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Toshiba Reveals 7.7, 10.1, 13.3-inch Excite Tablets

On Tuesday Toshiba revealed three new Excite Android-based tablets, one of which measures a rather large 13.3-inches. The first one to hit the market will be the Excite 10 (10.1-inch) tablet at the beginning of May, followed by the Excite 7.7 (7.7-inch) and the Excite 13 (13.3-inch) at the beginning of June. Prices will range from $449.99 to $749.99, depending on the size and storage capacity.

The upcoming Excite 7.7 will be Toshiba's first tablet to feature an AMOLED display, packing Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 SoC within a 0.3-inch think form factor. The tablet will also feature 1 GB of RAM, a microUSB port, a microSD card slot, and weigh a mere 13.4 ounces. The Excite 7.7 will retail for $499.99 for the 16 GB model and $579.99 for the 32 GB model.

The Excite 10 tablet will feature a 10.1-inch AutoBrite LED Backlit display with a native 1280 x 800 resolution and 10-finger multi-touch support. Like the 7.7-inch version, it too will have Nvidia's Tegra 3 SoC and 1 GB of RAM, but it will also have a selection of built-in ports including microUSB, microHDMI output and a full-sized SD card slot. The tablet promises up to 10 hours of battery life and seven days of stand-by, and will retail for for $449.99 for the 16 GB model, $529.99 for the 32 GB model and $649.99 for the 64 GB model.

Finally there's the over-sized Excite 13 sporting the 13.3-inch screen. Measuring just 0.4-inches thin and weighing a mere 2.2 pounds, the tablet will feature an AutoBrite LED Backlit display with 10-finger touch support powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3. On-board will be a four-speaker sound system with exclusive sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS Labs, 1 GB of RAM, a microUSB port, microHDMI output, a full-sized SD card slot, and a 1600 x 900 native resolution. It will retail for $649.99 for the 32 GB model and $749.99 for the 64 GB model.

The three new tablets -- Excite 10, Excite 13 and Excite 7.7 -- will feature sturdy aluminum shells and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass displays. Powered by Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, they will also feature a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and SRS Labs technology.

"One size does not fit all, so we are carefully considering how and where people are using tablets and designing form factors to best suit various needs," said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "With amazingly thin and light designs, our new Excite family of tablets continues to incorporate what consumers have come to love about Toshiba tablets: essential ports for a more complete tablet computing experience plus durability that ensures they can go the distance."

Look for the Excite 10 to hit stores at the beginning of next month.

  • redeye
    you can not charge more than 399 for a tablet less than 10 inches... the ipad2 is 399 for 16GB!.

    pick your poison... One should not get ripped off because you want an android tablet. and at these prices you are getting ripped off. 7 inch should be 299, the 10.1 should be 449, and the 13.3 should be 550. the ipad3 has a 2048x1536 screen at 499!

    what has toshiba done with these tablets that makes them special and charge higher than market rate prices ? the only special feature in this group is the 13.3 inch tablet!.
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  • joytech22
    redeyeyou can not charge more than 399 for a tablet less than 10 inches... what has toshiba done with these tablets that makes them special and charge higher than market rate prices ? the only special feature in this group is the 13.3 inch tablet!.

    Yes, they can charge more than $399. You get a quad-core CPU, AMOLED display (for 7") and a great GPU, Thin, Supports external storage via MicroSD etc..

    The tablets aren't "terrible" pricing, considering the Transformer Prime here is $750 at best.
    I might consider the 13" version actually, depending on how I find the experience with it in-store when it's released.
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  • BSMonitor
    Excite if that was dual-core Atom with HD4500 Graphics and Windows 8 Metro. Since it is not, Epic Fail!
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  • drwho1
    Excite Tablets.... Noting to get Excited about.
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  • chronicbint
    More droid flops.
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  • targetdrone
    What does 13" translate into paper size? I would love to have a tablet with an 8.5x11" screen with a pen so I could write notes digtially and then print them later if needed.
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  • kristoffe
    1600x900 pixels is a 16:9 ratio.
    a right triangle with side A=9, B=16, then C=....

    A*A+B*B=C*C
    9*9+16*16=337^0.5 or 18.3575
    18.3575 proportional to 13 would make the ratio 13/18.3575 0.708 or 71%
    70.8% or .708*9=6.372
    .708*16=11.328

    6.372" x 11.328" x 13"

    and some proportional smidget less if the tablet has a border inside of it.


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  • kristoffe
    and if it is a 13.3" tablet...

    13.3/18.3575 0.7244 or 72.44% (72.45%)

    72.44% * 9 = 6.51" or 6.5" H
    72.44% * 16 = 11.59" or 11.6" W

    6.5" x 11.59" x 13.3"
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  • spookie
    Can someone please explain to me why the 7.7'' costs $499.99 for the 16 GB model, while the 10.1" model costs $449.99 for the 16 GB model?? Why does the small tablet cost more than the bigger one?
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  • novaguy
    spookieCan someone please explain to me why the 7.7'' costs $499.99 for the 16 GB model, while the 10.1" model costs $449.99 for the 16 GB model?? Why does the small tablet cost more than the bigger one?
    The 7.7 has an AMOLED screen.
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