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Toshiba AT300se review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £271
inc VAT

A budget 10in tablet that’s just a little too expensive to recommend


10.1 in 1,280×800 display, 625g, 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3, 1.00GB RAM, 16GB disk, Android 4.1

The Toshiba AT300SE is a 10in tablet with a 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space. It’s lightweight and comfortable to hold in both hands, being 10.5mm thick and made mainly from plastic. At 625g, it weighs less than an iPad, but this should come as no surprise given the choice of materials. The textured finish on the rear of the tablet provides a good level of grip, but there’s noticeable flex when you apply pressure to it.

Toshiba AT300se

The Toshiba AT300SE has few connection ports, having just a 3.5mm headphone jack, MicroSD card slot and Micro USB port on its left-hand side. There’s no video output, so you’re stuck with the 10.1in display for videos and games.

Toshiba AT300se

With its maximum resolution of 1,280×800, the AT300SE has a fairly unremarkable screen. It’s sharp enough for general web browsing, but we prefer the higher resolution screen of the Google Nexus 10. It’s reasonably bright as long as Auto Brightness is disabled, and it has above average viewing angles thanks to its IPS panel, but its overly glossy finish makes it difficult to see anything in direct sunlight or under indoor lighting. We’re happy with its touchscreen, though, which was very responsive whether we were navigating Android’s Home screen or playing games.

The stereo speakers on the bottom of the tablet produce reasonable audio when it’s in your hands or laid flat on a desk, but sound becomes muffled if you prop up the tablet to watch a video. There’s a small amount of distortion at maximum volume and it lacks bass, so you should use headphones to make the most of your media.

Toshiba AT300se

The AT300SE’s combination of a 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU and 1GB of RAM helps it complete the Quadrant multimedia benchmark with a score of 4430, which puts it on par with other Tegra 3 devices. It’s ideally suited to web browsing, as indicated by the 1,281ms score in SunSpider, but will also perform well when running more demanding applications. The AT300SE runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and it felt perfectly smooth when loading apps, dragging icons and so on.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ***
Processor Nvidia Tegra 3
Processor clock speed 1.3GHz
Memory 1.00GB
Memory slots 1
Memory slots free 0
Maximum memory 1GB
Size 10.5x261x180mm
Weight 625g
Sound Nvidia HD Audio
Pointing device touchscreen


Viewable size 10.1 in
Native resolution 1,280×800
Graphics Processor Nvidia Tegra
Graphics/video ports none
Graphics Memory 256MB


Total storage capacity 16GB
Optical drive type none

Ports and Expansion

Bluetooth yes
Wired network ports none
Wireless networking support 802.11n
PC Card slots none
Supported memory cards Micro SD
Other ports minijack headset port


Carrying case No
Operating system Android 4.1
Operating system restore option restore partition
Software included ThinkFree Office
Optional extras none

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £271