Toshiba Qosmio F15-AV201

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Toshiba Qosmio F15-AV201

One of two new installments in Toshiba's Qosmio line of mobile entertainment laptops, the $2,599 F15-AV201 offers a few modest improvements over the inaugural model, the Qosmio E15 . With slightly more powerful components and all of the added benefits of Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 , the Qosmio F15-AV201 looks to play the part of laptop, TV, DVD player, personal video recorder, and gaming machine, all at once. Also check out the brand-new, 17-inch wide-screen Qosmio G15-AV501 .

Upside: At $2,599, the F15-AV201 comes in at the same price as the previous Qosmio E15 model, but the new F15 features a 15-inch wide-aspect panel--a welcome improvement over the E15's 15-inch standard-aspect screen. Another major improvement is the step up to Nvidia's GeForce FX Go 5700 graphics chip, with 128MB of dedicated video memory; that's enough to make this laptop a prime-time gaming contender. Also featured are a slightly faster, 1.8GHz Intel Pentium M 745 processor and Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 , which gives you greater freedom in capturing, editing, managing, and playing your digital content.

Downside: We're psyched that Toshiba got wise and gave the Qosmio F15-AV201 a wide-aspect screen, but we would've preferred to see a higher native resolution, which would afford considerably more screen real estate.

Outlook: Priced the same as the lesser Qosmio E15, Toshiba's F15-AV201 offers more screen space and better components. Still, battery life and computing performance will ultimately determine whether this laptop is a true digital Swiss Army Knife or another four-in-one product that offers four times the mediocrity. Check back soon for a full review of the Qosmio line.

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Toshiba Qosmio F15-AV201

Part Number: F15-AV201 Released: Oct 12, 2004
MSRP: $1,999.00 Low Price: $7.50 See all prices

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  • Release date Oct 12, 2004
  • CPU Intel Pentium M 745 / 1.8 GHz
  • Installed Size 512 MB
  • Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW / DVD-RAM - fixed
  • Graphics Processor AGP 8x - NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5700 - 128 MB DDR SDRAM
  • Weight 8.6 lbs