Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Toshiba Satellite M40X-118

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Toshiba Satellite M40X-118. 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. Reviewers really like the connectivity and image quality. The screen and design also get good views, whereas the size and battery get less positive opinions.

performance, design, screen, image quality, connectivity

portability, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite M40X-118 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

See all Toshiba Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 4 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 4 of 4 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (40)

Consumer review (

Toshiba Satellite Pro M40


Good desktop replacement, excellent for multimedia, reliable thus far

Heavy and so not the most mobile

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (

Toshiba Satellite Pro M40


Everything was really simple to set up and the laptop is overall excellent. Very light, great visuals and sound. Very good value.

none yet.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (

Toshiba Satellite Pro M40


Excellent - completely suitable for the job - I purchase these for children with special needs and they are always reliable.

A little heavy for younger children to carry around.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (

Toshiba Satellite M40X-230


1. Very bright display 2. 3/4 people can watch movie together 3. The 6-in-1 card reader is really useful 4. One of the best feature is the capability of playing CD & DVD without booting O/S. It was not mentioned in the specification and nice surprise....

1. DVD drive speed is not that fast 2. Bit bulky 3. 1 GB RAM would have been better 4. 1 More USB port would have been great

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

Truly stylish mobile computing. Go mobile in style with the lightweight Satellite M40X Series. Enjoy enhanced graphics with latest graphic chipsets designed to deliver breakthrough performance at lower power. DVD combo drive or DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive enables full multimedia playback/reads, writes and copies to all CDs and DVDs. Amazing 15.4" WXGA TFT 16:10 display lets you view DVD movies in their widescreen glory and work-related content on a larger viewable working area with 25% more content visibility for spreadsheets, documents or CAD drawings.


Audio formats supported:
Audio system:Stereo 16-bit / Stereo Sound with SRS Trusurround XT
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: / No
Number of built-in speakers: / 2

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:14.8
Battery life (max):2 / 3.16 / 3.2 / 3.25 / 3.3 / 3.45
Battery performance:14.8
Battery Technology: / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Installed Qty:0
Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)/3.27hour(s)/3.42hour(s)/3.4hour(s)/3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB


Front Camera:N / Y


Certification:CE, UL/cUL, UL1950
Energy Star certified: Yes


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

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

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


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display Diagonal:15 / 15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display response rise/fall:18 / 25
LCD brightness levels 1-8:49 / 57
Pixel Pitch:0.0102 x 0.0102 / 0.0102 x 0.0112
Touch screen: 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 input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 75
Battery life power off:4
Battery life power on:12


Product Type:Battery charger/Power adapter + battery charger
Subcategory (AG):Chargers/Power adapters
Subcategory (MG):Power adapters and chargers


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD Mobility Radeon X600 SE / Intel 915GM
Discrete graphics memory type:
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128 / 0.256 / 128 / 64
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536

Hard Drive

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


Country Kits:Canada/Czech Republic/Denmark/Europe/Finland / Sweden/Norway/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IBM/Toshiba/Toshiba Satellite/Toshiba Satellite Pro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.106
Keyboard number of keys:86
Number of hot keys:1
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: / Yes


Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz


Internal memory:0.25 / 0.5
Internal memory expansion module sizes:256
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:533


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


3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393.7
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90 / 10 - 95
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118.1
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-RW read speed:4
CD-RW write speed:4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Double Layer DVD write speed:2.4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:4
DVD-RW speed:4
DVD-RW write speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:2.4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:2.4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:4
DVD+RW speed:4
DVD+RW write speed:4
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

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

Other Features

Audio system:Stereo 16-bit / Stereo Sound with SRS Trusurround XT
Dimensions (WxDxH):14 x 11 x 1 / 14.2 x 10.6 x 1.14 / 14.4 x 10.8 x 1.16 / 14.4 x 10.8 x 1.48
Drive device, buffer size:2 / 2048 / 8192
Fixed netwerk speed:56
Fixed network speed:56
Graphics adapter family: / AMD / ATI / Intel
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
RJ-11 ports quantity:1
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: No
Wake-on-Ring ready:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 75
Battery life power off:4
Battery life power on:12

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):External
Load Rating:Portable device
Output Connector Qty:1
Voltage Required:AC 110/220V/AC 110/240V


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 915GM Express / Intel 915PM Express
Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.5GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.86GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 915GM Express / Intel 915PM Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:144
Processing die size:87
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Dothan
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile
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:380
Processor Number:360/370/380/730/740/750
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron M 300 series
Processor socket:H-PBGA479, PPGA478
Processor threads:1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):21
Type:Celeron M/Pentium M

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States:N
Intel 64:N
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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 (VT-x):N
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
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):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27146
Processor code:SL8MN
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:1.28GB/1.5GB/2GB


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat reader, Intervideo WinDVD,\nConfigFree, Sonic RecordNow!
Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Capacity:60
Hard Drive Interface:EIDE/ATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface: / EIDE/ATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 40 / 60 / 80

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

System Requirements

OS Required: None


External video modes max. refresh rate:100
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):100 / 60 / 75
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.600 x 1.200 / 1600 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon Xpress 200M/Intel GMA 900

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:10.8 / 12.3
CD/DVD weight:6.7 / 7.05
Depth:10.6 / 10.8
Height (front):1.14
Height (rear):1.43
Weight:0.106 / 6.61 / 7 / 7.41
Width:14.2 / 14.4