Toshiba Launches £329 AT300 Tablet, Cheapest Quad Core Model Yet

Toshiba has announced today that it will start selling its new tablet the AT300 by the end of June with the 16GB model carrying a suggested retail price of £329 and the 32GB model costing £379. A spokeswoman for Toshiba told ITProPortal that the tablet will be available initially from Carphone Warehouse, Currys and PC World.

The device features a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB DDR3L RAM and either 16GB or 32GB onboard storage. Unique amongst Android tablets is the fact that it comes with a SD card slot rather than a microSD one. This means that you can quadruple the amount of memory (to 80GB) for only £32 with a 64GB SDXC card (like the Komputerbay one from Amazon).

The rest of the configuration matches that of mainstream Android tablets. There's a 1,280 x 800 pixels 10.1in LED backlit display with Corning Gorilla glass, a five megapixel rear camera plus a two megapixel front facing camera (both with LED flash), a microHDMI port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB, two speakers and up to 10 hours battery life playing videos.

As expected, the tablet runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Toshiba's own Places UI; the Japanese company refined the design of the AT200 and the previous Excite and Folio models to deliver one which is a mere 9mm thick and weighs just under 600g.

We are still eager to see that quad core 7.7inch Toshiba tablet that Nvidia presented to us at MWC in February. Below are the stock pictures of the AT300.

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