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Toshiba Satellite M40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Toshiba Satellite M40. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the price and performance are generally positive. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but the durability and battery get less positive reviews.

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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 (NotebookReview.com)

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: Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.com)

Toshiba Satellite M40 review

 

Toshiba Satellite M45

Low price; respectable speed; large display; double-layer DVD burner.

Dismal battery life; lacks external multimedia controls.

The Satellite M45's price, performance, and component strengths can't overcome its fatal flaw--deplorable battery life.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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

Audio formats supported:
Audio system:Stereo 16-bit
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:48
Built-in Microphone: / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:10.8
Battery life (max):2 / 2.5 / 3
Battery performance:10.8
Battery Technology: / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Run Time (Up To):2.75hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Camera

Front Camera:N

Certificates

Certification:CE
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

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

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374 / 9.5
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1
Display Diagonal:15 / 15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display response rise/fall:18 / 25 / 30
LCD brightness levels 1-8:30 / 40
Pixel Pitch:0 x 0 / 0.0102 x 0.0102
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 5
AC adapter output voltage:15 / 19
AC adapter power:65 / 75
Battery life power off:12
Battery life power on:4

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD Mobility Radeon X300
Discrete graphics memory type:
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128 / 128
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536

Hard Drive

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

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

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:0.752 / 1
Keyboard key stroke:0.106 / 2.7
Keyboard number of keys:86
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: / Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz

Memory

Internal memory:0.5
Internal memory expansion module sizes:128 / 256
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):2

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Modem

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

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: No
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
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393700.8
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
DVD-R speed:8
DVD-RW speed:4
DVD+R speed:8
DVD+RW speed:4
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

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

Other Features

Audio system:Stereo 16-bit
BIOS ACPI:1.0b
Bytes per sector:512
Dimensions (WxDxH):14 x 11 x 1 / 14.2 x 10.6 x 1.14
Display: / LCD
Drive device, buffer size:2 / 2048 / 8 / 8192
Fixed netwerk speed:56
Fixed network speed:56
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
Hard disk number of heads:2 / 3 / 4
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:1.280 x 800
L2 cache:1 / 2 / 32
Memory bus:64
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K V.90
TV in port: No
Type:
Wake-on-LAN ready: No
Wake-on-Ring ready: No
Wireless communication data transfer rate:1.2
Wireless communication version:1.2

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
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
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV-out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 5
AC adapter output voltage:15 / 19
AC adapter power:65 / 75
Battery life power off:12
Battery life power on:4

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset: / Intel 915PM Express
Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 915PM Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:144
Processing die size:87
Processor:370
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Dothan
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel® Celeron® M
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.73 / 1.86 / 2
Processor front side bus:400 / 533
Processor lithography:90
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:370
Processor Number:360/730/740
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron M 300 series
Processor socket:H-PBGA478, H-PBGA479, PPGA478
Processor threads:1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):21
Tjunction:100
Type:Celeron M/Pentium M

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27145
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:-Toshiba utilities en drivers \n-on-line gebruikers en modem handleiding \n-Toshiba Console \n-ConfigFree \n-Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 \n-Sonic Record Now! \n-InterVideo WinDVD \n-Norton Internet Security 2005 (90-Dagen gratis test versie)
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 XP Home Edition

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard Drive Capacity:60
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:40 / 60 / 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:100GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Technical Details

Hard disk number of heads:4

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:100
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):60
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.024 x 768 / 1.600 x 1.200 / 1024 x 768
External video modes refresh rate (max):100
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB

Video Output

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

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:10.8 / 14 / 14.1
CD/DVD weight:7.05 / 7.76
Depth:10.6 / 11
Drive device weight:7.76 / 8
Height (front):1.14
Height (rear):1.43
Weight:0.106 / 6.17 / 6.61 / 7 / 7.41
Width:14 / 14.2