Overall rating: 3.0 out of 5
"I was hoping my new Qosmio would be an improvement over my old Qosmio, but sadly I've been disappointed. Yes it has a better graphics card, yes it has more memory, yes it has a SSD drive and more memory than God, but the battery is absolutely abysmal. I bought my first Qosmio (X505-Q894) in Feb. 2011. It had a 18.4" display and it performed wonderfully. I use my laptops primarily as entertainment centers, as I work overseas a good deal of the time and I like to carry my iTunes movies and music with me. I'm also a gamer, so the X505 provided me with great display and responsiveness when playing on-line. When I loose power (electricity) as you do in some countries, from time to time, the X505 was great. I could play music or videos or a game for at least one hour on the battery, and that wasn't in eco-mode, that was in balanced performance mode. All in all the X505 was a brilliant machine. Unfortunately I can't say the same for the X775. Yes it is more light weight. The X505 weighs in at 10+pound without the power adapter and cords. The X775 does perform well, but it has a 17.4" display, which is not a grand as the 18.4" on the X505. But most of all the battery life is almost nonexistent. When the power goes out I get maybe 15 minutes in balanced mode or 25 minutes in eco-mode. The X775 isn't a bad machine... it's well designed and has high performance components. But it's a desktop replacement that needs to be tied to a power source all the time. Despite it's light weight I would not recommend it for someone who wants to use it as a portable computer, simply because of the performance limitations on its battery life."
Overall rating: 4.0 out of 5
"This system is a beast. That goes without saying. At 6.0 lbs it is not light but is packed with more than most can ask for. The only thing I would change is the ability to have a stripped down version. I am currently loading Windows 7 ultimate and the drivers and software I actually WANT on the machine.... A setup that allowed that on initial configuration would have made this perfect. But, for now I am working on a silent install script to install all required drivers & applications I want. Jon"