Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690 review: Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690

The Qosmio G45 ran for two hours and one minute on our DVD battery drain test, using the included battery. That's impressive from a huge desktop replacement, and our DVD battery drain test is especially grueling, so you can expect longer life from casual Web surfing and office use. The AV690's sister system, the gaming-oriented Satellite X205, ran for only 65 minutes on the same test--thanks in part to having to power two video cards in SLI mode.

Toshiba includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system, which includes onsite service. Upgrading to a three-year plan will cost an extra $134. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, an online knowledge base and driver downloads.

Multimedia multitasking test
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690
895 
ASUS G2S
954 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690
216 
ASUS G2S
344 

Apple iTunes encoding test
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690
147 
ASUS G2S
189 

Quake 4 performance (in frames per second)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
1280x1024, HQ, 4xAA, 8X AF  
1024x768, HQ, 4xAA, 8X AF  
Gateway P-171XL FX
67 
78.5 
ASUS G2S
52.3 
71.5 
Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690
35.2 
52.8 

F.E.A.R. performance (in frames per second)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
1280x1024, SS:off, 4X AA, 8X AF  
1024x768, SS:on, AA:off, 8X AF  
Gateway P-171XL FX
72 
103 
Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690
35.2 
52.8 
ASUS G2S
52.3 
71.5 

DVD battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690
121 
ASUS G2S
84 

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Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690
Windows Vista Ultimate Edition; 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9300; 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT; 160GB Seagate 5,400rpm (x2)

ASUS G2S Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7500; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce Go 8600M GT; 160GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

Gateway P-171XL FX Windows Vista Ultimate Edition; 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTS; 200GB(x2) Hitachi (RAID 0) 7,200rpm

Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi3 Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7500; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce Go 8600M GT(x2); 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm (x2)

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    Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690

    Part Number: PQG43U-002001 Released: Jan. 15, 2008
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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Jan. 15, 2008
    • Installed Size 3 GB
    • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 / 2.5 GHz
    • Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Color cosmic black
    • Weight 10.6 lbs
    • Optical Drive HD DVD-RW - fixed
    • Graphics Processor PCI Express x16 - NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM