Toshiba AT200 review

  • £399
  • $529.99

Can the world's thinnest tablet pack a heavyweight punch?

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The Toshiba AT200 is a lean, mean machine clocking in at a wafer thin 7.7mm, making it the slimmest slate on the market. Complementing its slim form, the AT200 only weighs 535g.

The size and weight of the AT200 makes it ultra-portable, clocking in at over 100g lighter than the new iPad and also lighter than other Android competitors the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Sony Tablet S.

Toshiba AT200 review

The lightweight design means the Toshiba AT200 is very easy on the arms when holding for extended periods of time, but the completely flat back is not the most comfortable. We prefer the curved back of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, or folded design of the Tablet S, as they fit naturally into the hand.

If you opt for the Toshiba AT200 you'll be suitably pleased with the number of connectivity options provided on the tablet. On the left hand side you are greeted with micro SD, HDMI and USB ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Toshiba AT200 review

On the inside the AT200 provides Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but there is no 3G or 4G connectivity options, as it is only available with Wi-Fi.

Toshiba AT200 review

The final port on the AT200 is a 30 pin charger slot, found on the bottom edge. The charger which comes in the box has a cable with a 30 pin connection at one end and a standard USB connection at the other, meaning you can charge it via a computer or wall plug adapter.

Toshiba AT200 review

You only get the charging cable (with charger plug adapter) in the box, so you will need to fork out for your own micro USB and HDMI cables, microSD card and earphones - so there's no way to get media on the tablet out of the box unless you faff around with wireless syncing, which many will be unwilling to do.

There are physical buttons on the right hand side of the Toshiba AT200, comprising of a power/lock key, volume rocker and a multi-function slider – which can be programmed in the settings to either lock screen rotations or toggle mute.

Toshiba AT200 review

We found the power/lock key unresponsive at times, with a firm press required to register the action, but the volume rocker was far easier to hit.

The model we received had 32GB of internal storage, but the Toshiba AT200 is also available in a 16GB version for £50 (about $80) less.

The 10.1-inch screen provides a 1280 x 800 display which delivers a decent image, be it when surfing the web or watching a movie.

Toshiba AT200 review

The display is not as bright as the likes of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, nor is it as crisp as the retina screen found on the new iPad.

While the AT200 is easy to view indoors and outside on a dull day, we found bright sunlight hampers the display, making it very difficult to see what is on screen.

You'll find stereo speakers on the bottom of the AT200 which deliver suitable volume levels to allow you to watch movies and listen to songs, but don't expect amazing quality and tones. You're better off plugging in headphones if you want to do some serious music listening or movie watching.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Green CompliantYes
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Graphics Controller ManufacturerImagination Technologies
Graphics Controller ModelPOWERVR SGX540
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time8 Hour
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyAT200
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Processor ModelOMAP4430
ColourMedium Silver
Operating SystemAndroid 3.2 Honeycomb
Brand NameToshiba
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.20 GHz
Processor TypeOMAP 4
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 256 MB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyTruBrite
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory StandardDDR2-400/PC2-3200
Height7.7 mm
Width256 mm
Depth176 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyLPDDR2
Product SeriesAT200
ManufacturerToshiba
Product ModelAT200-101
Product NameAT200-101 Tablet Computer
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberPDA05E-001005EN
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing InformationDESIGNED FOR QUICK AND MOBILE ACCESS

Toshiba's Tablet is designed to offer a highly portable and versatile way to enjoy digital and web based content as well as carrying out simple computing tasks. It features a touch screen interface that is both easy and enjoyable to use and is ideal for full web browsing, social networking, eBooks, HD video and more.

Package Contents
  • AT200-101 Tablet Computer
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year