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Toshiba AC100 laptop features NVIDIA Tegra and Android 2.1

Posted on Monday, June 21 2010 @ 14:22:05 CEST by

Toshiba reveals the AC100, a new 10.1" lightweight laptop based on NVIDIA's Tegra 250 SoC and Google's Android 2.1 operating system. The system is just 14mm thick and features 512MB DDR2 (333MHz) memory, 8GB NAND flash storage memory, a 10.1" LED-backlit screen with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Mobile Broadband, one USB 2.0 port, SD/MMC memory card reader, 1.3MP webcam with microphone and the Toshiba Home Menu desktop interface. The system measures 262mm x 190mm x 14/21mm and has a weight starting at 870g.

Interestingly, the company claims the AC100 features a standby battery life of 7 days under mixed use and a continuous battery life of 8 hours. The system will start shipping in August but pricing is still unknown.
Toshiba UK today introduces the stunning new AC100, a mobile internet device that combines the Android™ platform with NVIDIA® Tegra™ processing technology. The AC100 is the ideal take-anywhere device for active users, allowing instant emailing, web browsing and document editing on the go.

The Toshiba AC100 is the ultimate device for simple, instant and efficient web use. Designed to be used whenever, wherever you are, the AC100 is instantly ready for action, offering up to seven days standby under mixed use, with a rapid start-up time of less than a second. In constant use the AC100 can provide up to eight hours of battery life, which combines with the intuitive full-size keyboard and compact clamshell form factor to offer a truly stunning mobile device.

Take-anywhere design
The AC100 offers a stunning black and orange design that’s easy to take anywhere, thanks to an ultra-light weight of just 870g. Measuring just 14mm at its thinnest point, the device is extraordinarily slim – making it easy to fit into any bag and carry around all day, every day. A 25.7cm (10.1”) Toshiba TruBrite screen with LED backlighting offers outstanding reproduction of all on-screen content, and the full-size keyboard guarantees easy and comfortable typing – making it perfect for keeping in touch with friends via email or social networks.

Personalised mobile computing
The AC100 runs on the Android™ platform, enabling users to customise their device to suit their computing habits. Depending on location or what the AC100 is running, Android™ can automatically switch to a prefigured home screen to best suit the user. For example, users can set shortcuts for work-related applications, widgets and ‘live-files’ to appear when working in the office, or personal applications and widgets to appear when the AC100 detects they are at home. Users can also manually switch between home screens as they wish – allowing them to access all of their content, wherever they are. The intuitive user interface also offers the possibility for users to further personalise the device by downloading a range of applications and widgets on-demand. A number of applications are also pre-installed for immediate use out-of-the-box, including Documents to Go for viewing and editing Microsoft Office files, a POP3 email client, IMAP and Exchange support, a messaging client, Opera Mobile for browsing the web, and the Toshiba Media Player for playing and viewing video, music and pictures.

Mobile performance
The latest NVIDIA® Tegra™ processing technology provides fast internet browsing speeds, with super-quick load times and instant rendering of complex pages. Advanced mobile graphics technology provides enhanced playback of multimedia content including video and mobile games, offering the perfect platform for enjoying entertainment on the move.

The latest wireless connectivity also enables the users to stay connected at all times. 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi provides fast and rapid internet access from any wireless hotspot, and the option of an integrated 3G module allows users to get on-demand Mobile Broadband connectivity from cellular networks for instant web connectivity, wherever they are.

The AC100 is designed for the growing number of users that are storing content such as photographs, videos and documents on cloud based applications or virtual storage. 8GB of NAND Flash memory also provides users with fast, efficient and robust storage for their personal content. An integrated SD card slot also provides the ability to expand storage on-demand, or display images, documents and personal content. For users that want to output content, an integrated HDMI port provides simple connectivity to any HD ready screen or projector.

The Toshiba AC100 will be available from August 2010.



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