Mobile Choice was invited by Toshiba to the exclusive London launch of the Toshiba AT300 tablet, the follow-up to the world's thinnest tablet, the Toshiba AT200. We loved the AT200's slimline design and while the AT300 is a little chunkier, it more than makes up for it in performance.
A quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU provides the AT300's power, backed up by 1GB of RAM, making this one of the more powerful tabs around. Android Ice Cream Sandwich runs silky smooth, and we blasted through the new Sonic game without a stutter in sight (although our reactions aren't what they used to be, back when we were 10).
The AT300's 8.9mm body is still reasonably svelte, and also noticeably tougher than the AT200's, which flexed a little in the centre. No such weakness here – the aluminium frame is solid, and the Corning Gorilla Glass display is super-tough, so shouldn't pick up any scratches or chips in your bag.
Media fans will enjoy the AT300's bright and vibrant 10.1-inch screen, which produces crisp images thanks to a 1280x800-pixel resolution. Obviously it's no Retina display, but the games and video clips we checked out all looked sharp.
Rounding off the specs is a 16GB or 32GB flash drive (expandable via the microSD slot), as well as a five-megapixel rear camera and a two-megapixel front-facing lens for Skype chats. We'll test those out fully in our in-depth review, coming soon.
The Toshiba AT300 is due out this month, with the 16GB version retailing at a highly competitive £329 and the 32GB model available for £379. Check back soon for our full review!