Toshiba Excite 10 hands-on
Clearly, we already begin got notice that the trio of new Excite tablets employ the same the design characteristic, as the Excite 10 follows accordingly with its silver plastic body. Donning the same textured casing found with the Excite 7.7, it allows us to handle the tablet with ease using both hands, but as whole, there’s nothing particularly exciting about its looks. To tell you the truth, it falls close in line to being generic with its design – yet, it feels lightweight and appears somewhat streamlined.
With the display, it lacks the pizzazz and allure found with the one in use with the Excite 7.7, mainly because it sticks firmly to using a typical 10.1” WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD panel – so yeah, very much cookie cutter in this area. However, the star of the show remains to be the lighting fast quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor it’s running under the hood. Much like what we’ve seen already with the Asus Transformer Prime, the Toshiba Excite 10 screams profoundly with all of its operations – with barely any evidence of slowdown or lag.
Perusing around the platform, it’s obviously running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and so far, it remains to be a faithful vanilla experience. As for the rest of the tablet, it features a 5-megapixel rear camera with flash, 2-megapixel front-facing snapper, full-sized SD slot, microHDMI port, microUSB port, Bluetooth, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and 3.5mm headset jack. Expected to hit retail shelves soon, the Toshiba Excite 10 is going to retail for $449 from the onset. Moreover, we’re told that it’ll be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities.
1. roscuthiii (Posts: 2005; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I think I'd lean more towards the 7.7 myself. I'm not too worried about the plastic body. I'm a protection nut so even my Razr Maxx is in an Otterbox. My tablet's (when I finally decide to get one) going in some kind of casement too. Plastic body - negated.
Still, I'm gonna wait to see what Windows 8 tablets and the Nexus tablet from Asus bring to the table. And by that time the price will hopefully have come down a bit on the Excite line-up.
2. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
agreed on waiting on the windows 8 tablets. I'm excited to see what MS has in store for us and what the manufacturers are going to do with the platform as well. Looking forward to getting another fighter in the ring to drop prices down.
3. lsutigers (Posts: 817; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
This looks nice, I was going to get a tablet soon but I just picked up a lapdock for my Motorola Photon that will hold me over until the Windows 8 and possibly iPad 4 come out. I also have a BB Playbook which is a great little tablet for browsing. I thought I wouldn't like the 7" form factor but it turns out I like it better than my brother's iPad, much easier to handle and carry.