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.