Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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.
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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.
This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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 is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.
70.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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