Toshiba Excite (AT200)
Released March, 2012
The Pros:Thinnest tablet ever (7.7mm). Micro-HDMI port. Expandable storage through microSD.
The Cons:Metal design may hamper wireless performance (WiFi/Bluetooth).
The Toshiba AT200 is the slimmed-down successor to the Toshiba Thrive tablet. Like its predecessor, it is 10" in size and runs Google's Android Honeycomb tablet operating system, however ditches the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor in favor of the TI OMAP 4430 at 1.2GHz.
This TI processor is the same that is used in BlackBerry's PlayBook and Motorola's Droid Bionic, and is a close sibling to the the one found in Google's Galaxy Nexus phone (TI OMAP 4460). As perhaps its most visible change, the AT200 is ultra-slim at only 7.7mm, making it 1.1mm thinner than 2011's thinnest tablet (Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1). The appearance has also changed drastically from a rubberized back to a brushed metal look. Its display is a 10" high-resolution LCD at 1,280 x 800. The tablet can be ordered between 16GB and 64GB of on-board storage, but can be expanded by up to 32GB microSD cards. It also retains its venerable selection of ports, featuring micro-HDMI and a microUSB.
- High resolution 25.7cm (10.1’’) IPS LCD panel with LED backlight, 1,280 x 800 pixels (16:10)
- Capacitive multi-touch screen
- CPU: TI OMAP 4430, 1.2GHz
- RAM 1GB DDR2
- Internal memory with up to 64GB
- Micro-USB, micro-SD, micro-HDMI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), docking port
- GPS, 3D Accelerometer, gyrometer, electronic compass, ambient light sensor
- 5.0 MPixel camera (rear), 2.0 MPixel camera (front)
- Stereo speakers (2x 1.5W)
- Toshiba Media Player supporting a wide selection of video, picture and audio formats
- Weight: 558g
- Size: 256mm x 176mm x 7.7mm
- Battery life (backlight 60nits): 8h (100% video playback). 8h (65% web browsing via WLAN 10% video playback 10%; 25% standby)
User Reviews (2)
thinnest tablet ever (7.7mm)
expandable storage through microSD
up to 64GB on-board storage
sleek, brushed-metal design
easy upgrade path to next Android version (Ice Cream Sandwich) through CPU similarity
metal design may hamper wireless performance (WiFi/Bluetooth)
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