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Apr 10, 2012

And Here Is the Excite 10 Tablet from Toshiba

After seeing the huge Excite 13 tablet, we have finally arrived at the Excite 10, which is basically the closest thing to the “common” denominator on the slate segment right now. 

"One size does not fit all, so we are carefully considering how and where people are using tablets and designing form factors to best suit various needs," said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, digital products division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. 

This idea is what led to the appearance of the 13.3-inch Excite 13, which we covered here, and the Excite 7.7, discussed here

Now we finally get to see the size that does not fit all but, in the end, is still just right for most people. 

Excite 10 is, obviously enough, a 10-inch Android tablet, where the exact version of the Android operating system (OS) is 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). 

The display features a native resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, as well as a Corning Gorilla Glass overlay. 

In other words, it will withstand scratches, hits and falls without being damaged in any way. 

Of course, particularly severe hits or shocks will still leave a mark, but only if someone actually puts active effort into wrecking the tablet. 

As for what lies inside, the configuration is actually pretty standard, as dictated by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 ARM platform. 

The quad-core SoC with integrated graphics is backed by 1 GB of DDR3 RAM (random access memory) and 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of built-in NAND storage. 

The list goes on with micro USB connectivity, micro HDMI, a full-size SD card slot, two cameras (5 megapixels on the back, 2 megapixels at the front) and a battery that can keep everything running for up to 12 hours, or so Toshiba claims. 

Sales will start on May 6, 2012, and the price will be $449, probably 449 Euro in Europe, in spite of exchange rates. Not even close to the $199 / 150 Euro (probably 199 Euro in truth) promised by NVIDIA by summer, but decent enough, we suppose.


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