We first saw the Toshiba AT200 at CES 2012 when it went by the name of the Toshiba Thrive X10. Now its back and bearing the same slender design, Android OS, 10.1-inch display and dual-core processor. With a 5-megapixel rear facing camera and expandability options every which way, from the offset it’s looking promising for the Toshiba AT200, and so we decided to unbox one before posting our full review.
The Toshiba AT200, thin and light. With a sandwiched layering finish, the striated sides look attractive and the curved corners sit comfortably in the hands. As you can see in our video the buttons are very inconspicuous which makes pressing them difficult which is a shame
Running Android 3.2, the AT200 is behind the likes of the Asus Transformer Prime. That said, we were assured the AT200 would be getting ICS, though no timeframe was indicated.
With its 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the Thrive may have been a powerhouse some 5 months ago but after MWC, it has been superceded by multiple quad-core devices. That said expandability is fantastic on the tab with a micro HDMI, micro SD card slot and a micro USB port for data. Unfortunately there is a proprietary port for charging though.
The question is this – in the face of stiff competition already announced and available in Q1/Q2 2012, does the Toshiba AT200 have enough surprises under its belt to make it a ‘want’ as opposed to a ‘whatever’? For that you’ll have to wait for our fill review. Now though enjoy our unboxing video.