Toshiba Portégé M800


Toshiba Portégé M800Notebook: Toshiba Portégé M800 (Portégé M Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 76.5% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 70%, features: 62%, display: 63% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé M800

Toshiba Portégé M800
Source: PC Authority English
But the Toshiba’s greatest problem is the competition. With the likes of Lenovo ThinkPad X200 proving cheaper and better in almost every regard, it just doesn’t do enough.
Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2009
Rating: price: 40%
80% Toshiba Portege M800 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Toshiba Portege M800 is a great machine to use every day. Surprisingly, Toshiba hasn’t charged a premium for this machine and at £780 (inc. VAT) is one of the best multimedia notebooks we’ve seen in recent months.
8 von 10, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Toshiba Portégé M800-106 13.3in Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With the Portégé M800-106, Toshiba delivers a 13.3in notebook that's attractive enough, eminently portable and stuffed with features. It also continues Toshiba's reputation for excellent notebook speakers. However, it's let down by an average screen and incredibly poor battery life, meaning that if you want to use it on the move you'll have to spend close to £100 more to get the desired performance. This, ultimately, makes the M800 disappointing value for money despite its other potential strengths, so Toshiba should be kicking itself for its penny-pinching since it makes an otherwise good notebook rather ordinary.
(von 10): 6, Preis 6, Leistung 6, Ausstattung 9
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 90%
White and bright Toshiba
Source: Star Techcentral English
Overall, the Toshiba M800 is a winner in terms of looks and design. The white and glossy finish is just too attractive to dismiss and while I was out and about over the weekend, I spotted a pastel pink M800 and thought that was equally riveting — in a girly way. White, however, is the new pink and is neutral and non-gender specific. That said, the M800 is great for those in need of a stylish notebook that exudes an air of professionalism.
Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2008
Rating: mobility: 80%
80% Toshiba Portege M800-106
Source: Techradar English
The Toshiba Portégé M800-106 is a highly appealing laptop that manages to blend style and performance in one easy to use package. Those looking for a powerhouse machine they can carry around on a regular basis will be impressed with what it has to offer.
4 von 5, Verarbeitung gut, Display gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
67% Toshiba Portege M800-106
Source: PC Pro English
For a long time it was only Apple's laptops that came in white, but now they're ten-a-penny. Even the sub-£200 Eee PC and its gang of low-cost netbooks are clad in white these days. But despite lacking the exclusivity that it once brought, the finish looks stylish on Toshiba's latest laptop. A nod to Apple's iconic design from Toshiba, but perhaps the original is best.
4 von 6
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 67%
80% Toshiba Portege M800
Source: Hardware Zone English
While the performance of the Toshiba Portege M800 wasn't anything mind blowing, it makes up for this by delivering a smooth multimedia experience that should please the senses. The built-in FM radio reception worked surprisingly well and before you dismiss it as a gimmicky snag, at least the tuner does provide some entertainment on the go without stressing the battery excessively. Audio playback was also adequate, and was capable of clear and crisp audio results. Just don't except any hard-hitting bass from the tiny speakers. The M800 does have its fair share of concerns, though these are mostly minor that can be easily overlooked. For example, the screen was glassy, vibrant and clear dead-on, but suffered from mild color shifts and a washout when our eyes strayed off the vertical axis slightly. If you think about it positively though, that means you're ensured some privacy when viewing your screen. So like we mentioned earlier, there's nothing really glaring to be concerned on the M800. Retailing at a cool S$2299, the Toshiba Portege M800 will not burn that big a hole in your pocket unlike some of the other 13.3-inch ultraportable notebooks, so why not test-drive the M800 if you're looking for a stylish rig that delivers a pretty decent overall experience?
4 von 5, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60%

Foreign Reviews

67% Toshiba Portégé M800
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 80% performance: 67% features: 37% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 51%
90% Toshiba Portégé M800-10N
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 40% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
90% Die besseren ‚Netbooks‘
Source: PC Praxis - 4/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70%
Kompakte Kraftprotze
Source: c't - 2/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70% display: 40% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
71% Toshiba Portégé M800-101
Source: PC Go - 10/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Elegáns hófehér szívtipró
Source: HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 100%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.

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

13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display 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.

1.9 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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

76.5%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Getac 9213
Core 2 Duo SU9400
» HP Voodoo ENVY133
Core 2 Duo SP7500
» Dell Inspiron 1318
Pentium Dual Core T2390
» Dell Inspiron 13
Core 2 Duo T8300
» Toshiba Satellite U400
Core 2 Duo T5550
» Toshiba Satellite Pro U400
Core 2 Duo T8100
» Dell Vostro 1310
Core 2 Duo T8100
» Toshiba Satellite Pro U300
Core 2 Duo T7250
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN
Core 2 Duo T9300
» Toshiba Satellite U300-13V
Core 2 Duo T7700
» Lenovo ThinkPad X300
Core 2 Duo L7100
» Toshiba Satellite U300-134
Core 2 Duo T5450
» Medion MD96544
Core 2 Duo T7700
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636
Core 2 Duo T7500
» MSI Megabook PR300
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127
Core 2 Duo T7100
» Toshiba Tecra M8
Core 2 Duo T7100
» Toshiba Satellite U305
Core 2 Duo T7100
» Toshiba Satellite U300
Core 2 Duo T5450

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Getac B300
Core 2 Duo L7500, 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U405
Core 2 Duo T8100, 2.5 kg
» Apple MacBook Air
Core 2 Duo SP7500, 1.37 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Systemax Pursuit 4164
Core 2 Duo T5450, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Dell Latitude D630 XFR
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 4.1 kg
» HP Compaq 610
Core 2 Duo T5870, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Chiligreen X7
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 3.16 kg
» Medion E5214
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» Asus X58L
Celeron M 575, 15.6", 2.8 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-07-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)