Toshiba AT200-101:The Thinnest Android Tablet Ever

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The body of the AT200 is not sloped and the rounded corners with silver frame redolent Apple's iPhone 4S. The back looks elegant with its brushed aluminum look. The build quality is nothing to complain about. The test also noticed that the AT200-101 is not as scratch-prone.

Speed: No peak power

In speed tests cuts the AT200 from as good as Android tablets with Tegra 2: It works in the Toshiba dual-core OMAP 4430 processor from Texas Instruments, which is clocked at 1.2 gigahertz (GHz), slightly higher than the Nvidia CPU. Even in games, it can be no difference. The distance to the Tegra 3 tablet like the Asus Transformer Prime but fails significantly - especially because there the visual effects are impressive. "All about: The new iPad is not iPad 3 Good equipment as memory include a gigabyte and a data store 16 gigabytes available. Via microSD card up to 32 gigabytes more inside. At the front is a 2-megapixel camera that is adequate for video chat. Plugged into the back of a 5-megapixel camera along with LED flash that shoots pretty respectable photos.

Many ports, no 3G

Despite the slim design provides a lot of useful Toshiba Interface: About Micro HDMI dock at the AT200-101 to an external monitor or TV, via micro-USB to a PC. The micro USB port works with an appropriate cable also in host mode: This allows the keyboard, mouse or USB memory connected to the tablet - NTFS-formatted hard disks but not recognize the tablet. The tablet fits into the dock connector of the Tablet AT200 and power supply. A 3G modem, the Toshiba AT200, but only 11n WLAN and Bluetooth 2.1.

Operation: Faltering navigation

The operating system is based on Toshiba Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) but promises an update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). When the AT200 gets an over-the-air update, the manufacturer was able to say yet. "Android 4.0: provides the" Ice Cream Sandwich " When operating the Toshiba AT200 reacts most quickly. Scrolling through the home screens and menus increased but visible. Despite the fast 1.2 GHz processor , the tablet takes one to two seconds when turning, until it surrounded the display from horizontal to vertical. When browsing it always comes back to delays - at sites with lots of pictures and box elements in sharpening the writing and reloading of page elements. "All against Apple: How well the iPad rivals are actually? exemplary contrast, the launch apps : Once a program opens, it will appear on the screen. The media player integrates the tablet via DLNA into the multimedia network, Toshiba Places is the online shop of the manufacturer for music, movies, games and books.

Screen: Not outstanding

The display gives a good impression: There is light bright and high contrast, but the screens in the Apple iPad 2 , the Motorola Xoom or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N are significantly better. Annoying: Especially with dark image content seems the sensors array of touch panel clearly through the glass surface - can be seen then an annoying checkerboard. Moreover, it is difficult to see in direct sunlight for all the details fully.

Battery life: absolute mediocrity

At the time of flight measurement, the AT200-101 proposes a total wacker: The Video Oops holds the 25-watt-hour battery just under six hours. When surfing via Wi-Fi , the tablet reaches over seven hours. Better tablets like the Motorola Xoom or the Asus Transformer Prime provide two to three hours more - a sleeker design, the iPad 2 . Loaded the Toshiba tablet will have a separate power supply . Charging with the USB does not work.