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Toshiba Qosmio G30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of Toshiba Qosmio G30. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the sound and image quality are overall positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the size and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Qosmio G30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Benny Har-Even (trustedreviews.com)

Toshiba Qosmio G30-102

 

Toshiba adds HD DVD to its Qosmio notebook.

Packed to the gills with connectivity and features, the Qosmio is a true entertainment powerhouse. It's powerful enough for work and play, while HD DVDs looks great on its 1,920 x 1,200 resolution screen. It's expensive, but this could be all the...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Jeremy Laird (pcplus.co.uk)

PC Plus review: Toshiba Qosmio G30-163

 
Nov, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Toshiba Qosmio G30-204 review

 

A well-featured machine, but starting to show its age

Good performance ; Comfortable to use ; Well built

Big and heavy

There's nothing wrong with its features, build or performance, but it shows its age next to smaller and lighter rivals

May, 2007

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Toshiba Qosmio G30-102 review

 

Great performance and excellent usability

HD DVD drive ; Large memory and hard drive ; Well built and comfortable to use

Portability is virtually non-existant

It's certainly bulky, but that's hardly a surprise with all the multimedia treats the G30-102 comes with

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : PC Plus (techradar.com)

Toshiba Qosmio G30-163 review

 

Laptops go large

17in 1920 x 1200 native resolution screen ; Superb sound quality

Bulky and difficult to transport

It's as good as it gets for high definition video playback

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Toshiba Qosmio G30 review

 

A stunning laptop that lives up to expectations

Brilliant spec ; Great performance

Disappointing mobility

A stunning laptop that lives up to expectations - the HD DVD is an added bonus

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Kirill Kochetkov (ixbtlabs.com)

Toshiba Qosmio G30 Portable Entertainment Center With HD DVD-ROM

 

A couple of years ago there started to appear notebooks that seemed to violate the concept of mobile personal computers at first glance. Large dimensions, weight, and a short battery life are not favorable to real mobile work. Come to think of it,...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Danny Allen & Melissa Perenson (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Qosmio G30-163

 

Toshiba's latest laptop is the first to pack an HD DVD drive. However, the Qosmio G30-163 is more than just an expensive toy for cash-flashing consumers.

Plenty of power and a great screen. HD DVD playback is a neat extra. Good looks.

Pricey, and very heavy.

The G30-163 is ideal for the creative. The first notebook to offer HD DVD playback doesn't come cheap, though. However, Toshiba has put together a powerful package that will satisfy your design needs as well give you early-adopting kudos

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Qosmio G30-163 review

 

Toshiba's latest luxury notebook is the first portable computer to pack an HD DVD drive for playing high-definition content. However, the Qosmio G30-163 is more than just an expensive toy for cash-flashing consumers.

Plenty of power and a great screen. HD DVD playback is a neat extra. Good looks

Pricey, and very heavy

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Jesse Sutton (goodgearguide.com.au)

Toshiba Qosmio G30 (PQG32A-02V01W)

 

The Toshiba Qosmio is a well established entertainment notebook, and in many respects it stands smack bang in the middle of Toshiba and Sony's HD medi...

HD-DVD-R drive, High resolution screen, Media controls, HDMI output, Performance, Battery life

Heat escapes via the keyboard

This is already a very cool machine, with plenty of power and functionality. Now with the added HD-DVD-R drive it's even better.

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

The Art Of Smart Entertainment. The Qosmio G30 series takes the Qosmio concept to the next level offering all the established quality and features of previous series with a "4-in-1" experience - TV, Audio, DVD recorder and PC, and adding the versatile power of Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology featuring Intel Core Duo processors. A stunning visual experience is also delivered by the ultra bright 17" WXGA TruBrite screen aided with Qosmio Engine technology.

Audio

Audio formats supported:
Audio system direct 3D sound: / Yes
Audio system direct sound: / Yes
Audio system full duplex: / Yes
Audio system manufacturer:Toshiba Bass Enhanced Sound System + 1-bit Digital Amplifier & Dolby Home Theater
Audio system maximum sampling rate:96
Built-In Microphone:
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:7050
Battery technology:
Number of battery cells:9
Run Time (Up To):2.6hour(s)/2.8hour(s)/3.3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB

Camera

Front Camera: No

Certificates

Certification:CE Mark; DIN GOST; R&TTE; CB report, SASO., S.M.A.R.T.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:28.5cm/29.5cm
Height:4.6cm/5.3cm/5.4cm
Weight:4.6kg/4.8kg
Width:40.6cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display diagonal:43 / 43.2
Display Resolution:1440 x 900 / 1900 x 1200 / 1920 x 1200
Display response rise/fall:25 / 4
LCD brightness levels 1-8:22 / 28
Pixel pitch:0.191 x 0.191 / 0.255 x 0.255

Display (Projector)

Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900/1920 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model: / NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
Discrete graphics memory type:
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256 / 256
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536

Hard drive

Hard disk desktop or notebook?:Notebook
Hard disk height:1.25 / 9.5
Hard disk number of plates:2 / 3

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Europe/France/Norway/United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:G30-102/G30-116/G30-117/G30-158/G30-161/G30-162/G30-163/G30-175/G30-176/G30-179/G30-190/G30-191/G30-201/G30-204
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Qosmio

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Remote control / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:1.91
Keyboard key stroke:2.7
Keyboard number of keys:86
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Memory

Internal Memory:1 / 2
Internal memory expansion module sizes:256
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:533
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

Radio Tuner Type:FM radio
TV Tuner Type:Analogue TV/Digital and analogue TV

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Networking type:802.11a/b/g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-60 - 10 / -60 - 10000
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Operating altitude:-60 - 3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:4
CD write speed:16
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:16 / 24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10 / 4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM
Double Layer DVD write speed:2.4
DVD read speed:8
DVD rewrite speed:4
DVD write speed:4
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:2
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:4 / 8
DVD-RAM read speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:3 / 5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:2.4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:4 / 8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:4
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 1x (HD DVD)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Other features

BIOS ACPI:
Display: / LCD
Drive device, buffer size:16.384 / 16384 / 8.192 / 8192
Fixed netwerk speed:56
Fixed network speed:56
Graphics adapter family: / nVidia
Hard disk number of heads:3 / 4 / 6
Hot keys:N
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:1.440 x 900 / 1.920 x 1.200 / 1440 x 900
L2 Cache:2 / 4
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:V.92
Operating elevation:-60
TV in port:No / Yes
Type:
Video in:S-Video
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless communication data transfer rate:2
Wireless communication version:2
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

TV tuner type:Analog & DVB-T / DVB-T

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
TV-Out :Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Wireless communication manufacturer:Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG LAN

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100/240
AC adapter output current:8
AC adapter output voltage:15
AC adapter power:120

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.83GHz/2.16GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 12 / 14
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945PM Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:151 / 291
Processing Die size:143 / 90
Processor cache:2 / 4
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Yonah
Processor core voltage (AC):1.0375 - 1.30
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core Duo / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.66 / 1.83 / 2 / 2.16 / 2.17 / 2.33
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:65
Processor Model:T2400 / T2500 / T7200 / T7600
Processor Number:T2300/T2400/T2500/T2600/T7200/T7400
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core Duo T2000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Stepping:B2 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):31 / 34
Tjunction:100
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States:N / No
Intel 64:No / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor code:SL8VP
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:RoHS; CE
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Ultimate

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard Drive Interface: / SATA
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160 / 200 / 240 / 400

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/200GB/240GB/400GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo

Video

External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):100 / 75 / 85
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.600 x 1.200 / 1600 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100
Internal video modes maximum number of colours:16.7
Video adapter, bus:16x PCI Express

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:320 / 650
CD/DVD weight:194
Depth:29 / 29.3 / 30
Height :5
Weight:4.6 / 4.8 / 5
Width:40.6 / 41