Toshiba Qosmio G50 Series

Toshiba Qosmio G50-127Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch
Weight: 4.4kg, 4.8kg, 5kg
Price: 1300, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800 euro
Average Score: 73.47% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 72%, features: 82%, display: 69%
mobility: 62%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 65%

 

Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio G50-10HNotebook: Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Qosmio G50 (Series)

Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

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%
Kino zum Mitnehmen
Source: WCM - 4/09 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 03/15/2009
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 40%
Maxi-Mobile
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%

 

Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 5kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Qosmio G50 (Series)
 Qosmio G55-Q802 (Model)

Average Score: 70.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802
Source: Laptop Mag English
On balance, the $1,549 Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802 is a groundbreaking machine at a reasonable price. If you’re willing to splurge to get full HD and a Blu-ray player, the HP HDX 18 costs $600 more. However, the co-processor is an idea whose time may have come again—at least until Intel’s mobile quad-core processors hit the market­—and Toshiba provides some useful power for video hounds.
3.5 von 5, Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70%
70% Toshiba's Qosmio G55-Q802
Source: CNet English
The 18-inch laptop has truly come into its own, with recent systems from Sony, Acer, HP and now Toshiba threatening to clutter the desks of multimedia enthusiasts everywhere. The Qosmio G55-Q802 is the odd man out among this group in that it does not offer a Blu-ray drive or even the 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution needed for true HDTV-quality video. Toshiba's Qosmio G55-Q802 adds some dubiously useful gesture control gimmicks, but the real promise is in speedy video transcoding--as long as you use the right software.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80%
72% Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802
Source: Computer Shopper English
This Qosmio is a stylish entertainment notebook with some cool features, including hand-gesture control and video-indexing capabilities. Its overall performance is respectable, but its Quad Core HD processor did little to improve our video-encoding experience.
7.2 von 10, Display sehr gut, Leistung sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 30% display: 90%
70% Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802
Source: PC Mag English
Toshiba's flagship Qosmio media center line suffered a decline over the past couple of years. Although the first three Qosmios were awarded Editors' Choices, my enthusiasm for the line waned for lack of significant advances. The Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802 is an affordable media center laptop made for video editors who aren't performance seekers or feature hounds.
3.5 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Preis gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 40%

 

Toshiba Qosmio G50-115

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio G50-115Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio G50-115
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4.8kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Qosmio G50 (Series)

Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%

 

Toshiba Qosmio G50-10i

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio G50-10iNotebook: Toshiba Qosmio G50-10i
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Qosmio G50 (Series)
 Qosmio G50-10i (Model)

Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

90% Schick statt klobig
Source: PC Praxis - 1/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60%
50% Test: Toshiba Qosmio G50-10I
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 19% performance: 78% features: 72% mobility: 64% ergonomy: 40%
90% Toshiba Qosmio G50-10i
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 60%

 

Toshiba Qosmio G50-127

Specifications

Toshiba Qosmio G50-127Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio G50-127
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Qosmio G50 (Series)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Qosmio G50-127 review
Source: Techradar English

Has Toshiba struck a balance between laptop performance and budget? The Toshiba Qosimo G50-127 is a large media centre that offers good value for money, although its rather garish design and sheer size might put some buyers off. The Qosmio G50-127 is a good option for those after a powerful laptop that won't break the bank, but if you're after true performance and can afford the price, we'd recommend looking elsewhere.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Toshiba Qosmio G50-127 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
Toshiba’s Qosmio range has long been at the forefront when it comes to high-end multimedia laptops, but has recently lapsed with the death of HD DVD and widespread adoption of Sony’s Blu-ray technology. The Qosmio G50-127 is a good machine, but it doesn’t take the Qosmio line any further and no longer sets the pace when it comes to technology. That said, it’s still a lot of machine for the money, and if you want a laptop to replace your desktop PC then few offer better multi-tasking capabilities or comfort.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Comment

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.

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

» 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.

T9400:

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.

P7350:

Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

P8400:

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).

P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.


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.

5 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.


73.47%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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

» Toshiba Qosmio G50-115
Core 2 Duo P8400

Laptops 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
» Toshiba Qosmio G50-127
Core 2 Duo P8600, 4.4 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
» Toshiba Qosmio G50-10i
Core 2 Duo T9400, 4.4 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
» Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H
Core 2 Duo T9400, 4.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW180Y/Q
Core 2 Duo T9600, 3.9 kg

Notebooks 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)