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Toshiba AT100 review

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

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One of the weaknesses of the Toshiba AT100, compared to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Apple iPad 2, is that the screen's just not that impressive.

The theory is that Toshiba has borrowed screen technology from its home displays, which it calls Resolution+, to bring out extra colour and brightness. The reality is that, in a side-by-side comparison, the Samsung screen looked much brighter and better.

When you crank up the brightness on the Toshiba AT100's screen, the colours start to look washed out like they do on some notebook computers. That means brightness doesn't make the screen easier to read for ebooks, or make colours pop out for movies and games.

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In fact, from a side angle, the Toshiba AT100's screen looks even less crisp and colourful. The surface is remarkably shiny, which means in certain lighting conditions you may not even be able to use the device, because there's so much glare.

Regrettably, in the final days of testing, our test unit also developed a hairline crack that evolved into a noticeable three-prong break. We transported the tablet in the same highly protected Booq bag that we've used for many other tablets, so the crack was quite surprising.

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The Toshiba AT100's touchscreen wasn't that responsive. In a few cases, we had to press a button twice. The screen doesn't use haptics, so there's no soft buzzing sensation when you type.

The soft keyboard is spaced evenly and comfortably on the 10.1-inch screen, but without the haptics, we found our typing speed was a little slower than it is on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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