Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600 is a powerful multimedia center that you can take anywhere. It runs the powerful Windows XP Media Center operating system, which enables you to save TV programming from the built-in TV tuner and save shows to the hard drive or burn to DVD via the dual-layer, multi-format DVD burner. For home theater enjoyment, it includes a 1-bit digital amplifier (normally found in high-end audio systems), Dolby Home Theater surround sound, and built-in Harman Kardon speakers.
The G35-AV600 has a unique hard drive array for a notebook–two separate 80 GB (5400 RPM) hard drives for a total storage capacity of 160 GB. They can work together to boost performance, particularly when handling large files, and you can use one as an exclusive media drive for saved TV programming and an MP3 library.
The intel Core Duo T2400 processor is built with the Mobile Intel 945PM Express chipset, and it has a 1.83 GHz processor speed, super-fast 667 MHz front-side bus (FSB), and large 2 MB L2 cache. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system’s performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)
The G35-AV600 has a 17-inch XGA display with a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio, making it perfect for viewing widescreen format movies. It also provides TruBrite technology, which makes images brighter and more vivid thanks to its anti-glare feature and 480 cd/m2 brightness rating when plugged into the AC adapter (220 cd/m2 rating when in battery mode). It also offers a 700:1 contrast ratio and has 140-degree horizontal and 120-degree vertical viewing angles.