Toshiba Folio 100 Tablet Review

Toshiba’s latest android tablet, Folio 100 was launched at IFA 2010 in Berlin. This is the first attempt by Toshiba to launch something similar to the Apple iPad slate computer. This is a tablet unique in its looks, design and features. A detailed review of this has been discussed in the following sections.

On System Specs..

Folio 100 has been powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 central processing unit. The operating system installed in the tablet is Android 2.2. This tablet pc boasts of a capacitive multi touch 10.1 inch 1024×600 pixels display screen. The on board storage capacity of this Toshiba 100 comes to 16 GB. Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, mobile broadband and WLAN 802.11 b/g/n are its connectivity options. Folio 100 is DLNA compatible. The size of the tablet is 281x 181x 14 mm and its weight is 760 grams. This new Toshiba 100 folio tablet pc supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and comes with software like Opera Mobile, FB Reader, Evernote, Toshiba Media Player, Fring and Document to Go. 1 mini HDMI, SD/MMC Card Reader and USB 2.0 are among its other ports and connectivity medium. This tablet has a 1.3 Megapixel camera to. Battery life comes out to 7 hours.

Performance of the tablet..

Folio  Toshiba100 tablet by Toshiba does have good configuration settings including its great connectivity options, Android based operating system and a good mix of some applications. With all these features Toshiba has tried to compete with Apple iPad tablets, but with utter dismay it failed to create the required advocators to prove this attempt called Folio 100 a success. Toshiba has failed to create the “Android magic” in Folio Toshiba 100, the attempt was although good. They have missed out on major things such as Google Maps, Google Voice, and Android Market etc. These things essentially contribute to the great Android experience. Before jumping on to the Android bandwagon Toshiba could have given some more thought in to the making of Folio 100. As the tablet was initially launched it looked like a powerhouse of technology.

Drawbacks of the tablet..

The biggest drawback ofToshiba Folio 100 is its meager 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor. It fails to run at a satisfactory speed. The 10.1 inch touch screen is fair enough. The multi touch support offered by this tablet is appreciated but to a certain extent as almost all tablets available in the market offer this. The performance of the operating system too is just fair. The best part of the toshiba 100 folio tablet is it’s back lit navigation buttons which are capacitive touch oriented. Another good thing about this tablet is its SIM card slot for optional 3G connectivity and a normal sized USB port capable of charging USB devices. The customization of the interfaces to be swipe friendly is appreciated.

Should you buy or not ?

All in all , Toshiba Folio 100 , does have the capability to blow off the iPad generation slate computers but it did get to lose points on a few very important features. This tablet computer does have some nice features which you would love to explore and use on a regular basis.


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