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Toshiba Portege R400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Toshiba Portege R400. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and performance. The portability and screen also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the size. Many are negative about the connectivity and sound.

design, screen, portability, performance, usability

price, keyboard, touchpad, sound, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Portege R400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Portege R400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Portege R400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Portege R400-106 - Core Duo U2500 / 1.2 GHz ULV - Centrino Duo - RAM 2 GB - HDD 80 GB - GMA 950 - cellular modem ( HSDPA ) - Gigabit EthernetToshiba Portege R400-106 - Core Duo U2500 / 1.2 GHz ULV - Centrino Duo - RAM 2 GB - HDD 80 GB - GMA 950 - cellular modem ( HSDPA ) - Gigabit Ethernet

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Portege R400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Toshiba Portege R400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The portability also gets good feedback. The price and performance get less positive views.

reliability, portability, design

usability, performance, price

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Portege R400-S4933 - Core Duo U2500 / 1.2 GHz ULV - Centrino Duo - RAM 2 GB - HDD 80 GB - DVD?RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM - GMA 950 - cellular modemToshiba Portege R400-S4933 - Core Duo U2500 / 1.2 GHz ULV - Centrino Duo - RAM 2 GB - HDD 80 GB - DVD?RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM - GMA 950 - cellular modem

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Tomasz Cyba (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba PortÄ'©gÄ'© R400 Notebook

 

Innovative elegance. Toshiba's ProtÄ'©gÄ'© R400 provides leading edge ...

Unique design, Sophisticated design, Light and handy, Brightness, and contrast of the screen, Typing almost noiseless, Auxiliary LCD screen

Case gets considerably warmer, Fan audible without load, Viewing angles of the screen, Inadequate battery run time, Scant interfaces, No optical drive

Besides a nice outlook, this notebooks impresses by sophisticated design

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Toshiba Portege R400-S4931 Tablet PC (1.20GHz Core Duo U2500, 2GB DDR2, 80GB, DVDRW DL, Windows Vista Ultimate, 12.1" TFT)

 

Despite recent rave reviews for its ultraportable convertible tablet, the Portege M200, Toshiba seems to have taken a step backward with its new Portege R400-S4931. It is for the most part a successful--and fashionable-looking--notebook, with good...

Vista Sideshow LCD ; Two bundled batteries

Optical drive not built-in ; Lacks FireWire and built-in modem

In a classic case of early implementation of features, the Portege R400 sees Toshiba celebrate technology more than quality.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: tiffany boggs (NotebookReview.com)

Toshiba Portege R400 Tablet PC Review

 

The R400 has a solid design and chassis, there is no flimsy feeling to this Tablet. The glossy white lid and keyboard give this Tablet a grand piano like feel, especially when considered with with the shiny black screen. It looks nice, but the screen...

Solid design, innovative hinge that works very well ; Embedded EV-DO Rev A ; Email and battery updates when computer is closed ; Bright LED backlit screen ; Runs cool and quiet

Expensive ; No internal optical drive ; Screen puts off a glare

The R400 is an innovative Tablet, but it comes with a hefty price tag. It has a solid design that works great in Tablet and notebook mode. There is no flimsy feeling to it and the LED backlit screen is great for watching movies or checking out your...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Toshiba Portégé R400 Tablet PC

 

We debated whether we should reveal the Portégé R400's price tag up front or save it for a surprise ending. OK, here goes: It's $3,500,...

Striking looks may have you confusing this laptop for a Mac. WAN system works flawlessly — a rarity for Vista notebooks. Mediocre 2 1/2 hours battery life is bolstered by an enormous, included, power slab. Screen is crazy bright: The 12.1-inch display...

Spring-loaded hinge tends to slam the lid shut violently. Only two measly USB ports. Touchpad and mouse buttons are too small and placed too far to the right. Second mortgage required to cover cost

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Brian (NotebookReview.com)

Toshiba Portege R400 Hands On Review (Video)

 

One of the two major notebook/Tablet PC announcements at CES was the Toshiba Portege R400. We were able to log a few minutes with the machine to develop an initial impression

Finally, the wireless docking solution is a very innovative feature that many will be interested in with the R400. Basically what happens is that when you put the notebook within 3 feet of the wireless docking solution that uses UWB (Ultra Wide Band)...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Portégé R400-S4931

 

The Toshiba Portégé R400-S4931 is a sexy and light convertible tablet that takes advantage of much of what Windows Vista has to offer.

Sexy design. Light and forearm-friendly. Vista Ultimate edition. Gorgeous widescreen for media mavens. SideShow LCD display. Integrated EV-DO antenna.

Low-powered. Too many proprietary applications loaded.

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Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Rich Malloy (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Portege R400-S4931

 

Toshiba shakes things up with a striking convertible that sports a bright LED display, fast mobile broadband, and a convenient external screen for at-a-glance alerts.

Excellent battery endurance • Rugged design • Small footprint

Uneven screen brightness • Tiny keyboard • Tablet functionality costs more

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Port?g? R400-S4931

 

Unlike the Port?g? M400 Series, the R400 has a widescreen format. Its finish is similar to the glossy type found on the tx1000 and perfect for media mavens who devote their time watching movies and videos (on sites such as YouTube and MovieLink or from...

Sexy design. Light and forearm-friendly. Vista Ultimate edition. Gorgeous widescreen for media mavens. SideShow LCD display. Integrated EV-DO antenna

Low-powered. Too many proprietary applications loaded

The Toshiba Port?g? R400-S4931 is one of the lightest, sexiest convertible tablets I've seen, showcasing many of the neat features found in Windows Vista Ultimate.

Expert review by: Amanda Lian (hardwarezone.com)

Toshiba Portege R400 Tablet PC

 

The Toshiba Portege R400 represents the latest vision of portable computing from Toshiba and it has more than just a pretty face to share.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Tiffany Boggs (TabletPCReview.com)

Toshiba Portege R400 Tablet PC Review

 

The R400 has a solid design and chassis, there is no flimsy feeling to this Tablet. The glossy white lid and keyboard give this Tablet a grand piano like feel, especially when considered with the shiny black screen. It looks nice, but the screen gives...

Solid design, innovative hinge that works very well ; Embedded EV-DO Rev A ; Email and battery updates when computer is closed ; Bright LED backlit screen ; Runs cool and quiet

Expensive ; No internal optical drive ; Screen puts off a glare

The R400 is an innovative Tablet, but it comes with a hefty price tag. It has a solid design that works great in Tablet and notebook mode. There is no flimsy feeling to it and the LED backlit screen is great for watching movies or checking out your...

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

Toshiba's Portege R400 is the world's first notebook computer with the ability to automatically synchronize e-mail and calendar events through the integration of Microsoft's Active Notifications. This exclusive technology helps ensure accurate and timely information is available to the user - whether the system is on or in suspend mode. To assist with this synchronization process, the Portege R400 features Toshiba's ConfigFree, which helps detect and connect to the strongest and most reliable network connection available. To further enhance the functionality of the system's automatic e-mail synchronization capabilities, the company added the Toshiba Edge Display to the Portege R400. Located on the front edge of the Portege R400, this secondary display serves as the user's Personal Information Assistant allowing the user to easily monitor his/her inbox and calendar activity. To ensure full benefits of the convertible design, the Toshiba Edge Display is viewable in notebook or tablet mode and even when the unit is stored in a carrying case.

Audio

Audio system:HD, 3D, 24-bit
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:10.8
Battery life (max):5
Battery performance:10.8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front Camera:N

Certificates

Certification:STC, ICASA, TRA, MPT, PTA, TTA, SASO, CB, CE

Design

Form Factor:Convertible (Swivel)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4in
Height:1.3in
Weight:3.7lbs
Width:12in

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.315
Hard disk number of plates:2

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:12.1
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display response rise/fall:23
LCD brightness levels 1-8:6
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00803 x 0.00803
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

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:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:50 - 60
AC adapter output current:4
AC adapter output voltage:15
AC adapter power:60

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.315
Hard disk number of plates:2

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:R400/R400-100/R400-S4831/R400-S4832/R400-S4833/R400-S4834/R400-S4835/R400-S4931/R400-S4932/R400-S4933
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Portege

Input Device

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

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:0.177 / 0.748
Keyboard key stroke:0.0669 / 0.0689
Keyboard number of keys:85 / 86
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory expansion module sizes:256
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:533
Memory layout:2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Cloud

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:EDGE / GPRS / HSDPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, 3G WWAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11a/b/g

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393700.8
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Non-operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:60G
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:1G
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:10G
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage

Read Speed:12x (CD) / 4x (DVD)
Type:DVD/None

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

Other Features

Audio system:HD, 3D, 24-bit
Battery recharge time (off):3
BIOS memory:ACPI v1.0b, DDC, PnP v1.0a,VESA v2.0, DPMS, SM BIOS v2.4., PCI BIOS V2.1
Dimensions (WxDxH):12 x 9.43 x 1.16
Display:TFT
Drive device, buffer size:8192
Graphics:GMA 950
Graphics adapter:GMA 950
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Hard disk number of heads:4
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1.280 x 800
L2 cache:2
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50/60Hz
Toshiba EasyGuard:Y
TV in port: No
Wireless communication data transfer rate:2
Wireless communication version:2
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:50 - 60
AC adapter output current:4
AC adapter output voltage:15
AC adapter power:60

Processor

Chipset:Intel 945GM Express
Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GM Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor front side bus:533
Processor Number:U2500
Type:Core Duo

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:- Microsoft Active Notification system / Toshiba Bluetooth Stack \nToshiba Bluetooth Monitor \nToshiba Disc Creator \nToshiba Tablet PC Extension \nInterVideo WinDVD\nMicrosoft Office OneNote 2003
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Ultimate

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Capacity:80
Hard Drive Interface:EIDE/ATA / Parallel ATA
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface:EIDE/ATA / Parallel ATA
Total Storage Capacity:80

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:Tablet PC
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Technical Details

Volume dial:Y

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:100
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):85
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.600 x 1.200 / 1600 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:9.24
Depth:9.41
Height:1.16
Height (front):1.18
Height (rear):1.26
Weight:3.79
Width:12