Toshiba AC100

Specifications

Toshiba AC100Notebook: Toshiba AC100 (AC Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 250
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.87kg
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.


Tegra 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": 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.


0.87 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.


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.


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

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Lenovo IdeaTab S2109
Tegra 250, 9.7", 0.6 kg
» Medion Lifetab P9516 32GB+3G
Tegra 250, 10", 0.767 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)