Pros

  • Great value
  • Huge hard drive

Cons

  • High-gloss finish might put off some
  • Lacking wired Internet connectivity

At A Glance

Think of the U405 as a really inexpensive ultraportable or an incredibly svelte all-purpose machine. It's both.

Manufacturer’s Description

This Satellite U405-S2856 Notebook compact hero balances working room with carrying comfort, so you can get to all those spreadsheet columns without getting in anyone's way. Powerful Intel Core 2 Duo Processors, big hard drives and lots of storage give you more muscle when working on planes or in coffee shops. A built-in Webcam and microphone add a new dimension to videoconferencing. And an optical drive lets you share work and do back-ups quickly and easily.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PSU44U-00C00W
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 7200 mAh
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA 4500MHD
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1.26 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Toshiba
Manufacturer Part Number PSU44U-00C00W
UPC Code 883974109210
Brand Name Toshiba
Product Name Satellite U405-S2856 Notebook
Marketing Information This Satellite U405-S2856 Notebook compact hero balances working room with carrying comfort, so you can get to all those spreadsheet columns without getting in anyone's way. Powerful Intel Core 2 Duo Processors, big hard drives and lots of storage give you more muscle when working on planes or in coffee shops. A built-in Webcam and microphone add a new dimension to videoconferencing. And an optical drive lets you share work and do back-ups quickly and easily.
Product Model U405-S2856
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.toshiba.com
Product Line Satellite
Product Series U400
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 3 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-800/PC2-6400
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Satellite U405-S2856 Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Additional Information
  • FM Tuner with Antenna
  • Built-in Device:

  • Microphone
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
    Wireless LAN Model WiFi Link 5100
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.4"
    Width 12.4"
    Depth 9.0"
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Model P8400
    Processor Speed 2.26 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    Bus Speed 1066 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model GM45 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 80.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Good
    Battery
    Battery Life 3:26:19 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 352.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 392.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 292.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 484.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 783.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 798.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 279.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 508.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 243.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 20.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 9.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 452.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0