Convergence is the keyword for Toshiba

Toshiba has expanded its Qosmio series of notebooks by launching the G20 which, according to the company, is designed as a digital convergence device aimed at providing four different functions - TV, audio player, DVD/HDD recorder and PC.

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By  Chris Fernando Published  May 9, 2005

Toshiba has expanded its Qosmio series of notebooks by launching the G20 which, according to the company, is designed as a digital convergence device aimed at providing four different functions - TV, audio player, DVD/HDD recorder and PC. “Computing is becoming more mobile, more personal, and more multi-functional, combining the functionality of PCs and home electronics in single or more consolidated digital platforms,” said Ahmed Khalil, general manager of Toshiba Computer Systems for Middle East and Africa. “The huge success of the Qosmio series, now complemented by the launch of the Qosmio G20, places Toshiba squarely in the centre of a rapidly growing market for digitally converged products that is seeing consumers use mobile technology in new and different ways.” The notebook is packed into a silver casing with a black interior and employs a 17-inch screen as its display. Toshiba's QosmioPlayer allows you to instantly play DVDs or listen to music without having to boot up the machine. HP had recently launched the DV1000 series of notebooks in the region, which also allows you to play DVD movies or music without booting the notebook using HP's QuickPlay software. The G20 also features sensor touch audio/video buttons, lateral volume controls, LCD volume display and a remote control. The notebook runs on Intel's Centrino Mobile Technology, comes supplied with up to 1GB of RAM, supports dual hard disks for extra storage space, and is currently available for an asking price of $3,565 (+ local taxes and customs duty).

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