Best Toshiba Tablet 2012
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Because there is a growing demand of tablets since this type of gadgets was a tremendous success at CES 2012 that ended a week ago, Toshiba joined the line of the best companies working hard to deliver consumers something which will possess thinness, lightweight, compelling features and a performance that’s hard to top. Today we will have a look at some of Toshiba’s tablets launched some months ago that we think are the best in 2012.
The ruling of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 over all other tablets will approach a turning point with the release of one of the best tablets of the year, Toshiba AT200. The rumors that surrounded this product finally became reality at the end of last year, to the general delight of curious users. And the gadget lived up to their expectations and ours with its impeccable traits. Everything starting from the beautiful design complimenting a slim and light body with a thickness of only 7.7mm and a weight of 558g, the screen with its 10.1″ and brilliance of detail, color, brightness and sharpness thanks to the 1.280 x 800 pixels, the 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 CPU and the amount of speed it provides when the consumer needs it the most, the 64GB of memory and a microSD, the two cameras that do their part very well, the 8 hours offered by the on board battery, the Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS with its smooth user interface and easier than ever navigation, all of these are the many strong points of the Toshiba AT200 and the reasons to buy it as soon as possible in 2012.
Toshiba Thrive is another tablet we are smitten with. Use it once and you’ll never want to look at another one. Or you might, but it won’t be the same. The screen is a 10.1-inches diagonal wide-view LED-backlit one whose size means that you won’t ruin your eyes because you don’t understand what someone is writing on your Facebook wall and so on. Its technology called Adaptive Display has the aim of adjusting the levels of contrast and brightness to the light conditions in a room. The mobile dual core nVidia Tegra 2 processor and the nVidia GeForce graphics processor unit are bosses when it comes to speed and doing several things simultaneously, for instance playing games on a console, watching YouTube clips and watching movies in high definition. Adobe Flash is hardware-accelerated, so animations used in apps, social networking sites and more won’t crash or refuse to work from the very start. The surface of the Thrive is made of rubber and there are several colors to choose from if you want some sort of personalization. The OS installed on the tablet is Android 3.2 Honeycomb, which is another way of saying that it will be a pleasure to use the device. The battery which contributes with 8 hours to the tablet’s life can be replaced to offer a longer span.
If you really really want the thinnest tablet, then the $399.95 Toshiba Excite X10 should be your number one pick in 2012. This gadget even beats giants like the Transformer Prime and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the size and weight department, measuring 0.6mm in thinness, 7.7mm in height and 1.2pounds in weight. Two variants are available for sale: a 16GB that costs $530 and a 32GB with $600. The design of the Excite X10 is even more amazing than the looks of the Thrive model and on a whole this gadget offers a much bigger degree of portability than its siblings. The screen measures the standard 10.1″ and is covered in Gorilla Glass for better protection; the quality of the content you’re watching on this display is quite something to behold. For this model, Toshiba called a dual-core OMAP 4430-1.2GHz Texas Instruments processor to the rescue and the excellent job it fulfills is, naturally, worthy of intense praise. Even though it’s thin, the Excite X10 features a standard set of ports, just like its other relatives, and two cameras for different purposes. The possibility to surf the Internet is offered by the following two options: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR. The battery that could be removed on the Toshiba Thrive isn’t a possibility here; the Excite X10 tablet opts to remain with a standard one capable to remain alive for 8 hours of multitasking.
Each of the above-mentioned gadgets made by Toshiba is our personal pick for a tablet that is reliable, has a performance to keep consumers entertained for many hours, a design to ensnare the eyes and a sense of comfort when held for more than one hour non-stop. We will hear a lot more from Toshiba and its tablets, because, like CES indicated this year, tablets will be a popular item in the months that follow. We’ll do updates to this section as soon as we learn anything new about the 2012 company’s releases.