Toshiba recently announced the Qosmio F25-AV205, an affordable "four-in-one" digital entertainment notebook with a new attractive design and upgraded features. It's scheduled to be available in July 2005 for $1,999, with a 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite display, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and integrated TV tuner, digital video recorder (DVR), read/write DVD/CD player, virtual surround-sound stereo and all the capabilities of a powerful, full-featured notebook PC.
Starting under eight pounds, Qosmio F25-AV205 features a new digital convergence design, including a sleek black finish, large volume dial that can be accessed when the unit is closed, stylized edging and black control buttons.
Upgraded features inside include a 100 GB 5400 rpm hard drive, 1024 MB DDR2 memory, NVIDIA GeForce 6 GO 6600 graphics accelerator with 64 MB DDR SDRAM, and a fixed DVD SuperMulti Double Layer drive compatible with current DVD formats. The optical drive can nearly double storage capacity in DVD+R format.
"The Qosmio F25-AV205 offers all the quality and `four-in-one' AV functionality associated with the Qosmio line at an extremely reasonable price," said Taro Hiyama, vice president of marketing for Toshiba's Digital Products Division. "Movies, music, television, gaming, Internet and personal computing converge in a portable device for the entire family."
Qosmio F25-AV205 Product Specifications
Processor: Intel Centrino Mobile Technology featuring
Intel Pentium M Processor 750 (1.86 GHz,
533MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)
Display: Toshiba TruBrite 15.4-inch diagonal TFT
display WXGA with 1280x800 native resolution;
QosmioEngine for enhanced display
System Chipset: Mobile Intel 915PM Express Chipset
Controller: NVIDIA GeForce 6 GO 6600 graphics with
64MB DDR SDRAM VRAM
Memory: 1024MB DDR SDRAM memory
Hard Drive: 100GB 5400 rpm parallel ATA hard disk drive
Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti Double Layer drive
Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG (802.11 b/g)
Ports: 3 USB 2.0, RGB, S-Video TV out, RJ-45 LAN port,
RJ-11, i-Link1394, S/PDIF Optical Audio Output
TV Tuner: Integrated Toshiba TV Tuner (US/NTSC)
Input Devices: QosmioPlayer (instant-on CD/DVD/TV), Microsoft
Windows Media Center Edition remote control with
numeric keypad, keyboard, mouse
Slots: 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter (Secure Digital,
Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi
Media Card, xD Picture Card); PCMCIA PC Card slot
Audio: harman/kardon stereo speakers
Battery: 6-cell Lithium ion battery (4400 mAh)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Dimensions: 14.7- x 10.8- x 1.57-inch (front)/1.7-inch (rear)
Weight: 7.94 lbs.