Toshiba AT300 runs on Tegra 3

Posted by Mike Luttrell

Going boldly in the opposite direction of many Android tablets these days, Toshiba's AT300 seems to have a target set on the iPad.

The company's new decide is a 10.1-inch tablet, making it identical to Apple's tablet in terms of display size. Many other tablets have tried to go head-to-head with the iPad and many others have failed.

The AT300 is powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor, with 1 GB of DDR3 RAM and a 1280x720 resolution. It boasts a minimum of 10 hours of battery life. The tablet has a 2-megapixel front camera and a 5-megapixel rear one.

All the standard connectivity options are here - WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, SD card slot, microUSB and microHDMI, and an audio in/out port.

The Android tablet market has started to be defined by 7-inch devices, because they are cheaper and more accessible to the average consumer.

Many manufacturers have decided that making a 10-inch tablet to compete directly with the iPad is a bad idea at this point.

The Kindle Fire alone has proven, though, that a worthwhile, affordable 7-inch tablet can make waves, and even though no one is calling the Kindle Fire an iPad killer, it is carving out its very own market that other Android players are now trying to break into.