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“World’s Thinnest Tablet” The Toshiba Excite 10 LE Available March 6th

In January at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Toshiba introduced the “world’s thinnest tablet” the Toshiba Excite X10.  Since then they’ve renamed the tablet to the Toshiba Excite 10 LE and they’ve announced pricing and availability.

The Toshiba Excite 10 LE will be available next week starting March 6th starting at $529.99.

The Excite 10LE measures 7.7mm thin and weighs just 1.18 pounds. It’s running Android 3.2, Honeycomb, out of the gate but Toshiba promises a spring 2012 upgrade to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. There are two models available, the 16gb model is just $529.99 and the 32gb model is $599.99.

More after the break

The tablet features a 10.1″ high resolution “Autobrite” display. The tablet is made out of a high quality magnesium alloy and Corning Gorilla Glass. It also has a anti-smudge coating.  Although it doesn’t have the same ports as Toshiba’s 10″ Thrive tablet, you will find  a micro USB port, micro HDMI port, microSD slot,  and wifi and Bluetooth capability.

Here are the complete specs:

 

Android 3.2, Honeycomb (upgradeable to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich)

 10.1-inch diagonal LED Backlit widescreen Corning Gorilla Glass display with IPS technology and 10-finger multi-touch support

 1280 x 800 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio

 Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 multicore processor; 1.2GHz with 1GB LPDDR2 RAM

 16GB and 32GB configurations6

 2 megapixel front-facing camera

 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash

 Micro USB, Micro HDMI ports

 Micro SD card slot

 Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

 Gyroscope, Accelerometer, GPS, eCompass and Ambient Light Sensor

 Stereo speakers with sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS Labs

 Built-in 25 watt-hour rechargeable lithium ion battery

 10.1” (W) x 6.9” (D) x 0.3” (H)

 1.18 pounds (535g)

You can pick up the new Toshiba Excite 10 LE starting March 6 at all major electronics retailers like Bestbuy and Amazon.

 

“Excite 10 LE embodies what a luxury tablet should be,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “We have engineered this tablet with premium materials and components, given it elegant yet durable styling and more connectivity options than any other tablet in its class, while fitting everything into an astonishingly thin and light design.”