Toshiba introduces 3 new tablets: Excite Go is a $110 7-inch Android tablet, Encore 8 and 10 come with Windows on board

Toshiba introduces 3 new tablets: Excite Go is a $110 7-inch Android tablet, Encore 8 and 10 come with Windows on board
Toshiba has just unveiled a trio of new tablets, aiming for that sweet spot of good value for the money, with an 8-inch and 10-inch Windows-based tablets, the Toshiba Encore 8 and Encore 10, as well as the 7-inch Excite Go Android tablet for just $110.

First, the Encore duo. The 8” and 10” tablets do not have particularly impressive specs - Toshiba has equipped them with a quad-core Intel Atom chip and a modest 800 x 1280-pixel resolution, but what they stand out with is price. The 8-inch Encore 8 costs just $200, while its 10-inch sibling price is set at $270.

What looks even more exciting in terms of cost, though, is the $110 Toshiba Excite Go, a 7-inch Android tablet for those on a strict budget. We have seen cheap tablets out of China, but this is one of just a few to come from a manufacturer that you’ve actually heard of (the HP Slate 7 would be the most prominent alternative).

The Excite Go has a surprisingly capable silicon engine for the price: it runs on a quad-core Intel Atom chip that Toshiba says can power the device for up to 8 hours. It’s also got the advantage of running the latest Android 4.4 KitKat on board, but on the downside, its 7-inch display is fairly low-res at 600 x 1024 pixels.

Are you interested in any of these affordable new tablets by Toshiba?


via Engadget

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17 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Low screen resolution turns me off as usual with these cheap devices...

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

These are not even the worst. I have seen a 7" tablet with 480x800 display. Pretty disgusting.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There are other 7" tablets with 1280x800 (or 1280x768). So why 1024x600. If it was even 1024x768 it would have been better for web browsing. Who am I kidding even Apple dropped their iPad 2, which had 1024x768. Resolutions lower then 1280x768 don't cut it any more on a tablet. They forget that most tablets are used for media consumption.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I don't want to sound like I don't like tablets that are 7". That's far from the truth. I have nexus 7 tablets. The first gen nexus 7 had a resolution of 1280x800. I still love that tablet. If toshiba were to at least have that resolution for the 7" tablet with the quad core atom processor (most likely baytrail). Then I would buy one.

11. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

its for people on a budget, who can afford to spend 400 bucks on a tablet, you can expect a higher resolution. read the article its a low end tablet everything cant be high end because everyone can't afford a high end device. sometimes i wonder why you stupids keep going around slaughtering every product that comes out.if you font have anything good to say then skip the comments section

13. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

It's a cheap device... I mean low resolution comes standard at these prices.

3. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

maybe you'll should design tablets for us, since you know what we like, bet you guys have money the to throw down let me know how that works we will be waiting for those top of the line tablets at 200 dollars

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Making a tablet for $110 tablet is one thing. Making a tablet with a display of 1024x600 for that same price is another. Most of what people do on a tablet is on the screen that people view and touch. There is no denying it or trying to hide that fact. So in order to make a good tablet, then you need a good or great display. So a 7" display with a resolution of 1024x600 is already sending a bad message. Even though it could have the fastest processor with the most ram, and the largest amount of storage on board. The thing that everyone sees at the beginning is the display. So if I were to make a tablet today. I would never use a display with such a poor resolution from the start. Like I said it would have to have a minimum of 1280x800 for a 7" display to even look at it.

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

By your method of thinking a 62" television is absolutely horrid with hits 1080p screen. After all, all they do is watch movies in blueray 1080p etc etc.. no your simply on the tard boat in all reality. Most people getting these devices have no clue what those numbers mean, in fact i would propose a real time challenge. to bad there would be no way to do so and asking people what 1080p 720p 1280x800 truly truly truly meant. Not to mention most internet video is NOT 1080p optimized and more than likely compressed like netflix and other titles, i dont think they really care. what is the DPI of a 1080p 62in screen?

5. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great price for a full Windows 8.1 Update tablet computer!

7. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

In before "All that Bezel".

9. TheWolfHowling

Posts: 4; Member since: May 27, 2014

I might buy a Excite Go. However, before I enter my payment info, I would like to know a little more about it, such as how much and which type of RAM it has and the Atom's clock speed. Was looking at the HP 7 Plus, however, that's out of stock, and I wouldn't mind paying a little extra for more storage and 4.4 KitKat

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

14. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

i think im going to buy that 8inch windows tablet

15. Sora77

Posts: 70; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

When no name Chinese manufacturers (some even put Samsung brand on those tablets) are selling their tablets with even lower resolution at 80,90$, this is a great great deal.

16. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

The Excite Go doesn't sound too bad for the price; a quad-core Atom processor could prove to be at least suitable for moderate usage, but that resolution leaves a lot to be desired. The original HP Slate was running that same resolution, and that was a year ago. The 8" and 10" tablets, though, are a different story. The resolutions aren't too impressive, but running full Windows and boasting quad-core Atoms (possibly at a higher speed than the Excite Go) could be indeed worth the price. At least there is plenty of variety with these Windows tablets; it's not just the Surface that has the people's attention.

17. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

toshiba tg01 was wen i fell in love with that company

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