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Toshiba Qosmio G45


Toshiba Qosmio G45
Toshiba Qosmio G45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - 512 MB VRAM
17.10 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel, TrueLife, WUXGA, glossy: yes
4.2 kg ( = 148.15 oz / 9.26 pounds), Power Supply: 0 g ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
0 Euro



Average Score: 73.88% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 38%, performance: 75%, features: 87%, display: 79% mobility: 65%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Qosmio G45

75% Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690
Source: Digital Trends English version
There’s certainly a lot to like about the Qosmio G45-AV690 . It’s easily one of the best multimedia notebooks we’ve ever tested, and watching movies on its gorgeous display is a real pleasure. It’s a shame that one of its key features – an HD DVD burner – won’t have much usefulness in the future, as it diminishes the G45’s overall future proofing. That’s too bad, because this is one heck of a notebook otherwise. In fact, if it shipped with a Blu-ray drive (or HD DVD/Blu-ray combo drive) and ditched the bloatware, we’d have no problem recommending it without reservation.
7.5 von 10, Display gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% display: 80%
68% Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690
Source: CNet English version
Toshiba's high-end Qosmio G45-AV690 is great for movies and multimedia, and its onboard controls are fun to use--but the recordable HD DVD drive means you're paying extra for a dead technology.
6.8 von 10, Leistung gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 80% display: 80%
60% Toshiba Qosmio G45 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English version
Toshiba has packed in everything you need for watching HD content and then some. Whether you want to game or even get some complex Photoshop work done, the high horsepower combination of an Intel dual core processor, NVIDIA discrete graphics, and a healthy 3GB of RAM will handle just about anything you throw at it. You even get an ATI TV Wonder digital cable tuner, which combined with the HD-DVD drive and 1080p capable display will leave you in HD heaven. The laptop performed well while watching HD content and gaming, but the battery life wasn’t long enough to complete an HD-DVD movie. The G45 seems more like a multimedia desktop replacement with its short battery life, but you’ll probably be tethered to a power outlet just to finish watching a movie, HD-DVD or not, from beginning to end. It’s hard to recommend the G45 because of its price and also since HD-DVD is a dying technology. You will find better options, such as Toshiba's Satellite X205 which has a better configuration and is less expensive.
3 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 90% display: 80%
80% Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690
Source: Laptop Mag English version
Priced at $3,199, the Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690 isn’t for penny-pinchers, but the superb audio and video capabilities will make it a must-have machine for multimedia junkies. It may not pack the sheer graphics muscle of the high-end gaming rigs, or all the bells and whistles of the 20-inch HP Pavilion HDX, but for a 17-inch multimedia notebook, the Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690 is an excellent choice. Our only reservation is that HD DVD has lost the format war, and consumers cannot order this system without that drive.
4 von 5, Display gut, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Toshiba Qosmio G45 Penryn Review
Source: English version
Going at the same price point of the previous G45 notebook, this version offers a heck of a value. You get the new Penryn processor that increases performance substantially, the ATI HDTV Tuner with CableCARD support, and none of the problems I had with the previous review unit. Even with these enhancements the G45 is still at a price point where you would be shopping alongside much faster gaming notebooks (which may in fact be less pricey). As such it’s hard to recommend this notebook over Toshiba’s own X205, which offers much higher gaming performance for $1,000 less.
Display sehr gut, Leistung schlecht
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2008
Rating: performance: 40% display: 90%
80% Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV680
Source: Laptop Mag English version
Toshiba's newest Qosmio is a solid high-def multimedia workhorse featuring lots of storage space and a recordable HD-DVD drive. Toshiba continues to impress with its stylish Qosmio line of desktop replacement notebooks. The G45-AV680 is a massive system with a healthy dose of multimedia features and some serious processing power. It also carries a hefty $2,999 price tag. Beneath the 11-pound system's Cosmic Black Pearl lid you'll find a stunning 17-inch, 1900 x 1200-pixel resolution Ultimate TruBrite widescreen display designed for 1080p high-def viewing. The clarity and overall image quality of this screen is awesome, as is the sound quality of the powerful Harman/Kardon speakers and Dolby Home Theater audio system. In fact, while viewing our Apollo 13 HD DVD, we found ourselves forgetting that we were watching the movie on a notebook.
4 von5, Display gut, Preis/Leistung teuer, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 60% display: 80%
78% Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV680
Source: PC World English version
Gorgeous-sounding entertainment laptop is the high-def king, but it lacks some of its predecessor's panache. The $3200 (as of 10/9/07) Qosmio G45-AV680 is a major redesign of Toshiba's flagship 17-inch entertainment notebook, the Qosmio G35-AV660. The revamped version has an HD DVD recordable drive, one of the first in a laptop, and a new built-in 4.1 speaker system. Other changes, though, such as the disabled TV button and new case colors, will disappoint the Qosmio faithful. The Qosmio used to look and feel like a really cool piece of home-theater equipment. Now, while it's arguably the best choice for high-definition viewing and recording, it's not as easy--or as much fun--to use. The preconfigured G45-AV680 comes with an integrated HD DVD-R3 optical drive capable of recording high-definition content to write-once double-layer HD DVD discs at 1X speed.
(von 100): 78, Leistung 76, Ausstattung 84, Preis/Leistung sehr teuer
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 30% performance: 76% features: 84%
70% Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV680
Source: PC Mag English version
With the trend in laptops going in the direction of lighter and thinner systems, it's fascinating to see that 10-pound media center laptops are still selling briskly. PC makers are using incentives like high definition, bright screens, and tons of storage capacity as their selling points for these oversize laptops. Toshiba's Qosmio line arguably ranks among the top five in high-definition media centers for its media features and a much-touted 1080p widescreen. Its popularity would be more widespread, too, if it weren't so expensive. At $3,199 (direct), the newest Qosmio, the G45-AV680, gets a much-needed design overhaul, taking cues from the sleek glossy finishes served up by HP and Sony. It's also the first laptop available with an HD DVD-R writable drive. Now you can watch and burn high-definition content—er—just as you can with the Blu-ray laptops.

3.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung schlecht, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% display: 80%
Toshiba Qosmio G45 Review
Source: English version
The Toshiba Qosmio G45 is a full entertainment system packed into one slightly oversized 17” widescreen notebook. It combines a 1080P high resolution display, HD-DVD Player, surround sound system, TV Tuner, and gaming machine into one device that can be carried to different locations inside your backpack.
Compared to most notebooks the Qosmio is an extremely flashy computer. The display cover is glossy black with the Qosmio brand name embossed over it; proudly announcing its name to those around you. Opening the laptop reveals its glossy white palm rest and keyboard surround, nicely contrasting the top cover, with chrome dials and touch-sensitive selection buttons to control various functions. Bright blue LEDs illuminate all soft media buttons, as well as the volume dial and power switch when the unit is powered up. The LED’s can be disabled if the user so wishes, by pressing a soft-key above the keyboard.
With its steep price, quality issues, and questionable durability, its hard to recommend the Qosmio G45 over other quality Toshiba notebooks like the Satellite X205 gaming notebook.
Leistung sehr gut, Display mäßig
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2007
Rating: performance: 90% display: 60%
80% Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV680 (High Definition)
Source: CNet English version
Even though the most interesting new laptops fall into the ultraportable category, a big, over-the-top 17-inch desktop replacement can still be fun. Toshiba's Qosmio line is known for high-end home theater features and high prices, and the latest version, the massive Qosmio G45, is no exception. For $3,199, you get an HD DVD-R drive (a first for a U.S. laptop), a screen that supports full 1080p resolution, twin media control wheels (one for volume, the other for playback functions), and a Harman Kardon speaker system, complete with a subwoofer on the bottom. Does anyone need a laptop this big and expensive? We'd venture a no, but in a world of generic gray boxes, the white, glossy Qosmio G45 stands out as an excellent portable home theater laptop that's just plain fun to use.
(von 10): 8, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 9, Preis/Leistung teuer, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 70% features: 90% mobility: 50%


NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed,  the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card.

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 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.

T7300: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.10": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

4.2 kg:

A laptop in this weight range is a heavyweight that you rarely carry around. This is meant for desktops and the devices tend to score with a large display and high performance and replace desktop devices.

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.

73.88%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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