Toshiba Launches Three Excite Tablets, Including 13.3-Inch Model
Toshiba hasn’t exactly been keeping its Excite line of Android tablets a secret; we’ve been hearing about the Excite 10 for months, caught a look at a 7.7-inch model from the MWC, and learned of a gigantic 13.3-inch design. Today Toshiba goes official with all three models, announcing specs and pricing for the Excite 7.7, Excite 10, and Excite 13.3 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets.
This Excite 10 is a different beast from the hardware Toshiba announced for the US at the Excite 10 LE; unlike the LE with its TI chip, all three Excites we’re talking about today run quad-core Tegra 3 components. You’ll also find a five-megapixel main camera and two-megapixel front-facer on all three models, as well as Gorilla Glass protection and one gigabyte of RAM.
The Excite 7.7 is the only one of the three to feature an AMOLED display; though Toshiba doesn’t mention resolution here, we’ve heard 1280 x 800 before. It will come in $500 16GB and $580 32GB versions.
Toshiba keeps that 1280 x 800 resolution for the Excite 10, but stretches the screen up to 10.1 inches. It measures just under nine millimeters thick, and you’ll pay about $450, $530, and $650 for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models, respectively.
Finally, we have that giant 13.3-inch model, which not too long ago seemed like a fanciful prototype idea. It’s very real, and those of you who crave something beyond ten inches will soon have the opportunity to pick one up. Unfortunately, Toshiba didn’t go with a 1080p display, and the Excite 13 only hits 1600 x 900. It will run you $650 or $750, depending on your choice of 32GB or 64GB.
The Excite 7.7 and Excite 13 will go up for sale on June 10. The Excite 10 gets here a little earlier, on May 6.