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Toshiba Satellite M40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Toshiba Satellite M40. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the sound and performance. The screen and portability also get good feedback, whereas the durability and battery get negative opinions.

design, portability, screen, performance, sound

battery, durability

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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Expert review by: mbrandall (

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.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


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

Good performance, many multimedia features

Short battery life

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Ben Camm-Jones (

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...

Aug, 2005

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


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Country Kits:Canada/France/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz




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


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
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


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


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


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


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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