Admittedly it can be hard to shop for a tablet at times if you have particular needs. For example Apple and Android tablets aren’t for everyone. Many users specifically need a tablet with Windows on board, particularly business users. As good as some of the alternatives can be, there is still no real substitute for a full windows working environment. Thankfully Toshiba’s WT200 is here to fill that niche.
This 10 inch capacitive touchscreen tablet has a decent 1366 by 768 resolution which would be on the low side for a notebook PC but seems quite serviceable in a tablet form factor. As you would expect, the screen is capable of auto-rotation to adjust the display orientation. While it sports a feature which can automatically adjust the screen brightness, you’ll generally want to use it maxed out unless you’re in a particularly low light situation.
In terms of battery life you can realistically expect over four hours of use with full screen brightness, an active wifi connection, and the machine actually working that time. It has an ‘eco’ mode that can help adjust everything to extend that some more too.
The Intel Atom N2600 1.6GHz powering the unit is the sort of high-efficiency low-power CPU you might find in a netbook PC but is just as at home in a tablet, though it limits the power you can expect from the gadget. With 2GB of RAM and Intel GMA 3600 graphics integrated, you’ll find decent performance. the 64GB SSD helps keep things from getting too sluggish, ensuring rapid boot times.
You can’t quite use this tablet like you would an ultrabook or desktop PC but if you keep your multitasking to a minimum and avoid power-hungry applications you’ll be in good shape. At that point the software becomes noticeable though. The Windows 7 operating system that comes pre-installed is great on most hardware, but isn’t in peak form on an Atom powered tablet. The touch screen controls can be a little clumsy at times and make the tablet seem more suited to Windows 8 due later this year, which is designed more for touch screen in mind.
If you really need to use a windows tablet, this is a decent option. It will integrate well with the rest of your Windows computer ecosystem, and brings some of the flexibility and security of Windows PCs to a tablet form factor. It ought to work out even better if you can get Windows 8 installed in the future too. At its core it's effectively a netbook in a touchscreen tablet`s clothing, for better or worse.
The Toshiba WT200 Windows Tablet delivers an outstanding portable computing experience with access to the web, HD video, music, and more. It runs on Windows 7, and comes complete with great features including solid state storage, an Intel Atom processor N2600, dual cameras, HDMI, Bluetooth, and WiFi.
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