Toshiba AC100(SmartBook) Android Netbook to Launch in IFA 2010 Berlin : Toshiba is putting the finishing touches to the UK launch of the Toshiba AC100 netbook. Toshiba UK made the announcement via its Twitter link.
The Toshiba AC100 is an ultra-thin mobile computing device that runs the Android operating system with an NVIDIA Tegra T20 chipset, 10 inch display. The smartbook has a 1024 x 600 pixel display, 512MB of memory, and a 16GB solid state disk. Darty is charging €299, or about $380 US.
The AC100 weighs just 899g and is just 14mm thick. It has a 10.1 inch TruBrite display with graphics courtesy of an nVidia Tegra 250 processor. As befits a mobile device, the AC100 comes with 3G networking built in as well as WiFi so you can be up and surfing anywhere.
The reviews haven’t been as stellar so far–per Engadget, Russian site Hi-tech.mail.ru wasn’t impressed by the smartbook’s battery life and browser.
The standout feature of the AC100 is the battery life, however. Toshiba are claiming an amazing 180 hours of standby time and 8 hours of constant use making this a real contender if you need to take a lightweight web device on holiday or for long business trips.
Netbook News reports that an Android 2.2 upgrade should be available down the road. That could enable support for Adobe Flash.