Toshiba announces availability of thinnest tablet, introduces 14 inch ultrabook

With CES done and dusted, Australia’s division of Toshiba has come out and announced several new computers, as well as the upcoming release of the AT200 – world’s thinnest tablet and a product we previewed last year.

Originally announced last September, the AT200 updated Toshiba’s first Android tablet with a much slimmer design, practically halving the thickness of 15mm to a svelte 7.7mm.

The new tablet ditches the old Tegra 2 processor in place of a new 1.2GHz processor from Texas Instruments, throws in 16GB of storage, and now features microUSB, microSD, and a microHDMI port.

The screen size is still 10.1 inches and protected by Corning’s scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass, with 1280×800 still the resolution of choice running atop Google’s Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS.

No word yet on when Ice Cream Sandwich will be arriving here, though we hope it’s soon.

Toshiba is readying this model for a February release, where it’ll replace last year’s AT100 tablet with the same $579 RRP.

With this replacement on the way, expect some sharp price drops on the AT100 at stores around the country.

It wasn’t just the tablet that received a refresh, with a new ultra book introduced featuring a larger 14 inch screen size.

The Toshiba Satellite U840 throws in a 320GB hard drive with a 16GB solid state drive, an Intel ultra-low voltage Core i5 processor, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, webcam, SD card slot, backlit keys, and a metallic finish.

The 14 inch screen is a little bit bigger than the 13.3 inch ones we’re used to seeing in ultrabooks, though the resolution is still the same, sitting at a HD capable 1366×768.

Like the new AT200 tablet, Toshiba U840 ultrabook is heading to stores now and can be found for $1,499 RRP.