Available beginning June 25 in United States
Toshiba has announced three new Excite-series Android tablets earlier today. These 10.1-inch tablets are powered by NVIDIA processors and run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Targeting a different consumer segment with each tablet, Toshiba seems to have the right combination of features and pricing this time around, however we will reserve our verdict until the first reviews are in.
The newly introduced Excite series tablets include Excite Pro, Excite Write and Excite Pure with Excite Write being the flagship model.
“With more and more consumers adopting tablets as their go-to devices for entertainment and travel, we wanted to push the boundaries even further and equip our new Excite tablets with the technology and features needed to maximize the potential of these devices,” said Carl Pinto , vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division.
Toshiba Excite Write
The tablet packs a high-res 10.1-inch 2560x1600p Pixelpure display with 300PPI. It also comes with NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 8MP rear camera and a bunch of ports.
Other features of the tablet include Harman Kardon stereo speakers, DTS Premium Voice Pro audio processing technology, Toshiba TruPen (stylus) and TruNote application.
It has been priced at $599.99.
Toshiba Excite Pro
Apart from the lack of stylus support, other specifications of Excite Pro are almost same as Excite Write like 10.1-inch 2560x1600p Pixelpure display, Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8MP camera and Harman Kardon speakers.
It has been priced at $499.99.
Toshiba Excite Pure
The affordable tablet among the three, Excite Pure packs Tegra 3 instead of Tegra 4 and comes with features like 10.1-inch AutoBrite display with 1280x800p resolution, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 3MP rear camera, stereo speakers with DTS Premium Voice Pro, and a bunch of ports.
It has been priced at $299.99.
Availability of Toshiba Excite tablets
All three tablets will be available beginning on June 25, 2013 and can be purchased directly from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com or from major retailers and e-tailers beginning in early July.
Optional Keyboard Cover accessory
Toshiba is also offering a 2-in-1 keyboard cover that fits all the new Excite tablets. There is no pricing information available about this cover right now.