Toshiba Unveils Super-thin AT200, Thinner than Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or iPad 2

September 2, 2011

Toshiba has made it official. The AT200 is Toshiba’s codename for their ultra-thin Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet to succeed the earlier Toshiba THRiVE.

According to Toshiba, the tablet will be 7.7 mm thick and weighs about 558 grams, making it one of the thinnest Honeycomb tablets ever made.

Toshiba did not provide pricing or availability for the super-slim tablet, but it’s reasonable to expect a release date sooner than later.

The 10.1-inch Toshiba AT200 has a 1280×800-resolution display and includes full-size slots for laptops (microSD, microUSB, and Mini HDMI). A 1.2-GHz dual-core Texas Instruments processor will be powering the tab, along with 1 GB of RAM and Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

Toshiba also announced a 5-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel camera on the tablet.

Three models of varying storage capacities will be available: a 16 GB model, a 32 GB model, and a 64 GB model.

The Japanese company vows awesome sound quality on the tablet with its Adaptive Sound Device Enhancer. Sound Masking Equalizer technology also provides well-balanced, powerful audio playback.

Also, Toshiba’s new tablet offers rich Web browsing experience, including support for Adobe Flash Player and access to more than 250,000 Android apps from the Android Market.

Aside from these specs, consumers will be drawn to its refined, brushed aluminum back plate.

According to sources, this tablet will have 8-10 hours of battery life—just about the same rating as the Toshiba THRiVE, its predecessor.

Hopefully, Toshiba won’t just stick to “Toshiba AT200” as the name for this tablet as that name doesn’t do justice to the tablets sexy body and powerful internals. Rumors say Toshiba might release this tablet as the Toshiba Excite.

The Toshiba AT200 has the backing of one of the world’s best laptop makers. And, with the tablet’s super-thin body–much thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the Apple iPad 2–it just might even be the world’s thinnest Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet.

Who’s getting this sexy tablet when it comes out?

Image credit: Android Community

Comments

  • http://www.nerdshowandtell.com nerdshowandtell.com

    Ill stick with the GT 10.1 – going to be hard to get as good of a screen as the GT10.1.. If screen quality is the same then this new tablet would be the better choice w/ stanard connections built into it, if you dont allready have a GT 10.1 ;)

    • Oldboot37

      I just returned my 3rd GT 10.1 for the “oil slick” screen issue. Pretty bummed. Looking for another brand currently. Sorry Sammy.

      • http://www.nerdshowandtell.com nerdshowandtell.com

        had 2 ipads returned for backlight bleeding, and out of 6 gt 10.1’s distributed, none have had issues.. so you must be one unlucky person..

  • Dude

    when > US?

  • Loscjeansco

    transformer 2!