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Toshiba Qosmio G30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the connectivity and resolution. The sound and design also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the build quality and size. Many are negative about the touchpad and keyboard.

screen, design, sound, resolution, connectivity

value for money, portability, battery, keyboard, touchpad

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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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

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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...

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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.


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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.

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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.

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Toshiba Qosmio G30-204 review


When it comes to desktop replacement machines, few are as accomplished as Toshiba's Qosmio range. The Qosmio G30-204 (£2200 inc. VAT) is a big laptop with cutting-edge components, a spacious screen and large and comfortable controls

Good erformance ; Comfortable to use ; Well built

Big and heavy

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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


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...

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PC Plus review: Toshiba Qosmio G30-163


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Toshiba Qosmio G30-163


Lift me, if you dare

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

Bulky and difficult to transport

However, the G30 suffers from several less forgivable shortcomings. Most of all, there's a whiff of underdevelopment surrounding the HD-DVD drive and its supporting software. The overall playback experience is rather laggy, frustrating and...

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Toshiba Qosmio G30


The Qosmio is the first device to feature Toshiba's Tri- Format DVD/HD-DVD drive.

Brilliant spec, Great performance

Disappointing mobility

HD DVD may be there to grab the headlines, but we remain suitably impressed with the Toshiba Qosmio G30. It's a winning formula that simply keeps getting better

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: Yes
TV Card:DVB-T / TV Card
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight: No
True Resolution:WUXGA / WUXGA+ / WXGA / WXGA+

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Media Centre Edition:No / Yes
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce Go 6600 / GeForce Go 7600


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:945GM / 945PM
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Core Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:T2300 / T2400 / T2500 / T2600 / T7200 / T7400