Pros

  • Great, loud, subwoofered sound
  • HD DVD player

Cons

  • Mouse buttons feel too far apart
  • TV can no longer bypass Windows

At A Glance

Gorgeous-sounding entertainment system is the hi-def king, but it lacks some its predecessor's panache.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Qosmio G45-AV680 is, definitively, your luxe HD DVD digital entertainment showcase notebook for high definition movies, high fidelity audio and high impact gaming. With a High Definition TV Tuner, you have a variety of media at your fingertips with stunning 1080p Full HD imagery. Intel Centrino Duo processor technology increases system responsiveness, makes multi-tasking faster, and extends battery life. New wireless 802.11ag and draft "n" Wi-Fi provides reliable connections that won't slow you down.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PQG41U-001001
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 7050 mAh
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
S-Video Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 5
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WUXGA
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1200
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce 8600M GT
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 767 MB
Graphics Memory Accessibility Semi-shared
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Optical Drive Type HD DVD-Reader/DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Toshiba
UPC Code 032017912502
Manufacturer Part Number PQG41U-001001
Brand Name Toshiba
Product Name Qosmio G45-AV680 Notebook
Marketing Information

The Qosmio G45-AV680 is, definitively, your luxe HD DVD digital entertainment showcase notebook for high definition movies, high fidelity audio and high impact gaming. With a High Definition TV Tuner, you have a variety of media at your fingertips with stunning 1080p Full HD imagery. Intel Centrino Duo processor technology increases system responsiveness, makes multi-tasking faster, and extends battery life. New wireless 802.11ag and draft "n" Wi-Fi provides reliable connections that won't slow you down.

Product Model G45-AV680
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.toshiba.com
Product Line Qosmio
Product Series G45
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Qosmio G45-AV680 Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • TOSHIBA USB HDTV Tuner (External)
  • Additional Information

    Built-In Devices:

  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
    Wireless LAN Model Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.8"
    Width 17.4"
    Depth 11.8"
    Color Cosmic Black Pearl
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Model T7300
    Processor Speed 2 GHz
    Cache 4 MB
    Bus Speed 800 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model PM965 Express Chipset
    Software
    Operating System Windows Vista Ultimate
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54, PC Card Type II

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 74.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Good
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:35:04 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 390.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 405.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 361.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 576.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 409.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 805.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 280.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 849.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 258.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 110.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 82.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 485.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0