Toshiba AT200

And finally, after having been caught a few times ahead of announcement -- Toshiba has officially announced their new tablet. The AT200 Excite as it now shall be known as has Android 3.2 loaded and comes in at only only 7.7mm thick. Other essentials are taken care of as well here:

  • High resolution 25.7cm (10.1’’) capacitive LCD panel with LED backlight, 1,280 x 800 pixels (16:10) and multi-touch support
  • CPU: TI OMAP 4430, 1.2GHz
  • RAM 1GB DDR2
  • Internal memory with up to 64 GB
  • Micro-USB, micro-SD, micro-HDMI®, Bluetooth®, Wi-FiTM (802.11b/g/n), docking port
  • GPS, 3D Accelerometer, gyrometer, electronic compass, ambient light sensor
  • 5.0 MPixel camera (rear), 2.0 MPixel camera (front)
  • Stereo speakers (2x 1.5W)
  • Toshiba Media Player supporting a wide selection of video, picture and audio formats
  • Weight: 558g
  • Size: 256mm x 176mm x 7.7mm
  • Battery life (backlight 60nits): 8h (100% video playback). 8h (65% web browsing via WLAN 10% video playback 10%; 25% standby)

Needless to say, it sounds rather outstanding to us now that all the specs are out there. You can find the full press release past the break.

Source: Toshiba

AT200 - The ultra-thin tablet Toshiba unveils its world-class, ultra-thin, ultra-light tablet

Neuss, 01st September 2011 - Toshiba AT200 tablet built to exceed expectations at only 7.7mm thin and 558g with full 10.1” screen

Toshiba Europe GmbH unveiled an exciting new product today – the ultra-thin 25.7cm (10.1’’) AT200 tablet. Despite measuring only 7.7mm from front to back, the Toshiba AT200 delivers a broad range of essential ports and interfaces. It offers an amazing wide-view display for comfortable content consumption plus full web browsing capabilities to meet the preferred usage for tablets. Every bit as powerful as it is stylish and robust, this tablet is built to exceed expectations. The Toshiba AT200 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2011 in Europe.

Ultra-thin, ultra-powerful
“The new ultra-thin 25.7cm (10.1") tablet Toshiba AT200, featuring Android™ 3.2, Honeycomb, is the latest in a long line of Toshiba products that are masterfully engineered”, said Marco Perino, General Manager DS Digital Products Division. “With a thickness of only 7.7mm and a weight of just 558g, the elegant Toshiba AT200 is highly mobile yet extremely smart and powerful.“

All essentials on-board
To connect with other devices the ultra-slim tablet comes with all essential interfaces and ports onboard: amongst them micro-USB, micro-SD, Wi-Fi™ and Bluetooth®. The micro-HDMI®-port allows streaming HD content to the large screen of a TV. Front and back HD cameras are ideal for video conferencing and augmented reality applications.

High-quality media consumption - no matter where you are
The Toshiba AT200 allows users to enjoy videos at home and while out and about. It features a brilliant 25.7cm (10.1") high-definition screen that displays pictures with crisp colours and in full detail. Despite being ultra-thin, it allows up to eight hours of video consumption .

Sound quality at its best
To complement the first-class video capabilities the new Toshiba tablet with stereo speakers allows for a high quality sound playback. The Adaptive Sound Device Enhancer’s sophisticated algorithm maximises sound quality to achieve a quality that normally only can be found with large speakers. Plus, a technology called Sound Masking Equalizer identifies and enhances sound that is being masked or distorted by surrounding noise. The result is a well-balanced, powerful playback of music and video sounds even under high ambient noise levels.

Endless usage possibilities
Toshiba’s new tablet also offers a rich web browsing experience including support of Adobe® Flash® Player, access to more than 250,000 apps on Android Market™ and Toshiba Places for endless possibilities.

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

Toshiba Europe GmbH, headquartered in Neuss, Germany, is a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo.


Reader comments

Toshiba unveils AT200 “Excite” tablet, only 7.7mm thick


Is there such thing as too thin? I'm wondering if this thing will break in half if I hold it wrong.... maybe that's just my personal pref.

It's interesting that most of the newer tablets are coming with something other than Tegra chips.

Is the new TI OMAP chip that much faster or does it have to do with any shortcomings Tegra had with the initial Honeycomb tablets?

I'd say it's a little bit of both. My wife has an EeePad Transformer, and playing with that thing has more or less kept me from buying my own. Maybe it's Honeycomb shortcomings, but the experience is anything but fluid. Hopefully these newer tablets with newer chips (and with newer versions of Android right around the corner) will be able to give me something I'm looking for in a tablet.

If I had to guess, I'd say it has more to do with content delivery and DRM protection and such. Big media has been approving the OMAP 4 platform (see: Netflix) for HD playback and such and in an effort to ensure compatibility for such things, manufac. are going with something that is seen by some as more favorable.. Just a guess, don't shoot me if I'm wrong.

I wanted the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with and SD slot, I never got one so I didn't buy. Toshiba might have answer my call.

The Thrive has full sized HDMI and USB ports, and a full-size SD card slot. Also has a removable back and removable battery. And it starts at $399 now. Add to that the fact that it's massive, and I don't think Thrive owners were looking for ultra-thin.

micro ports? no thank you.
original Thrive is still more appealing to me. i don't want to buy adapters to use the ports, thank you.
it's a step back, in my opinion.

ummm it likely comes with the appropriate cords much like a good deal of phones do.... My Atrix 4g cam with a Micro HDMI > HDMI cord and a MicroUSB > USB cord so i'd wager its likely included....

i've never seen a phone ship with male to female cables?
you don't understand, the full sized usb port is what sets the Thrive apart from the rest.
plug in a keyboard? mouse? thumb drive? usb hub?
all of the above are possible on my toshiba thrive.
i'm glad I didn't wait for the Excite.

YES! This is my next tablet! But wait... toshiba using the TI OMAP 4430? What happened to inserting the Kal El project... disappointing, lets break more ground toshiba!

I've been under the impression from other threads that an OMAP at the same or lower MHz is as fast or faster than Qualcomm or Tegra platforms. Better architecture

Toshiba has a few laptops out with magnesium alloy bodies, this doesn't state it but we don't know yet. .

MICRO POOOOOOOOOORTS!!! YES!! :D what i wanted...
Now, i wanted a Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G 32G but apparently Samsung and Apple thing is gonna take too long and i'm not in a mood to wait for them to agree... so, i just need to know TWO things,,, just TWO TINY THINGS about this tablet and i'll take it and delete that GT10.1 from my to buy list:

1- Is the screen technology PLS (or even better maybe? like SPLS that is found in the Tab10.1)? <<< Deal breaker if less than IPS, Deal if IPS,PLS and i pay the seller a good tip if gone to the AWESOME SPLS...

2- Does it have ANY metal at all? i don't care where, i just want metal on my Tab to not feel i'm holding a crappy 3-year-old-kids toy.... <<< Not a deal breaker though