If you are shopping for an Android tablet from a popular and reputable manufacturer for cheap, you may be interested to know that Toshiba, a long-term computer market leader, has sneaked a range of tablets to the online market stores BestBuy and Amazon and the amazing thing is, they are the first tablets running NVIDIA’s new Tegra 4 chip.
These are the first tablets powered by NVIDIA’s new line of processors to hit the shelves, even ahead of the much touted NVIDIA Shield gaming tablet cum console. The guys at Toshiba are making the tablets available in the US market quietly and at quite affordable prices actually. The new Toshiba Excite tablets with Tegra 4 chips include the Excite Pro and Excite Write.
Toshiba Excite Pro
The Toshiba Excite Pro is a 10.1 inch Tegra 4 tablet boasting of a 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM to complement the raw power the new Tegra 4 chip promises. The tablet’s screen offers an amazingly crisp display at an amazing 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution, a sizeable bezel and a battery that promises up to 9.5 hours of video playback. It comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box and a 32 GB onboard memory.
The Toshiba Excite Pro retails for $479.99 at Amazon and Best Buy.
Toshiba Excite Write
From the name, you can probably tell that this tablet is made mainly for document editing and other office-like tasks, but its specifications show that this could as well pass as an entertainment and a gaming device. The tablet’s build is a lot like the Excite Pro except that it comes with extra stylus support and an active digitizer to support the styli. These added features are reason the tablet costs an extra 120 bucks. As a recap, the Excite write is a 10.1 inch tablet with a 2560 x 1600 LCD screen, a quad-core Tegra 41.6 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB onboard memory. The tablet also comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the same battery as the Excite Pro.
You can get the Toshiba Excite Pro at Best Buy and Amazon for $599 if you need one for school or for the office.
Besides Excite Pro and Write, Toshiba also quietly released another 10 inch tablet in the same line with a Pure moniker. The Toshiba Excite Moniker has lesser specs than the Excite Pro and Write but they are still quite impressive. It is a 10.1 inch tablet with a lesser resolution than its two siblings at 1280 x 800 pixels. This tablet also comes with an older quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB onboard memory. The Excite Pure comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a battery that promises up to 12 hours of continuous use on a single charge.
The Toshiba pure tablet will be more affordable, retailing at $250 on Amazon but it is also available on Best Buy.
Toshiba has listed the full range of Excite tablets on their retail site. NVIDIA has confirmed that the Toshiba Excite Pro and Write are the first to come with the Tegra 4 processor but we may have to wait a little longer to determine just how good their new chip is on tablets.
Source: Android Police