Amongst other announcements today, Toshiba has also taken the wraps off it’s first smartbook. The AC100 is sporting a dual-core Tegra 250 on the inside and a super-slim chassis built around a 10.1″ screen on the outside.
Toshiba is claiming an 8-hour battery life (for browsing and video playback), and a full week of standby. It also has a 32Gb SSD and 512MB of RAM on tap to keep Android 2.1 chugging along. No official Google support here so you’ll be missing out on GMail, Maps and the Android Market etc., – Toshiba has bundled Documents To Go, Opera Mobile, their own media player and “an email client” to fill the void somewhat.
With a Tegra 2 running the show this little puppy should have no problem pumping out 1080p video – it includes an HDMI-out on the side too. There’s also an option for 3G data for the more mobile among us. No word on pricing or availability, but you can bet we’ll be keeping an eye on this one.
The debate between tablet and netbook is still raging even though they clearly have different usage scenarios. The Jumper JK01-TT runs Windows 7 and ships with a wireless keyboard, mouse, and stand. The iPad has its phone OS and well, doesn’t offer desktop experience with its optional keyboard dock.
The Jumper JK01-TT comes with a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel multitouch display, 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 250G hard drive, 2MP webcam, and 802.11b/g WiFi and 3G. For connectivity it out does the iPad with its, 3 USB ports, a 4-in-1 flash card reader and apparently has a VGA/HDMI combination output. Its battery is less then desirable at only 3000mAh battery. The JK01-TT’s dimensions are 11.4″ x 5.9″ x 0.8″ and weighs 2.6 pounds.
If this tablet actually has an HDMI Port on an N450 processor I would be surprised, as it would be the only N450 on the market that does so. The Jumper JK01-TT is actually on sale at Ownta.com for $671.65.