The Toshiba Thrive AT100 Android tablet can be picked from Argos’ Ebay outlet for as little as £200, including free delivery. The product is a refurbished one, albeit with a full 12 month warranty.
Like many of its peers, the AT100 (launched last year) is powered by a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2, clocked at 1GHz.
It also comes with 1GB of RAM, 16GB on-board storage, a 10.1in 1,280 x 800-pixel capacitive display that uses Toshiba’s TruBrite technology. There is also a SD card slot (a rarity on a tablet), a mini USB and USB 2.0 port, HDMI out (all covered with a bezel). On the rear is a 5-megapixel camera, with a front-facing 2-megapixel version, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and it runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb.
At 15.8mm thick and weighing in at 765g, it is significantly thicker and heavier than most Android tablets on the market. Toshiba has bundled a number of applications including a File Manager, Evernote, McAfee WaveSecure, a Media player and a Toshiba Places client.
The tablet has already been superseded by the superior and more expensive Excite AT200. At £200, the AT100 is a reasonable alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 – which is almost £40 more expensive.