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
Product Name: Toshiba Portege R400
Official Page: ToshibaDirect
Announced: January 2007
Price: Originally starting at $2599 USD, now at $1899.95
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.
– 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.
The PortÃ©gÃ©Â® 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 PortÃ©gÃ©Â® 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 MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® Aeroâ„¢, ensures a rich and brilliant visual computing experience. The PortÃ©gÃ©Â® R400’s convertible design is both an exquisite notebook and Tablet PC in one. Toshiba’s ConfigFreeÂ® provides ingenious connectivity via integrated Verizon EVDO* (select models), WiFiÂ® * , BluetoothÂ® * and Gigabit Ethernet. Featuring a biometric fingerprint reader and TPM encryption module, the PortÃ©gÃ©Â® R400 helps ensure confidential company data and sensitive personal information is secure from unauthorized system access. The PortÃ©gÃ©Â® R400 is the ultimate expression of Toshiba innovation, where presentation is every bit as distinctive as the technology within.
CPU: Intel Core Duo Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) U2500 (1.2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
Chipset: Mobile IntelÂ® 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
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: IntelÂ® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG – 802.11a/b/g
Modem: No, USB optional
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0
– Verizon Wireless – EVDO
Speakers: Built-in microphone, mono speaker
Audio I/O: Headphone, Microsphone, Stereo line-in
USB: 2x USB 2.0
PC Card: 1x Type I/II PC Card
Flash/Memory Card Reader:
Other: Port Replicator available
Other: TPM Encryption
Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate
Other Software: TOSHIBA ConfigFreeÂ®, TOSHIBA Disc Creator, MicrosoftÂ® Office OneNoteÂ® 2007, TOSHIBA Management Console, TOSHIBA Security Assist, TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility, TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator, TOSHIBA Speech System, Infineon Trusted Platform Module Utility, UleadÂ® DVD MovieFactoryÂ® for Toshiba, InterVideoÂ® WinDVDÂ® 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 – eMediaWire.com – July 25, 2007 – “Toshiba Ships World’s First UWB Wireless Port Replicator”
– TabletPc2.com – Review – June 2007
– User Review at GottaBeMobile.com – 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.
– BusinessWeek.com – 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..