Toshiba has just announced a refresh of their Android tablet line-up, which will add a new 10-inch model into their portfolio. Dubbed the Excite 10 SE, the tablet is powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 CPU and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The tablet will hit the market on December 6th with a price tag of $349.99. It comes with 16 gigs of storage, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, and it comes with a microSD slot. While the device definitely sounds interesting, we aren’t expecting it to be a huge competitor in the current tablet market.
Other specs like RAM and the screen resolution were not detailed, but Toshiba does say that the device is 0.4-inches thick, and it weighs in at 22.6 ounces, which is extremely close to Google’s Samsung-manufactured Nexus 10. Toshiba adding another tablet to their portfolio is great, but we really don’t here a whole lot about the company’s sales or anything. Toshiba tablets just don’t seem that popular as some of the ones that have released this year. Regardless though, the Excite 10 SE looks promising thus far, lets just hope that they are able to deliver a great experience this time around.
At a $349.99 price point, this tablet is definitely not bad. You can find a lot more details about this guy in the press release below. December 6th is only a mere two days away, and if you’ve got your eyes on this, you won’t be waiting a whole lot longer!
What do you think of a new Toshiba tablet? Would this be something that would interest you? Let us know in the comments below!
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the availability of the Excite™ 10 SE tablet, a multimedia-rich tablet with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, powered by Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean. The Excite 10 SE offers an affordable option for people looking for a powerful and versatile tablet for the home, starting at only $349.99 MSRP1.
“Our Excite family of tablets continues to grow with options to suit a wide range of consumer needs, from portability and gaming to versatility and power,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “We designed the Excite 10 SE to be a full featured tablet that offers a pure Android, Jelly Bean experience, while maintaining an attractive price point.”
The Excite 10 SE features Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, which improves on the simplicity and usability of Android 4.0. Moving between customizable home screens and switching between apps is effortless, while the Chrome™ browser and new Google Now intelligent personal assistant and Voice Search apps makes surfing the web fast and fluid.
Slim and light at only 0.4 inches thick and weighing 22.6 ounces2, the Excite 10 SE is encased with a textured Fusion Lattice finish, making it comfortable to hold and easy to carry. The tablet offers a vibrant 10.1-inch diagonal AutoBrite™ HD touchscreen display3 plus the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Super 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core processor4 that delivers smooth web browsing and outstanding performance for games, HD movies and more.
Stereo speakers with SRS® Premium Voice Pro create an optimized audio experience for music, video and games, while providing greater clarity for video chatting via the tablet’s HD front-facing camera. The Excite 10 SE also includes a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and digital zoom for capturing HD video and photos. Featuring a wide range of connectivity, the tablet includes 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® 3.0, as well as Micro SD and Micro USB ports for expandability. The tablet also charges conveniently via the Micro USB port.
The Excite 10 SE will be available starting at $349.99 MSRP for the 16GB model at select retailers and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com on December 6, 2012.