Title: Toshiba Qosmio G15-AV501 Notebook Co mputer Word Count: 269 Summary: Less than two months after purhasin g my Dell Inspiron 600m notebook co mputer, this Toshiba model has caug ht my eye. No, I am not ready to tr ade up, but you might be. Consider the Qosmio when weighing your optio ns as it promises to be a real winn er. Keywords: Toshiba, laptop, notebook computer, DVD, CD-RW, ethernet, internet, wi reless, hard drives Article Body: Purchasing a notebook computer can be a mind boggling experience with all the different makes and models out there. Toshiba has a strong ent ry in their Toshiba Qosmio G15-AV50 1 notebook computer. Let's examine why this particular model is certai n to be an effective competitor. Unlike most laptops the Qosmio take s 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. Spor ting a 17" screen the Qosmio offers a nifty 1440 x 900 pixels resoluti on perfect for TV or video watching . Other key features of the Qosmio include: <ul> <li>Intel Pentium M 745 Processor (C entrino), 1.8 GHz <li>512MB Memory <li>Television Tuner <li>Exceptionally Bright Screen <li>DVD±RW/CD-RW Combination, 2 Hard Drives <li>Wireless LAN Antenna <li>Remote Controller <li>Video Card <li>NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700 <li>Weighs just under 10 lbs. </ul> As much as the Qosmio is an effecti ve performer, I have learned that t he battery life is very short compa red to models half its $2500. stick er price. That's right, $2500 [shop around, as prices vary]. So, only serious multimedia experts will go for this machine and they will be k eeping it constantly plugged in to boot! Any software you add will be extra, therefore expect to shell ou t well in excess of three grand if adding a productivity package, exte nded warranty, shipping, handling, taxes and the like. Still, serious multimedia fans will find the Toshiba Qosmio to be a to p performer in an ever expanding se a of laptop computers. For that rea son alone it is worth a special loo k.