Toshiba Tegra 2 Android Tablet [CES 2011]
Just when you thought there were enough new tablets to wade through at CES 2011, Toshiba presented its own next-gen tablet on Wednesday. The iPad contender is especially exciting due its clone-like 10.1-inch size, .6-inch thickness, 1.6 lb weight (only one ounce heavier than the iPad), and an even better cinematic aspect ratio: 16:10 with a 1280 x 800 resolution.
The currently nameless, Nvidia Tegra 2-powered tablet will also be running none other than Android’s Honeycomb 3.0 when it launches (only sporting 2.2 in demo), which was also just unveiled by Google at CES. If that isn’t enough, Toshiba wasn’t holding back on snipes against Apple, bragging about its “Adaptive Display”, which adjusts the screen’s brightness and contrast based on the ambient light in the area, mini-usb ports, SD card input, 1080p HDMI video output and, of course, flash capability–none of which the iPad has at this time.
It also has a rubberized back which looks nice to grip (at least until your palms get sweaty), front and rear web cams (front 2-MP, back 5-MP) and a replaceable battery to boot. Take a look at IDG’s video of the tablet being demonstrated to CES below:
At this point, this is the most stacked tablet in terms of features we have seen, and the way Toshiba is touting it, they might as well get it over with and name it the ‘iPad Killer.’ Nevertheless, with all of the flash, ambient-light sensors, HDMI output, and dual-camera jazz, we can only imagine how much battery life the device can really pump out. Either way, it’s nice to see another 10.1-inch tablet plunge into the market.
A Toshiba rep told the San Francisco Chronicle, the tablet will be priced competitively with the iPad and will be released this spring, with a Honeycomb updated version debuting in May.