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Toshiba AC100-10z review

Toshiba AC100-10z
Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £237
inc VAT

The AC100 is an intriguing alternative to a regular netbook, but Android doesn't work as well here as it does on a phone.


10 in 1,024×600 display, 900g, 1GHz nVidia Tegra 250, 512MB RAM, 8GB disk, Android 2.1

Although we couldn’t run our usual Windows-based battery benchmark, we recreated a similar test here, and in light use the AC100 managed a respectable eight and a half hours. This is average for most Windows-based netbooks.

Android is fantastic operating system for mobile phones, but it has a long way to go before it becomes a viable option to replace a fully featured desktop OS like Windows or Linux. Toshiba has created a solid hardware platform that looks great and performs well; it’s unfortunately let down by software that needs more time and attention.

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Basic Specifications

Rating **
Processor nVidia Tegra 250
Processor clock speed 1GHz
Memory 512MB
Memory slots 1
Memory slots free 0
Maximum memory 512GB
Size 14x262x190mm
Weight 900g
Sound Realtek ALC5632
Pointing device touchpad


Viewable size 10 in
Native resolution 1,024×600
Graphics Processor nVidia Tegra
Graphics/video ports HDMI
Graphics Memory 32MB


Total storage capacity 8GB
Optical drive type none

Ports and Expansion

USB ports 1
Bluetooth yes
Wired network ports none
Wireless networking support 802.11n
PC Card slots none
Supported memory cards SD, SDHC, MMC
Other ports minijack audio output


Carrying case No
Operating system Android 2.1
Operating system restore option backup and recovery software
Software included Toshiba Home Menu, FBReader, Evernote, Opera Mobile, Fring

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £237

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