Better, Stronger, Faster Than Anything You Have Seen Before

Posted by Jack Cook on Feb 24, 2008

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What is it?  The Toshiba Qosmio!

tosh If you are in the market for a new laptop that is filled with features then you might want to check out Doug Goldring’s look at the Toshiba Qosmio over at Gear Diary.  The second of a two part series, Doug Goldring has done a nice job in sharing his experience with this feature packed laptop.  If you missed his initial first look when it first arrived, you can see Part 1 here

So what did Doug have to say?  Well he attacked his review the way I like to see it done.  Not all technical stuff but rather a first person look giving HIS impressions.  I like that because you can get a better feel for the experience.

The Qosmio is decidedly NOT the MacBook Air.  In fact, I would call it the “anti-Air”.   Is that a bad thing?  Not at all.  Taken together, the Air and the Qosmio really highlight the difference between mobility and portability.  Mobility offers the opportunity to access your data from anywhere at anytime; often at the cost of usability or other functions.  Portability allows you to carry everything you need from point A to point B, even if you cannot easily access that data before reaching point B.

In the final analysis, Doug said “If you are looking for a computer that you can take anywhere, then this is probably not the computer for you” but then he added “if you are looking for a full featured desktop replacement which can travel when you travel, and be wherever you need it, then this is absolutely the computer you need”.  He did nice job presenting this powerful computer …. check it out here

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Jack spent 35 years teaching mathematics, worked as a Dean of Students, and completed his career as a Principal of a suburban school just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout his years in public education, the computer field has always sparked an interest in him.In his early years as a teacher, he became proficient with computers by teaching himself “BASIC” with an old HP card reader. Handheld computers soon became his passion where he eventually focused his attention on the HP iPAQ. Jack participates in several discussion groups and is currently serving as Senior Editor on Mobilitysite, serves as a moderator in the Microsoft Windows Phone forums and maintains his personal site, Experience Mobility. Jack brings to the mobile device community, news, events, and reviews that generate the same passion in handheld’s that he has had.

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  • SteveGavJR

    I recently just bought a new laptop and the Toshiba Qosmio was the first one I looked at. I’ve had a Toshiba Satellite U205 (small and light) laptop for the past year and a half, and I loved it. However, my work is becoming more demanding, and I was in need of something more powerful.

    The only thing(and I mean ONLY) that stopped me from buying this, was it’s thickness. It’s very thick. Almost -too- thick. In the end, I went with a HP dv9000t and I’m really glad I did. It’s got a 17in high-res screen, better specs, and it’s super thin considering it’s a 17in laptop. Best part is, I saved a ton of money! Being only 25, that’s a huge dealbreaker for me. Final price was $1256 shipped.

    In case anyone was wondering, Here are the specs:

    core 2 duo 2.5ghz (6mb cache)
    3gb ram
    2 120gb sata2 hard drives (7200rpm)
    Nvidia geforce 8600 512mb
    Lightscribe DVDRW
    Built-in Webcam
    Fingerprint scanner
    Vista Home Premium (upgraded to ultimate)

    THEN I installed:
    Office 2007 pro
    Visual Studio 2007
    Adobe CS3 master Suite

    This thing screams!

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