Toshiba AC100 hands on

When we first heard of this Android powered netbook from Toshiba, at the time  we only had one small picture to show of the upcoming netbook. We can now however, confirm that the netbook has been made official, along with some photos showing off the design of the 10.1 inch netbook. Slashgear have also provided us with a couple of videos showing off the netbook. The first video, is a recording of the netbook, showing off the features of it. While the second video, gives us a hands on look, as well as a look at the UI on the AC100.

The Toshiba AC100 features a 10.1 inch display, with a 1024×600 resolution, along with an Nvidia Tegra 2 (250) 1GHz chipset. It comes with only 512MB of RAM and 8GB of NAND flash. While these specs are quite lowly for a netbook, start up time is described as being less than a second. Other specs include a 1.3 megapixel camera, SD memory card reader, one USB port and a mini-USB port, as well as HDMI-out. It also includes Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi. A 3G module is optional. It also, of course, features Android. Toshiba will use Android 2.1 on the netbook, which means that it unfortunately, won’t support Flash 10.1. However the 2.2 Android update, which provides Flash support is to be released in the next few months. One concern is that due to the Android OS, peripheral support is limited. While mice and external keyboards should be fine, cameras and printers may be an issue. The Toshiba AC100 is due to be released in August but, pricing is currently unknown. You can view the videos, as well as the photo gallery after the jump.


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Written by: Björn A.