One of the Best Laptops- Toshiba’s Qosmio G35-AV600
Toshiba’s Qosmio line came first in August, 2004. Since then, it has been at the front in the laptop technology. Now its third generation, the Qosmio G35-AV600 has come in the market. The new model delivers not only the features of previous models but some additional features also. It gives the best multimedia properties as it includes components such as Intel’s new core duo chipset.
The features such as one of the finest 17-inch wide-screen display, an integrated TV tuner, a double-layer DVD drive, rocking stereo speakers and a set of multimedia controls are there. Currently the price is $2,399- a bit costly for the normal users. You will get many of such features (in scaled-down manner) in other notebooks like the HP Pavillion dv8000z, the Dell Inspiron E1705, the Sony VAIO AX and the Fujitsu LifeBook N series at a lower price.
Though it is high-techie, it has a low end GPU and because of this, its gaming performance is badly affected. The laptop is very big with 16 inches width, 11.5 inches depth and 2 inches thick. The weight is around 10.2-11.5 pounds. The keys are large and no separate number pad is there. A/V controls, controls for display brightness, video in and out and Dolby home theater connections are above the keyboard.
The Qosmio G35-AV600 offers number of multimedia features and audio connections (external volume control wheel, S/PDIF jack, headphone and microphone jacks), video connections (S-Video i/p and o/p, VGA out, coaxial input for connecting to a TV signal cable), and data connections (4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 four-pin FireWire port). Networking connections consist of 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Bluetooth, an Intel 802.11a/b/g wireless and a V.92 modem. You will get one slot for a PC Card and another for an ExpressCard.
The combination of a Dolby Home Theater, 1-bit digital amplifier and Harman Kardon stereo speakers gives extremely loud and full sound. As the speakers are below the display, the sound becomes soft when the lid is closed.
The Qosmio G35-AV600's screen has a resolution of 1,440x900. The laptop has a 1.83GHz Intel Centrino Core Duo processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB SATA hard drive spinning at 5,400rpm and the Nvidia's bottom-rung GeForce Go 7300 GPU with 256MB of video memory.