Toshiba Qosmio G45 Review
The Toshiba Qosmio G45 is an oversized laptop supporting excellent multimedia. One of the latest offerings of Toshiba, it packs in some really good features.
1> The Operating Systems in this model is a Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
2>The processor is an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7300 (2.20GHz, 4MB L2, 800MHz FSB) with the Mobile Intel P965 Express for a chipset.
3>the wireless network, Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n), Bluetooth version 2.0 plus Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) provides excellent connectivity
4> The Memory is a 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM (maximum capacity 4GB), the hard drive, of total space 320GB and for optical drive, a HD DVD-R/DVD SuperMulti (+/- double layer) drive (in one optical drive), supporting 13 formats
5> The screen is a beautiful 17.0″ diagonal widescreen TrueLife TFT LCD display at 1920×1200 (WUXGA, Glossy)
6> The graphics card, a 512MB nVidia GeForce Go 8600m GT gives sheer pleasure for gaming enthusiast
7> The web cam is a 2.0 megapixel webcam
8> There are separate slots: ExpressCard slot (ExpressCard/34 and Express Card/54) and PC-Card Slot, 5-in-1 media card reader and ports such as VGA, HDMI, and S-Video out, Mic, 2 Headphone, line out, 2 IR out, IEEE-1394 (FireWire), Five USB 2.0 ports
9> The dimensions are (WxDxH Front/H Rear): 17.25″ x 11.75″ x 1.759″ weighing: 10.6 lbs.
10>The battery is 9-cell (85Wh) Lithium Ion battery. The laptop runs on battery for 2 hours and 40 minutes, when on the balanced profile with the screen brightness not set to maximum. The model comes with a 1-Year Standard Limited Warranty
The Qosmio sports a very sleek and elegant look with glossy black display cover and the Qosmio brand name etched over it. Its glossy white palm rest and keyboard surround, contrasting the top looks very striking and pleasing, while chrome dials and touch-sensitive selection buttons for controlling different functions are also provided. Bright blue LEDs illuminate all soft media buttons, volume dial, power switch when the laptop is switched on and it can be disabled by pressing a key above the keyboard.
Beneath the plastic shell, an alloy frame supports the entire machine. But the frame seemingly isn’t thick enough with plenty of flex observed. The palm rest, the keyboard etc all get a little bent with moderate pressure.
The keyboard is large enough for typing comfortably, but lacks a dedicated numeric pad. There is also a lot of unused white space around the typing surface to keep the look clean. The typing surface is solid, well-supported and much less flexed. Minimal pressure is required for keystrokes and typing sound is much less
The touchpad surface is large enough (3”x1.8”) to allow excellent of control in games.
The large surface of the Qosmio acts as a heat sink thereby never allowing the machine to get overheated.
But the laptop has other problems like software glitches, problematic backlight operations etc.