We first saw the AT200 all the way rearin September at IFA 2011 in Germany and it has brought a long 6months for it to reach the UK. In the UK the Toshiba AT200 isexclusively available now at Carphone Warehouse. This keeps the AT200in direct competition on the likes of the new iPad,Samsung Galaxy Tab10.1 and the cheaper Sony Tablet S. Like the world's thinnest tablet,prepared to be impressed the AT200 is a mere 7.7 mm in depth.Compare that on the 8.6mm Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 9.4mm new iPad and youhave acquired yourself one seriously slim piece of tech.
And the fun does not stop there; theAT200 is as well lightweight, tipping the scales at 535g above 100glighter than the new iPad, 60g lighter as compared to the Tablet Sand 30g lighter as compared to the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The brushed metalrear and slopes affords the AT200 a sturdy and professional feel,without feeling cumbersome in the hand, thanks to its 256 x 176 x 7.7mm dimensions. The AT200 arrives running Android Honeycomb 3.2, butit will receive an update to Ice Cream Sandwich in the near futurewhile the perfect date for the upgrade is however unclear.
Honeycomb is powered by a 1.2GHzdual-core processor and 1GB of RAM which holds all ticking abovenicely. With the front you acquire a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 TFT screenand a 2MP camera above it, exact for video calls. Round the rearthere is a 5MP camera which is capable of capturing full HD videoand we were also pleased to detect a single LED flash contained aswell.
Connectivity wise the AT200 offers asurprising array of alternatives for a tablet on micro SD, USB andHDMI ports along on a 3.5mm headphone jack down the left hand slope.Within there is Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS and Bluetooth 2.1, but the AT200does not proffer a SIM port for a 3G connection. On the base of theAT200 is a 30 pin connector applied for charging and on the right isthe power/lock key, volume rocker switch and a multi-function slider.The Toshiba AT200 arrives running Android Honeycomb 3.2.1, butToshiba has confirmed that it will roll out an upgrade to Ice CreamSandwich sometime this year.
Toshiba has not wasted much timetweaking the operating system, which intends the AT200 runs astandard version of the impressive Android Honeycomb software. TheAT200 takes almost 40 seconds to start up which is slower as comparedto the likes of the iPad 2 and the new iPad – which may frustrateimpatient users. Android 3.2.1 runs comparatively smoothly, but wedetected the Toshiba AT200 lacked the slickness of rivals such as theSony Tablet S and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Saying that, the AT200 isno slouch, and we were able to sweep via home screens andapplications without the lag.
The 10.1-inch touchscreen respondedrather considerable to most gestures; still we detected the AT200often failed to register our lighter touches, particularly thealternatives in the bottom left corner which bothered fairly rapidly.You will detect the navigational tools in a bar in the bottom leftcorner comprising of back, home and multi-tasking options. In theright hand corner you have the time and notification display. A quickslide up over the bottom right corner of the display brings up thefamiliar Android notification menu, which will supply you on variousdetails such as Wi-Fi connections, recent emails and applicationalerts.
The AT200 supplies five home screens toarrange various widgets and applications on, but you can not addadditional displays if you are a big widget fan - while we felt therewas more as compared to sufficient space to be acquiring on with.Keep down on a free space on any home screen and the edit menu looks,supplying you on an overview of all your home screens at the top andthen various tabs which let you to add widgets, applications,wallpapers and shortcuts on a simple drag and drop interface. Toshibahas stuck on the stock Android widgets on the AT200 such as; clock,calendar, email, contacts and so on, but if you head over to GooglePlay you will be able to acquire more such as Facebook, Twitter andFoursquare - while having to do this does bring a little of the wowfactor away when they are all pre-installed.