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Toshiba AC100

Specifications

Toshiba AC100Notebook: Toshiba AC100 (AC Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.87kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 60.57% - poor
Average of 7 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 56%, performance: 72%, features: 59%, display: - % mobility: 83%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 67%

Reviews for the Toshiba AC100

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%

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

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

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

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


2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


0.87 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.


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.

Toshiba reviews


60.57%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Toshiba AC100-10W
GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
Toshiba AC100-10V
GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
Advent Vega
GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
Toshiba AC100-10K
GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), Tegra 2 (250), 0.86 kg
Toshiba AC100-10Z
GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg

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Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102
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Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101
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Toshiba Satellite U920t-10H
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Toshiba NB520-11P
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2600, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB510-10D
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2600, 10.1", 1.4 kg
Toshiba NB510-119
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2600, 10.1", 1.4 kg
Toshiba NB520-10P
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N570, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB550D-11D
Radeon HD 6290, C-Series C-60, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB520-10U
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Toshiba NB550D-106
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB520-10H
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N550, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB550D-109
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba Mini NB505-N508GN
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N455, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB305-N600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N550, 10.1", 1.2 kg
Toshiba NB500-108
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N455, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB550D-10G
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Toshiba Mini NB505-N508TQ
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Toshiba NB520-108
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Toshiba Mini NB505-N508BL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N455, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB550D-105
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB550D-10H
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.27 kg
Toshiba Satellite T110-121
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron M 743, 11.6", 1.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)