Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802


Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802Notebook: Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802 (Qosmio G50 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 5kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 70.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 68%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802

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%


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.


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

» 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.

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.

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

70.5%: 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.

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

» 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
» 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

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)