Toshiba swaps skinny Android tablet's CPU
OMAP out, Tegra 3 in
Toshiba has taken its very thin AT200 tablet, ripped out the 1.2GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 CPU and flung in an Nvidia Tegra 3 penta-core processor instead.
The result is the AT300, launched today. It's a 10.1in, 1280 x 800 job running Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich. There's 1GB of Ram on board and a choice of 16GB or 32GB of Flash storage - if you need more there's an SD card slot.
It has 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, HDMI output, and 5Mp and 2Mp cameras.
Alas, the fondleslab has gained a little girth in the process: it's 590g now, up from 535g, and 9mm thick up from 8mm. But who's counting? Neither increase is likely to trouble you as an owner.
The AT300 will be out before the end of June, Toshiba pledged. The 16GB will retail for £329; the 32GB for £379. ®
Not quite. With the Penta-Core, if demand is low, it runs on only the low power 5th core - thus saving battery hugely.
Only uses the big guns when needed.
This will be out end of June, Transformer Infinity will be out early June.... Hrm, wonder which one will win (also considering the new Tosh tab is the same specs as the current Transformer Prime....).
I'm not sure anything is really toddler proof from experience, I think the only way to keep these things safe is to keep them out of reach.
I've been looking a lot at tablets and from what I can gather the Tosh tablets seem to be very well spec'd and perform well in comparison with others, but they suffer from a shorter battery life than most, it'll be interesting to see what the reviews say on this one.
What's legacy about the Android on the Transformer? My first generation Transformer is running ICS, from an official OTA upgrade from Asus.