Toshiba Satellite U400
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite U400
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 800 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U400
Source: Trusted Reviews
As a 13.3in machine the Toshiba Satellite U400-189 is a decent effort - as far as features go it can't be reasonably faulted. However, Samsung's current Q310 offers a similar feature set at more or less identical prices, but also better performance and battery life that ultimately tips things in its favour.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 90%
Toshiba's comprehensive laptop range covers everything from tiny business ultraportables to huge home media centres. The Satellite U400-108 (£699 inc. VAT) is a compact and well-specified system with a stylish new design scheme for consumer use. The slim 2.1kg chassis is highly portable and ideal for travel use. Its 165-minute battery life limits it to use about town, rather than long-haul journeys, however.
3.5 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität mäßig, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 61% features: 88% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Minitechnet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2009
Rating: performance: 60% features: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: c't - 16/09
Comparison, , Very Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: performance: 60% features: 90% display: 70% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
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.
Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without 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.
74.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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