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Toshiba Satellite U400

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U400Notebook: 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
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 74.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: 76%, display: 68% mobility: 58%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U400

70% Toshiba Satellite U400
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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%
70% Toshiba Satellite U400-108
Source: Techradar English
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%

Foreign Reviews

79% Test: Toshiba Satellite U400-22Z - Preiswertes Subnotebook mit Vor- und Nachteilen.
Source: Notebookinfo German 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%
Toshiba Satellite U400 Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2009
Rating: performance: 60% features: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Supernett-Books
Source: c't - 16/09 German
Comparison, , Very Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: performance: 60% features: 90% display: 70% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%
80% Toshiba Satellite U400-11Q
Source: Notebookjournal German 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%

Comment

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.


T5550:

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.


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


74.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not 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

HP Voodoo ENVY133
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo SP7500
Dell Inspiron 1318
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2390
Dell Inspiron 13
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T8300
Toshiba Portégé M800
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5750
Toshiba Satellite Pro U400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T8100
Medion MD96619
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7250
Toshiba Satellite Pro U300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7250
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T9300
Toshiba Satellite U300-13V
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7700

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Getac B300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7500, 3.5 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T8100, 2.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Averatec 2700
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5800, 12.1", 1.9 kg
Medion S2210
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T3200, 12.1", 2.1 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8020
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 12.1", 1.3 kg
Packard Bell EasyNote BG45-U-300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2390, 12.1", 1.6 kg
MSI Megabook VR201
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2330, 12.1", 1.9 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U110
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7500, 11.1", 1.1 kg
Medion MD96652
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450, 12.1", 2 kg
Maxdata Belinea o.book 4
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7100, 12.1", 2 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-R7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo U7600, 10.4", 0.9 kg
Acer Aspire 2920
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450, 12.1", 2 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-T7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo U7500, 12.1", 1.4 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8010
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7100, 12.1", 1.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-1E1
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30-B1320
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5600U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Toshiba KIRA-10D
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.1 kg
Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7S1
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Toshiba Chromebook CB30-B-103
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 13.3", 1.35 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30-B-10Q
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-07-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)