TechRadar embraces Toshiba special edition tablet

Toshiba’s decision to launch a special edition of a middle-ranking tablet has been welcomed by one news provider.

According to TechRadar, the adjustments made to form the Toshiba AT300SE – which is an upgraded version of the manufacturer’s AT300 model – have been worthwhile, as it now runs the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

In addition, the device is £30 cheaper than its ancestor, which could be explained by the fact it is a little thicker (10.5 mm rather than 8.9 mm) and slightly heavier (625g vs 589g). Its camera capabilities are also lower quality, as it comes with a 3MP rear camera, compared to the original tablet’s 5MP.

The gadget is now retailing for just £299 in the UK, a bargain next to some of the industry’s more expensive tablets – like the iPad – that cost in the region of £400.

Moreover, the Toshiba AT300SE is offering similar specifications – 16GB of memory and Wi-Fi – to firms like Samsung, Apple and Google, but at a much cheaper price. However, it is slightly more costly than devices being rolled out by Asus and Sony.