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Toshiba Qosmio G30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 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 Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and sound are generally positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, 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 Laptops the Toshiba Qosmio G30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Josef Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Qosmio G30

 

HD capable LCD TV, DVB t tuner, Dolby Home theatre, Harman/Kardon

pleasent keyboard ; high resolution display ; very good stability of changing viewing angles ; good sound ; numerous accessories ; DVB-T tuner ; 2 hard disks, RAID possible ; HD-DVD drive ; good performance data

habituation-needy keyboard layout ; height and frontal border disturb while writing ; display cloese not completely ; mediocre noise ambience

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: lewdvig (NotebookReview.com)

Toshiba Qosmio G30 / Qosmio G35 Review (pics, specs)

 

Today we take a look at Toshiba Canada's Qosmio G30 (specifically the PQG31C-HD202E ). The G30 closely resembles Toshiba USA's Qosmio G35-AV650 in specification so this review should give you an idea of that unit's performance. A major selling point of...

The G30 is a first gen HD notebook, and it is burdened with too many compromises to fully recommend it. The only person I could recommend this to in good conscience is someone with a fat wallet and who is prepared to live with the early adopter...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: lewdvig (NotebookReview.com)

Toshiba Qosmio G30 / Qosmio G35 Review

 

Overall this is an excellent camera for anyone looking for a high end point and shoot to carry along day to day.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (hardwarezone.com)

Toshiba Qosmio G30

 

Providing a remarkable entertainment showcase, users will fall in love with the new Toshiba Qosmio G30 as it also comes with a HD-DVD drive for HD-DVD movies.

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

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: Jayesh Mansukhani (tech.firstpost.com)

Toshiba Qosmio G30

 

One of the main driving factors, in the development of PC products, with regards to the AV experience over the last couple of years, has been the emergence of HD. HD as most of our readers know is used to refer to the 720p and 1080p format, which...

For testing the performance of the G30, we have divided the tests into 3 parts. In our first part, we have put the laptop's battery through its paces with the help of Battery Cruncher Pro and standard use. In the second part, we have utilized 3dmark...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

First in Australia with HD-DVD, the Qosmio G30 is a no compromise notebook from Toshiba.

HD-DVD compatible, Big screen, HDMI output, Strong performance

Expensive, Large, Not much HD content currently available

Feb, 2007

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

Toshiba Qosmio G30 (PQG32A-01N003)

 

Though it doesn't come cheap, the Toshiba Qosmio G30 is an excellent notebook that functions under a number of guises, suiting almost every room in th...

HD-DVD, CPU and graphics card, clear screen, Harmon Kardon speakers

Weight

As a notebook, media player or desktop replacement this machine will do a good job. If you're hoping to watch high definition media there are few other options. Although there's a hefty price tag, it only reflects the stacks of hardware put together in...

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:7050
Battery performance:7050
Battery Technology:
Number of battery cells:9

Camera

Front Camera:N

Certificates

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

Disk Drive

Hard disk desktop or notebook?:Notebook
Hard disk height:0.374 / 0.492
Hard disk number of plates:2 / 3

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display Diagonal:17
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:0.00750 x 0.00750 / 0.0100 x 0.0100

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
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:0.374 / 0.492
Hard disk number of plates:2 / 3

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.106
Keyboard number of keys:86
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:

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:2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Networking features:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Networking Type:802.11a/b/g

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393.7 / -2362.2 - 393700.8
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118.1
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (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

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:-2362.2
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 Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
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
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity: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: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

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 945PM Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 12 / 14
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945PM Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:151 / 291
Processing die size:143 / 90
Processor:T2400 / T2500 / T7200 / T7600
Processor cache:2 / 4
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 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

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64:N / Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:27235 / 27236 / 27255 / 27257
Processor code:SL8VP
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Operating system installed:Windows Vista Ultimate

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface: / SATA
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160 / 200 / 240 / 400

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:100
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 colors:16.7
Video adapter, bus:16x PCI Express

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:11.3 / 22.9
CD/DVD weight:6.84
Depth:11 / 11.5 / 12
Height:2
Weight:10.1 / 10.6 / 11
Width:16