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Toshiba's Qosmio line of laptops is their premiere offering for enthusiast users.

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Top of the line media playing capabilities

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HDMI output

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Includes HD-DVD recorder

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Includes fingerprint security

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Slick volume and A/V controls

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Includes a built-in subwoofer

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HD-DVD's future is uncertain

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Asus G2S-A1 is comparable feature/spec wise and costs $1000 less

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Toshiba's Qosmio line of laptops is their premiere offering for enthusiast users. The G45-AV680 is a media centric notebook that features FullHD 1080p processing, and the first laptop to provide an HD-DVD recordable drive built in. HD-DVDs can record up to 15GB of data per layer, with this drive supporting up to two layers making for a total of 30GB of storage. Naturally, the drive supports HD-DVD playback which can show up on the laptop's screen or be sent through the included HDMI port to a compatible television. All features of a normal DVD writer are supported.  Specs-wise the G45 is similar to the Asus G2S-A1 featuring the same nVidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics card, and 1080p resolution display.

Standard Hardware Configuration
  • 17" widescreen display with a 1920x1200 resolution
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor at 2.0GHz (model: T7300)
  • GeForce 8600M GT video card with 512MB of RAM
  • 2GB RAM
  • 320GB of hard drive space using 2 160GB SATA hard drives at 5400RPM
  • 5 Harman Kardon speakers (4 + subwoofer) to offer virtual surround sound
  • Built-in webcam and microphone
  • Fingerprint reader for security
Input/Output ports
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • A/G/N WiFi connectivity
  • 5 USB ports (4 on the back, 1 on the side)
  • eSATA port for external hard drives
  • HDMI out
  • S-Video out
  • Memory card reader
  • Toshiba USB HDTV Tuner
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Stanaringa Carmen
05/17/2008 02:24

My email addres is
My phone number is 0741750686 & 400251323110. I do not know what is the special number corespondent or Romania country

Stanaringa Carmen
05/17/2008 02:21

I want to buy a laptop Toshiba Qosmio G45, but I can't to make this. They say me that my addres is not good. I am from Romania. Say me where I can to pay this computer? And how? My home addres is:
Piscu Vechi, Poenarilor street, number 33, Dolj district, country Romania, OP Piscu Vechi, cod 207455.
I am a teacher and I have need of this computer. Thank you very much

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