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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

Our Verdict

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1280 x 800
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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For

  • It's not the Folio 100
  • Fast processor
  • Removable back cover
  • Full-size USB and HDMI
  • Good movie playback
  • Great battery life

Against

  • Weak screen
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Screen cracked
  • Average design

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The Toshiba AT100 offers a 5MP rear-facing camera for taking photos and video, and a front-facing 2MP camera that you can use with Google Talk or other video chat apps.

Shots with the rear-facing camera looked clear, as long as we were in a brightly lit location.

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As is true with every other Android tablet, it's often difficult to position the 10-inch screen in a way that makes photography anything more than just a point-and-shoot exercise. When you're also dealing with screen glare and can hardly see what's on the screen, photos tend to turn out poorly.

Camera settings aren't that impressive: there are just a few settings for shooting in sepia or controlling exposure, but no cool effects a la the Instagram app for the Apple iPhone. Still, the final results when we could see the screen turned out clear, colourful and worth the effort.

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GLARE: Shooting into direct sunlight produces some light spots

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NORMAL: Images from the 5MP rear camera are crisp and clear

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CLOSE: Getting close to subjects isn't a problem, with no focus issues here

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COLOURFUL: Our best shot – colours are vibrant and true to life

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TOO SUNNY: Our worst shot – whereas before there were a few sun spots, here the bright sunlight takes over and causes the tree to darken so much it's almost a silhouette

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BLACK-AND-WHITE: Sepia and black-and-white shooting worked well

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For shooting movies, the Toshiba AT100 records in 720p definition, and we found the capture and playback to work smoothly, as long as we dealt with movies we shot on our own. With some Hollywood films we loaded onto the tablet, playback sometimes paused.

Like the camera, video capturing doesn't afford any extra features such as adding a cartoon effect. There's little sense that the Toshiba AT100 adds any extra features or apps to turn the tablet into an adequate camera or camcorder.

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Android 3.1 includes a simple movie editing app for dropping clips into a timeline – adding photos and splicing the whole affair together into one long feature. We're not talking about Adobe Premiere, but at least there's an app you can use for making your own movie.



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