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Toshiba Announces Android-based Smartbooks - AS100 and AC100

Toshiba announces its first Android-based Smartbook series – AS100 and AC100

Highly portable smart companions powered by NVIDIA Tegra mobile processor,  Adobe®Flash 10.1 support and always-on capabilities, offering users a high definition, rich multimedia experience wherever they go.

Toshiba’s Computer Systems Division (CSD), a division of Toshiba Singapore, today entered the Smartbook market with the new Toshiba AS100 and AC100, designed with a slate and traditional clamshell form format respectively. Their slimness and light weight, coupled with their always-on capability make them ideal devices for consuming media, browsing the Internet, viewing and editing documents, emails and other messages while out and about.

Easy and enjoyable to use, the Toshiba AS100 and AC100 are powered by NVIDIA® Tegra™ 250 mobile processor and feature highly intuitive graphical interfaces developed by Toshiba to run on top of the Android 2.2 operating system. Each device also features a built-in 1.3M pixel web camera and useful connectivity options including a SD card slot, HDMI and USB 2.0 connectors. The Toshiba Smartbook series will be available during the fourth quarter of 2010 throughout South and South East Asia.

“The Toshiba Smartbook series is a great solution for users who need a secondary computing device while on-the-go. Both Smartbooks are highly portable with a 14mm slim design and are extremely lightweight, making them really easy to carry around,” says Ms. Wong Wai Meng, Senior Manager for Product Marketing of Toshiba’s Computer Systems Division.

Weighing just 750g, the Toshiba AS100 comes in a handy slate form factor that makes it convenient to use when on the road. Its capacitive multi-touch 10.1 inch widescreen display and highly friendly, intuitive graphical user interface promises an easy and highly enjoyable user experience.

For users who prefer a keyboard, there is the Toshiba AC100 which comes in a traditional clamshell design. This device is equally lightweight at 870g and sports a black textured finish with Fusion Orange trims. The AC100 also features a 10.1-inch LED Clear SuperView backlight screen, a large touchpad and dedicated apps buttons.

Superior battery performance delivers long-lasting usage
Powered by NVIDIA Tegra 250 1.0GHz processor that offers a perfect balance between high performance and low battery consumption, both systems can go for up to seven days without having to be recharged. When being used intensively, it can provide up to 7 hours of mixed browsing and video playback on one charge (65% web browsing, 10% video playback, 25% standby). The Android-based system also takes less than a second to switch from standby to full activity mode whilst offering a smartphone-like ‘always-on’ capability.

Versatile multi-talent with wide selection of useful applications
The Toshiba Smartbook series ships with a wide selection of applications pre-installed. Productivity tools include Documents to Go (Basic edition) for viewing and editing Microsoft® Office including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Adobe PDF files, Evernote to save ideas and find them in any device, SingleClick Connect (180-day trial) to remotely access your desktop and print to your home network printer and share files. Make calls and chat live to your heart’s content with Fring, which supports popular IM protocols like Google Talk and SIP. There is also Opera Mobile 10 Browser for web browsing, and FBReader to read eBooks.

Enjoy digital lifestyle with your Smartbook
The Toshiba Smartbook series offers a seamless, easy-to-use experience across entertainment, social networking and mobile Internet – anytime and anywhere. With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®, users can keep in touch, be informed and entertained wherever they go. A built-in webcam and microphone/earphone jack allow users to video chat with friends and family

To enjoy high-definition entertainment, users can easily connect to an external full HD display with the integrated HDMI connector and playback their favourite videos, music or pictures using the pre-installed Toshiba Media Player. The system also supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1# for a rich and immersive visual experience.

The system also comes with on-board storage to host music, videos, photos, emails and other data An SD/MMC card slot allows users to easily increase storage capacity.

Specifications

Model

Toshiba AS100

Toshiba AC100

CPU

Nvidia Tegra 250, 1GHz

Operating System

Android 2.2

Display

10.1" capacitive multitouch widescreen display with 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution

Rotation of displayed content on the screen by accelerometer

10.1" WXGA Clear SuperView LED backlight display with 1,024x600 pixels

Storage

8GB Flash Storage

16GB Flash Storage

Connectivity

WLAN (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

Built-in RAM

512MB

Ports

1 x USB 2.0, 1 x Mini USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x 3.5mm Headphone/Mic, SD/MMC Card Reader

Video

1080p video playback (with HDMI), Supports Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1#

Camera

1.3MP

Dimension

281mm x 181mm x 14mm

262.05 x 189.8 x 14/21 mm

Weight

750g

870g

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