I was really excited to see the Toshiba
Libretto W100 out in the wild and it seems like I will soon have
reasons to feel much the same way since Toshiba's Tegra 2 packing
tablet, that will be known as the Folio 100, has become almost
This latest development in Toshiba's
tablet story comes thanks to Notebook Italia
, which release a series
of images featuring the future Folio 100.
As you can see the Folio packs a
simple, yet pleasing design, and boasts some impressive hardware
specs that make it a great device.
I am talking about that Nvidia Tegra 2
SoC that packs a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, a powerful
graphics core and 1080p H.264 encoding capabilities.
Of course that Full HD decoding is also
there as well as a HDMI output and a 10.1 inch touchscreen display
with a 1024x600 resolution, that will make it great for work and
watching video content.
Storage will be provided thanks to a
16GB internal memory (expandable via the enclosed SD card reader),
and connectivity will rely on WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth and 3G.
Software wise, we have a sub 30 second
booting Android 2.2 operating system together with Flash 10.1 support
and the fast Opera Internet browser.
So everything seems to shape up really
nicely for Toshiba as the company should be able to have a true iPad contender on
their hands in a short time.
However, although the Folio 100 is a
lot more powerful then the iPad, it has to concede defeat in a few
chapters such as display resolution and battery life.
If the first one is not so important in
a tablet device, since you choose between a portrait and landscape
orientation according to your needs, the latter is a lot more
important, Toshiba's tablet
having to make due with only 7 hours of
battery life (browsing and video playback) compared to iPad's 10
It remains to be seen how the Folio 100
will prove itself in day-to-day use, but this could be one of the
hottest products over at IFA this year, if Toshiba decides to unveil
it there as some rumors suggest.
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