After Toshiba missed his chance in the madness of the netbooks, and only managed an extremely small market share, is now one of the first manufacturers to launch a portable system based on ARM market.
Expected benefits of products developed with energy-efficient technologies on one side. On the other hand, moving away from large manufacturers, Intel and Microsoft. The competition keeps the market alive.
Toshiba currently offers two different alternatives AC100. The basic model (AC100-10K) without UMTS modem, available from 280 euros and the version with a WWAN module (AC100-10V) costs about 340 euros.
We fail to understand why Toshiba offers the basic model with this equipment. This configuration makes a mockery of the basic concept and the AC100 is deprived of the basic qualities main. The Toshiba AC100 found in the lower part of the competition in terms of price netbooks and therefore belongs to the cheaper alternatives.
Yet There are some even cheaper models, regardless of whether or not UMTS, for 20.00 to 30.00 euros. The Acer Aspire One, for example, is available for about 250 euros and the Asus Eee PC with UMTS 1001P about 300 euros and therefore 10% less than the Toshiba AC100-10V.
The message of the advertisement on the website of the German product Toshiba said that the AC100 is "As versatile as a smartphone, and so easy to use as a netbook." The fact that can not be used as a phone, as the Galaxy Tab Streak Samsung or Dell is really shocking.
This point alone seems to be pointing in the hardware settings rather than on the real qualities. We provided the AC100-10K for our analysis, which also failed to establish a mobile broadband connection.