)

-- OS selection at first boot:
-- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 64-bit version) (default)
-- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 32-bit version)
-- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9400
-- 4096MB PC-6400 DDR2 SDRAM
-- 320GB using two (7200 RPM) Serial-ATA HDD
-- DVD SuperMulti (+/-double layer) with Labelflash drive
-- NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS with 512MB GDDR3 discrete graphics memory
-- Atheros (802.11 b/g/n)
-- Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR
-- Built-in GPS ready


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F55-Q5023 Detailed Specs [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #30842 - 07/16/08 05:57 PM

F55-Q5023 : Detailed Product Specs:

Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista? Home Premium (SP1, 32-bit), Genuine Windows Vista? Home Premium (SP1, 64-bit)

Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9400
Processor Type
Core?2 Duo
Processor Number
Processor Speed
Front Side Bus
Memory Size
Memory Speed
PC6400 DDR2 800MHz SDRAM

Display Size
15.4" widescreen

Display Type
WXGA+ with TruBrite? Technology

Display Resolution

Graphics Engine
NVIDIA? GeForce? 9700M GTS

Graphics Memory
2303MB total (64-bit): 512MB GDDR3 discrete memory + up to 1791MB shared memory w/NVIDIA? TurboCache? technology

Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Secondary Hard Drive Size
160GB 2nd HDD

Secondary Hard Drive Speed

Optical Drives
DVD-SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash? drive supporting up to 11 formats

Wireless LAN
Atheros? Wireless-LAN (802.11b/g/n)

Bluetooth? V2.1 + EDR

Webcam and microphone built into LCD bezel

Input Devices
TouchPad pointing device, Dolby settings, Camera control buttons, 86 key US keyboard, Mute button, Panel Lights, Media button, CD/DVD Buttons (Play/Pause, Stop, Prev Track, Next Track)

Finger Print Reader, HDD Recover

10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN

Built-in microphone, harman/kardon? stereo speakers with subwoofer, Headphone jack (stereo), S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port)

AC Adapter
120W (19V 6.3A) Auto-sensing, 100-240V / 50-60Hz input

Battery Type
Li-Ion (4000mAh)

PC Express Slot
1-ExpressCard? Slot

Media Port
5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter, S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port)

USB Ports
4-USB (2.0) with Sleep and Charge

i.LINK? IEEE-1394

Regza Link
Regza Link (HDMI-CEC)

TOSHIBA ConfigFree?, TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator, Microsoft? Office Trial Home and Student 2007 Edition (60-day trial), TOSHIBA DVD Player, Norton 360? All-In-One Security (60-day Trial), PowerCinema for TOSHIBA, Garmin Mobile PC navigation package, memeo AutoBackup, Hard disc (HDD) recovery, TOSHIBA Face Recognition, TOSHIBA Games Console, designed by WildTangent?, Microsoft? Works Version 9.0, Ulead? DVD MovieFactory? 5 for Toshiba, TOSHIBA Speech System, TOSHIBA Disc Creator

Starting at 8.1 lbs


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