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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. People are impressed by the performance and reliability. The price and keyboard are also appreciated.

size, keyboard, price, reliability, performance

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 Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4.2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064


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


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


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 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


Clock Speed:2.66GHz/2.8GHz
Type:Mobile Pentium 4


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2