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Toshiba Qosmio

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
October 8, 2004 1:57:22 PM

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Hi Group,
Has anyone got a Tosh Qosmio laptop yet, and what do you think of it ?
I see it's got scart out on it. Does that mean any DIVX movies I zip up to
take on the road with me can be played out of it and into a standard scart
socket on a TV without problem ?

How does the battery life live up to it's predictions ?

Cheers guys,
Paul :-)

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 16, 2004 11:02:06 AM

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Paul,
I've had my Qosmio for about 3 weeks now. And right now I would not
recommend this machine. I'm not sure if it's quality control or what
.... here's what has happened to me.

1. Bought it at Best Buy. Took it home and found a little ring of red
dots on the screen. Bad pixels. Took it immediately back to the store
and they replaced it with another machine.

2. Travelled overseas (I work in the remote jungles of Nigeria). Got
here and the keyboard doesn't work. Called Toshiba they opened a case
and said Customer Relations would call me in 4 business hours.

3. Two weeks later... after I bought an external USB keyboard to be
able to use the machine. Another problem. Can't write DVDs anymore.
The software gets about 90% done writing and reports an error ... and
voile' I have a DVD coaster. After making 3 more drink coasters using
different brands of blanks, I called Toshiba again. After about 30
minutes of troubleshooting I have another case number.

4. A week later now and still no phone calls from Customer Relations.
And I have this brand new shiny laptop that I have to carry around an
external keyboard with and I can't make DVD's on.

The nearest service center to me is in Capetown or Jo'berg South
Africa. And I'm stuck here for another 2-3 weeks.

The DVD writer in this one is a MATSHITA (Panasonic). My old Toshiba
Satellite P15-S420 had a Pioneer and I didn't have any problems with
it.

I guess I was blinded by the dazzling new TrueBrite screen and the
great sound on the new machine. But looks aren't everything :-)

IMHO Battery life is short for a Centrino machine. Expected life is 1.5
hours. Must be the bright screen?

Chuck :-(
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 16, 2004 4:18:31 PM

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I had a Qosmio, the G-15 model, and it was terrible.

In turn, I picked up a P25-S676 and it is INFINITELY BETTER than the
Qosmio.

The battery life that I get on this is double what is in the Qosmio (I
get around 3 hours of real time using the computer for real jobs).
The screen is the exact same, the graphics card is the exact same, it
comes with the Media Center OS (The exact same), and it actually has
some processing power, which is not the case for the Qosmio.

The S676 is a 3.4GHz 800MHz P4 Proc.
I have 2GB DDR333 Memory in here (an aftermarket upgrade for $350).

If you ask me, Toshiba went in and took their P25 series and decided
to make one that had half the performance for double the price. They
have succeded admirably. Do not buy a Qosmio, get a P25.
!