Toshiba AT100 review

  • £400
  • $479.99

Fast Android 3.1 tablet has full-size USB and HDMI ports and Tegra 2, but also extra bulk

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The Toshiba AT100 follows the lead of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer in including several extra third-party apps beyond those normally included with Android 3.1.

Interestingly, while the apps are different and helpful, they eventually match up to the Transformer in terms of overall value.

Toshiba includes QuickOffice on the Toshiba AT100, for opening documents and spreadsheets (the Asus Eee Pad Transformer includes the similar Polaris Office app).

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There's also an app from Kasperky Labs for running a virus check on your files, which is helpful if you transport those files to a computer.

There's also a nice-looking Backgammon game and several card games, but no hardcore visually intense games from, say, Gameloft, are pre-installed for you.

Toshiba includes a file manager app, a Media Player app and a few extra utilities for getting support from Toshiba and an online manual.

Toshiba also includes the rather expensive app LogMeIn Ignition, which costs $14.99 on the Android Market, and enables you to access your main computer from the tablet. We tested a connection over Wi-Fi to a desktop in a home office and the app ran smoothly. Being able to attach a mouse meant we could run Windows quite easily in a virtual window.

Most third-party apps we tested worked well. Once again, the GeForce graphics pump up the speed, but the Android 3.1 operating system seemed to run about the same.

When you start the game Paradise Island, there's still a good 30 second load time. Android is designed to run well on Tegra processors, but load times are still CPU-intensive. The GeForce graphics adds some punch at times, but not for most of the typical UI operations.



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Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Green CompliantYes
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time7 Hour
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyAT100
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Processor Model250
ColourRubber Black Metallic
Operating SystemAndroid 3.1 Honeycomb
Brand NameToshiba
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 2
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)765 g
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Memory Card ReaderYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyTruBrite
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Memory StandardDDR2-667/PC2-5300
Height15.8 mm
Width273 mm
Depth177 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR2 SDRAM
Product SeriesAT100
ManufacturerToshiba
Product ModelAT100-100
Product NameAT100-100 Tablet Computer
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberPDA01E-00101CEN
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

THE PERFECT SUM OF ALL ITS PARTS

The Toshiba AT100 provides a unique multimedia experience. Toshiba's Resolution+ make photos and movies sharper by converting to near HD quality. A 25.7cm (10.1'') HD touchscreen and NVIDIA Tegra 2 processing provides seamless multitasking and stunning graphics. Extensive connectivity gives you direct access to a full-sized HDMI, two USB ports and a SD card reader. With up to 7 hours of power you can keep going all day. Watch HD movies. Play games. Surf the web. The Toshiba AT100 is yours, make it your own.

Maximum Memory1 GB
Package Contents
  • AT100-100 Tablet Computer
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty2 Year