Toshiba Qosmio G50-115


Toshiba Qosmio G50-115Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio G50-115 (Qosmio G50 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.8kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 80%, features: 85%, display: 45% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Qosmio G50-115

80% Toshiba Qosmio G50-115 review
Source: Techradar English
Toshiba's multimedia system is a great all-rounder, but has no Blu-ray drive. We've long admired Toshiba's Qosmio range, as it has produced some of the best desktop replacement systems we've seen. Feature-packed and cutting edge, the Qosmio G50-115 (£1076 inc. VAT) is a case in point, although look elsewhere if you want an integrated Blu-ray drive. The most noticeable thing about this laptop is its size – it's one of the largest machines we've seen. Part of this is due to the huge 18.4-inch display, which is a pleasure to use. It's bright and colourful, and great for watching movies on. Unfortunately, it lags behind the other laptops when it comes to sharpness, with a lower resolution of 1680 x 945 pixels. Although still sharp enough for displaying several windows at once, you won't be able to watch films in full high-definition (HD).
80, Leistung 80, Display 50
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 50%
80% Toshiba Qosmio G50-115 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Qosmio G50-115 is a great laptop, but it’s difficult not to feel let down by the lack of true HD support. With rivals all offering Blu-ray drives in their laptops, Toshiba’s current conviction that DVD upscaling is the way to go smacks of desperation, although it does actually work well enough for those simply wanting to watch movies on the small screen. If that’s you, and you don’t mind accepting a slightly lower resolution, the G50-115 is a bit of a bargain. It offers most of the features of the £300 more expensive G50-10H, and similar everyday performance, despite a slower processor; the only thing you’ll really be missing out on is the outstandingly sharp 1080p screen.
8 von 10, Leistung sehr gut, Ausstattung sehr gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80%
70% Toshiba Qosmio G50-115 18.4in Entertainment Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
An interesting, generally well-built notebook with some unique features including top-class DVD upscaling and excellent speakers, the Toshiba G50-115 is tragically denied a potential Recommended Award by its poor screen. Other than this, however, it's a very good machine so if your budget stretches a little further and Blu-ray isn't of interest, one of the more expensive models with a better screen is worth serious consideration and should deliver the all-round multimedia excellence the Qosmio line has always been known for.
(von 10): 7, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 40%


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.


Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).

» 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.

4.8 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

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.

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

» Toshiba Qosmio G50-127
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Toshiba Qosmio G50-10i
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802
Core 2 Duo P7350
» Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H
Core 2 Duo T9400

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF/H
Core 2 Duo P7450, 3.9 kg
» Fujitsu Amilo Xi3670
Core 2 Quad Q9000, 4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY
Core 2 Duo T9900, 4 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
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW21XY/Q
Core 2 Duo T9800, 3.95 kg
» Acer Aspire 8730G
Core 2 Duo T6400, 4.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW21VY/Q
Core 2 Duo T9800, 4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW11XU/Q
Core 2 Duo T9600, 4 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi3650
Core 2 Duo T9400, 3.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW235J/B
Core 2 Duo P8600, 4 kg
» HP Pavilion HDX18t
Core 2 Duo P8600, 4.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW17GU
Core 2 Duo T9400, 4 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 AW170Y/Q
Core 2 Duo T9400, 4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW190
Core 2 Duo T9400, 2.7 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, 2008-10-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)