Toshiba AC100

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Toshiba AC100
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Toshiba AC100
ManufacturerToshiba
TypeSmartbook
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)
InputKeyboard
Touchpad
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]

Hardware[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)

Software[edit]

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]).

Availability[edit]

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

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

Reception[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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". patchwork.ozlabs.org. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  3. ^ "Toshiba Europe GmbH - Content Press". Eu.press.toshiba.eu. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  4. ^ http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/b2c-toshiba-ac100[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". Smartbooktalk.com. 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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