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Toshiba Sneaks Excite Pro and Excite Write Tegra 4 Tablets to BestBuy and Amazon

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.

Toshiba Excite

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.

Toshiba Excite Pro

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.

Toshiba Excite Write

You can get the Toshiba Excite Pro at Best Buy and Amazon for $599 if you need one for school or for the office.


Excite Pure

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.

Toshiba Excite Pure

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

Toshiba announces Excite Pro, Excite Write, Excite Pure tablets

The Toshiba Excite Pro, Excite Write, and Excite Pure tablets are new offerings from the Japan-based company, which took the opportunity to unveil them at Computex 2013 in Taiwan.


All three tablets span 10 inches diagonally, and are all based on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Their similarities, however, end there. These three tablets are aimed at different kinds of consumers: the Excite Pure at budget-conscious buyers who only need modest features; the Excite Pro at those who require premium specifications; and the Excite Write at those who prefer a tablet that can handle note-taking.

The least expensive, therefore, among the tablets is the Excite Pure, which is priced at $299.99. The “Pure” word in its name refers to the basic Android experience that the device offers. In other words, it does not have any Toshiba-branded skin overlaid on the operating system. It runs on an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor under the hood, and packs an IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It furthermore has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. There is a single camera onboard, a front-facing 1.2 MP shooter. Among its ports are a microSD card slot for memory expansion, microHDMI, and microUSB.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the high-end Toshiba Excite Pro. This tablet boasts of an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, 32 GB of expandable storage capacity, and 2 GB of RAM. Meanwhile, its screen resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels, protected by Gorilla Glass 2. Harman Kardonstereo speakers promise quality audio. Adding to this list of specifications is an 8 MP rear camera, a1.2 MP front camera, a microSD card slot, microHDMI and microUSB port.

The third tablet is basically the same as the Toshiba Excite Pro, save for the fact that it supports a Wacom digitizer. This feature allows the device to compete against the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. CNet reports that the Wacom digitizer is able to recognize 1,024 degrees of pressure, but unlike the S Pen on the Samsung slate, it does not automatically change the line thickness. To the Wacom digitizer’s credit, however, CNet says that such tool felt more natural to the touch as compared with the light S Pen.

The Toshiba Excite Pure has a price tag of $499.99, while the Excite Pro will sell for $599.99.

The tablets are expected to be available from Toshiba on June 25, and will arrive in other stores come early July.

via cnet, pocketnow