Toshiba Portégé M400
Toshiba Portégé M400

Toshiba Portégé M400

Specifications

Toshiba Portégé M400Notebook: Toshiba Portégé M400 (Portégé M Series)
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 4:3, 1400x1050 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Average Score: 78.91% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 83%, features: 83%, display: 91% mobility: 59%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé M400

70% Toshiba Portégé M400 laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Toshiba Protégé M400 works well and does what it sets out to do, however we are still struggling to see why you would want a WebTablet in the first place. As a ultraportable laptop however it's good, but because of the rotating screen (useful in presentations) there is some bulk here that you could shed if the tablet element isn't important.
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7 von 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2007
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Toshiba Portégé M400-S4032 - Toshiba’s excellent convertible gets even better with Core Duo and built-in EV-DO.
Source: Laptop Mag English
Solidly built and packed with software and features optimized for Tablet and notebook modes, the Portégé M400 has been our favorite convertible with a built-in optical drive. Now it’s even faster and more versatile. The S4032 model adds a snappy Core Duo CPU as well as built-in mobile broadband that uses Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network, so now you can connect just about everywhere. The M400’s shell remains one of the best convertible implementations we have used. The keyboard, while not up to the firmness of a ThinkPad, has excellent feedback and a comfortable layout given the chassis’ compact design. Directional keys are nicely offset on the bottom right, and all the vital keys (Enter, Shift, and Backspace) are oversized. Input is not altogether perfect, however.
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4.5 von 5, Leistung schnell
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80%
80% Toshiba Portégé M400-S4032
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Portégé M400-S4032 ($2,200 street) is a terrific convertible tablet PC with a rotating display that makes writing on the screen fun. The second iteration of the Toshiba's M400 series, the M400-S4032 includes a significantly improved set of components. It's one of the first convertible tablets to integrate Verizon's EV-DO wireless WAN, and if prestige is what you're after, an Intel Core Duo processor is a step in the right direction. The look and feel of the M400-S4032 is similar to that of its predecessor, the Portégé M400-S933, with a magnesium-alloy chassis that makes it just as sturdy as the Lenovo ThinkPad X41 Tablet and a graphite-gray exterior that looks serious enough for professionals. Toshiba could have made the 4.7-pound frame a little lighter, but the M400-S4032 is still easy to tote around, and it will rest comfortably on your lap.
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4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% A value-priced convertible good enough to use as your everyday notebook.
Source: Laptop Mag English
While the Lenovo X41 ThinkPad tablet remains the best convertible available in the sub-four-pound class, the Toshiba Portégé M400 is as good a hybrid as you'll find with a built-in optical drive. Toshiba delivers a strong laptop that will sometimes be used in tablet mode, but we expected a little more out of the company in terms of tablet ergonomics. At 4.5 pounds, the M400 is very travel friendly. It's 1.5-inches thick, but it feels solid. The shock-resistant protection features absorbers in the chassis and LCD as well as the hard drive. We love the M400's keyboard layout but wish the feel was more firm. The touchpad is a bit smaller than it needs to be, given the available space.
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4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba Portege M400-S933 Tablet PC
Source: Tablet PC2 English
A good choice for those who want a crisp clear display and built in optical drive. Toshiba continues to provide good value for the price. The Toshiba Protege M400 looks good and it feels good in your hands. The hardware and software configurations make the Tablet PC user experience as easy and friendly as possible and the available accessories make it an excellent choice for users in any setting. With the design of a notebook and the flexibility of a tablet the Toshiba M400 with the Intel Core Solo Processor is reasonably prices and provides good performance. A perfect machine for the first time tablet user, road warrior or students on the go.
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Display exzellent
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2006
Rating: display: 95%
83% Toshiba Portégé M400
Source: PC Pro English
A powerful convertible laptop with features that business users will appreciate. Battery life is average, though, and it's a little too heavy for convenient tablet use. In spite of Microsoft's constant overtures to businesses and individual users alike, tablet PCs have yet to catch on in a big way. But the concept is appealing: a standard laptop that you can use in tablet mode is a useful thing to have if your work takes you to places without desks. The Toshiba M400 is the first convertible tablet notebook we've seen to sport a Core Duo processor. And the 1.83GHz Core Duo CPU at the heart of it, backed by 512MB of RAM, powered it to a benchmark score of 0.90.
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5 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 83%
62% Toshiba Portege M400
Source: CNet English
The follow-up to Toshiba's prior-generation Portege M200, the new Portege M400 is the first convertible tablet PC to offer Intel's Core Duo processor as an option. The system combines its new CPU with some nice convertible-tablet standards, such as a swiveling 12.1-inch display and a swappable optical drive. Still, though the Portege M400 costs less than several competing tablets, it also delivers slower performance and shorter battery life than many of its rivals. If you need a tablet form factor at a low price, the $1,699 Portege M400 may fit the bill.
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5.6 von 10 (durchschnittlich)
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 62%
80% Toshiba Portégé M400-S933
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Portégé M400-S933 ($1,699) appeals to users looking for a laptop that has tablet capabilities and a built-in optical drive. The good news is that even with this built-in drive and increased improved processing power, this Portégé is practically the same weight as its predecessor, the M205-S809. Wrapped in a sturdy magnesium-alloy chassis, the M400-S933 tips the scales at 4.7 pounds—similar to the Fujitsu LifeBook T4020D (4.6 pounds), which also has an internal optical drive. The Lenovo ThinkPad X41 Tablet (3.5 pounds) is better suited for those who work primarily in tablet mode—and can live without the optical drive.
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4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/10/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Touch me!
Source: mobile Zeit - 1/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/05/2007
Rating: mobility: 80%
80% Alter Bekannter mit neuem Innenleben
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 50% display: 100% mobility: 10%
87% Im Sub-Notebook Portégé M400 von Toshiba steckt nicht nur ein DVD-Brenner, sondern auch ein Tablet-PC.
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 83% performance: 91% features: 100% ergonomy: 84%
Toshiba Portegé M400
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2007
Rating: performance: 70% display: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 40%
81% Test Toshiba Portege M400
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/22/2006
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 72% display: 82% mobility: 80% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 76% emissions: 77%
Tablet-PC mit zwei Kernen
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/16/2006
Schneller Tablet-PC mit höchster Auflösung
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2006
Rating: performance: 96% features: 92% display: 100% mobility: 64%
75% Rechenzwerge
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 75%
Toshiba Portege M400
Source: WCM German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2006
Rating: features: 90% workmanship: 90%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)


T2300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

Toshiba reviews


78.91%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)