Physique and Features
The Metallic Mirror
Toshiba brings more power, portability, and style to consumers with its latest line of Satellite notebooks. With the renewal of Toshiba's Satellite lineup, it introduces its latest addition to the Satellite family, the Satellite M800 series. These notebooks are aimed to target the mainstream notebook market. We had the opportunity to test out and see what the Toshiba Satellite M840 has in store for the consumer.
Design And Physique
The test unit that we received is clad in Blue Horizon chassis. The metallic mirror finish surely does give the Satellite M840 that extra shine and eye-catchiness. If you've owned an older Satellite notebook, you would definitely notice that it has almost the same body. It isn't as light as an Ultrabook nor is it as heavy as a gaming laptop. The weight of the Satellite M840 is just right for the mainstream user.
Looking at the left and right sides, we see a full range of ports, multiple USB ports (two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0), Ethernet port, HDMI, VGA, external microphone, external headphone, and a DVD optical drive. The included 2-in-1 card reader is located on the lower front of the body instead of the side.
The ports and output connectivity included in the Satellite M840 are more than enough for the average user's daily needs. It just seemed odd that Toshiba still included a USB 2.0 port when in fact it could have made it into another USB 3.0 port as it is backwards compatible.
Heading on over to the included input devices, the Satellite M840 uses the traditional touchpad with two buttons and the widely-adapted chiclet-type keyboard.