Toshiba Excite Out March 6thBy: Mike Fossum - February 29, 2012
Toshiba will launch its Excite 10 LE Tablet on March 6th, a day before the Apple iPad 3 event in San Francisco. First unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the Android-based Excite claims the status as the thinnest tablet in existence.
The Excite 10 LE will have a 10.1 inch display at 1280 x 800 pixels, featuring Gorilla Glass. The tablet is 0.3 inches thick, at 1.18 pounds, making it slightly thinner and lighter than the iPad 2. Despite the thin profile, it features micro USB and microHDMI ports, along with a microSD card slot. The Excite will run Android 3.2 Honeycomb initially, and will upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in the spring, on a 1.2-GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor. It will also feature a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, a 5 megapixel camera on the back.
The Excite 10 LE 16GB model starts at $529, while the 32GB version starts at $599, but still might be a bit hard to sell – Its screen resolution pales in comparison to the iPad’s 3 rumored resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, and many Android tablets coming out feature a quad-core processor, including Toshiba’s own AT270.