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Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on

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Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on
A little over a week ago, we first got wind about Toshiba’s trio of Excite branded Android tablets, you know, the ones that are packing that lovable quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. Well last night at Pepcom’s EcoFocus event held in New York City, we managed to get some hands-on time with them all – so let’s start things off with the smallest of the bunch.

Thus far, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the only tablet we’ve been acquainted with that features a 7.7-inch display. However, the Toshiba Excite 7.7 is looking to be yet another suitable competitor as it flaunts an equally attractive 7.7-inch AMOLED panel. In terms of design, we like where Toshiba is going with this latest tablet line, as it sheds the PC-like appearance of the Toshiba Thrive from not too long ago. Instead, it utilizes a silver plastic casing that emulates the look of a metallic surface – but without the added weight. On top of that, we also like how it flaunts a modest sleek frame, and that its aesthetics is more rounded in the corners to allow for a better overall feel in the hand.

Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on
Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on
Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on
Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on

Capturing our attention, its 7.7” AMOLED display radiates with enough high-contrast and saturated colors to keep our eyes affixed at it – while still delivering some pleasant looking details. Thanks to the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor it’s tucking away inside of its body, it’s able to perform handsomely without much fluff during our brief time with it. Based on what we saw with this specific model, the tablet is featuring a stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for tablets experience – with no evidence of any customizations.

Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on
Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on
Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on
Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on

Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on
Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on
Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on
Toshiba Excite 7.7 hands-on

Rumored to launch sometime in June, the Toshiba Excite 10 also features a 5-megaixel rear camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front-facing snapper, microSD slot, microHDMI port, microUSB port, Bluetooth, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. As of right now, there’s no exact confirmation on pricing, but it’s speculated to be around the $500 – meaning, it might make for a hard sell.

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posted on 20 Apr 2012, 12:12 1

1. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

Without reading it I bet the moral of the story is, it's no iPad. got it. cool, thx. But billions of us don't want a iPad for $5-800 or in my case for any price. So get your journalistic face out of apple's rear end!

I apologize in advance if I was wrong but that is what I think of iOS arena these days. If you don't like this, have some journalistic integrity and report unbiOSed views for a change!

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 13:03 3

3. roscuthiii (Posts: 2265; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Actually, the article did a fine job of providing an objective hands-on viewpoint based on the Excite 7.7's merits alone.

Kudos to John on that.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 05:33 1

6. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

sorry, i pressed a thumb down in place of thumbs up....

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 08:41

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 2265; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

No worries, they're just pixels. ;-)

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 13:51 2

4. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Wrong. Your apology is not accepted.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 20:55 1

5. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

i have to agree most often Phonearena is biased. but not in this artcle dude..

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 12:16 2

2. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

What's the screen resolution?

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 07:29

8. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

Very nice design Toshiba needs to keep up the good work and stop manufacturing Japan only products.

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