Toshiba Portégé A200

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Toshiba Portégé A200

A perfect balance of cool, contemporary styling and practical design - the Portege A200 is a highly desirable notebook that is robust, lightweight and...

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Review of "Toshiba Portégé A200"

published 27/08/2005 | nick_jaffe
Member since : 27/08/2005
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Pro Fast, Sleek, Loads of extras, Light
Cons Price, Scratches VERY easily
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"The A200"

The Sleek New Lump of metal to be thrown out of Toshiba Corporation. This is a great Laptop, but only if you be able to take very good care of it. It does not have the normal Toshiba durability, yet it is faster than most Toshibas. So If you are buying this laptop just for one place, its brilliant. But if you take it round with you sooner or later your hands gonna go through the keyboard!

Now I come to the second issue, Price. Its a fair deal when it comes to price. I would not recomend getting this Laptop second hand. I would like to recomend this laptop for getting in bulk fora business as it wont be outdated anytime soon.

My conclusion is:

-Stay @ home - Get it
-Move around - Dont

Nick Jaffe

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  • AMG-A1 published 24/10/2005
    You didn't give any information about the laptop at all, try to describe it aswell as you can, and tell people about what it is good at, give us the spec, etc, good luck!!!
  • kappaslappa published 30/08/2005
    As Fiona has said...
  • COOOEEE published 28/08/2005
    Just a little more detail needed to advise people whether they would like to purchase this particular Laptop compared to others. The best place to get an idea of the functions like writing reviews, is to read the Ciao Training. This can be found in the Members Centre which you can access by clicking on the link at the top right of the page where it says Members Centre. It is only basic training so any questions you have after reading them please don't hesitate to ask away. Fionaxx
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Product Information : Toshiba Portégé A200

Manufacturer's product description

A perfect balance of cool, contemporary styling and practical design - the Portege A200 is a highly desirable notebook that is robust, lightweight and built to cope with the rigors of everyday life. With a white pearlescent lid, brushed aluminum style buttons and neutral silver polycarbonate ABS casing, the Portege A200 has looks that will last.

Product Details

Product Description: Toshiba Portégé A200 - 12.1" - Pentium M 725 - Win XP Pro - 256 MB RAM - 40 GB HDD

System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Win XP Pro

Processor: Intel Pentium M 725 / 1.6 GHz / 2 MB Cache

Memory: 256 MB DDR

Storage: 40 GB HDD

Optical Drive: CD-RW / DVD

Display: 12.1" 1024 x 768 / XGA

Graphics: Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Networking: 802.11b/g , 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Battery: Up to 3.5 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 27.9 cm x 23.8 cm x 3.5 cm

Weight: 2 kg

Localisation: English

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty


MPN: PP415E-00J005EN

System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Pentium M 725 / 1.6 GHz

Cache: L2 - 2 MB

Front Side Bus: 400 MHz

Chipset: Intel 855GM

Platform Technology: Intel Centrino

Features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology


RAM: 256 MB

Max RAM Supported: 2 GB

Technology: DDR SDRAM

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots: 1


Main Storage: 40 GB HDD

Optical Drive: CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - fixed

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Write Speed: 24x

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 16x


Type: 12.1"

Resolution: 1024 x 768 ( XGA )

Widescreen: No

Colour Support: 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: AGP 4x - Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 2.0

Sound: Stereo speakers


Type: Keyboard, touchpad


Wireless: 802.11b/g

Wireless Controller: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet


Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.17, ITU V.92

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps


Technology: Lithium Ion

Run Time: Up to 3.5 hours

AC Adapter

Input: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ( 1 free ) ¦ 1 x CardBus ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x display / video - TV-out - RCA ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire)

Memory Card Reader: Yes ( SD Card )


Software Included: Microsoft Office OneNote


Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, hard drive password, keyboard lock

Compliant Standards: ACPI 1.0b

Localization: English

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 27.9 cm

Depth: 23.8 cm

Height: 3.5 cm

Weight: 2 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year


Listed on Ciao since: 11/02/2005