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Toshiba Satellite M40

Toshiba Satellite M40
alaScore 76

34 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and performance. The portability and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the sound and battery.

design, screen, portability, performance, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite M40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Toshiba Satellite M40 Review (pics, specs)

 

Toshiba's promotional guide explains the Satellite M40 as a stylish, lightweight notebook that comes in two enhanced models for advanced mobile computing. With the M40, this statement certainly seems true as it fulfils the role of both a desktop...

On the whole, the Toshiba Satellite M40 is one heck of a laptop. Good looking, powerful and impressive, it is only marred by the slightly flimsy build quality of the main body. Bridges the gap between Ultraportable' and Desktop replacement' quite nicely.

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Toshiba Satellite M40

 

Toshiba has packed quite a bit of performance into the Centrino-equipped Satellite M40's stylish silver chassis. However, our 3kg test model (PSM40A-0...

Good performance, many multimedia features

Short battery life

Stylish and powerful, the Satellite M40 has some great multimedia features, but is let down by minimal battery life.

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Toshiba Satellite M40-136

 

If you're after a desktop replacement then the Satellite M40-136 from Toshiba is well worth considering. At under £1,000, the Satellite has a good set of components and is very well designed - just what you'd expect from a Tosh.

All things considered, this is a good notebook for the money. Battery life isn't great - this is a shame, because the Satellite isn't too heavy to lug about. The screen is brilliant but you can't take full advantage of this asset when playing games, as...

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Toshiba Satellite M40 (Pentium M Processor 740 1.73GHz, 512MB RAM)

 

Harmon Kardon speakers; huge range of connectivity options; bright display; automatic playback of CD/DVDs

Integrated burner a little noisy; performance feels a little sluggish

The M40 boasts an impressive array of the latest notebook technologies, especially for those with a multimedia bent, although it could do with running a little quieter and cooler.

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"Distorted display on widescreen and ignorant and unhelpful aftersales service"

 

I purchased this laptop at hyderabad india from HCL infosystems ltd -model number psm40l-04900d in Oct 2005. The keyboard was defective - the cursor would jump rows. Then we found the display of all jpeg pictures appearing distorted to occupy the...

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Distorted display on widescreen and ignorant and unhelpful aftersales service

 

I purchased this laptop at hyderabad india from HCL infosystems ltd -model number psm40l-04900d in Oct 2005. The keyboard was defective - the cursor would jump rows. Then we found the display of all jpeg pictures appearing distorted to occupy the widescre

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A good laptop handy to replace a desktop

 

This laptop has got many interesting features in it which include the wifi system which can connect the wireless network automatically although one of the weaknesses in this laptop is that it will cause some problems in connecting if you are on the wifi a

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"A good laptop handy to replace a desktop"

 

This laptop has got many interesting features in it which include the wifi system which can connect the wireless network automatically although one of the weaknesses in this laptop is that it will cause some problems in connecting if you are on the...

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"Great machine!"

 

Slightly heavy, but otherwise very stylish and gives great performance! Great desktop replacement. Very highly recommended!

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Great machine!

 

Slightly heavy, but otherwise very stylish and gives great performance! Great desktop replacement. Very highly recommended!

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Product Specifications

Offering a powerful combination of mobility, cutting-edge entertainment capabilities and seamless connectivity, the Satellite M40-JM8 allows users to comfortably organize information and play digital media. The M40-JM8 has an Intel Pentium M Processor (740-1.73GHz), 15.4-inch screen with TruBrite technology, a 100 GB hard disk drive and 512 MB of DDR memory. Equipped with Windows XP Home, DVD Super-Multi Double Layer and integrated 802.11 g wireless capabilities, the M40-JM8 can also be hooked up to televisions for the ultimate wide-screen experience. Gamers, workaholics and those passionate about multi-media will be blown away.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):2.75hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.6in
Height:1.4in
Weight:6.2lbs/6lbs
Width:14.2in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/France/United States
Localization:French
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:M40/M40-241/M40-243/M40-245/M40-JM8
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.17 / ITU V.90/ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:360/730/740
Type:Celeron M/Pentium M

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year 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:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X600 SE/Intel GMA 900