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Toshiba AC100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and design. The usability and battery are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the touch screen and apps.

portability, battery, usability, design, value for money

screen, features, apps, touch screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Toshiba AC100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 66 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba AC100

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of Toshiba AC100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablet Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, usability, battery, performance, value for money

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba AC100-10Z Netbook, nVidia Tegra 250, 512MB, 8GB, 10.1", AndroidToshiba AC100-10U Netbook, nVidia Tegra 250, 512MB, 8GB, 10.1", Android, 3GToshiba AC100 Protection Sleeve - Notebook sleeve - 10.1" [PC]

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Review Toshiba AC100 MID/Netbook (Android)

 

Mobile phone in netbook size. ...or is it a netbook with mobile p

Very light; Robust; Long battery life.; Silent; No perceptible heat development; Apt supplies; Good keyboard; HDMI; Video rendering absoutely smooth up to 720p

Mass memory of only 8 GB; No access on Android market; Camangi market equipped only very scantily with about 100 Apps.; Reflective, contrast poor display with poor brightness; No Bluetooth; No touch display; No UMTS in test model; No telephone...

That the AC100 doesn't have access to the Android market and the alternative Camangi market is equipped extremely barren.

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Toshiba AC100 Review

 

Companion devices come in all shapes and sizes, from big-screen smartphones through tablets to netbooks and ultraportables, but Toshiba is hoping that by borrowing a little of each they'll find a gap in the market. The Toshiba AC100 looks like a...

At a time when Android’s suitability for tablets is being questioned – even, when it comes to 2.2 Froyo, by Google itself – the platform seems even more ill-equipped to handle the AC100′s form-factor. Tegra’s HD video abilities are great, and the...

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Toshiba AC100 Review

 

The Toshiba A100 is the world's first smartbook, or more precisely, the first smartbook to see a worldwide release. Earlier this year we did see HP release the Compaq AirLife 100 but that has only seen a release in Spain as far as I know. We've been...

Superior weight and size ; Silent ; Low heat ; Robust, ideal for mobility (no moving parts) ; Superior battery life ; Comfortable keyboard

Android 2.1 in this form factor is not fit for consumers (unusable for any type of work) ; Poor selection of apps out there, esp for this form factor ; No Flash support ; Hardware issue – massive battery drain ; Glossy screen + low-ish brightness, hard...

The Toshiba AC100 gives us a taste of what to expect from smartbooks – super slim and light with battery life to spare but fails to deliver on some other expected features and things we take for granted. It is clearly not ready for mass consumption;...

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Toshiba AC100 Smartbook Reviewed, Full Experience Lacking

 

The review shows us again how sexy the Toshiba AC100 smartbook really is, helped by how incredibly thin and light it is and it is amazing to actually hold in your hand. Ergonomics prove to be very good with a big keyboard and trackpad. With Tegra 2 on...

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Toshiba AC100 review

 

Toshiba's MID makes Android unintuitive - quite an achievement

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Toshiba AC100-10U review

 

A very portable Android-based laptop, but a bit of a missed opportunity

Nvidia Tegra 2 ; Android 2.1 ; Portability

OS not great without touchscreen ; Poor Android implementation

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Toshiba AC100 review

 

Can Tosh's Android-powered netbook do enough to convince us?

Weight and tiny form factor ; Battery life ; Screen ; Keyboard ; Nvidia Tegra

Unintuitive use of Android ; Missing Market app store ; Some might not like the waspish look ; No multigesture touchpad ; Missing Flash

If you want a device for carrying the web around with you, and you don't want a tablet and can't be bothered with a Windows 7 powered netbok, then the AC100 may be for you.

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Toshiba AC100

 

Toshiba's 10-inch Android smartbook has a 10 hour battery life and plays 1080p video flawlessly. Can it replace the netbook?

Impressive battery life ; Very slim ; 1080p video playback

No Adobe Flash support ; Cluttered layout ; Unattractive

Unsurprisingly such dimensions don't allow for much connectivity, but all the important stuff is present and correct. This includes an HDMI output, something not often seen on netbooks, an audio jack, and a memory card reader supporting SD cards up to...

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Toshiba AC100 review

 

The Android-based Toshiba AC100 netbook is let down by a frustrating and confusing interface. We can't recommend it over the horde of standard netbooks on the market.

Extremely light ; Nippy performance

Clumsy interface ; No Flash support ; Limited apps available ; Only one USB port

We love the Android platform and think there's definitely scope for it to run on netbooks, but the Toshiba AC100 is disappointing. With a confusing interface, limited apps and no Flash support, we can't recommend the AC100 over the host of standard...

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Toshiba AC100-10z review

 

Despite appearances, the ultra-thin AC100 isn't a typical netbook for two reasons. First, Toshiba has opted to use Android, an operating system usually found on mobile phones, rather than Windows. And second, it's powered by Nvidia's Tegra platform,...

The AC100 is an intriguing alternative to a regular netbook, but Android doesn't work as well here as it does on a phone.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: Yes
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
USB:USB 2.0
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:9
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSVGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.0/2.0.1/2.1 Eclair
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):TEGRA 250
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Not Applicable / Unknown
Chipset Type:Not Applicable / Unknown
Processor:TEGRA
Processor Brand:nVidia
Processor Number:250 TEGRA
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