Toshiba Satellite U400


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%
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%


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.


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

» 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 Portégé M800
Core 2 Duo T5750
» 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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$28.98 New Original Toshiba Genuine Battery for Satellite A655 A660 A665 C645D U505 C655 C670 C670D U500 U405 U400 L770 L537 T550 T560 B350 PA3634U-1BRS PA3635U-1BRM PA3816U PA3817U-1BRS PA3818U-1BRS

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$35.00 Original Toshiba 19V 4.74A 90W AC Adapter PA5035E-1AC3 Replace For *Toshiba Satellite Pro A210, L300, L300D, L350, L450, L500, L510, L550, L630, L640, L670, L740, L770, M300, U400, U500 series portable computers; *Toshiba Hi-Speed Port Replicator II (Part#: PA3916U-1PRP)* . This item 100% Compatible with Part Numbers:PA-1900-81,PA-1900-82,and 100% Compatible with Model:PA5035U-1ACA, PA5035E-1AC3.


$25.99 Bundle:3 items - Adapter/Free Carry Bag/Power Cord: Toshiba 19V 6.32A 120W AC Adapter for Toshiba Satellite :PSLE8U-00M00W,S50-ABT2N22,S55-A5275,S55-A5276,S55-A5279,S55t-A5277,S70-ABT2N22,U400-ST3301,U400-ST3302,U400-ST5404,100% Compatible with PA3516U-1ACA, PA3290U-2ACA, PA3290U-3ACA, PA3717U-1ACA, PA3290U-3ACA, PA3290E-2ACA, PA3290E-2ACA, PA3717E-1AC3,PA-1121-08.

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Toshiba Satellite U400
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-07-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)