Toshiba outs 'world's thinnest, lightest' tablet
IFA 2011 Sneaky Toshiba. A day after saying its thick Thrive tablet is coming to Europe as the AT100, it unveiled a 7.7mm fondleslab, the AT200 - set to ship in the States as the Excite.
It weighs an impressive 558g.
It'll be the thinnest laptop… when it ships. Well, maybe - someone else may have a thinner one by then. Toshiba's official release window is Q4. The AT200 will run Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
So it's all up to you, Google.
The AT200 has a 10.1in, 1280 x 800 display, and is equipped with a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor running at 1.2GHz. There's 2.4GHz 802.11n on board, plus GPS, and 2Mp and 5Mp front- and rear-facing cameras.
There's 64GB of storage.
It's "built to exceed expectations", Toshiba said, which shouldn't be hard given what the company has come up with so far, tablet-wise.
The news will kill of the chances for the AT100 - unless, of course, Toshiba puts it out at a massive discount, as per HP.
Don't expect the AT200 to be cheap, though. ®
Rectangular, black bezel, plain back. Expect a visit from Apple lawyers.
Asus Transformer can dualboot Android Honeycomb and Ubuntu.
It's also got a proper keyboard, a better than iPad2 display res, a better than iPad2 pricetag, a better than iPad build quality, better than iPad2 apps and OS, proper USB, Audio and HDMI ports, SD and MicroSD slots,
Toshiba could exceed my expectations quite easily...
by not deleting the support forum and expunging all traces of the device from their website within 4 months of launch unlike with the Folio.
However, more likely they will be pretending it never existed by Easter.