Toshiba Unleashes a “Trifecta” of Android 4.0 Tablets
If you recall back in April, our resident Khaoszr brought you news regarding a new line of Toshiba tablets to be released by end of Q2. Well, today is that day. Toshiba has delivered to us a selection of Android 4.0 tablets ranging from a 7.7 reader to a 13.3 heavyweight. The trio of tablets are each designed with a specific consumer use in mind. The 7.7 inch AT270 ” On the Go” tablet is a reader sized tablet designed to fit in the palm of your hand and aimed at the “take it with you” media individual. The next in the series is the 10.1 inch AT300 and is labeled as an “Office” tablet and designed for users who want to be productive in the office. Lastly, we have the 13.3 inch AT330 “Coffee Table” tablet, which is the mammoth of the bunch and is thought to be ideal for watching HD movies and reading magazines/newspapers.
All the tablets are protected by an Aluminium silver finish and come equipped with Gorilla Glass displays. Each will run Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich) and be powered by a Tegra 3 processor. The screen sizes appear to be the dividing difference between each device iteration. Specification and pricing details are as follows:
I have never been sold on Toshiba devices, whether it was a TV, tablet, etc., so I am personally not interested in their latest line of tablets. The specs on these look pretty good, but I think the price points will be their undoing. I believe most android enthusiasts will consider $539 a bit too much to shell out for a 7.7 inch entry-level tablet. Furthermore, the impending release of the Google Nexus tablet will certainly be an unwelcome debut for this tablet parade.
So there it is, the “thick and thin” of Toshiba’s latest tablet offerings. What do you think? Boom or bust?