Toshiba's stylish new Qosmio (pronounced "Kozmio") G20 desktop replacement notebook uses Windows XP Media Center Edition and is ideal for the lounge room.
Features include an in-house developed image processing chip and other enhancements such as the addition of a second backlight in the 17in widescreen display to offer a brightness equivalent to that of a flat-panel television.
It also includes a remote and TV tuner and there's a Linux-based system that enables the notebook to begin playing back CDs, DVDs and television almost immediately - without waiting for Windows to start.
The G20 features a virtual surround system and built-in Harmon Kardon speakers with subwoofer. Its core specifications include an Intel Pentium M 760 (2GHz) processor, 1GB of DDR memory, two 80GB hard disks, multi-format/double-layer DVD writer, built-in 5-in-1 card reader, Bluetooth and wireless networking.
Our PC WorldBench 5 productivity application benchmark scored a credible 82 and the G20's 128MB NVIDIA GeForceFX Go 6600 graphics controller helped it achieve an very respectable score of 11864 in 3DMark 2001. If you have deep pockets and want to merge your lounge appliances and PC into one streamlined device, look no further.
Toshiba Qosmio G20
Price: $5999 Vendor: Toshiba Phone: 13 3070 URL: www.isd.toshiba.com.au OVERALL: 9