Toshiba Satellite Pro U400
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite Pro U400
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1000 euro
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite Pro U400
The Toshiba Satellite Pro U400-13A is a well-made, affordable and usable laptop for the daily commute. Its limited performance and battery life make it less suitable for professional mobile use, but for basic daily tasks at home or when travelling, there's plenty to recommend it.
3.5 von 5, Verarbeitung gut, Display sehr gut, Ergonomie sehr gut, Mobilität schlecht, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% display: 90% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
The otherwise straightforward Toshiba Satellite Pro U400-S1001X offers a unique configuration, pairing a current-generation Penryn CPU with a previous-generation operating system. Double down on the memory and the 13-inch Toshiba Satellite U400-S1001X becomes a well-rounded laptop that will withstand the rigors of business travel.
(von 10): 6.6, Ausstattung 6, Leistung 5, Mobilität 7, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 50% features: 60% display: 50% mobility: 70%
Although the Toshiba Satellite Pro U400-IOH can't match the performance some other laptops, the reasonable price, sturdy chassis and usable design make this a sensible option for business users on a budget.
3.5 von 5, Display sehr gut, Ausstattung gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% features: 80% display: 90%
Source: Pocket Lint
The Toshiba Satellite Pro U400 is an affordable notebook that offers good performance for the price. Battery life is poor and the use of Windows Vista Basic limits its appeal. However, we liked the quality of the keyboard and overall usability of this machine places it well above average.
7 von 10, Ausstattung gut, Preis gut, Mobilität schlecht, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: PC Mag
Choosing a suitable laptop with which to outfit a small business is an important decision if you're an entrepreneur. If enterprise laptops are way over your budget and consumer laptops are not professional enough, a small-business laptop like the Toshiba Satellite Pro U400-S1001X is a viable, in-between selection. The Toshiba Satellite Pro U400-S1001X is a lightweight laptop that offers business-essential performance and a no-bloatware option.
3 von 5, Preis gut, Mobilität gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
This past week we’ve been able to take a closer look and get a hands-on with the Toshiba Satellite Pro U400. Having already shown you the unboxing, it was time to see just how usable the U400 was in practice. We had high hopes for portability, and we weren’t disappointed; this small laptop hasn’t been hard to carry around, weighing only 4.6lbs. I liked being able to navigate easily through Windows XP as opposed to Vista (Toshiba provide downgrade media at no extra cost), which many still find a frustrating (and resource-hungry) change.
3.5 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Toshiba Satellite U400 gives business users a solid feature list and moderate performance, but did not do as well as the nearly identical configured Satellite U405 we previously reviewed using Vista instead of XP. Performance across the board was less in every test we performed, with the only configuration difference between increased RAM on the Vista model. The other downside to this configuration is the paint finish which doesn't hold up as well as the Fusion finish on the consumer line, evident by the scuff marks already found on our review sample. If you were looking to purchase this notebook, I might direct you to a Vista configuration of the business U400, or the consumer U405 entirely for the better Fusion finish.
Emissionen sehr schlecht, Leistung mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2008
Rating: performance: 50% emissions: 30%
Overall I enjoyed my time with the Satellite Pro D400, especially because it is hard to find a laptop that is able to keep up with my ADD brain and constant multitasking! The Pro U400 will probably leave most home users relatively cold, but business customers (or anybody wanting a solid, XP-based option) will find the notebook, with its sturdy keyboard and average spec sheet, a suitable companion. The Toshiba Satellite Pro U400 is available now, priced from $1,049.99.
3.5 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: mobile Zeit - 5/08
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 54% price: 80%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 37% price: 37% performance: 21% features: 48% mobility: 36% ergonomy: 54%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2008
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 40%
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.
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.
T8100: Former mid-range Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core that features FSB800 and VT-x virtualization functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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.
63%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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