Sep 01 AT 1:05 PM Edgar Cervantes 16 Comments

Toshiba announces the AT200–the thinnest Honeycomb tablet yet


While Samsung may have hogged the spotlight at the IFA convention with their brand new Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.7, Toshiba is not doing bad in the tablet world today. We already knew Toshiba was working on an ultra-thin 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet, and it has finally been announced at IFA.

Rumors suggested this tablet was to be called the Toshiba Excite, but it seems Toshiba has chosen a rather boring name instead. This tablet will be named the Toshiba AT200. (Let’s hope they change that!) Measuring 7.7 mm in thickness, it is the thinnest tablet on the market. That is right, Toshiba’s AT200 actually beats all models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Other specs include the following:

Toshiba AT200 Specifications

  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • 10.1-inch display (1280x800p)
  • 1.2 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (DDR2)
  • 5 MP rear-facing camera / 2 MP front-facing camera
  • Up to 64 GB of internal storage
  • Micro-USB, micro-SD and micro-HDMI ports

It’s impressive that Toshiba is the one to actually bring some competition to Samsung’s amazingly thin tablets. Toshiba has not been a very good Android manufacturer to date, but it appears the company is raising its standards. Pricing and availability are not yet known, but this device will probably be competitively priced and should look amazing on those counters.

Not only has Toshiba managed to make this tablet super-thin, but it also comes with all the necessary ports. The options are definitely not as extensive as the Toshiba Thrive’s, but other current tablets only include a proprietary connection. Instead, the Toshiba AT200 comes with microUSB, microSD and microHDMI support. Not bad, right?

The Toshiba AT200 seems very promising and would be a great option–whether you’re into the specs or the aesthetics. The processor is not clocked at 1.5 GHz, as it was rumored to be, but it will definitely give you a good rush at 1.2 GHz. What do you guys think about this tablet? Do you like this bad boy? Would you prefer a Tegra 2 processor? Is thinness an important factor for your decision? If so, will you be ditching the Galaxy Tab for this tablet?

Via: Android Central

Source: Toshiba

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  • heeros

    This is unrelated, but I find it strange how Nvidia seems to just sit back and let others overtake it with 1.2-1.5 ghz dual core processors. I understand that they have their tegra 3 processor coming out soon, but it seems kind of passive the way they don’t put up a fight with the tegra 2 by clocking it a little higher. I haven’t looked at any benchmarks, so I don’t know if a 1ghz tegra 2 actually puts up a fight against a 1.5ghz competing dual core processor.

    Just an observation.

    • kazahani

      I ran Quadrant benchmarks on the EVO 3D (1.2 Snapdragon) and the Photon 4g (1.0 Tegra2), and there was no competition. Tegra beat Snapdragon in every category by a significant margin, even with a 20% slower clock speed.

      • heeros

        damn, very nice. I guess that explains why they haven’t changed anything. I guess I just hate seeing the tegra 2 buried under the competition.

  • uknowme

    It’s pretty but I’m still picking up the transformer.

    • Edgar Cervantes

      I love the Transformer, and you can not go wrong with its price! If you are not going to get it soon, though, you might want to wait for the Transformer 2, which is rumored to come with Tegra 3!

      • Interpol91

        I can’t wait tfor the Transformer 3! Even though this tablet does look great I’d rather have Tegra 3 under the hood.

        • Interpol91

          oops meant to say Transformer 2

      • uknowme

        I was considering that. The problem is, who knows when it’s coming out. Plus we have no idea about price either. I mean the slider isn’t even out.

  • Andres

    XOOM rocks baby!

    • BiGMERF

      as a Xoom owner , im not sure I would go there !

  • logan

    This might be an excellent tablet for a giveaway ;-) on Android and Me.

  • Tran Lang

    It sounds awesome but I’ll just wait for the Transformer 2 with the Tegra 3 chip.

  • Justin Shapcott

    There’s a point where thin gets to be too thin. I often feel that my Galaxy Tab 10.1 could use an extra millimeter or two.

  • jf79

    This is a very nice tablet actually. So how much is it going to go for?

  • SliestDragon

    Very cool tablet. This will make me choosing a tablet harder.

  • Kinslayer

    Yeah, I like thin… it was the main reason I was going to buy the Galaxy Tab, but the lack of standard ports and expansions was a total deal breaker for me. This sounds like the perfect tablet so far… would have preferred Tegra, but will get buy without it (as I did on my SGS II).