Introduction and Specifications:
Our Toshiba AT200 tablet review starts with a simple introduction. The first thing that comes to mind when you look at the long awaited Toshiba AT200 is its thinness , which is bordering on razor thinness. It has been released for the UK where its 16GB version is available for £399. It is also likely to be released soon for US at a price of $530. This will be a very bold move to price it higher than the best in the market. Other Android tablets with similar specifications like Galaxy Tab 10.1 are significantly low priced compared to Toshiba AT2oo. Going by appearances, it has a beautiful magnesium alloy body. Its thickness is only 7.7mm with a weight of around 1.18 pound. These measurements are lower than even a seven inch tablet. It has a 1.2GHz OMAP dual core processor . It comes with Android Honeycomb 3.2. The screen size is 10.1 inches. Though it feels very comfortable for one handed use but the build quality leaves a lot to be desired. It appears that too many things have been stuffed into a smaller frame. The whole frame seems to burst at edges.
It supports a microSD card and would come in 16GB and 32GB sizes. Our Toshiba AT200 tablet review reveals that it has a display resolution of 1280×800 which makes it join the company of Iconia Tab A2oo and Galaxy Note 1o.1. The off angle viewing is not an issue on this display . It has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front facing camera. Both the cameras do not offer something significant to write home about. They give out noisy tablet level stills. The rear camera also supports 1o80p HD video , which is quite sharp.
Performance and Battery Time
Toshiba boasts a battery life of 12 hours but tests during Toshiba AT2oo tablet review have suggested that its average battery time is 6.30 hours. The processor also showed clear signs of sluggishness with use of some gaming apps , media and camera. It showed a tendency to kick the user to home screen when it was taxed moderately. Toshiba AT200 Quadrant score of 1,703 also speaks of slow processing.
It comes with Honeycomb version 3.2 which makes it an outdated tablet right from the start. People who have used Android 4.o know that it offers huge improvements over earlier Android version . There are also reports of files getting corrupted while uploading , notwithstanding whether you used any cloud service or uploaded files directly.
- light weight and thin
- lots of storage
- Inflated Price
- Outdated Software
- Poor build quality
Our Toshiba At200 tablet review would conclude with our recommendation. It is a thin and beautiful tablet without any doubts. However, it still gives the feeling of a rushed product , especially given its build quality. This poor opinion is further aggravated by outdated Honeycomb Android OS , based on the fact that many competing tablets are shipping with Ice Cream Sandwich. And finally the pricing of the tablet is considerably on the higher side , even higher than the established market leader i.e iPad. Why would anyone pay at least $30 more for an inferior product. A no-buy is recommended.
Detailed specifications of Toshiba AT200 Tablet can be found here.