Summary: I bought this laptop from all the hype about the upcoming WiMedia UWB technology, I was anticipating blazing speeds with a wireless docking station that I would never have to hook a cable to. What I received was a docking station that the units own documentation said it was only reliable "up to 18 inches" and the reality was in order to get acceptable video quality had to be 12 inches or less. My Ethernet connection crawled at about 2 Mbps.
Toshiba Portege R400-106: Great little tablet/laptop
25 August 2009
Summary: Had this laptop for about 6 months. Pros of this laptop are that it virtually never gets hot and so can be used for ages. I also looks great with the gloss white finish. Also has 3g data card built in which is very handy. The screen is LED backlit which is great as it greatly reduces eye strain. The laptopwas able to handle most tasks fairly well and was capable of opening multiple applications.
Summary: Very tidy tablet. Keyboard is comfortable, overall the unit feels well made. Runs Vista Ultimate & basic business apps like Office very nicely - especially considering the ULV. Tablet mode's a treat.
Pros: Light, slim, integrated biometric works well, runs Vista Ultimate with Office 2007 well enough to be useful
Cons: Needs more RAM, external optical drive, more processing grunt for Aero IMHO
Summary: I bought one of these about 3 mths ago. Its Ok but not great. Loaded up with Office etc it slows down a lot, Ive had lots of blue screen crashes caused by the USB driver and Toshiba Flash Cards. It often blue screens when waking from sleep mode. Ive found the screen very small due to the wide screen format. The keyboard is pretty average, it feels good but you have to strike the keys pretty hard to be sure they work.
Pros: Light weight, Battery life OK, love the tablet, couldnt go back to a standard notebook.
Cons: screen too small, 1.2 too slow, needs more connection types (2xusb, 1 x VGA not enough choice)