Toshiba AT300 review

Can Toshiba's new 10.1-inch tablet brighten our day?

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Battery life on the Toshiba AT300 is decent, although we didn't quite get the hours of action promised by the manufacturer.

Toshiba says that the battery will provide 10 hours of video playback, 36 hours of audio playback or 168 hours on standby. In our intensive battery test, which involves streaming and playback of HD video on a loop (of TechRadar's own Nyan creation, in case you're interested) with the brightness turned up to the max, it recorded around six hours of life.

Toshiba AT300 review

With the brightness turned down a notch, though, and the action not so intensive, Toshiba's time estimates are much more likely.

One annoyance we did have regarding the battery is that the Toshiba AT300 doesn't charge through its Micro USB port but rather through Toshiba's proprietary port.

Toshiba AT300 review

We know Apple, Asus and Samsung are guilty of the same crime with their devices, but it doesn't make it any less irksome. Toshiba's charger is also by far the chunkiest of the bunch, with a huge cable, so it's a hassle if you want to carry it around.

When it came to benchmark scores, the Toshiba AT300 scored similarly to its mid-range rivals, the Asus Transformer Pad 300 and the Acer Iconia Tab A510.

Toshiba AT300 review

Benchmarks
Antutu: 10,755
SunSpider: 2,022.1
PeaceKeeper: 286

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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
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyAT300
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
ColourSilver Aluminum
Operating SystemAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Brand NameToshiba
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.30 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 3
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)590 g
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 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 3.0
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Height9 mm
Width260.6 mm
Depth178.9 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesAT300
ManufacturerToshiba
Product ModelAT300-101
Product NameAT300-101 Tablet
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberPDA08E-001005EN
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
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Package Contents
  • AT300-101 Tablet
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year