Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC

Toshiba Portege M400
Summary: 12.1-inch non-widescreen Tablet PC, 2006, Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo

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Product Name: Toshiba Portege M400
Official Page: Toshiba.com
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Announced:
Available: January 2006
Status: Discontinued
Price: Starting at around $1399 (see Toshiba’s site for details)
Markets: Worldwide

Models:
– M400-EZ5031 – Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, Windows Vista Business, 1GB Memory, 80GB HDD, Bluetooth,
– M400-S5032 – Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, Windows Vista Business, 1GB Memory, 100GB HDD, Bluetooth,
– M400-S5032X – Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005, 1GB Memory, 100GB HDD, Bluetooth
– M400-S4034 – Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, Windows XP Tablet PC, 1GB Memory, 100GB HDD, Bluetooth,
– M400-S933 – Intel Core Solo T1300, 80GB 5400rpm Hard Drive, 512MB Memory
– M400-ST9113 – Customiazble
– M400-ST4035 – Customizable, starts with Intel Core 2 Duo T5500, Windows XP Tablet PC, 512MB Memory, 80GB HDD,
– M400-ST4001 – Customizable, starts with Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, Windows Vista Business, 512MB Memory, 80GB HDD,

Features:
– Spill resistant keyboard
– Supports dual-channel memory
– Hard Drive shock protection

Manufacturer’s Description:
The Portégé® M400 packs powerhouse performance into a supremely portable package. Extended battery life* and an array of connectivity options keep you productive and get you connected while on the go. Mobile productivity goes even further with rigorously engineered Toshiba EasyGuard™ technology* designed for optimal reliability*, security*, connectivity* and optimization* —in any mobile setting.

Toshiba Portege M400

Specifications:
CPU:
– Intel Core Solo CPU T1300 (1.66GHz)
– Intel Core Duo T2300, T2400, T2500, T2600
– Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 Cache), T5600 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2)
– Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 (2GHz, 4MB L2)
Chipset: Mobile Intel 945GM Expres Chipset
Front-side Bus: 667MHz
Memory: DDR2 533MHz or 667MHz SDRAM (PC4200 or PC5300)
Memory Capacity: 512MB Up to 4GB (2 slots)

Graphics/Display:
Display: 12.1″ LCD TFT
Resolution: 1024×768 XGA or 1400×1050 SXGA+)
Touchscreen: Yes
Widescreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (GMA 950)
Graphics Memory: 8MB – 128MB – 256MB (Shared)
Other: VGA Out

Storage:
Hard Drive: 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) 40GB, 80GB, 120GB 5400rpm or 100GB 7200rpm
Optical: Optional CDRW/DVDRW “SuperMulti” DVD Writer or CDRW/DVD-ROM in “Ultra SlimBay”
Other: Hard Drive shock protection

Connectivity:
Wireless: Integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG or Atheros 802.11a/b/g
Modem: 56K V.92
Ethernet: Intel 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 Optional
Mobile Broadband: Optional port replicator / expansion bus

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset: SigmaTel Stac9200
Speakers: Stereo Speakers, Built-in Microphone
Audio I/O: External Microphone jack, Headphone Jack
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394
PC Card: 1x Type II PCMCIA CardBus
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD), MiniSD, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO), xD Picture Card
Other: Toshiba TouchPad, Digitizer Tablet Pen

Security:
Biometric/Fingerprint: Optional
Other:

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC 2005 and Windows Vista, Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
Other Software:
Warranty: Varied – see Toshiba.com for details
Toshiba Portege M400 Drivers: CSD.Toshiba.com

Battery:
Options: 6-cell Lithium Ion
Battery Life: Up to 5+ hours

Dimensions:
Width: 11.6 inches / 295mm
Depth: 9.8 inches / 249mm
Height: 1.53 inches / 38.9mm
Weight: Starts at 4.16 lbs / 1.887kg

Toshiba Portege M400 Reviews and Articles:

– More pictures at TabletPC Review Spot.
Recovery Options for the Toshiba M400 – Pringle.net.nz
Installing Windows Vista build 5308 on the M400 – Pringle.net.nz

PC Magazine – Miller Blog – March 2006 – For carrying back and forth, I’d still give the nod to the X41 tablet, which at 3.5 pounds does feel significantly lighter. But the M400 is very nice – and it offers the Core Duo possibility and that optical drive, which is very convenient.

Craig Pringle’s Hands On Review – February 2006 – Overall I am very pleased with the M400. The device is pleasant to look at and the design is very functional. Some of the value add software is excellent. Also – and very importantly – Toshiba clearly listened to it’s customers when they griped about the brightness and viewing angle on the M200 because the problem is well and truly gone on the M400.