Toshiba Satellite L40-139: Reliable and durable, but just not enough memory
27 August 2011
Summary: I purchased my Toshiba Satellite in 2007 for just under £600, and it's still in use. I had previously owned a Toshiba Satellite and I'm impressed by the quality of Toshiba's hardware, so I wanted to replace my older model with something similar. What I like best about this laptop is the layout. The dimensions are good, with a generously sized screen, and an attractive silver facing. It has an inbuilt CD/DVD player and write drive and is wi-fi enabled.
Summary: Got one of these as a 21st birthday present in 2007 (cost £380). The laptop came with 1gb of ram and had windows vista home premium installed. Had to install an additional 1gb ram as it ran painfully slow. The extra 1gb of ram made all of the difference and I would recommend anyone who has one of these to do the same. Has got 3 USB ports which is pretty much standard these days. Sound out of the speakers is loud and clear.
The Toshiba L40 is so very reliable, but it won't wow you...
29 July 2009
Excerpt: "I bought the Toshiba L40 almost two years ago from PC World, I needed a laptop which was suitable on all specifications, RAM, reasonable hard drive space, decent video card and a good battery life. On paper and recommended by staff the outstanding applicant was the L40, it also looked good and felt robust. It became my primary laptop for over 18 months after which (from no fault of the laptop itself) screen failure and problems with the fan led me ...
Pros: Quick, Very reliable, Incredibly robust
Cons: Heavy, Battery life collapses over time, Not attractive, Better options for the same price .
Toshiba Satellite L40-10Q: The Toshiba L40 is a very reliable and safe laptop...but tha ...
29 July 2009
Summary: I bought the Toshiba L40 almost two years ago from PC World, I needed a laptop which was suitable on all specifications, RAM, reasonable hard drive space, decent video card and a good battery life. On paper and recommended by staff the outstanding applicant was the L40, it also looked good and felt robust.
Pros: So very reliable, Incredibly robust, Good speed.
Cons: Battery life will eventually collapse, Not very attractive, Heavy.
Summary: The Toshiba L40 seems to come in a variety of different models, each with different specs within the same outer casing. I have what seems to be the lowest end model, which on paper is just about good enough to run Windows Vista. The build quality of this laptop is reasonably good, with no bit's falling off and it all appearing to be in one (relatively) solid piece.
Pros: Cheap, easily expandable, reliable.
Cons: Some areas seem to be "rushed", pre-installed 512 MB RAM is limiting.
Excerpt: Bra dator och värd priset. Den är väldigt bra om man vill ha en enkel simpel dator och inte letar efter nyaste modellen av dator som till exempel macbook eller apple datorer. Toshiba Satellite är en bra billig kollektion av datorer. Endast missnöjd med... En sak jag är missnöjd med är att det är väldigt låg ljudnivå på max volymen. Bra att den är bärbar och gillar att den har windows 7 home premium. Snabb är den faktiskt och den har väldigt mycket minne i hårddisken.