Toshiba Excite 7.7 Review
Wi-Fi connectivity. In fact, it’s able to maintain a sufficient connection at 30 feet away from a wireless router.
Setting its display brightness to the automatic setting, we’re glad to report that it’s able to provide us with up to 1 ½ days of battery life with our light usage. Oppositely, we’re able to get by a single day with heavy usage – though, there is an “Enabled Balanced Power” option that better optimizes its consumption.
No longer regarded as a newcomer in the Android tablet scene, Toshiba is doing a great job in building up its reputation with its new line of Excite tablets. Just like its names, there’s a lot of excitement surrounding the diminutive Toshiba Excite 7.7, as it boasts top-notch hardware in a compact body. From its rigorous performing quad-core processor to its stunning “AutoBrite” AMOLED display, there are a lot of things that reels us into this tablet. However, we’re stopped dead in our tracks as we look upon the expensive $450 price point attached to this base 16GB Wi-Fi only version. At this level, it’s going to be a hard sell for most people, seeing that you can pick up things like the Asus Transformer Prime for $50 more – or on the other end of the spectrum, pay considerably less for something like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Nowadays, pricing is such an instrumental figure in making a device successful or not, but with this, we feel it’s doing more harm than good.
Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 4.0.3
Kernel Version: 18.104.22.168-geaeacad
Build Number: IML74K.01.000050418
- Solid construction
- Vibrant AutoBrite AMOLED display
- Fast performance
- Poor photo/video quality
- Extremely weak speakers
1. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Before any says "Another tablet let down for it's camera", keep in mind that if a feature is included then they (the manufacturer of the device) should make it work properly even though cameras on tablets aren't necessary.
2. sorcio46 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Your right man but as we are always saying the camera in a tablet should take only 1/10 (or 1.5/10) of the overall score and not a third like in smartphones !
For me the right score for this review should be 7.5/10 and iPad 3 should be 8 for its crappy front facing camera (that is the only camera that it's used in a tablet to do videochat, cause it's completely madness to take photoes and videos with a tablet)
3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Mark my words, the Nexus 7 tablet will get a crappy score too because of the lack of camera.
4. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
but why would anyone want to take pictures with a tablet
holding it is just awkward
it has a front facing camer a right?