Toshiba’s unveiled three Android-powered Excite tablets that come in three display sizes: 7.7 inches, 10.1 inches and 13.3 inches.
Each Excite has an elegant aluminum design on the back and a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass display on the front. They feature the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Since the Excites feature an Nvidia Tegra 3 Processor Quad-Core Processor, Geforce Graphics and 1 Gb of RAM, speed isn’t an issue.
The Excite suite comes with stereo SRS Labs speakers, WiFi and Bluetooth. For those who want to take photos or videos, or chat with others, a 5-megapixel camera is in back while a 2-megapixel camera is in front.
The 7.7 tablet comes with an AMOLED display and is one of the thinnest tablets on the market — just 0.3 inches thick. It’s designed for those who like to play games, surf the Internet or watch movies. (It supports 1280 x 800 resolution.) While it doesn’t support full-size SD cards, it does handle microSD, microHDMI and microUSB ports. That’s outstanding for a device so small and thin.
The Excite 10 and 13 tablets come with an AutoBrite LED back-lit display, but with different resolutions: The Excite 10 supports 1280 x 800, while the Excite 13 supports 1600 x 900. In terms of connectivity, both support full-size SD cards, microHDMI and microUSB ports.
The Excite 10’s battery that can last up to 10 hours and seven days on standby. The Excite 13 has a battery life of up 13 hours and seven days on standby, as well. There’s no word about the Excite 7.7 battery, but it should last up to 10 hours.
- The Excite 10 tablet will be available in stores in May, starting at $449.99 for the 16GB model, $529.99 for the 32GB model and $649.99 for the 64GB model.
- The 7.7 will be available in June, starting at $499.99 for the 16GB model and $579.99 for the 32GB model.
- The 13 tablet will also be available in June, starting at $649.99 for the 32GB model and $749.99 for the 64GB model.
Even if they don’t come with a retina display and aren’t really ground breaking, the Excites have great features and a beautiful design. Plus, I’m sure users will enjoy an Ice Cream Sandwich.