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-chip usedTegra 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
Weight768 gramms

Toshiba AC100 is a smartbook device from Toshiba.

In June 2010, a smartbook device from Toshiba was announced. It features Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and is able to remain in stand-by mode for up to 7 days.[1][2] It has from 8 - 32 GB eMMC chip, some models have integrated bluetooth and 3G module.

The Device has considerable traction in the free and open source software community as it is possible to replace the pre-installed Android with a proper Linux system.[3]

The AC100 is the reference device for the Ubuntu ARM port.[4]

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

Features[edit]

The board (made by Compal) seems to be closely related to the “Harmony” development board made by Nvidia. The main CPU is a Tegra 250 SoC which consists of :[5]

  • 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

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)

The device was officially available at the Toshiba United Kingdom site.[6] OS is Android v2.1 (upgradable to v2.2 since 2011 [7]).

In Japan, it is sold as "Dynabook AZ".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toshiba Europe GmbH - Content Press". Eu.press.toshiba.eu. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  2. ^ http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/b2c-toshiba-ac100
  3. ^ "Toshiba AC100 GNU/Linux community". Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  4. ^ "Status of the Ubuntu port to the AC100". Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  5. ^ "Available Toshiba AC100 models". Retrieved 2012-06-27.
  6. ^ "Buy Toshiba AC100 smartbooks @ 293 pounds : Smartbook News & Reviews - Smartbook User Community Forum". Smartbooktalk.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  7. ^ Toshiba AC100 Gets Froyo. The Smartbook Lives!

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