Toshiba Qosmio G30
Toshiba Qosmio G30

Toshiba Qosmio G30


Toshiba Qosmio G30Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio G30
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4.8kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 79.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 90%, features: 90%, display: 86% mobility: 52%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Toshiba Qosmio G30

Toshiba Qosmio G30 / Qosmio G35 Review
Source: English
The G30 is a first gen HD notebook, and it is burdened with too many compromises to fully recommend it. The only person I could recommend this to in good conscience is someone with a fat wallet and who is prepared to live with the early adopter compromises in order to be the first one on the block with an HD-DVD notebook. Lets talk about HD-DVD for a minute. My experience with 1080p HD-DVD content was quite poor. The Good Fellas disc I used was a huge disappointment and a rip-off at double the cost of the DVD version. I suppose a bit more research would have alerted me to the poor quality of the HD-DVD, but why should a consumer bother? A standard DVD and a decent upscaling DVD player will produce output just as good as HD-DVD if the combination I tested is any indication. I would feel pretty stupid right now if all I had to show for my HD-DVD investment was a light wallet and a content of the same quality as the HD-DVD of Good Fellas.
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Leistung sehr schnell, Verarbeitung positiv, Emissionen positiv, Akkulaufzeit positiv
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2006
Rating: performance: 95% workmanship: 90% emissions: 90%
67% Toshiba Qosmio G30-137
Source: PC Pro English
Last month, we saw the first of the long-awaited Blu-ray drives with its not surprisingly hefty price tag. Now along comes phase two of the big high-definition roll-out in the form of HD DVD, and what better way to introduce it to consumers than inside one of the most successful media centre notebook ranges currently available: the Toshiba Qosmio. The G30 is the elite Qosmio, and it's easy to see why once you lift the lid and expose the sleek black interior. A stunning way to enjoy HD DVD, but the wonderful design and features come at a price .
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4 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 67%
90% Toshiba Qosmio G30 HD DVD laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Toshiba Qosmio has become something of an institute, as there really is nothing in its price class or styling. It’s aimed at the high-end media enthusiast, so you’ll find a stunning 17-inch Super-TFT panel that is so bright and clear it makes DVDs really come to life. There’s even a digital TV tuner built-in for when you want to watch and record your favourite television shows. Backed by Harman/kardon speakers and a solid sounding subwoofer, you can get away without having to add surround-sound speakers. Yes it's expensive but the type of person who is going to buy the Qosmio isn't looking for a budget machine, they are looking for the best in components with no compromise and as far as we’re concerned, the Toshiba Qosmio G30 scores on every level.
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9 von 10, Preis/Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 45%

Foreign Reviews

Toshiba Qosmio G30
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
88% Test Toshiba Qosmio G30
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2006
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% display: 92% mobility: 63% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 75%
72% Spiele-Notebooks im Vergleich
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 75%


NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 is a middle class video card of the 7000 series and suited for games of the year 2006. The performance is very similar to ATI X1600 / X1700. Compared to the desktop 7600 it is clearly slower.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)

T2500: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.1": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

4.8 kg: This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

Toshiba reviews

79.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Toshiba Qosmio G30-145
Core Duo T2600
» Toshiba Qosmio G30-10E
Core 2 Duo T7400
» Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV660
Core 2 Duo T7200
» Toshiba Qosmio G30-205
Core 2 Duo T7200
» Toshiba Qosmio G30-102
Core 2 Duo T7200

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Satellite P200-10T
Core 2 Duo T5500, 3.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P200-144
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9341eu
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P100-102
Core Duo T2400, 3.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR11S
Core Duo T2500, 3.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9074cl
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 3.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9033cl
Core Duo T2300, 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P200
Core 2 Duo T5500, 3.3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9398ea
Core 2 Duo T7300, 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9000
Core 2 Duo T7400, 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9274eu
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9000z
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro P100-216
Core 2 Duo T5500, 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro P100
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3.2 kg
» Samsung M55 Pro
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3 kg
» MSI Megabook L735
Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR31S
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3.8 kg
» Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Xa1526
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR21S
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3.8 kg
» MSI Megabook L745
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)