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?