If you like working with a tablet PC but always wanted a bigger screen, then Toshiba has some good news for you. The company recently announced plans to release a 13-inch Android tablet later this summer. The tablet will be launched under the ‘Excite’ brand of devices.
When released, the 13 inch Toshiba Excite will be the largest Android tablet in the world. Toshiba is also releasing 7.7 inch and 10 inch models.
While tablets like Apple’s iPad steal a lot of media attention, Toshiba is quietly gaining a pre-release following due to a number of unique advantages. All of the Excite models have a thin and light design that appeals to many consumers, as well as a surprising level of durability – something that is often lacking in other tablet devices. They also feature a wider array of ports in order to give users a more complete tablet experience, as well as cameras on both the front and back.
Smart computer users know that it’s the interior components that count: your tablet won’t be a fast computer if it doesn’t have a decent amount of processing power and RAM. With that in mind, all three of the Toshiba Excite’s use Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) operating system. They also include 1GB of RAM, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi functionality.
The 13 inch model is expected to run at a stunning 1600×900 resolution, with the 10 inch being slightly lower at 1280×800.
With its strong aluminum casing and clear, scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass, Toshiba’s Excite tablets are certainly something to consider the next time you’re looking for a good tablet computer. Whether you think that tablets could use a bigger screen, or you just want something different from everybody else, Toshiba will start rolling out its Excite tablets beginning with the 10 inch model in May.
The 13 inch Toshiba Excite is expected to retail at $650 for the 32GB model and $750 for the 64GB model. The 7.7 inch and 10 inch Excites will both be priced at around $500 for 16GB of storage space.