How to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Toshiba AC100 netbook

Toshiba AC100

The Toshiba AC100 was either a device ahead of its time, or a major flop. Either way, it’s an interesting piece of hardware. Released in late 2010, the AC100 features a 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor. It’s designed to run Google Android, but […]

Toshiba AC100 now runs Google Android 2.2 Froyo

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Toshiba has finally gotten around to launching a system update for the Toshiba AC100 mini-laptop which brings Google Android 2.2 Froyo to the notebook. The AC100 originally shipped with Android 2.1. Chippy from CarryPad has snapped a few photos, and he’s currently testing the new software. The update means that AC100 users can now download […]

Toshiba AC100 hacked to run Ubuntu Linux – video

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The Toshiba AC100 is one of the first netbook-style devices to ship with Google Android installed. The operating system is typically installed on smartphones or tablets with touchscreen devices — not computers with keyboards and touchpads. The Toshiba AC100, on the other hand, looks like a netbook, with a 10 inch. 1024 x 600 pixel […]

Toshiba AC100 hacked to run Ubuntu 10.10 RC

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Canonical just launched Ubuntu 10.10 RC. Chippy from CarryPad happens to have an NVIDIA Tegra 2 powered Toshiba AC100 smartbook at the moment. See where this is going yet? While the AC100 ships with Google’s Android operating system, the hardware can support other operating systems as well — just not Windows, which isn’t designed to […]

Toshiba AC100 ultrathin Android netbook dissected

toshiba ac100 dissected

The Toshiba AC100 is one of the first Android powered mini-laptops powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip. The low power ARM-based chip combines the CPU and GPU onto a single chip and doesn’t take up a lot of space. It’s also a low power chip, which means it doesn’t generate a lot of heat […]

Toshiba AC100 Android netbook to get Froyo in October (where available)

The Toshiba AC100 is a mini-laptop with an NVIDIA Tegra chipset, 3G modem, and Google Android operating system. Right now it ships with Android 2.1. That is, it ships with Android 2.1 in the very small number of countries where it does ship, including Japan and the UK. But Carrypad reports Toshiba is preparing to […]

NVIDIA Tegra 2-based Toshiba AC100 gets benchmarked

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The Toshiba AC100 is one of the first Google Android powered notebook-style devices to ship. It’s also one of the first products on the market with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset. Sure, it might not actually be available in the US yet, but it’s shipping in Japan, and it should be coming to Europe soon […]

Toshiba AC100 Android netbook unboxed, tested on video

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The Toshiba AC100 smartbook is now shipping in Japan, and Peter from Netbook News got his hands on one and has posted an unboxing video and a second lengthy video showing off the hardware, software, and user interface. Overall, the hardware seems pretty nice and the netbook is designed to get excellent battery life while […]

Toshiba AC100 Android netbook headed to Europe any day now

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Last week Toshiba UK sent out a message indicating that the Toshiba AC100 Android powered smartbook would soon begin shipping. And now it looks like the UK might not be the only place where you’ll be able to get your hands on this 1.9 pound mini-laptop with an NVIDIA Tegra T20 chipset, 10 inch display, […]

Toshiba AC100 Android netbook heading to the UK

The Toshiba AC100 smartbook is one of the first commercially available mini-laptops running Google’s Android operating system. And when I say commercially available, I mean you can pick one up in Japan. But it looks like Toshiba UK plans to offer the AC100 soon as well. The company has created a product page for the […]

Toshiba AC100 Android netbook reviewed

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The Toshiba AC100 isn’t due to start shipping anywhere until August at the earliest. But the folks at PC Watch managed to get some time alone with a pre-release unit and they’ve posted a short review. The device looks like a netbook but functions more like a smartphone, thanks to the NVIDIA Tegra chipset and […]

Video overview: Toshiba AC100 Android-powered netbook

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The Toshiba AC100 probably won’t be available in the US for a few more months, but Toshiba Germany has posted a promotional video for this mini-laptop running Google’s Android operating system. The video is in German, but interestingly all the text on the computer itself is in English. That makes it a bit easier to […]

Toshiba AC100: 10 inch netbook with Android, NVIDIA Tegra

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The Libretto W100 dual-screen netbook ain’t the only mini-laptop Toshiba announced today. The company is also rolling out its first smartbook, a 10 inch mini-laptop with an ARM-based chipset running Google Android 2.1. As expected, Toshiba’s first ARM-based smartbook will be called the Toshiba AC100. Here’s a brief rundown of the specs: Display: 10.1 inch, […]