A low price but not low enough to be worth the sub-par performance
Decent sound with headphones
Up-to-date Jelly Bean OS
Video could be better
Sometimes slow in operation
You might remember Toshiba’s slim, budget AT300 tab from last year and this refreshed model sports similar specs in a slightly chunkier package with one big upgrade: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Toshiba AT300SE review: Features
So the Toshiba AT300SE is certainly slicker than its predecessor when navigating your way through apps but can still be a little sluggish here and there. Still, it’s a capable value option with two cameras and a microSD slot for extra storage, although it’s let down by the shoddy metallic-looking plastic back which wimps out at the first sign of a scrape.
As with the previous model, the AT300SE is surprisingly listenable with headphones in offering up good balance even if there’s little of the dynamism of the iPad 4 or Google Nexus 10. Give the tinny speakers a miss, though…
Film buffs are spolit for choice with Google Play and Acetrax, accessed through Toshiba Places, but picture quality is only so-so in both standard- and high-definition, with washed out colours and blacks that aren’t as inky as we’d like.
Toshiba AT300SE review: Verdict
The AT300SE is nice enough to navigate, but with a less than durable finish, uninspiring video and Toshiba dropping ports such as microHDMI, it just doesn’t represent great value for money. We’d recommend trying a smaller tab or spending more on the Google Nexus 10.