New Toshiba Tablets Announced in Three Different Sizes
Toshiba is staying commited to the tablet world, but is retiring its unpopular Thrive in favor of something new. Toshiba has announced the new Excite line of tablets, which come in 7.7, 10, and 13 inch sizes. Yes, that last one is a 13" tablet and not an Ultrabook. Regardless of the size you get, all the Excites pack an NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC and run a stock version of Android 4.0. All feature 1GB of RAM, a five megapixel rear camera, two megapixel front camera, and are WiFi-only. The 7.7" model comes in at 0.3 inches thick, weighs 13.1 ounces, and features a 1280x800 AMOLED display. The Excite 10 is only 0.35 inches thick, weighs 1.32 pounds, and has a 1280x800 AutoBrite LED display. The Excite 13 comes in at 0.4 inches thick and 2.2 pounds, but packs a 1600x900 AutoBrite LED display.
The Excite 7.7 has a microSD slot and micro USB port, but the Excite 10 and 13 both have a micro HDMI port and a full-size SD slot. The Excite 10 is rated for 10 hours of battery life, the Excite 13 at 13 hours of battery life, but the Excite 7.7 does not have any information. Since it is the smallest of the Excite tablets, I imagine it will have at least 10 hours of runtime.
The Excite 10 will be the first to launch on May 6th, with the Excite 13 and 7.7 on June 10th. The 10" model starts at $449.99 for the 16GB model, the 7.7" starts at $499.99 for 16GB, and the 13" at $649.99 for 32GB of storage.