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21 June 2010, 15:59

Toshiba AC100 smartbook runs Android 2.1

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Zoom Toshiba's AC100 smartbook runs Android 2.1.
Computer hardware manufacturer Toshiba has unveiled a new smartbook mobile internet device (MID) that runs version 2.1 of Google's open source Android mobile operating system. Similar to a standard netbook, the AC100 smartbook features a clamshell form factor, a full sized keyboard, a web cam and a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1024 by 600.

Toshiba says that with 'average use' the AC100's battery can last for up to seven days on a single charge and for a full 8 hours when in continuous use, browsing the web and playing back video.

Under the hood, the smartbook has a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 250 Mobile Processor (built on a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor), 512 MB of DDR2 RAM and up to a 32 GB solid state drive (SSD). Wireless connectivity includes 802.11 B/G/N WLAN, optional 3G Mobile Broadband and Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR. On the outside of the device, users will find a single full sized USB 2.0 port, one Mini USB connection, an SD/MMC card reader and an Audio input/output combo socket. For those wanting to output video from the smartbook, a single HDMI connection is provided.

Toshiba's AC100 is expected to be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the third quarter of this year. Pricing has yet to be confirmed.

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