When we posted our Toshiba Thrive review summary it has to be said that in terms of design it lacked the quality of some of it’s most popular rivals, however a press releases has gone public which talks about a new ultra-thin, ultra-light Toshiba tablet called the Toshiba AT200.
Before we start to drawl over the specs let’s get started with its physical design, the AT200 is said to weigh feature a 10.1-inch display and weigh 558 grams, not only is it light but it measures in at just 7.7mm – now that’s thin! To our knowledge this is the thinnest and lightest ever 10.1-inch tablet and quite frankly makes the 8.8mm thick iPad 2 almost sound chubby.
So what have Toshiba squeezed into such a narrow and featherweight form-factor? Well the 10.1-inch LCD outputs at a resolution of 1280 x 800 and the AT200 runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, we don’t know how much RAM there will be, however things sound promising as Engadget says it is powered by a dual-core TI OMAP 4430 (1.2GHz) processor.We are also led to believe that there will be 64GB of internal storage.
Other tech specs include WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, also there is a micro-USB port, a microSD memory card slot, HDMI-out and front and back HD cameras (5 megapixel on the rear and 2 megapixel on the front) . Other technical specifications are currently being kept quiet, but we should hear more soon.
In the press release Toshiba were keen to mention full access to the Android Market, a rich web experience thanks to Adobe Flash and augmented reality functionality – we just wonder how much it will cost – it doesn’t sound cheap and there is not mention of a SIM-card slot for 3G / 4G connectivity. Apparently the AT200 is headed for a Q4 2011 release in Europe, we are sure that more juicy details will be uncovered soon.