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Toshiba AC Series

Toshiba AC100-10WProcessor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch
Weight: 0.86kg, 0.87kg
Price: 290, 300, 390, 400, 430 euro
Average Score: 66.5% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 56%, performance: 54%, features: 51%, display: 72%
mobility: 86%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 79%

 

Toshiba AC100

Specifications

Toshiba AC100Notebook: Toshiba AC100
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.87kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 60.57% - poor
Average of 7 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

10% Toshiba AC100 Android smartbook, Oh, Tosh, what went wrong?
Source: Reg Hardware English
Ultra-skinny 10in netbook with Nvidia Tegra technology and Google's Android.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 10%
67% Toshiba AC100 netbook review
Source: It Pro English
We have very mixed feelings about the Toshiba AC100. We love the long battery life, the slim and lightweight build and the comfortable keyboard. The smooth 1080p video playback is impressive for such an affordable netbook. Unfortunately, the Android interface is currently ill-suited for use with a touchpad and keyboard instead of a touchscreen. The omission of Android 2.2 and its business features, well as the lack of the Android Market, limits the AC100's usefulness even further. If you have basic, undemanding computing needs, or want a cheap portable HD playback device, the AC100 is a bargain. Discerning professional users will find the operating system wanting and should hold off until Toshiba improves it further.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 67%
Toshiba AC100 review
Source: T3 English
Nevertheless, Nvidia’s 1GHz Tegra 250 chipset provides decent processing power, and runs the operating system smoothly. Its low power also means there’s no need for a fan system and the AC100 remained impressively cool to use. The graphics card is part of the main chipset, and produces smooth video playback.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2010
Rating: performance: 80% emissions: 80%
50% Toshiba AC100 review
Source: Techradar English
If you want a device for carrying the web around with you, and you don't want a tablet and can't be bothered with a Windows 7 powered netbok, then the AC100 may be for you. There's no denying it works and that you can browse the internet on it, but it's how it goes about doing this that most disappoints. Especially as the AC100 could have been great, it still has lots going for it the most crucial being excellent portability. For us, however, the poor implementation of Android 2.1 remains a deal breaker.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Toshiba AC100 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
On paper the AC100 is a tempting alternative to a netbook, mainly due to its incredible slimness, portability and battery life. However, while 1080p video playback is a great headline grabbing feature, the AC100 isn't as accomplished a computing machine as a netbook. In time, and with the right OS, it could be a winner, but not at present.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 50% mobility: 100%
67% Toshiba AC100 review
Source: PC Pro English
Has so much to offer tech junkies that it feels like a bargain, but the limited software makes it clear this is a first-generation device.
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 09/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 67%
80% Toshiba AC100 review: Android laptop tested
Source: Electricpig English

The Toshiba AC100  Android smart-book is a rare and welcome attempt by the Tosh to go against the tide of popular technology trends. While we sweep towards a world of tablets, tablets and yet more bleeding tablets, Toshiba’s standing by all the citizens who still like an honest to goodness QWERTY keyboard, and giving them all the other benefits of smartphone and tablet gear, like tiny form and power sipping, super quiet innards.This could sort a select few down to the ground - but we can’t wait for a Chrome OS version.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba AC100 Reviewed
Source: Gadgetmix English
Couple of days back, Toshiba rolled-out a new mini-laptop running the Google Android operating system – AC100. Toshiba has adopted Nvidia Tegra 2 (250) processor in its latest netbook. While the processor should not have any problems running the high-definition video content, you would not be able to run any x86 Windows OS. Sadly, the netbook will not be available in the US for some more months.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2010
Rating: mobility: 90%
Toshiba AC100 review: FIrst look
Source: It Pro English
The AC100 looks good, weighs little and outlasts Windows netbooks and notebooks. This is a supremely portable machine. But Android isn’t a mature operating system for a notebook and although Toshiba’s interface makes it far more usable than any other Android netbook we’ve seen yet, you’re not getting the same power and choice as with Windows. Making 3G an optional extra may also be limiting for a device that only comes into its own when you're online. If any Android netbook is going to succeed, it will be the AC100 but there’s still a question of whether Android is ready for the netbook form factor or whether Windows 7 will hold its own the way Windows XP did against the original Linux netbooks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2010
Rating: mobility: 90%
Handy-Notebook
Source: c't - 20/10 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 10/01/2010
Toshiba AC100 – Subnotebook mit Android OS
Source: Tech Depot Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2010
Rating: mobility: 80% emissions: 40%
90% Toshiba AC100 in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Toshiba AC100: первый смартбук в России
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2010
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 60%
Обзор Toshiba AC100: первый Android-нетбук
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%
Toshiba AC100
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
Android系统 超薄智能上网本东芝AC100评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2011

 

Toshiba AC100-10Z

Specifications

Toshiba AC100-10ZNotebook: Toshiba AC100-10Z
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.87kg
Price: 290 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Toshiba AC100
Source: PC Authority English

Far more important than this, though, is that the 10.1in screen looks great – in terms of quality it rivals the best netbooks. The keyboard is mediocre, with bouncy keys that don’t provide much resistance, but the keys are well sized so we had no difficulty typing at speed. The trackpad and mouse keys are big and responsive too.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/06/2010
Toshiba - AC100-10Z review
Source: IT Reviews English

The Toshiba AC100 looks great and usability scores are high thanks to a super keyboard. But Android just doesn't work in this format. Without the capacity for document editing it doesn't function well as a portable computer, and without the Market it doesn't work well as an Android device.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: ergonomy: 80%
Toshiba AC100 Review
Source: Slashgear English

If Toshiba can manage to squeeze Ubuntu into the AC100 and preserve its battery life, it could be onto a winner. The company estimates up to 8hrs of runtime from a full charge, or 180hrs – over a week – of standby. In practice, we managed around six hours of solid web browsing over WiFi, and even longer if we were just watching video. The Tegra 2's 1080p abilities also live up to NVIDIA’s promises, as long as you have a file format which Android can play; that means yes to H.264, MP4, AVI and XviD, but no MKV. Still, given the mere 8GB of internal storage, you won’t be able to keep many files on the AC100 itself; thankfully it’ll recognize up to 32GB SDHC cards.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%

 

Toshiba AC100-10K

Specifications

Toshiba AC100-10KNotebook: Toshiba AC100-10K
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.86kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

79% Review Toshiba AC100 MID/Netbook (Android) | Notebookcheck
Mobile phone in netbook size. ...or is it a netbook with mobile phone technology? Toshiba calls its AC100 a "mobile internet device" and equips it with Nvidia's ARM processor, Tegra 250, and Google's Android 2.1 operating system. We checked where this combination will place itself among netbooks and smartphones.
74% Toshiba AC100 im Test
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 50% features: 40% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%
81% Test Toshiba AC100 MID/Netbook (Android)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 19% display: 70% mobility: 98% workmanship: 81% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 95%

 

Toshiba AC100-10U

Specifications

Toshiba AC100-10UNotebook: Toshiba AC100-10U
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.87kg
Price: 390 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 AC100-10U (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba AC100-10U review
Source: Techradar English

There are some decent apps available, but their quality is questionable. Nevertheless, Nvidia's 1GHz Tegra 250 chipset provides decent processing power, and runs the operating system smoothly. Its low power means there's no need for a fan system.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
안드로이드, 노트북과 궁합 어떨까? 도시바 AC100
Source: Media IT KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/28/2011

 

Toshiba AC100-10V

Specifications

Toshiba AC100-10VNotebook: Toshiba AC100-10V
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.87kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Produkttest: Toshiba AC100 (Modell AC100-10V)
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2011
80% Toshiba AC100-10V im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba AC100-10W

Specifications

Toshiba AC100-10WNotebook: Toshiba AC100-10W
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.87kg
Price: 430 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Toshiba AC100 – ani ryba, ani rak
Source: CDR-Hard CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2010

 

Comment

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2): In Tegra 3 SoC integrated ultra low power GPU. Depending on the model clocked at 300 to 400 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


NVIDIA Tegra:

2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).


10.1: The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.86 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.87 kg:


66.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Review Toshiba AT100-100 Tablet/MID
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Review
Tegra 2 (250), 0.75 kg

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Iconia Tab A200
Tegra 2 (250), 0.71 kg
» Medion Lifetab P9514
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Archos 101 G9
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A501
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 18382DG
Tegra 2 (250), 0.75 kg
» Toshiba AT100-100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad K1
Tegra 2 (250), 0.75 kg
» Packard Bell Liberty Tab G100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v
Tegra 2 (250), 0.574 kg
» Motorola Xoom WiFi/UMTS
Tegra 2 (250), 0.73 kg
» Hannspree Hannspad
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
Tegra 2 (250), 0.68 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Slider
Tegra 2 (250), 0.976 kg
» Viewsonic ViewPad 10s
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Motorola Xoom 3G
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Viewsonic gTablet
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A500
Tegra 2 (250), 0.75 kg
» Toshiba Tablet
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 10"
Tegra 2 (250), 0.6 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10V
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10U
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Advent Vega
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10K
Tegra 2 (250), 0.86 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10Z
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Toshiba Folio 100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.76 kg
» Toshiba AC100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo IdeaTab S2109
Tegra 2 (250), 9.7", 0.6 kg
» Medion Lifetab P9516 32GB+3G
Tegra 2 (250), 10", 0.767 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)