Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H


Toshiba Qosmio G50-10HNotebook: Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H (Qosmio G50 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1700 euro
Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 71%, features: 88%, display: 77% mobility: 57%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H

70% Toshiba Qosmio G50: Cell processor inside
Source: APC Mag English
Yet despite our misgivings with the Cell processor, there’s still a lot to love about the G50. Considering the massive screen real estate, it’s pretty good value. The case is gorgeous and rugged, and the speakers actually do a decent job. Even the inclusion of something as simple as IceTV (an Aussie EPG which we’re big fans of) makes us realise that Toshiba is on to something with this theatre PC. And then we remember Toshiba’s stupid decision not to include a Blu-ray drive, and we shake our heads in dismay, wracked with the pain of what could have been. If and when a Blu-ray equipped version arrives, the G50 will be a beast to reckoned with... but until then, there are more capable HD multimedia notebooks on the market.
von 10: 7, Preis 8, Ergonomie 7, Leistung 6
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% ergonomy: 70%
Attack of the Mammoths: 18.4-inch DTR Shootout!
Source: Hardware Zone English

Having had our fun with all four units, we're hard pressed to actually come up with a clear winner. It's obvious that all four units have a different take on what an 18.4-inch desktop replacement should be and have their own strengths, but it's also obvious they all agree that size is key here. The Acer Aspire Gemstone Blue 8930G here comes out tops in our books for its value and performance, but we didn't quite like its fingerprint magnet surface and glossy screen. Toshiba's Qosmio G50 feels like a traditional desktop replacement, huge and chunky with solid sound, but the dimmer screen was a letdown for sure.

von 5: Leistung 4, Ausstattung 4, Preis 3.5, Display mangelhaft
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/09/2008
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 50%
80% Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
Can the quad-core powerhouse deliver? The Toshiba Qosmio range of high-end multimedia notebooks has always been a little bit different, as it tries to mix unique style with some of the latest mobile technologies around. The Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H is a hulking 5kg in weight and isn’t the kind of machine you’ll want to carry around. The Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H is a great machine and the asking price is fairly reasonable for the specification and features on offer. We enjoyed using it and would have made it a Hot Product but for one fact: no Blu-ray.
8 von 10, Leistung gut, Ausstattung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 90%
80% Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H
Source: Techradar English
With such outstanding style, performance and features, the Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H is very easy to recommend. While the lack of true HD-compatibility is unfortunate, this is still possibly the best multimedia laptop you can buy.
4 von 5, Display exzellent, Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität mäßig, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 95% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Kino zum Mitnehmen
Source: WCM - 4/09 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 03/15/2009
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 40%
Source: c't - 9/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 03/15/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 85% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 70%
Media Center Notebooks von Acer und Toshiba
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90%


NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Successor of the 8600M GT and because of the smaller 65nm production process the card is higher clocked (and therefore faster) with the same current consumption.Furthermore, it features an improved video processor (VP3) and HybridPower to save current (in conjunction with the 9100M G).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.

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

18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. 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.

4.4 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

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

76.67%: 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.

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

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

» Fujitsu Amilo Xi3670
Core 2 Quad Q9000
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY
Core 2 Duo T9900
» Toshiba Qosmio G50-127
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW21XY/Q
Core 2 Duo T9800
» Acer Aspire 8730G
Core 2 Duo T6400
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW21VY/Q
Core 2 Duo T9800
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW11XU/Q
Core 2 Duo T9600
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW235J/B
Core 2 Duo P8600
» HP Pavilion HDX18t
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Toshiba Qosmio G50-115
Core 2 Duo P8400

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF/H
Core 2 Duo P7450, 3.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW310J/H
Core 2 Duo T6500, 3.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H
Core 2 Duo P8700, 3.9 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi3650
Core 2 Duo T9400, 3.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW125J/H
Core 2 Duo P8400, 3.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW11S/B
Core 2 Duo P8400, 3.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW11Z/B
Core 2 Duo T9400, 3.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW190
Core 2 Duo T9400, 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802
Core 2 Duo P7350, 5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW180Y/Q
Core 2 Duo T9600, 3.9 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch (06/09)
Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 2.5 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X5-7900
Core 2 Duo P9600, 15.4", 3 kg
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 FX-924Z
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion HDX X16-1010EA
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Apple Macbook Pro 17“ 2009-3
Core 2 Duo T9550, 17.0", 2.98 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-1285dx
Core 2 Duo P8600, 17.0", 3.5 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)