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Toshiba Satellite L40-ASMBNX1 14 Inch Stylish Laptop Specs Review

If you are Toshiba’s laptop fan and on the market for 14 inch premium affordable laptop, we suggest you to consider buy Toshiba Satellite L40-ASMBNX1. This is the newest and powerful Toshiba Satellite L40 series that designed for home and small business users who looking for a reliable machine for play and work hard. Yeah, preinstalled with the most popular Windows Professional version for operating system and powered by new Intel Ivy Bridge ULV (ultra low voltage) processor, the Satellite L40-ASMBNX1 14 inch laptop promises fast and seamless multitasking performance, even for most demanding business and multimedia applications.

Made from high quality plastic for construction make this model has lower the price that the direct competitor that comes with similar configurations. On the bottom corner of lid “Mercury Silver” cover, there is a small Toshiba logo, along with left bottom corner of black bezel. Comes with Fusion Horizon design and measures 13.4 x 9.2 x 1.03 inches with weighs around at 5.1 lbs, the L40-ASMBNX1 14 inch laptop is still easy to carry around and perfect for companion at home, office or school. For comparison, the 5.3 lbs IdeaPad P400 Touch 59371991 14 inch laptop from Lenovo has dimension in 9.6 x 13.6 x 1.2 inches.

Toshiba Satellite L40-ASMBNX1 review
Toshiba Satellite L40-ASMBNX1 Premium 14 inch laptop

Designed for small to medium users that need a decent laptop at affordable price, Toshiba Satellite L40-ASMBNX1 laptop comes with third generation of Intel Core i3-3217U dual core processor as the heart and Mobile Intel HM76 for Chipset. Incorporated with 4GB of DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM and clocked around at 1.8GHZ with features a 3 MB L3-Cache, this is not most powerful 14 inch laptop but still provides more than enough performance for light multimedia tasks and office use. Of course, the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional as the operating system also gives user stable platform and smooth performance for most demanding business applications.

The 14 inch High Definition LED backlit display with Toshiba’s TruBrite technology offers fairly crisp images, bright and vivid color for both video and casual games. Powered by Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics engine, the HD display can produces maximum brightness around at 210.7 cd/m² and support a 1366 x 768 native resolution. Like common Satellite laptop on its series, the Satellite L40-ASMBNX1 laptop also offers 16:9 aspect ratio, which mean you can watch 720p video playback in almost every angles.


The Toshiba’s Premium Raised Tile full size keyboard is lacks numeric keypad, but its still offers fast, secure and comfortable typing experience. Above the keyboard, you will see a DTS Sound logo and two stereo speaker grills that can produces clear and loud audio reproduction. On the left side, there is a USB 2.0 port, RJ 45 port for Ethernet connector and DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer) optical drive, so you can play and install more applications. On the other side, there are headphone jack, microphone jack, two USB 3.0 port for faster transfer data, VGA port, HDMI port with support 1080p HD video on bigger HDTV or Television and Kensington lock slot.

Toshiba Satellite L40-ASMBNX1 specis
Toshiba Satellite L40-ASMBNX1 left side interface

For storage needs, newest Toshiba Satellite L40 model will be equipped with 500GB of SATA hard Disk Drive, along with a multimedia card reader slot that located on the front side and supports Multi Media Card and Secure Digital cards. Other features are built in High Definition web camera for video communications, internal digital microphone, comfortable Touchpad, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN. Furthermore, the budget friendly laptop also preloaded with few useful applications, such as HDD Recovery, Microsoft Office Trial Version, TOSHIBA eco Utility, Norton for online security, PC Health Monitor and TOSHIBA App Place to download more applications that compatible with this machine.

Yeah, this is not the lightest 14 inch laptop and also only comes with low end Intel Ivy Bridge processor, but if you only need a decent machine for daily use in office and home, we think this is still a great choice and gives more than enough performance. So, what do you think? If you are interested, Toshiba Satellite L40-ASMBNX1 laptop is now available in Toshiba Online with a starting price around at $650. Looking for 14 inch budget friendly laptop with multi touch display? If you are Lenovo fan, we recommend you to take a look at Lenovo IdeaPad Flex14-59395491 14 inch laptop that comes with new Intel Core i3 “Haswell” platform and has lower price than the Satellite’s model.

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