Toshiba AC100

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Toshiba AC100
Toshiba AC100
MediaSDHC/SDIO reader
Operating systemAndroid, Linux-based custom
System on a chipTegra 2 250 T20 "Harmony"
CPUARM dualcore 1GHz Cortex-A9 processor
Memory512 MB
Storage8 - 32 GB eMMC chip
Display10.1 in (260 mm) diagonal 1024 × 600 LED backlit LCD
Graphics333MHz ULP GeForce with shared system memory (64MB default)
Camera1.3 Mp
ConnectivityWLAN 802.11 b/g/n
3G Quadband WCDMA/GSM + SIM card slot
USB 2.0
mini HDMI connector
3.5 mm stereo out
Electret microphone
Power7 hours battery life
Mass870 gramms

Toshiba AC100 (or Dynabook AZ in Japan,[1] code named Paz00 by Compal[2]) is a smartbook device from Toshiba that was announced in June 2010.[3][4][5]

Technical details[edit]


The mainboard is derived from the Nvidia Tegra Harmony reference board.[2]

The main CPU is a Tegra 250 SoC which consists of:[6]

  • dualcore 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, 1 MB L2 cache
  • ULP GeForce GPU
  • DDR2 controller, 512 MB RAM (256+256 MB chips)
  • dual display controller (lvds+hdmi)
  • jpeg encoder/decoder
  • video encode/decoder
  • sound chip

It is able to remain in stand-by mode for up to 7 days.

Supplemental chips are (among others)

  • embedded flash (type depends on the model, e.g. Toshiba THGBM2G7D4FBAI9)
  • embedded controller (ENE KB926QF-D3?)
  • power management unit TPS658622A
  • Wifi (Ralink/MSI rt3070sta)
  • Bluetooth chip (optional)
  • 3G modem (optional, Ericsson Business Mobile Networks BV F3307 Mobile Broadband Module)


It is supported in the Linux kernel through a device tree file.[7]

The AC100 is the reference device for the Ubuntu ARM port.[8]

OS is Android v2.1 (upgradable to v2.2 since 2011 [9]).


The device was officially available at the Toshiba United Kingdom site.[10]

The AC100 was discontinued in 2011 and is no longer being manufactured.


TechRepublic listed the AC100 as one of the 25 "unique and bizarre breakthroughs" in laptop innovation, because it was one of the first laptops that ran Android.[11]


  1. ^ Crothers, Brooke. "Toshiba's Android Netbook thin, fast". CNET. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  2. ^ a b "[U-Boot,3/3] tegra2: Add support for Compal Paz00 (Toshiba AC100) - Patchwork". Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  3. ^ "Toshiba Europe GmbH - Content Press". Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  4. ^[dead link]
  5. ^ "Toshiba brengt AC100-smartbook met Tegra 2-chip uit". Tweakers (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-04-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Available Toshiba AC100 models". Retrieved 2012-06-27.
  7. ^ "paz00 device tree source". GitHub. 25 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Status of the Ubuntu port to the AC100". Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  9. ^ Toshiba AC100 Gets Froyo. The Smartbook Lives!
  10. ^ "Buy Toshiba AC100 smartbooks @ 293 pounds : Smartbook News & Reviews - Smartbook User Community Forum". Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  11. ^ April 14, Conner Forrest ·; 2016; connerforrest, 12:44 PM PST ·. "Laptop innovation: A history of unique and bizarre breakthroughs - Page 21". TechRepublic. Retrieved 2021-04-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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