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Toshiba Tablet Pc Uk

The tablet, which was first shown at January's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will have slightly different specifications and naming in the Europe and Middle East region to the version that will be offered in North America, said Eva Heller, a company spokeswoman. Further details were not available.

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The North American version will be based on Android 3.0, the first version of Google's operating system designed for tablet PCs, and be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, according to a Toshiba website. Other features include a 10-inch screen and dual cameras.

Toshiba previously launched an Android tablet in Europe. The Folio 100 started shipping to customers in the U.K. in November, but later the same month retailer Dixons pulled the tablet from store shelves because of high return rates. It remains listed on Toshiba U.K.'s website, but is not available through the online store.

The Toshiba AT300 is the successor to the world's skinniest 10-inch tablet, the Toshiba AT200. And while there are an extra few millimetres on the waistline, you're getting a much more complete tablet experience and a far healthier processor, courtesy of the quad-core CPU packed inside.

This was a much easier question to answer in the past. The answer was "you wouldn't". Android was, to put it kindly, a mess on the bigger display of a tablet, and prices were often on a par or even more hefty than what you'd fork out to buy Apple's latest slate.

However, the Android tablet revolution is now in full swing, with a raft of high-power, well built devices coming out of all corners, boasting two key ingredients: an operating system that has actually been developed with a larger display in mind, and a much more appealing price tag.

Like those tablets, the Toshiba AT300 doesn't just offer a tempting price and a solid software setup - there's also plenty of power to get excited about, courtesy of the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor onboard.

Albeit slightly chunkier, the Toshiba AT300 definitely pays tribute to its super-skinny older brother the AT200 on the design front, with a silver trim and back and a curved black face. It's hardly original but, let's face it, it's not as if Toshiba is the only company guilty of offering up a tablet that basically looks like all the others.

It's the little details that set a tablet apart, and in the case of the Toshiba AT300 this equates to a textured aluminium backing (long gone is the awful rubberised backing of Toshiba's original tablet, the AT100/Toshiba Thrive) and an attractive silver trim that gains girth at the top edge of the back panel to house the camera lens and flash.

Measuring 8.95mm thick, the Toshiba AT300 is around 1.2mm thicker than its predecessor, although it is still much more slight than the new iPad 3, and would make the likes of the Acer Iconia Tab A510(10.92mm) sick with anorexic rage. Its dimensions are 261 x 179 x 8.95mm and, with a weight of just 590g, it's an incredibly pleasing tablet to hold in the hand, even for long periods.

Powering the proceedings is a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, along with 1GB of RAM. Your storage options are 16GB or 32GB, and there's the option of extending that by a further 32GB using an SD card. Not a microSD card - a full sized one, which is a nice option to have, especially if you want to easily load your digital camera images or movies onto your tablet.

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Fortunately, our Ethical PCs, Laptops & Tablets Ratings Table offers you an easy way to find sustainable computers from ethical computer brands who have clear policies on conflict minerals. All you need to do is look for brands in the green section of our table and see what options they offer for sustainable computers or tablets.

Our latest research into the PCs, Laptops, and Tablets sector has revealed some ongoing unethical activities that popular computer companies have been involved in. We have identified some of the worst examples, so you know which brands to avoid when looking for sustainable computers or tablets.

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"The reason notebooks are declining at a faster rate than desktops is that they are more exposed to substitution from the tablet," Catherine Lowry, EMEA PC analyst told The Channel. She added that when someone buys a tab as a secondary device, "it extends the life of the notebook, resulting in a less frequent replacement cycle".

The company hopes new chips due to be released next year will invigorate its mobile business, which has struggled to get off the ground amid explosive sales of Apple's iPad tablets and smartphones using Google's Android operating system.

Computer manufacturers of all sizes and descriptions have been pushing to get a piece of the ever-expanding tablet market created by the launch of Apple's iPad in April 2010. googletag.cmd.push(function() googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1449240174198-2'); ); The obsession with tablet computing will be on full display Tuesday as Computex, the world's second-largest computer show, begins its annual five-day run in Taipei. The prominence of tablets underscores a dramatic shift under way in the personal computer industry - and keenly felt in Taiwan, which is home to some of the world's biggest PC manufacturers - as many consumers opt to buy a tablet rather than a new PC.

Researchers have predicted slower growth in PC sales this year because of the rising consumer interest in tablets. Gartner Research recently cut its sales growth forecast for global PC sales in 2011 from 15.9 percent to 10.5 percent. According to IHS iSuppli, world PC shipments declined 0.3 percent year-on-year to 8.1 million units in the first quarter of 2011, with sales by No. 3-ranked Acer plunging 20 percent.

Research company IDC says Apple Inc. had a 73 percent share of the tablet market in the last quarter of 2010. South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. was a distant second with 17 percent. It said 2010 tablet sales totaled 18 million units. IDC expects Apple to account for 70-80 percent of 2011 tablet sales that it predicts will reach 50 million units.

Besides tablets, Computex will also feature corporate and home servers and other cloud-based computing equipment and services, a sector Taiwanese firms have recently entered to make up for shortfalls in PC sales.

At least 10 of the tablet models to be shown at Computex are powered by Intel Corp.'s new Atom chip, the U.S. technology giant's first microprocessor designed for tablets. Intel has moved into the fast growing market now dominated by chips using designs by UK-based ARM Holdings.

Taiwan's top two PC vendors, Acer Inc. and AsusTek Computer Inc., are among those using Computex to display a range of touch-screen tablet computers. Their tablets run on the Android operating system that Google distributes free to allow quick Web browsing or film viewing, or on Microsoft mobile software that mostly targets the commercial market.

Acer and AsusTek have promoted their tablets - Iconia Tab and Transformer among others - as having expandable memory slots, hoping to lure consumers with more storage needs. The iPads don't have built-in USB ports.

In terms of tablet prices, Apple's big orders give it a huge edge, while South Korean Samsung Electronics is able to bring costs down by making key components in house - an advantage denied local makers, said Simon Yang, an analyst with Taipei-based Topology Research Institute.

HTC's first tablet, the 7-inch Flyer, sold well in pre-orders in Taiwan this month, vendors say. Its 16 gigabyte Wi-Fi version is priced at $499, the same as the 9.7-inch iPad. But HTC says its smaller-size device has an advantage, because it is lighter, and more manageable than the iPad.

"Taiwanese companies are yet to become serious rivals to Apple," said Yang. "They either price their tablets too high or sell them at a loss in order to become competitive." 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 041b061a72


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