Toshiba Qosmio G30 - first notebook with HD DVD-R

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 17 2007 @ 11:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Toshiba's new Qosmio G30 is the first laptop with a HD DVD writer.

The notebook isn't really portable because it weighs 10.6 pounds but it does feature a 17-inch LCD display with a big 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution.

Some of the other features of the Qosmio G30/97A:
a 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7200 processor, 1GB of RAM, dual 160GB HDDs, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 graphics with 256MB of RAM, and just about every kind of connectivity you could think of -- USB 2.0, Firewire, PCMCIA, ExpressCard/54, multi-card reader, 802.11a/b/g, gigabit Ethernet, modem, VGA, S-video, S/PDIF and HDMI. Of course, in light of the G30/97A's 400,000 yen pricetag ($3,320 US), you might be interested in its G30/95A sibling, which for 280,000 yen ($2,324 US) drops the HD DVD for a DVD burner, swaps HDMI for DVI and skimps on a few other specs like a 1440 x 900 display resolution.
There's also the Qosmio F30 which features only a 15.4" 1280 x 800 pixels LCD display and no ExpressCard slot.

Pricing starts at 200,000 yen in Japan, which is about $1,660. Both laptops ship with Windows Vista Home Premium.


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