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Toshiba Portégé R400

Specifications

Toshiba Portégé R400Notebook: Toshiba Portégé R400 (Portégé R Series)
Processor: Intel Core Duo U2400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Average Score: 68.11% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 42%, performance: 50%, features: 81%, display: 69% mobility: 61%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 65%

Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé R400

70% Toshiba Portege R400-106 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The attractive Toshiba Portege R400-106 ultraportable tablet laptop comes with a sparkling white chassis (wonder where they got that idea from?), with a shiny Toshiba logo on the lid. It's also very tactile, as the Toshiba Portege R400-106 is extremely small and light, at just 304x239x29.5mm and 1.7kg. The Toshiba Portege R400-106 is certainly sophisticated, both in terms of looks and functionality. If you want a tablet PC this is probably one of the most attractive you'll find, it's light, well built and highly secure, but when it comes to the performance, price ratio it doesn't come out on top.
(von 5): 3.5, Verarbeitung 4.5, Ausstattung 4.5, Preis 2.5
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Toshiba Portege R400 tablet PC Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
If you’ve ever spent some time with a Tablet PC then you’ll find features you’ll like but more often than not, you’ll come away thinking that it’s just a little too heavy and the battery life doesn’t warrant the extra expense over a standard notebook. Well, Toshiba hasn’t addressed a price issue, as at £1775 (inc. VAT) this is the most expensive tablet we’ve seen in a while but what the company has done is overall the style and power of the machine, turning the R400 into something truly special. Billed by Toshiba as "the symbol of sophistication", it's easy to see why. The crisp black and white look is definitely more sophisticated than the average machine and weighing in at 1.8kg, it’s a machine light enough to carry around with a fair degree of ease. When it comes to usability, we found it well above average.

8 von 10, Display sehr gut, Leistung mäßig, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 60% display: 90%
80% Toshiba 12" R400 Tablet Laptop Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
The Toshiba Portege R400 12.1” tablet is not only good looking, but it’s surprisingly functional. As a lightweight tablet PC, it pushes design and mobility limits, but it’s also not for the faint of pocketbook – the R400 starts at around $2500. Even though it’s got the looks, it can leave some things to be desired for the ultramobile crowd in terms of power and functionality. There are a couple of distinct features of this laptop. First, it uses Microsoft’s Active Notifications technology to let you monitor your email and calendar when the laptop is closed and inactive (but turned on). This was one of the first laptops to use this technology. What this means is that you can watch for new emails and your next appointments without opening up your laptop thanks to a small external screen on the front of the laptop.
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(von 10): 8, Leistung 5, Display 7, Mobilität 5
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% display: 70% mobility: 50%
60% Toshiba Portege R400-S4931
Source: PC Advisor English
The R400-S4931 is stylish, and its side LED and wireless-focused design may be trailblazing. But too many design inconveniences, along with difficult tablet input, make this model one of Toshiba's rare unsuccessful efforts.
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(von 5): 3, Preis/Leistung 2.5, Verarbeitung 4.5, Ausstattung 3.5, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
68% Toshiba Portege R400-S4931
Source: PC World English
This stylish convertible tablet model comes with a handy SideShow LED, but input is difficult and to obtain good battery life you must use a heavy add-on slice. The R400-S4931 is stylish, and its side LED and wireless-focused design may be trailblazing. But too many design inconveniences, along with difficult tablet input, make this model one of Toshiba's rare unsuccessful efforts.
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(von 100): 68, Leistung 72, Ausstattung 69, Preis/Leistung sehr teuer
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2007
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 30% performance: 72% features: 69%
Toshiba Portege R400 Tablet PC Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The R400 is an innovative Tablet, but it comes with a hefty price tag. It has a solid design that works great in Tablet and notebook mode. There is no flimsy feeling to it and the LED backlit screen is great for watching movies or checking out your favorite photos. The screen is glossy and gives off reflections under bright light conditions, so be aware outdoor use won't work. Overall Toshiba could have gone with a more powerful processor because the system runs a little slow, especially since it has Windows Vista Ultimate. I would have liked it to have a little more performance endurance and less eye candy appeal if you could trade such things off. The R400 does sport the SideShow display, which is a unique feature for the business professional on-the-go, but at the end of the day the high price tag and lack of performance to match that price stand in the way of it being a top-competitor for your average consumer.
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Preis/Leistung teuer, Display zufriedenstellend, Emissionen gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2007
Rating: price: 40% display: 70% emissions: 80%
Toshiba Portege R400 Hands On Review (Video)
Source: Notebookreview.com English
I have to admit though, I want the R400 to succeed. It does a lot of great things, but in our view it's version 1 hardware that needs to be improved to find a viable market share. Toshiba put two years of engineering into this product and the work shows. There are a lot of impressive features, but the $2600 price tag and a few questionable design decisions make the R400 a tough purchase.
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Preis/Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2007
Rating: price: 50%
64% Toshiba Portege R400-S4931 (Core Duo 1.2GHz, 2GB RAM, 80GB HDD)
Source: CNet English
The good: Excellent design; secondary OLED display provides useful info when the lid is closed, easy to use EV-DO. The bad: Disappointing performance and battery life; ridiculously expensive. The bottom line: If money is no object for you, the Toshiba Portege R400 is an eye-catching, Windows Vista conversation piece, but the rest of us will want more performance from a system this expensive.
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(von 10): 6.4, Leistung 4, Ausstattung 9, Akkulaufzeit 4, Preis/Leistung extrem teuer
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 20% performance: 40% features: 90%
Toshiba Portege R400-S4931
Source: PC Mag English
Bottom Line: The Toshiba Portégé R400-S4931 is one of the lightest, sexiest convertible tablets I've seen, showcasing many of the neat features found in Windows Vista Ultimate. Pros: Sexy design. Light and forearm-friendly. Vista Ultimate edition. Gorgeous widescreen for media mavens. SideShow LCD display. Integrated EV-DO antenna. Cons: Low-powered. Too many proprietary applications loaded.
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Display mangelhaft, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/08/2007
Rating: features: 80% display: 50%
70% Toshiba Portégé R400-S4931
Source: Laptop Mag English
Toshiba shakes things up with a striking convertible that sports a bright LED display, fast mobile broadband, and a convenient external screen for at-a-glance alerts. We like, not love, the Toshiba Portégé R400-S4931. The design is a bit polarizing, and we think an optical drive should have been integrated. But we appreciate the system's light weight, and on-the-go users will really appreciate the external display for alerts and the fast EV-DO Rev. A connectivity.
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3.5 von 5, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80%
Toshiba's Portégé R400 Has Exciting Features
Source: Tom's Guide English
Toshiba's Portégé R400-S4931 Tablet PC is quite impressive in many ways. It looks great and has a range of new and special features that make it an impressive little notebook computer. Though some of its components are less than stellar performers, Vista Ultimate, unbridled by memory resident programs, runs quite fast in both standard and Tablet PC mode. I'll reserve judgment on performance until I've got some memory resident apps to test out and until Vista-ready notebook performance tests are available, but for now I'm high on Vista on notebooks like Toshiba's R400, if you plan to keep your notebook fairly vanilla.
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Leistung mäßig, Ausstattung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/08/2007
Rating: performance: 60% features: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Schicker Verwandlungskünstler
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 5-6/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/18/2008
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 80%
Kompakt, mobil, stark
Source: SFT - 11/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/31/2007
Rating: price: 30% ergonomy: 90%
41% Test: Toshiba Portégé R400
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 41% price: 41% performance: 12% mobility: 17% ergonomy: 57%
Test Toshiba Portégé R400 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2007
Rating: display: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 50%
80% Toshiba Portege R400
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Tablets op de testbank
Source: Hardware.info Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 03/11/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 50% mobility: 80%

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)


U2400: » 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.


1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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


68.11%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)