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Toshiba AT200 review

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

Tablets are not the first bit of kit you'd pick up when it comes to taking pictures, but at least the Toshiba AT200's small and lightweight design means it's not the most cumbersome when snapping photos.

Toshiba has stuck a 5MP camera on the back of the AT200 along with a single LED flash to help in low light situations.

Toshiba AT200 review

The AT200 takes decent snaps and while they may not be the most vivid or colourful, it more than pulls its weight when it comes to occasional snapping.

Toshiba AT200 review

There's also a 2MP front facing camera for video calling and those vital vanity checks - which easily outstrips the iPad's terrible VGA option.

The camera app on the AT200 is the standard Honeycomb affair, with a simple and easy to use layout. Auto focus is present, but there is no tap to focus.

Toshiba AT200 review

You're able to toggle the flash, white balance, colour effects and scenes easily from shortcuts on the right and there's a further settings menu which offers options such as exposure and picture size and quality.

Toshiba AT200 review

The Toshiba AT200 also packs a 7x digital zoom, which is easy to use with the large plus and minus icons in the top right corner. As expected, picture quality is drastically reduced when zoomed in, with images appearing very pixelated.

Toshiba AT200 review

We found that shutter speed was very slow at times, with the auto focus slowing down the picture taking process. Sometimes there would be a one to two second delay between pressing the shutter and the picture being taken.

Toshiba AT200 review

Outside: The AT200 is able to produce decent images in good light, although colours could be brighter

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Toshiba AT200 review

Macro: Close up images are well defined, if not a little washed out

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Inside: the AT200 copes reasonably well in the dim lighting of the London Underground

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Sepia: One of the few effects available in the AT200's camera app

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Negative: the London Underground map looks funky when using the negative effect

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Aqua: feeling blue? Then this is the camera effect for you

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3x zoom: picture quality drops when less than half the zoom is used

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7x zoom: when fully zoomed in the image quality suffers greatly and photos appear very pixelated

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Flash: picture quality when using the flash in low light situations is disappointing

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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