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Toshiba AT200 review

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

Our Verdict

The Toshiba AT200 is a good looking and competitive tablet, but it fails to offer anything above the generic Android experience.

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1280 x 800
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 5 Megapixel

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For

  • Slim build
  • Lightweight
  • Lots of ports
  • Full HD video recording

Against

  • No bundled cables
  • No ICS out of the box
  • Screen could be brighter
  • Wi-Fi only, no 3G

The Toshiba AT200 (originally known as the Toshiba Excite) flaunts itself as the world's thinnest tablet, and it's the follow up to the Toshiba AT100, which scored 3/5 in our review back in August of last year.

We first saw the AT200 all the way back in September at IFA 2011 in Germany and it has taken a long 6 months for it to reach the UK.

Toshiba AT200 review

In the UK the Toshiba AT200 is exclusively available now at Carphone Warehouse. It comes in two models; 16GB and 32GB which are priced at £399 (about $630) and £449 (about $710) respectively.

Toshiba AT200 review

This puts the AT200 in direct competition with the likes of the new iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the cheaper Sony Tablet S.

As the world's thinnest tablet, prepared to be impressed – the AT200 is a mere 7.7mm in depth. Compare that with the 8.6mm Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 9.4mm new iPad and you've got yourself one seriously slim piece of tech.

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And the fun doesn't stop there; the AT200 is also lightweight, tipping the scales at 535g – over 100g lighter than the new iPad, 60g lighter than the Tablet S and 30g lighter than the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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The brushed metal back and sides gives the AT200 a sturdy and professional feel, without feeling cumbersome in the hand, thanks to its 256 x 176 x 7.7 mm dimensions.

Toshiba AT200 review

The AT200 comes running Android Honeycomb 3.2, but it will receive an update to Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future – although the exact date for the upgrade is still unclear.

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Honeycomb is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM which keeps everything ticking over nicely.

Toshiba AT200 review

On the front you get a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 TFT display and a 2MP camera above it, perfect for video calls.

Toshiba AT200 review

Round the back there's a 5MP camera which is capable of capturing full HD (1080p) video and we were also pleased to find a single LED flash included as well.

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Connectivity wise the AT200 offers a surprising array of options for a tablet with micro SD, USB and HDMI ports along with a 3.5mm headphone jack down the left hand side.

Toshiba AT200 review

Inside there is Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS and Bluetooth 2.1, but the AT200 does not offer a SIM port for a 3G connection.

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On the base of the AT200 is a 30 pin connector used for charging and on the right is the power/lock key, volume rocker switch and a multi-function slider.

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