This is the new line of tablets by Toshiba. No longer plagued by the failure that was the Thrive series, the Excite line of tablets all use a vanilla/stock version of Android 4.0, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core SoC, and textured aluminum backs with thing profiles. The Excite 7.7 and 10 both have a 1280 x 800 AMOLED display, while the massive Excite 13, which as per the name suggests, contains a 13.3-inch display, steps it up to 1600 x 900 resolution. Additionally, there are full-sized SD card slots on the 10 and 13 models.
Did I mention that the Excite 13 looks like it means business? And it weighs a hefty 2.2 pounds.
Now, here where the object of money comes into play: you’d need to pay $650 for the 32GB Excite 13 when it goes on sale June 10th, which is well above the baseline tablet price. Next is a 64GB storage option for $750 (!), the Excite 7.7 for $500 on June 10th for 16GB and $580 for the 32GB configuration. However, to try and rush things, Toshia is making the 10-inch early to the market, arriving May 6th starting for $500 and 16GB of built-in storage space.
It’s all very complicated with Toshiba, and there mistake with gadgets is usually launching many at once, or making complicated launch plans. Or even worse, not ensuring the experience is comfortable for the user, but hopefully the Excite series is an exception. PR after the break.