Toshiba continues to push its stance in the tablet segment with the new AT200 tablet PC. However, its biggest USP—apart from the usual bells and whistles that tablet PCs have come to be associated with—is its extremely thin profile. It’s not enough for the tablet to boast of class leading performance, but also have a thin and light form factor after what Samsung and Apple have done with their iPad 2 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets respectively.
Coming back to the topic on hand, the Toshiba AT200 is now already available on pre-order in Germany. In fact, it has been pretty quick off the block, as it’s not too long ago that the tablet was announced. Having said that, there still is no official statement to pin point the exact shipping date, though that tablet can’t be too far away now that it’s on pre-order.
Currently available is the Wi-Fi only version, with 16 and 32 GB of internal memory priced at €479 and €584 respectively. Fortunately, the price has been kept within reasonable limits in spite of the tablet sporting a rich spec sheet. The tablet will have a 1.2 GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processor mated to 1 GB RAM. Up front lies a 10.1 inch LED-backlit touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
The tablet includes a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash at the rear, while a 2 megapixel unit is on the front end. The tablet also features a micro USB port, a micro HDMI output, and Bluetooth, while Toshiba is claiming a battery backup time of about 8 hours. The OS will be Android 3.1.
Last but not the least, the tablet measures all of just 7.7 inches from the side.
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