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Toshiba Portege M400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The value for money and battery are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews about the resolution and performance are mixed. There are some negative views about the sound and keyboard.

screen, battery, value for money, portability, design

keyboard, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Portege M400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Portege M400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Toshiba Portege M400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, design, battery, portability, usability

value for money

58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Review Toshiba Portege M400

 

The current review of the Toshiba M400 Tablet PC represents a spe

attractive design ; a construction, solid and rigid against torsions ; intelligent display mechanics and catch hook system ; good values of brightness and illumination measurements ; low temperature emissions ; acceptable battery runtime

partially too low resistance against pressure upon the case ; wobbly battery ; too small keys ; permanently running fan, even without load

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Toshiba Portege M400-S4032

 

Toshiba's excellent convertible gets even better with Core Duo and built-in EV-DO.

Durable design • Good productivity performance • Low price

Short battery life • Limited tech-support hours • Noisy fan

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Toshiba Portege M400-S4032

 

The Toshiba Portégé M400-S4032 ($2,200 street) is a terrific convertible tablet PC with a rotating display that makes writing on the screen fun. The second iteration of the Toshiba's M400 series, the M400-S4032 includes a significantly improved set of...

Integrated Verizon EV-DO. Intel Core Duo processor. Built-in optical drive

Cramped keyboard. Low battery life

If prestige is what you're after, the M400-S4032 is the only convertible tablet currently available that's blessed with both integrated EV-DO wireless and a dual-core processor.

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UEBO M400 Wi-Fi Media Player Reviewed

 

Uebo's M400 plays a wide array of media formats. But its lack of polish and noisy fan may outweigh its relatively inexpensive price.

Low cost ; User-installable drive ; Large feature set ; Wide video format support

Buggy in spots ; No native Netflix support ; Noisy fan ; Spotty metadata handling

HD networked media player with extensive format support and user-installable hard drive

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Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet

 

A few weeks ago we looked at Toshiba's Tecra M6, not a particularly sexy notebook, but one designed for productivity and dependability. While the design could have used some refining and the notebook was not really exceptional in any way, the M6 proved...

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Toshiba Portege M400

 

The Toshiba Portege M400, first released in late Spring 2006 is the successor to the Toshiba Portege M205, one of our favorite Windows XP Tablet Edition convertible notebooks. We loved the M205's better resolution (most tablets were XGA and the M205...

Good performance and very good battery life. Plenty of ports, good viewing angle, internal optical drive means you can watch DVDs on the plane. Intel wired and wireless networking are strong and the Bluetooth option offers 2.0 + EDR speeds. Biometric...

Standard XGA resolution doesn't put the M400 ahead of the tablet competition. No recovery media included so you must burn your own CDs (about 10 of them!)

The Toshiba M400 is a bargain among Windows XP Tablet Edition convertibles. The Core Duo (now standard), SATA hard drive, optical drive and plenty of ports make this a very capable portable, yet the notebook is light and very compact. We love having...

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Is Toshiba's Portege M400 Tablet PC Too Large For Comfort

 

Tablet PC is a great idea both as a hardware concept and an operating system. However it doesn't work well in any and all circumstances. Toshiba may have hit at least the conceptual limits of Tablet PC with its Portege M400.

Toshiba's Portege M400 sports a decent set of hardware components. It's also ergonomically a pretty good mobile computer in standard clamshell open mode. It has a typically small keyboard and touchpad, both of which I'd like to see drastically...

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Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC w/ Core Duo - Our Full Review (pics, specs)

 

There is some great news for Tablet PC users. Strap on your rocket boots because the new Toshiba Portege M400 with Intel Core Duo technology is sure to take you for a flight. This zippy lightweight makes a near perfect debut as the first Tablet PC...

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Toshiba Portege M400

 

When the Tablet PC platform was launched back in the Fall of 2002, Toshiba was the only one to offer a notebook convertible with a 12.1-inch display. Acer had gotten all the big attention with its little C100, the device that pioneered the notebook...

Like almost all Tablet PCs, the M400 uses the Wacom digitizer with its sleek active pen that does not need batteries. The pen garage is on the right side of the computer where you're never quite sure if the pen is there or not. I much preferred the...

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Tim Hillebrand on Mobile: Toshiba Portege Duo Core M400 Tablet PC

 

My very first laptop was a Toshiba, and was I ever proud of it. It had not one, but TWO 3.5 inch floppy drives and a sizzling 900 baud modem. I was the envy of everyone, and I was smugly convinced that I possessed the pinnacle of laptop computing. If...

Like the reviewer, I've owned Toshiba laptops on and off for the better part of twenty years, including six Porteges. Porteges have always been premium products with excellent build quality and a terrific mix of features and ergnomic excellence in a...

Product Specifications

Infused with Toshiba's most advanced technologies, the Portege M405 delivers mobility and productivity beyond expectations - and beyond mere notebooks. The compact but brilliant 12" diagonal display converts from a highly capable notebook to a highly versatile Tablet PC that lets you work the way you want, wherever you are. Use the mouse, the keyboard, your voice, or the familiar digital-ink-enabled pen to manipulate information and maximize productivity. On-demand productivity features include an integrated swappable optical drive, one-click docking, complete connectivity options, and extended battery life. Featuring the latest Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology, the Portege M405 effortlessly handles the most demanding business applications, in a platform that is as portable as it is powerful. Rigorously engineered Toshiba EasyGuard technology enhances reliability, security, connectivity and customization-in any mobile setting. Mobility meets durability with EasyGuard innovations like HDD protection and shock-absorbing design. Add the upgraded Serial ATA hard disk drive with up to 4GB of DDR2 667MHz Dual Channel Memory, and you have a system that's ready to work and ready to go. Intelligent performance. Intelligently priced.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)/4.3hour(s)/4.8hour(s)/5.1hour(s)/5.2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.8in
Height:1.5in
Weight:4.2lbs/4.4lbs/4.6lbs/5.1lbs
Width:11.6in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1400 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Belgium/Canada/France/Portugal/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:M400/M400-144/M400-156/M400-170/M400-3G143/M400-3G145/M400-EZ5031/M400-S4031/M400-S4032/M400-S4034/M400-S5032/M400-S933/M400-ST4001/M400-ST4035/M405-S8003
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Portege

Input Device

Type:Digitizer / Keyboard / Tablet Pen / Touchpad/Keyboard / Digitizer / Touchpad / Tablet Pen/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Titanium silver

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:HSDPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.17 / ITU V.92/ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 4x (DVD+RW) / 3x (DVD-RAM)/4x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 2.4x (DVD+RW) / 2x (DVD-RAM)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/None
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 4x (DVD/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD/24x(CD)/8x(DVD-R)/2x(DVD+R)/2x(DVD-R DL)/2.4x(DVD+R DL)/24x(CD)/8x(DVD-R)/4x(DVD+R)/2x(DVD-R DL)/2.4x(DVD+R DL)

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.83GHz/2.16GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T1300/T2300E/T2400/T2500/T2600/T5500/T5600/T7200
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Core Solo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/120GB/40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Tablet PC
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader
Windows Vista Certification:Windows Vista Capable/Windows Vista Premium Ready

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950