A number of companies are busy developing tablets and Toshiba is no different. Toshiba’s first move into this arena came in the form of the Toshiba Thrive which by all accounts could be considered a rather clunky device due to the thickness of the tablet.
Open to feedback, Toshiba took all of the comments that they received about their first tablet, went back to the drawing table and came up with plans for another device. This time around, the tablet made its debut some four months ago at the Consumer Electronics Tradeshow. Known as the Excite tablet, what distinguishes this device from Toshiba’s first model is the effort that was made to thin this device down. This device also came standard with a 10-inch display screen.
Today, Toshiba has added to the Excite line up by introducing their newest addition, the 13-inch Excite 13. Not only is the display screen bigger then any of the earlier Toshiba tablets, but amongst Android tablets, the Excite 13 features the biggest LED touchscreen available on the market today. Pixel resolution on this device comes in at 1600×900 and with an emphasis on thin design, Toshiba has managed to pack the innards of this device into a 0.4-inch thin, 2.2 pound device. Aside from its smaller dimensions, the Excite 13 also comes standard with a four speaker sound system, an SD card slot, a micro USB data port, an HDMI port and 1GB RAM. The entire unit is also powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU.
Expect to see the 32GB Excite 13 go on sale this June for $649.99 while the 64GB model will retail for $100 more.