updated 10:00 am EDT, Wed September 22, 2010
Toshiba upgrades Qosmio X500 with GTX 460M video
Toshiba today upgraded the Qosmio X500 to take advantage of NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 460M. The upgraded 1.5GB graphics chip gives a significant performance lift over the 360M and better helps drive the 18.4-inch display. Among the boosts are native DirectX 11 game support and better GPGPU tasks.
The base price for a 460M model starts at $1,300, although Toshiba hasn't set the minimum specs. A relative starter X500 should have a Core i5 processor and a DVD burner. Upgrades can bring it to a Core i7, a Blu-ray drive, 8GB of RAM and two hard drives, including 7,200RPM and SSD picks.
New models should be available online and in stores on September 26.