Toshiba Portege R400

Toshiba Portege R400

Summary: Introduced January 2007, Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage CPUs, 12.1-inch widescreen back-lit LED displays. Under four pounds.

Last Updated: April 29, 2008

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Product Name: Toshiba Portege R400
Official Page: ToshibaDirect
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Announced: January 2007
Available: Currently
Price: Originally starting at $2599 USD, now at $1899.95
Markets: Worldwide

Available Models (Amazon):
R400-S4832 Amazon – $1899.95 : Intel Core Duo U2500 (1.GHz), 2GB Memory, 80GB Hard Drive, TPM/Fingerprint Reader, Bluetooth 2.0, Microsoft Windows Vista Business
R400-S4932 Amazon – $3542.67 : Intel Core Duo U2500 (1.GHz), 2GB Memory, 80GB Hard Drive, TPM/Fingerprint Reader, Bluetooth 2.0, Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

R400-S4831 : Vista Business, 1GB Memory, $2599 Base
R400-S4931 : Vista Ultimate, 2GB Memory, $3499, Toshiba UltraSlim USB DVD SuperMulti drive
R400-S4833 : Vista Ultimate, 2GB Memory, $3149
R400-S4832 : Vista Business, 2GB Memory, $3079
R400-S4834 : Has Toshiba Wireless UWB Port Replicator as an option.
R400-S4835 : Has Toshiba Wireless UWB Port Replicator as an option.
R400-S4933 : $3699 Has Toshiba Wireless UWB Port Replicator, also comes bundled with external USB DVD writer and secondary 6-cell battery.

Related Laptops:
– Replaced by Toshiba Portege R500
– Replaced Toshiba Portege R300

– 12.1-inch LED-backlit LCD Display
– Built for Microsoft Windows Vista
– Second OLED Display on front to display information such as email, messages, battery level, wireless connectivity, etc, without needing to open up the laptop. This is called the Toshiba Edge Display
– Is a “convertible” – can convert between a Tablet PC and laptop form factor with a rotating screen.

Manufacturer’s Description:
The Portégé® R400 is Toshiba’s signature notebook PC for the successful professional. The product of a joint collaboration between two industry giants, Toshiba and Microsoft, the Portégé® R400 is the World’s First PC that automatically synchronizes your e-mail and calendar events with Active Notifications. The Toshiba Edge Display, serving as a Personal Information Assistant, presents the synchronized information, while the 12.1″ LED backlit wide-aspect display* , in conjunction with Microsoft® Windows® Aeroâ„¢, ensures a rich and brilliant visual computing experience. The Portégé® R400’s convertible design is both an exquisite notebook and Tablet PC in one. Toshiba’s ConfigFree® provides ingenious connectivity via integrated Verizon EVDO* (select models), WiFi® * , Bluetooth® * and Gigabit Ethernet. Featuring a biometric fingerprint reader and TPM encryption module, the Portégé® R400 helps ensure confidential company data and sensitive personal information is secure from unauthorized system access. The Portégé® R400 is the ultimate expression of Toshiba innovation, where presentation is every bit as distinctive as the technology within.

Toshiba Portege R400

CPU: Intel Core Duo Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) U2500 (1.2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
Chipset: Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset
Front-side Bus: 533MHz
Memory: PC4200 DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz, Can support dual-channel
Memory Capacity: 2 slots, 1GB – 2GB

Display: 12.1 inches LED Backlit LCD
Resolution: 1280×800 WXGA
Touchscreen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (GMA 950)
Graphics Memory: Up to 256MB Shared

Hard Drive: 1.8-inch (8mm) Ultra ATA 100, 80GB 4200rpm
Optical: External, optional

Wireless: Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG – 802.11a/b/g
Modem: No, USB optional
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0
Mobile Broadband:
– Verizon Wireless – EVDO

Audio Chipset:
Speakers: Built-in microphone, mono speaker
Audio I/O: Headphone, Microsphone, Stereo line-in
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card: 1x Type I/II PC Card
Flash/Memory Card Reader:
Other: Port Replicator available

Biometric/Fingerprint: Fingerprint
Other: TPM Encryption

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate
Other Software: TOSHIBA ConfigFree®, TOSHIBA Disc Creator, Microsoft® Office OneNote® 2007, TOSHIBA Management Console, TOSHIBA Security Assist, TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility, TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator, TOSHIBA Speech System, Infineon Trusted Platform Module Utility, Ulead® DVD MovieFactory® for Toshiba, InterVideo® WinDVD® 8 SD
Warranty: 3-Yr Parts and Labor, 1-Year Battery & AC Adapter (see Manufacturer’s site for details)

Options: 6-cell 4000mAh Lithium Ion, plus Slice Expansion Battery
Battery Life: CNET claimed under two hours with default battery

Width: 12 inches (304mm)
Depth: 9.43 inches (239.5mm)
Height: 1.18 inches (29mm) – 1.26 inches (31.9mm)
Weight: 3.79 pounds (1.72kg

Articles and Reviews

Press Release – – July 25, 2007 – “Toshiba Ships World’s First UWB Wireless Port Replicator” – Review – June 2007

User Review at – March 2007 – There has been unnecessary and sadly unfounded bashing of the device by people that have not really used one. A good example of this is : The R400 is too slow. I can tell you that it is not. I find it very snappy and plenty fast. The processor is definitely not outmatched by Vista. The implementation of Vista Business in the R400 is very well done. – March 2007 – 3 out of 5 stars – So why not a higher rating? The R400-S4931 will set you back $3,499. For that, I expected more under the hood than a 1.2-GHz Core Duo Processor and an 80-GB hard drive, especially when competitors are selling tablet PCs with similar specifications for a fraction of the price.

Craig Pringle – February 2007 – Over all this is a really nice convertable. While I think that some of the criticisms that have been made are valid (the lack of an SD card slot in particular) the R400 looks great and has a nice feel to it. Performance is snappy and it rates a respectable 3.1 on the Vista Perfromance Rating.

CNET – Jan 2007 – 6.4 out of 10 – If money is no object for you, the Toshiba Portege R400 is an eye-catching, Windows Vista conversation piece, but the rest of us will want more performance from a system this expensive..