Toshiba to roll out 'thinnest' 10-inch tablet at CES

Toshiba claims it has the thinnest 10-inch class tablet and it will make an appearance at CES.

Toshiba Regza tablet is already being marketed in Japan.
Toshiba Regza tablet is already being marketed in Japan. Toshiba

Toshiba claims it is going to introduce the world's thinnest 10-inch tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas.

The company's Japanese-language Web site says it's the thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch tablet in the world.

Though Toshiba's not revealing a model number, it's probably a good bet that the mystery tablet is one already available in Japan: the Regza AT700. Or the very similar Toshiba Excite , slated to appear in in the U.S. later this month.

It's thin at 7.7mm.
It's thin at 7.7mm. Toshiba

And, yes, it is thin. All 7.7 mm of it. The iPad 2, by comparison, is 8.8 mm thick. At 558g, it's slightly less than the iPad's 613g.

If that is indeed what Toshiba is talking about, other specs include Android 3.2, a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core 1.2GHz chip, a 1,280x800 resolution display, 1GB system memory, up to 32GB of flash memory storage, up to 7 hours of rated battery life, and HDMI, USB 2.0, and microSD ports.

A 2-megapixel Webcam is on front, while a 5-megapixel camera is on the back.

No pricing is available in the U.S. but one model is listed at 62,000 yen in Japan or about $800 here.

More here.

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Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.


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