Toshiba Satellite U400-189 - 13.3in Notebook - Battery Performance

Andy Vandervell

By Andy Vandervell



Our Score:


Three hours is a decent amount of multi-tasking use, though the Samsung manages over four.

Things remain similar in the low intensity Reader test.

The gap narrows in the DVD test and if you reduce the display brightness, watching a film on battery should pose no problems.

Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Performance 7
  • Value 7
  • Features 9
  • Design 7


May 12, 2009, 1:22 pm

Yuck, it looks hideous!

Alex 4

May 12, 2009, 3:15 pm

How's it going to compare to the Samsung Q320?

Andy Vandervell

May 12, 2009, 4:11 pm

@Alex: Well, I'm working on that now, so you should know some time next week. :)


May 13, 2009, 5:53 am

When you buy a Toshiba laptop, don't register the warranty. Wait 6 months and then call Toshiba UK to register the warranty. When they ask the purchase date, just tell them a date almost 6 months after the manufacture date of the NB. To find the manufacture date, check the serial number. The first character will be 1-9/X/Y/Z and the second will be a number. The first number being the month (3 = march, Y = november) and the second number being the year (9 = 2009). So, if your serial number started 49 (April 09) Call them in October, tell them you bought it in September - voilla, an extra 5-6 months free warranty.

Jason A

June 25, 2009, 10:04 pm

Has Trusted Reviews done a review of the Toshiba Satellite Pro U400? As I understand, this is a similar laptop without the annoying gloss everywhere. Has it got similar spec?

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