Japanese multinational electronics company, Toshiba, announced its newest foray into the tablet market in the United Kingdom and the rest Europe. Toshiba AT300SE, a 10.1-inch tablet, would soon be released showcasing the latest version of Android, version 4.1 also known as Jelly Bean. While the official unveiling didn’t leave an impression that the device would be offered in the US, it is most likely that it will be marketed to outside the UK market, albeit with different model number or name.
The Toshiba AT300SE comes packed with impressive hardware specs not to mention the features Jelly Bean offers. The company made sure this new tablet will never fall short in performance considering other key industry players have already gained momentum in the market. Toshiba is trying to attract tech enthusiasts who are not into iOS or Samsung devices.
The quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor that this tablet features is one of the things that could attract specs-conscious people. AT300SE is actually the second tablet from Toshiba that uses its AT300 architecture, thus, there are only a few difference between this and the previous model. Most likely, the processor is clocked at 1.3GHz or 1.5 at the most. There must also be a 2-core Nvidia graphics processor inside the device making its display better than other tablets in its category.
Other manufacturers would give their new device 2GB of RAM, Toshiba did not jump into the same bandwagon. Instead, it has given AT300SE 1GB RAM, which more than enough to cater all the needs of the OS and every app. It has recently been revealed that Jelly Bean actually needs 512MB of RAM to run without fuzz, so there’s no point in giving a device memory more than what is needed. It comes with 16GB internal memory but a microSD slot is present to support up to 64GB external storage.
Despite the fact that Toshiba AT300SE has a dual-core GPU, the manufacturer didn’t give it an impressive display. This tablet uses IPS technology with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution stretched on a 10.1-inch panel giving around 149ppi density. Toshiba, however, boasts of the battery life of this device that reaches up to 10 hours of straight usage before it requires a recharge. Had the company used AMOLED display, 10 hours might be reduced to 6.5 hours. So, whatever this tablet lacks in its display, it compensates in its battery life.
Toshiba AT300SE will be marketed in the UK for £299.99. It will be made available either later this month or before the holidays. Apparently, the company does not want to go after multimedia features but it’s willing to compete with other manufacturers in terms of specs. This Jelly Bean tablet is expected to deliver the performance everyone is expecting from any quad-core device. But let’s see how it stands against iPad and Galaxy Note 10.1.
[source: The Verge]