We've been hearing about Toshiba's new ultra-thin tablet for about a week now, and the Japanese manufacturer made it official at today's IFA event. Known as the AT200 Excite, this ultra thin tablet is quite impressive in spec and size, considering it's thinner and lighter than the Galaxy Tab 10.1, yet still manages to include microSD, microUSB, and microHDMI.

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Full specs:

  • 10.1-inch 1280x800 LCD display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4430
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • Built-in storage up to 64GB
  • microSD, microUSB, and microHDMI (!)
  • 5MP and 2MP cameras
  • 7.7mm, 558g
  • Up to 8 hour battery life
  • Android 3.2

The Excite is set to land in Europe in Q4 2011, with no word of US availability of price at this time.

AT200 - The ultra-thin tablet

Toshiba unveils its world-class, ultra-thin, ultra-light tablet

Neuss, 01st September 2011

Toshiba AT200 tablet built to exceed expectations at only 7.7mm thin and 558g with full 10.1” screen

Toshiba Europe GmbH unveiled an exciting new product today – the ultra-thin 25.7cm (10.1’’) AT200 tablet. Despite measuring only 7.7mm from front to back, the Toshiba AT200 delivers a broad range of essential ports and interfaces. It offers an amazing wide-view display for comfortable content consumption plus full web browsing capabilities to meet the preferred usage for tablets. Every bit as powerful as it is stylish and robust, this tablet is built to exceed expectations. The Toshiba AT200 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2011 in Europe.
Ultra-thin, ultra-powerful
“The new ultra-thin 25.7cm (10.1") tablet Toshiba AT200, featuring Android™ 3.2, Honeycomb, is the latest in a long line of Toshiba products that are masterfully engineered”, said Marco Perino, General Manager DS Digital Products Division. “With a thickness of only 7.7mm and a weight of just 558g, the elegant Toshiba AT200 is highly mobile yet extremely smart and powerful.“

All essentials on-board

To connect with other devices the ultra-slim tablet comes with all essential interfaces and ports onboard: amongst them micro-USB, micro-SD, Wi-Fi™ and Bluetooth®. The micro-HDMI®-port allows streaming HD content to the large screen of a TV. Front and back HD cameras are ideal for video conferencing and augmented reality applications.

High-quality media consumption - no matter where you are

The Toshiba AT200 allows users to enjoy videos at home and while out and about. It features a brilliant 25.7cm (10.1") high-definition screen that displays pictures with crisp colours and in full detail. Despite being ultra-thin, it allows up to eight hours of video consumption .
Sound quality at its best
To complement the first-class video capabilities the new Toshiba tablet with stereo speakers allows for a high quality sound playback. The Adaptive Sound Device Enhancer’s sophisticated algorithm maximises sound quality to achieve a quality that normally only can be found with large speakers. Plus, a technology called Sound Masking Equalizer identifies and enhances sound that is being masked or distorted by surrounding noise. The result is a well-balanced, powerful playback of music and video sounds even under high ambient noise levels.
Endless usage possibilities
Toshiba’s new tablet also offers a rich web browsing experience including support of Adobe® Flash® Player, access to more than 250,000 apps on Android Market™ and Toshiba Places for endless possibilities.

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • David

    Finally! After all the other tablets out there failed in my opinion, this one looks like the one I will be buying. I really hope they price it right.

    • Jon Garrett

      "failed"? in what way?

  • Tarek El-Eter

    This looks really awesome

  • Waazzupppp

    Pricing is everything on this one... $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB isn't going to do it... They really need to pop at $399/$449/$549 to make a huge dent in the iPad market.

    Too many of these Android tabs are going after Apple in the spec race instead of blowing them out of the water in pricing. about 4 out of 5 people getting tablets are watching a movie, e-reading and browsing the internet - not exactly spec driven stuff - but definitely could be driven to Android tabs with lower pricing.

    I just hope that Thrive support doesn't die tomorrow with the Excite coming so quickly on it's heels.

    • http://schpydurx.livejournal.com ProfessorTom

      I don't think that lowering the price $100 per unit compared to the iPad is going to do the trick. That 16GB tablet is going to have to be sub $199 if they want to make the huge dent in the iPad market that you dream of.

  • Esa

    Thrive support will probably be dropped just like Folio 100 support was. I feel cheated i bought a Folio in January and won't be buying Toshiba again.

    With Folio, they made the mistake of leaving out Android Market as well so people had to root and install a custom rom right after unpacking the device to get it to run properly in the first place. Too bad the modding community died before a proper version of Honeycomb was ever released.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Wow, I didn't think the Tab 10.1 will be bested so fast - nice job, Toshiba. However, I think the Amazon tablet will destroy all these ridiculous price points when it comes out. It can't come soon enough.

    • mike I

      but the 10" tablet has been delayed until early 2012 now according to rumors. waiting until after the Holiday buying may not work out so well for Amazon. I know I am not waiting for Amazon any more since they won't even confirm any specs, release or price point. it is all rumors, and supply chain leaks.

  • http://gplus.to/DMD9 David McDaniel

    USB OTG support?

  • Pakann Sihreen

    Price price price. 499€ is simply too much for a tablet. Those things have to cost around 200€ to be successful once the novelty factor has gone.

  • http://About.me/DarknesSx DarknesSx

    AT LONG LAST, i was going with Tab10.1 even though knowing that it's not what i was waiting for... Now, THIS is THE PERFECT Tablet for me... This tablet is ALL i EVER wanted... standard ports, world record in thinness, Aluminium body, simple elegant design, good camera, awesome battery (on paper), super performance (on paper) , and lastly, all i NEED to know to decide is, what is the screen technology? Anything less than IPS is a deal breaker, though i would take IPS (with some tears) or PLS (laughing) or maybe even further to be REALLY the perfection of the Tabs world with a SPLS like the Tab10.1 (With tears of happiness xD)

  • L boogie

    After the first wave of android tablets with some hits & misses, the next wave looks like it's going to be awesome and this tablet is going to help usher in that next wave with praises also going to the new galaxy tab, htc jetstream (minus that horrendous pricing) and future others.

  • musashiken

    Yes it has to be cheap but expecting it to be cheaper than a smartphone that's 3 times smaller is ridiculous.

    Especially when it's wifi only and it won't be carrier subsidized. It's impossible to expect the manufacturers to lower the price by too much.

    So all you folks asking for sub $400 price ranges are just being silly. Especially when an unsubsidized smartphone costs more than that.

    • Franky

      $400 is a middle-class laptop. The hardware-specs (and production cost!) of most tablets are nowhere near that. So I think there's nothing silly at all about asking for a tablet in a pricerange between $300-$400.