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Toshiba Rolls Out G50, F50, GX, FX Laptops

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CES is just around the corner, but Toshiba doesn't need to wait for such events to announce a bunch of new laptops, most notable of which are the Qosmio G50 (an incremental update to the previous version) and F50 multimedia notebooks and the Qosmio GX and FX gaming systems. The G's and F's are almost indistinguishable, other than the changes made to differentiate between the gaming- and media- centric machines - although there are a few differences.

Spec wise the systems line up as follows:

Qosmio G50


  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
  • 4GB RAM
  • 18.4in, 1,920 x 1,080 screen
  • Intel GMA45 Express integrated graphics (model up has nVidia GeForce 9600 GT)
  • 320GB hard drive (model up has 250GB secondary)
  • SpursEngine
  • 4-4.5hr battery life
Qosmio F50

  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
  • 4GB RAM
  • 15.4in 1,280 x 800 screen
  • Intel GMA45 Express integrated graphics
  • 250GB hard drive
  • 2.4hr battery life
Qosmio GX

  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
  • 4GB RAM
  • 18.4in 1680 x 965 screen
  • nVidia GeForce 9600 GT graphics
  • 320GB hard drive
  • 4hr Battery
Qosmio FX

  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
  • 4GB RAM
  • 15.4in 1,280 x 800 screen
  • nVidia GeForce 9600 GT graphics
  • 4hr Battery


Given the new G50 eschews the 1,680 x 965 resolution screen it previously had, it seems strange to see that panel appearing in the GX. Although the GeForce 9600M GT isn't the world's fastest GPU so the lower resolution will help with its in-game performance at the screen's native resolution.

Speaking of the G50, aside from the bump to a Full HD capable panel and a slightly faster CPU there's precious little difference to speak of. Toshiba's SpursEngine still makes a showing, upscaling SD content in an attempt to make up for Toshiba's continued refusal to back Blu-ray since HD DVD lost the high definition format war.

Expect the new systems to be available in January for anyone interested in buying one.

Link:
Toshiba (Google translated).

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