Toshiba has taken the wraps off of its new Android Honeycomb tablet, the Toshiba AT200, and we just spent some time up-close with the brand new slate here at IFA 2011. Toshiba only had a couple of units on hand at the show, only one of which was functional, but it’s the aesthetic that makes this slate particularly stand out. Far thinner and more pleasing to the eye than the Thrive, the AT200 also beats the existing thinnest Honeycomb slate, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
In fact, at 7.7mm thick it’s 0.9mm thinner than the Samsung, and the crisp edges and metal chassis is likely to win it some admirers. It also manages to pack a higher resolution camera than the Samsung, too, at 5-megapixels on the back.
We couldn’t tell what performance is like, and of course this is pre-production hardware so it’s too early to say conclusively, but the 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor is a change from the 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 we’ve grown used to seeing in Android slates. We’ll be benchmarking it when review units are available, later on in the year.
Toshiba AT200 video: