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Toshiba Folio 100 review

4.5/10 AVG.
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4.5/10
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The Toshiba Folio 100 currently has an Informr score of 4.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
10.1"
Camera
Yes


What the Critics Are Saying...


Expert Reviews

Ultimately, the Folio 100 doesn't feel like a finished product. There few installed apps and no option to use the Android Market. With its unresponsive buttons and screen with poor viewing angles, it's unpleasant to use.

- David Ludlow, Expert Reviews
PC Pro

Toshiba gets many things right with the Folio. The price is realistic, it uses the latest version of Android and it’s clearly put a lot of thought into its implementation. Other vendors should take note.Unfortunately, it also gets some fundamental things wrong. The shortcut buttons need to be...

- Tim Danton, PC Pro
Electricpig

While the Folio 100 is heavy on inputs, and the Advent Vega is super cheap, the fact that they are running Android 2.2 might cause problems. The Vega has a reasonably powerful processor to back up Froyo, and is running a stripped back version of Android 2.2, meaning it might get on better with the o...

- Jennifer Allan, Electricpig


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Screen Size
10.1"

The Toshiba Folio 100's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Nvidia Tegra 2 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
Yes
There is a front-facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, SD, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MMC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1020mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1020 mAh battery. Toshiba's performance ratings are 5 days standby time, 7 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Folio 100 Specs

Overview
Release date November 4, 2010
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor Nvidia Tegra 2 1 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1020 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 5 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 28.1 x 18.1 x 1.4 cm (11.1 x 7.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 205 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key Yes
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info SD, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MMC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, GIF, JPG, PDF
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps Gmail, YouTube, Fring
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Toshiba SmartPad

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Expert Reviews

You'll wonder why Toshiba already released this device

from Expert Reviews

Ultimately, the Folio 100 doesn't feel like a finished product. There few installed apps and no option to use the Android Market. With its unresponsive buttons and screen with poor viewing angles, it's unpleasant to use.

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Ultimately, the Folio 100 doesn't feel like a finished product. There few installed apps and no option to use the Android Market. With its unresponsive buttons and screen with poor viewing angles, it's unpleasant to use.

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PC Pro

An affordable Android 2.2 tablet with some unique charms, but it’s let down by a series of niggling flaws

from PC Pro

Toshiba gets many things right with the Folio. The price is realistic, it uses the latest version of Android and it’s clearly put a lot of thought into its implementation. Other vendors should take note.
Unfortunately, it also gets some fundamental things wrong. The shortcut buttons ne...More

Toshiba gets many things right with the Folio. The price is realistic, it uses the latest version of Android and it’s clearly put a lot of thought into its implementation. Other vendors should take note.
Unfortunately, it also gets some fundamental things wrong. The shortcut buttons need to be much more responsive, the screen’s viewing angles are poor and the failure to include Flash from launch is a big blunder.
Yet another problem is the omission of support for Android Market. Yes, you can install apps from other locations, but there’s no guarantee the best products will be available for independent download – for example, you can’t currently download Gameloft’s HD games.

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Electricpig

The Folio ends up on last place in this tablet match

from Electricpig

While the Folio 100 is heavy on inputs, and the Advent Vega is super cheap, the fact that they are running Android 2.2 might cause problems. The Vega has a reasonably powerful processor to back up Froyo, and is running a stripped back version of Android 2.2, meaning it might get on better with th...More

While the Folio 100 is heavy on inputs, and the Advent Vega is super cheap, the fact that they are running Android 2.2 might cause problems. The Vega has a reasonably powerful processor to back up Froyo, and is running a stripped back version of Android 2.2, meaning it might get on better with the operating system than the Toshiba. Overall, despite the high cost, if you want to take full advantage of the 10″ tablet form factor, it’s worth shelling out for the iPad, for the apps content and operating system. If you’re looking for a cheap tablet for casual use: for browsing and watching YouTube at home without having to get the laptop out, then the Advent Vega is where you should be looking.

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