Toshiba Excite 7Toshiba's unveiled three Android-powered Excite tablets that come in three display sizes: 7.7 inches, 10.1 inches and 13.3 inches. Each Excite has an elegant aluminum design on the back and a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass display on the front. They feature the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Since the Excites feature an Nvidia Tegra 3 Processor Quad-Core Processor, Geforce Graphics and 1 Gb of RAM, speed isn't an issue. The Excite suite comes with stereo SRS Labs speakers, WiFi and Bluetooth. For those who want to take photos or videos, or chat with others, a 5-megapixel camera is in back while a 2-megapixel camera is in front. The 7.7 tablet comes with an AMOLED display and is one of the thinnest tablets on the market -- just 0.3 inches thick. It's designed for those who like to play games, surf the Internet or watch movies. (It supports 1280 x 800 resolution.) While it doesn't support full-size SD cards, it does handle microSD, microHDMI and microUSB ports. That's outstanding for a device so small and thin. The Excite 10 and 13 tablets come with an AutoBrite LED back-lit display, but with different resolutions: The Excite 10 supports 1280 x 800, while the Excite 13 supports 1600 x 900. In terms of connectivity, both support full-size SD cards, microHDMI and microUSB ports. The Excite 10's battery that can last up to 10 hours and seven days on standby. The Excite 13 has a battery life of up 13 hours and seven days on standby, as well. There's no word about the Excite 7.7 battery, but it should last up to 10 hours. More details:
  • The Excite 10 tablet will be available in stores in May, starting at $449.99 for the 16GB model, $529.99 for the 32GB model and $649.99 for the 64GB model.
  • The 7.7 will be available in June, starting at $499.99 for the 16GB model and $579.99 for the 32GB model.
  • The 13 tablet will also be available in June, starting at $649.99 for the 32GB model and $749.99 for the 64GB model.
Even if they don't come with a retina display and aren't really ground breaking, the Excites have great features and a beautiful design. Plus, I'm sure users will enjoy an Ice Cream Sandwich.