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Toshiba Satellite A40-231 D/F/I/EN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Toshiba Satellite A40-231 D/F/I/EN. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and reliability. The price and keyboard also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite A40-231 D/F/I/EN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Toshiba Satellite A40 Review


I recently delved into the laptop market, searching for a good system that would fit my big needs and small budget. As a university student, I work on the computer a lot each day, yet I could not afford to part with too much money for this purchase....

From what I have said about this laptop, it should be clear that I am thoroughly satisfied with it. Its powerful hardware, bright monitor, and well-designed keyboard make it an excellent choice for a desktop replacement. Meanwhile, its big battery...

Jul, 2004

Product Specifications

Offering exceptional value and high performance in a feature-rich notebook, the stylish Satellite A40 provides a uniquely affordable tool for modern-day users on the move. These powerful notebooks provide the perfect all-in-one digital multimedia experience, allowing users to write CDs, play DVDs, run interactive multimedia files, browse the Internet, and e-mail friends and colleagues. For the ultimate mobile user, the extended battery life makes it possible to stay interactive for longer periods during the day.


Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:48
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:10.8
Battery life (max):2.9
Battery performance:10.8
Run Time (Up To):4.2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2


Display Diagonal:15
Display Resolution:1024 x 768
Display response rise/fall:11
Pixel Pitch:0.0110 x 0.0110

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:8
AC adapter output voltage:15
AC adapter power:120


Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2


Country Kits:Canada/United States
Model:A40/A40-CXV/A40-S161/A40-S1611/A40-S270/A40-S270 Small Business/A40-S2701/A40-SP150/A40-SP151
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Multimedia control panel / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.106
Keyboard number of keys:86
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: Yes


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory expansion module sizes:128
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2


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


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

Optical Drive

CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
CD/DVD drive multiword DMA burst data transfer rate:16.6
CD/DVD drive ultra DMA burst data transfer rate:33.3
Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Battery recharge time (off):3.5
Battery recharge time (on):7.2
Bytes per sector:512
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.3 x 11.7 x 1.46
Drive device, buffer size:2.048 / 2048
Fixed netwerk speed:56
Fixed network speed:56
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk number of heads:2 / 4
Internal video mode, resolution:1.024 x 768
L2 cache:12
Memory bus:64


AC adapter output current:8
AC adapter output voltage:15
AC adapter power:120


Cache external:512
Cache internal:0.01
Clock Speed:2.66GHz/2.8GHz
Processor cache:0.512
Processor core voltage (Battery mode):1.2
Processor family:Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.6 / 2.66 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3.6
Processor front side bus:400 / 533
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Type:Mobile Pentium 4


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard Drive Interface:EIDE/ATA / Ultra-ATA/66
Hard drive speed:4200
Host interface:EIDE/ATA / Ultra-ATA/66
Total Storage Capacity:40 / 60

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook


Graphics adapter bus clock speed:166
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:22.9