£167 Toshiba AC100-10U Netbook - Tegra 2, Android, 3G, 870g @bigoffers - HotUKDeals
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£80 cheaper than at Amazon. Hopefully Toshiba will update it to Gingerbread!!!!

Product Description: Toshiba AC100 10U -
Tegra 250 1 GHz - 10.1" TFT
" Dimensions (WxDxH): 26.2 cm x 19 cm x 2.1 cm
" Weight: 0.87 kg
" Localisation: United Kingdom
" System Type: Netbook
" Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial, cellular aerial
" Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 250 1 GHz
" Cache Memory: 1 MB - L2 Cache
" RAM: 512 MB (installed) / 512 MB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM - 800 MHz
" Card Reader: Yes
" Hard Drive: 8 GB Solid State Drive - Serial ATA-150
" Display: 10.1" LED backlight TruBrite TFT 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA ) - 16:9
" Audio Output: Sound card
" Telecom: Wireless cellular modem - 7.2 Mbps
" Wireless Broadband (WWAN): 3G Mobile Broadband
" WWAN Protocols: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
" Networking: Network adapter - IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
" Notebook Camera: Integrated - 1.3 Megapixel
" Input Device: Keyboard, touchpad
" Battery: Lithium Ion
" Operating System: Android 2.1
" Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty
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#1
8gb hard drive seems a bit on the small side, am i missing something? also the ram too...
#2
logical_zombie
8gb hard drive seems a bit on the small side, am i missing something? also the ram too...

It runs Android 2.1 which is a mobile phone OS - doesn't seem able to install anything else like Ubuntu.
#3
My Dell Mini 9 has an 8gb HD and runs fine.

Russell
#4
logical_zombie
8gb hard drive seems a bit on the small side, am i missing something? also the ram too...

It comes with a SD card reader as well
#5
seems a bit weird having android on a non touchscreen device, though I am sure it would be fine, but would prefer something a bit more full fat as OS goes on a netbook (I found mine to be a good extra portable laptop with xp on it)
#6
There is an upgrade to Android 2.2 now available for this which brings Flash. This is also the 3G version, good price.
#7
Video show off features and show email LEDs on the side and HDMI

video here http://www.comet.co.uk/p/Netbooks/buy-TOSHIBA-AC100-10U-Netbook/695416
hacking here http://tosh-ac100.wetpaint.com/

Seems like a good price anyone sideloaded apps like market?
Not a big custom rom scene so great hardware, no new software from Toshiba since launch!!



Edited By: frownbreaker on May 22, 2011 20:57: typo
#8
Subtotal: £161.99
Shipping: £4.99
Total: £166.98

They forgot to mention HDMI is there as well.

Toshiba's Quasi-Chromebook Now Costs £162

Edited By: veedubjai on May 22, 2011 20:52
#9
ataripower
There is an upgrade to Android 2.2 now available for this which brings Flash. This is also the 3G version, good price.


Where? was promised never came?
#10
Toshiba AC100 Android 2.2 update arrives – better OS experience | Netbooknews - Netbooks, Netbook Reviews, Smartbooks and more
Embedded Link

Edit - According to the blog article, it's a download "...there it is as a downloadable firmware upgrade through the Toshiba Service Station application...".

Edited By: Scotty Boy on May 22, 2011 21:17
#11
I think this may just convince me on it
It is only 21mm thick and weighs a jaw dropping 870g. That's only a fraction heavier than the Apple iPad 2 and yet the AC100 manages to cram a 10.1-inch 1024x600 pixel LED Backlit Trubrite screen with a battery that last more than six hours when playing video.
#12
This is a very low power netbook. To sell it to me you must tell me about the battery and power requirements.
#13
Scotty Boy
Toshiba AC100 Android 2.2 update arrives – better OS experience | Netbooknews - Netbooks, Netbook Reviews, Smartbooks and more
Embedded Link

Edit - According to the blog article, it's a download "...there it is as a downloadable firmware upgrade through the Toshiba Service Station application...".


Your link says "The battery drain issue on standby still remains though so you can’t really leave this in standby mode (instant on) unless you want the battery flat in under a day"

full article here http://www.carrypad.com/2011/02/22/ac100-gets-froyo-the-smartbook-lives-video/
I'd read this but the direct link on the gizmodo cooments is dead a battery drain on sleep seems poor.

but there is a cooked rom on xda....

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=957009

market, ntfs HD, gapps etc

3 cell battery



Edited By: frownbreaker on May 22, 2011 21:52: link
#14
We managed to get 6 hours of battery life out of the AC100 under normal usage conditions, which is impressive, even if we've seen more traditional netbooks fare better.
Strange that techradar got 6 hours of video but cnet only got a rather poor 6 hours of normal use, clearly the nvidia means there is no extra drain for video playback. Was hoping for closer to 8 hours battery for normal usage.
#16
frownbreaker
Your link says "The battery drain issue on standby still remains though so you can’t really leave this in standby mode (instant on) unless you want the battery flat in under a day"

full article here http://www.carrypad.com/2011/02/22/ac100-gets-froyo-the-smartbook-lives-video/
I'd read this but the direct link on the gizmodo cooments is dead a battery drain on sleep seems poor.

but there is a cooked rom on xda....

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=957009

market, ntfs HD, gapps etc

3 cell battery




Ooops...sorry :( I was just trying to find proof that an update was available and I didn't read the whole article ;)

Edited By: Scotty Boy on May 23, 2011 00:59: Quick Edit
#17
Now showing as out of stock.
#18
Nice specification, this is the same chipset you see in most of the new Tegra based phones right? Wonder if there will be a HoneyComb update, for the screen size and spec it appears to be ideal for it.
#19
Scotty Boy
frownbreaker
Your link says "The battery drain issue on standby still remains though so you can’t really leave this in standby mode (instant on) unless you want the battery flat in under a day"

full article here http://www.carrypad.com/2011/02/22/ac100-gets-froyo-the-smartbook-lives-video/
I'd read this but the direct link on the gizmodo cooments is dead a battery drain on sleep seems poor.

but there is a cooked rom on xda....

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=957009

market, ntfs HD, gapps etc

3 cell battery




Ooops...sorry :( I was just trying to find proof that an update was available and I didn't read the whole article ;)


No problem, I've mixed feelings on this..

Pros
0. Price!!!
1. Toshiba hardware
2. Keyboard
3. 2.2 and flash and Tegra 2
4. Price is unbelievable!!
5. Market and other apps can be side loaded / flashed.
6.Toshiba warantee

Cons
1. 512M ram (ok ish)
2. Poor / vanishing vendor support
3. Tiny custom ROM scene
4. No touch / interfaces anomalies reported
5. New model has no keyboard
6. Sleep and idle mode not working = dead battery
7. Out of stock as I spent too long thinking about this "casualty of the Android tablet churn / tablet release"
8. Retailer not known "to me!!" would prefer Amazon. But they seem ok... :)


Edited By: frownbreaker on May 23, 2011 09:36: retailer
#20
has it expired? seems available again for anyone interested at least no out of stock message
#21
chalk
has it expired? seems available again for anyone interested at least no out of stock message


I've asked the moderators to un-expire the deal thread.
#22
Thanks ordered one!

No joy with Quidco or Top Cashback got tracking errors?!

Anyway need a data only sim are Giff Gaff or the 3 SIMs from Amazon £50!! any good?
GIff Gaff says "Mobile Internet: Mobile Internet is free until 30 JUN (with a fair use of 100MB a day). After that date it will be charged at 20p a day. If you use less than 1MB/day you'll pay less than 20p and if you go over 20MB you'll be charged extra at 20p/MB."

Not sure what and when I need to top up?


Edited By: frownbreaker on May 23, 2011 17:09: more text

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