Toshiba Qosmio G15-AV501 Notebook Computer
Less than two months after purhasing my Dell Inspiron 600m notebook computer, this Toshiba model has
caught my eye. No, I am not ready to trade up, but you might be. Consider the Qosmio when weighing your
options as it promises to be a real winner.
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Purchasing a notebook computer can be a mind boggling experience with all the different makes and models
out there. Toshiba has a strong entry in their Toshiba Qosmio G15-AV501 notebook computer. Let's
examine why this particular model is certain to be an effective competitor.
Unlike most laptops the Qosmio takes computing to the next level. You can watch your favorite TV
programs, play DVDs, or listen to music by way of its Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating
system. Sporting a 17" screen the Qosmio offers a nifty 1440 x 900 pixels resolution perfect for TV or video
watching. Other key features of the Qosmio include:
<li>Intel Pentium M 745 Processor (Centrino), 1.8 GHz
<li>Exceptionally Bright Screen
<li>DVD±RW/CD-RW Combination, 2 Hard Drives
<li>Wireless LAN Antenna
<li>NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
<li>Weighs just under 10 lbs.
As much as the Qosmio is an effective performer, I have learned that the battery life is very short compared
to models half its $2500. sticker price. That's right, $2500 [shop around, as prices vary]. So, only serious
multimedia experts will go for this machine and they will be keeping it constantly plugged in to boot! Any
software you add will be extra, therefore expect to shell out well in excess of three grand if adding a
productivity package, extended warranty, shipping, handling, taxes and the like.
Still, serious multimedia fans will find the Toshiba Qosmio to be a top performer in an ever expanding sea
of laptop computers. For that reason alone it is worth a special look.
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