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Toshiba Portege M800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Toshiba Portege M800. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and usability. The design and performance also get good opinions, whereas views are divided on the image quality. Some have doubts about the battery and touchpad.

portability, performance, design, usability, size

screen, keyboard, touchpad, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Portege M800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

Toshiba Portégé M800-106 13.3in Notebook


We take a look at Toshiba's latest Centrino 2 equipped 13.3in notebook offering.

It has to be said that white LED lighting against a white background really works a treat in the visual department. This also makes the M800 perfectly usable in the dark. When pressing a media key, rather than an annoying beep, they briefly light up if...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Michael Browne (

Toshiba Portege M800-106 review


A truly compact and bijou laptop

Solid build ; Sharp display ; Powerful performance ; Stylish design

Toshiba's laptop is a great blend of design and performance

Sep, 2008

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Toshiba Portege M800


With a 13.3-inch screen, the Toshiba Portege M800 weighs 1.98kg and has an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor, an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 card, and a 20GB hard drive. Tosh has also put a DVD drive in the 310x227x30mm body and given the...

It manages to mix stunning looks with a performance that can beat the opposition into submission, in one handy travel-sized package. It’s good looking enough to use when out and about and packs enough power for those business meetings. Toshiba Portege...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : WENDY TAN (

White and bright Toshiba


The Toshiba Portege M800 is a head turner that doubles as a great work partner.

White ; light ; bright

Only 1GB of RAM ; tinny-sounding speakers

White, however, is the new pink and is neutral and non-gender specific. That said, the M800 is great for those in need of a stylish notebook that exudes an air of professionalism.

Sep, 2008

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Toshiba Portege M800-106


Toshiba goes all Apple on us with its latest laptop. Matt Sparkes delves beneath the coat of white paint.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : David Ramli (

Toshiba Portege M800 (PPM81A-08S01S) notebook


The Toshiba Portege M800 (PPM81A-08S01S) laptop is fast and portable. It is also very pink.

Fast, portable, plenty of expansion ports

Sakura Pink colour scheme won't appeal to everyone

The Toshiba Portege M800 (PPM81A-08S01S) is a fast and portable notebook that has lots of expansion ports, but its Sakura Pink colour scheme draws a lot of attention. However, if you want a good 13.3in laptop and you don't mind the bright pink chassis,...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Amanda Conroy (

Toshiba Portege M800 (PPM80A-01900P)


Compact yet relatively powerful.

Compact yet relatively powerful, comfortable to use, improves on the previous model

Pre-installed trial version of Microsoft Office (we'd prefer a free office suite, like

It’s good to see that Toshiba has improved this notebook and rectified some of the small performance flaws we noticed in the earlier M800. Overall the upgrade has seen small performance gains primarily in the graphics department. It's a great...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Toshiba Portege M800 (PPM80A-03H009)


Compact without compromising on features or performance

Compact, excellent performance, Sleep and Charge USB ports, useful pre-installed utilities

Optical drive vibrates, keyboard feels bouncy, screen has narrow viewing angles

It's not perfect, but its portable size and relatively powerful specifications make this notebook stand out. It's well-suited to anyone who wants a compact device that doesn't sacrifice features.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Amanda Conroy (

Toshiba Portege M800 (PPM80A-01900P)


Compact yet relatively powerful.

Compact yet relatively powerful, comfortable to use, improves on the previous model

Pre-installed trial version of Microsoft Office (we'd prefer a free office suite, like

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Toshiba Portege M800 (PPM80A-03H009)


Compact without compromising on features or performance

Compact, excellent performance, Sleep and Charge USB ports, useful pre-installed utilities

Optical drive vibrates, keyboard feels bouncy, screen has narrow viewing angles

May, 2008

Product Specifications

The Portege M800 series is a stylish thin and light laptop. Although it's small and slight weight the M800 series features the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, so you won't be short on power. The sleek gloss chassis is as easy on the eye as it is functional, with a TruBrite 13.3" widescreen display, full size gloss keyboard, feather touch white LED media controls, and metallic colored mouse buttons. A camera is also integrated into the design, ideal for video calls, and has face recognition technology which allows easy logon to Windows. Ideal for use on the move or at home, the M800 series is a highly portable package rich in performance and features.


Audio formats supported:
Audio system:24-bit / Dolby Sound Room
Audio system full duplex: / Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers: / 2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:10.8
Battery life (max):3
Battery technology: / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:
Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes


Colour of product: / Black, White
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black, White
Product Type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display diagonal:33.8 / 34
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display response rise/fall:25
Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No
LCD brightness levels 1-8:40
LED Backlight:No / Yes
Pixel pitch:0.224 x 0.224
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model: / Intel GMA 4500MHD / No
Discrete graphics memory type:
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.34 / 1340 / 4
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500HD / Intel GMA 4500MHD

Hard drive

Hard disk height:9.5
Hard disk number of plates:2


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Portege

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Multimedia control panel / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard key pitch:1.9
Keyboard key stroke:1.75
Keyboard number of keys:86
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: / Yes


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory expansion module sizes:512
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90/ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Networking speed:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Networking type:Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11n
Wireless compliancy:Wi-Fi
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 95
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24 / 4
CD-RW write speed:4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Disc types supported:CD, DVD
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other features

Audio system:24-bit / Dolby Sound Room
Dimensions (WxDxH):314 x 229 x 27.5
Drive device, buffer size:8192
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk number of heads:4
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:1.280 x 800
L2 Cache:3
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:V.90
TV in port: No
Type: / PC
Wireless communication data transfer rate:2.1
Wireless communication version:2.1
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N / 802.11a/g/Draft-N / WLAN (802.11a/g/Draft-N)

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
TV-Out :Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:75


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.26GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):7.5 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GE45 Express / Intel GM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:P7350 / P7450 / P8400 / P8600 / T9400
Processor Number:P7450/P8400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:35562 / 35568 / 35569 / 36734 / 36750
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Supervisor

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:915 x 770 x 260
Operating System Architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007\n / McAfee Internet Security Suite\nMicrosoft Works, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007\n / McAfee® Internet Security Suite, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD / SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 400
Hard Drive Interface: / SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 400

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/400GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader


External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):60
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.600 x 1.200
External video modes refresh rate (max):85

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:350
CD/DVD weight:140
Depth:22.9 / 23 / 30
Height (front):2.75 / 3
Height (rear):3.5 / 4
Width:31 / 31.4