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Apr 10, 2012

Toshiba Unveils Excite 7.7 ICS-Based Tablet with Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU

Toshiba has just announced a new set of three tablets based on Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, Excite 10, 13 and 7.7.

All three slates come with similar hardware configurations, but set themselves apart when it comes to display and storage amount. 

The smallest of the three, the Excite 7.7 is Toshiba’s first tablet to feature an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. The other two slates sport AutoBrite LED Backlit displays, which are larger than Excite 7.7’s screen.

Toshiba Excite 7.7 is only 0.3 inches thin and weighs in at only 13.4 ounces (380g, battery included). Even though the tablet is small and light, it comes with a powerful hardware configuration, which enables users to smoothly run the latest games and HD content.

The tablet is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, which is complemented by a GeForce graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM. In addition, the Excite 7.7 tablet includes a microUSB port and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).

Software-wise, all three tablets include a full suite of the popular Google Mobile Service applications, such as Google Play, YouTube, Gmail and Google Maps. 

Google apps aside, the Excite 7.7 comes pre-loaded with a slew of Toshiba software and third-party applications, including TOSHIBA Book Place, TOSHIBA Media Player, TOSHIBA File Manager, as well as Netflix and Zinio.

According to Toshiba, the Excite 7.7 tablet will be available for purchase from June 10 for a suggested retail price of $499.99 (380 EUR) for the 16GB model and $579.99 (440 EUR) for the 32GB model.

“With amazingly thin and light designs, our new Excite family of tablets continues to incorporate what consumers have come to love about Toshiba tablets: essential ports for a more complete tablet computing experience plus durability that ensures they can go the distance,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division.


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