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Sharp M4000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and battery. The screen and portability also get good opinions, but the size and build quality get mixed reviews. Many are negative about the touchpad.

design, portability, screen, battery, keyboard

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sharp M4000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Sharp M4000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sharp M4000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

design, portability, screen, battery, keyboard

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: SHARP M4000 WideNote Notebook PC

Expert review by:

Sharp M4000 WideNote

 

A poor keyboard hurts the light, wide-screen M4000 notebook.

Lightweight, nice widescreen

Flimsily constructed

Despite its long battery life and easy-to-tote size, the M4000 WideNote disappoints with its poorly executed keyboard.

Expert review by:

Sharp M4000

 

The Sharp M4000 WideNote is a worthy contender in the widescreen, lightweight notebook market, marred by the lack of an intended buyer. This Centrino-based notebook performs right up there with the best of them, and the screen is a pleasure to behold....

Brushed aluminum case; bright screen; minimalistic design

No port covers; no high capacity battery option; no customization options

This Centrino-based notebook performs right up there with the best of them, and the screen is a pleasure to behold.

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Expert review by:

Sharp M4000 Review (pics, specs)

 

I recently had the opportunity to review the latest business style notebook offered by Sharp Systems, the Sharp M4000. The new M4000 is listed as an ultraportable laptop aimed mainly for the business population. This laptop is lightweight and highly...

Amazing battery life, arguably the best in its class Innovative power management schemes Gorgeous LCD screen Very lightweight and highly mobile Good overall performance

Poor keyboard build Notebook comes in only one preset configuration No DVD Burner option No firewire port, no s-video out port

The Sharp M4000 notebook is the first laptop I have used by this company. I think it is a very good business style notebook. It runs fast and has amazing battery life. My only major complaints are that for such a stylish notebook, I do wish the...

Expert review by:

Sharp M4000 Widenote

 

On such a light system, we usually see a 12.1-inch or smaller display, which is why this widescreen is such a treat. Even better, the display is transreflective and displays crisp, high-quality video. According to Sharp, it's rated at 300 candelas per...

Ultralight weight. Good battery life. Bright screen

Has only a DVD/CD-RW combo drive. Too few USB ports. No Firewire

Incredibly light for its size, though it needs improvement on features.

Consumer review by:

Sharp M4000 WideNote

 

i like the look and weight of this laptop. very portable. the screen is very nice, good color. it's nice to have a full size keyboard, although you have to get used to the setup of the keys. downsides are as mentioned above. it is also very easy to...

lightweight, nice screen size

no dvd burner, keyboard setup, size of touchpad, location of ports

Consumer review by:

"A real delight"

 

I just started a new job in senior management... 

3.5 pounds light. 5 hour battery life. bright screen with great resolution

Too many envious folks who would rather have this

Consumer review by:

Sharp M4000 WideNote

 

Overall, this is a good computer with good quailty of display, fair function, but the keyboard doesn't look good, and the sound card is not as good as some other computers.

beautiful display, long hour of battery life

the keyboard is good, but doesn't look goodno DVD burning room

Consumer review by:

Sharp M4000 WideNote

 

Having done a lot of research on which laptop I wanted to buy, this is the only one that satisfied all my requirements. My requirements were: 1) at least 12" 2) under 4lbs because I wanted portable enough to carry everywhere with me 3) at least 1.7...

Fairly light 3.8lbs, Good performance, Easy access power level button, Good size keyboard, Very sturdy clicks on keys, Very bright crisp display, Strong battery life, Very stylish

Ports are all on side instead of back,Touch pad keys smudge easily,Not as thin as other ultra-portables 1.4"inches thick,no volume control on outside

Consumer review by:

Sharp M4000 WideNote

 

I use a thinkpad T42 at work, and decided that I wanted something a little lighter for home. It was down to this Sharp or a Fujitsu S2110. I decided against a Vaio, as I've heard reports of problems from users. I think that the Fujitsu may be a good...

Only 3.8 lb, but with a 13.3" screen; Great battery life; Nice features and casing; Quiet fan

Minor quibbles with the keyboard layout

Consumer review by:

Sharp M4000 WideNote

 

My 1st ultra portable was a Sharp MM20. I loved it but needed to upgrade to a unit with more ram and hard drive. I bought a Toshiba R200 and was disappointed. The keyboard was flimsy and the display so dim you couldn't read it when on battery power. ...

Display, keyboard, built-in DVD drive

A little thicker and heavier than my previous laptop

Product Specifications

The M4000 WideNote ultraportable is for the highly mobile individual who always needs a notebook with them, needs the processing power of a desktop, requires a full-size keyboard for easy typing, demands the best possible battery life and doesn't want to get weighed down when traveling. The M4000 WideNote features an exceptionally bright, clear 13.3" WideNote WXGA display from Sharp, the world leader in LCD technology. The Sharp display boasts a brightness of 300 cd/m2 that enables a clear display, even in a well-lit room. Whether you are working on email, a spreadsheet, a presentation, or just kicking back to watch a movie, you are watching on the most advanced LCD manufactured today. The full-size keyboard is a real asset. The M4000 WideNote keyboard, with its 19mm pitch and 2.5mm stroke, is not constrained by compromises, nor will it leave you in any pain, regardless of your hand size. The unique industrial design of the M4000 WideNote offers advanced style and durability. The brushed aluminum outer system housing offers an elegant design, greater impact resistance and increased resistance to dirt and fingerprints. The internal magnesium frames provide superior stability for the motherboard, hard drive, optical drive and LCD display. For enhanced DVD viewing, the M4000 WideNote features sharp-fx, Sharp's exclusive DVD optimization software. This included module works with the included WinDVD software from InterVideo to automatically adjust image contrast for optimum clarity, providing a brighter picture in comparison to the "washed-out" viewing seen on other notebooks.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.9in
Height:1.5in
Weight:3.7lbs
Width:12.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sharp
Model:M4000 WideNote
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sharp PC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

Clock Speed:1.73GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:740
Type:Pentium M

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:1.5GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900
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