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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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The Toshiba AT100 tablet runs on the Android 3.1 operating system, also called Honeycomb, making it a pixel-for-pixel interface match with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, and Acer Iconia A500. However, there are some differences.

You can connect a USB hard drive or flash drive that contains movies and play them that way. When you do, it's also easier to connect the Toshiba AT100 to your HD TV.

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The other major difference is that Toshiba includes three first-party apps. One is called App Place, and it's essentially just another app store to compete with Android Market. Unfortunately, during our testing, the app didn't work and a message said the app was experiencing technical difficulties.

Start Place shows news headlines and has a few categories for world and sports news, a search and a timeline dial that you drag to the right to see older clippings and news photos. Many news magazine apps, including the one for USA Today, do a better job of presenting this info.

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The Book Place app is another somewhat negligible addition, in that it shows you yet another book rack in addition to Google Books and the Amazon Kindle app, with a way to buy books through a Toshiba ebook portal. Book prices looked reasonable, though – about $10 for several books. The store was running quite a few specials, including some bestsellers for just $1.99 each.

Otherwise, the Toshiba AT100 sticks to the typical formula for Android tablets in its interface: widgets you can drop onto one of five panels that include Google Search, a Gmail summary widget, a clock, contacts and a picture viewer.

Toshiba also includes a music player widget, but it works just like the one included on all Android tabs.

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