Toshiba Excite

Toshiba's AT200 'Excite' tablet, which we recently got to see at CES, has today gone on sale in the UK. The tablet, which boasts a slimline 7.7mm profile, is available at the Carphone Warehouse as part of an exclusivity deal, with prices starting at £399 (~$630) for the 16GB version. If you're after the 32GB model, you'll have to part with another £150. Both versions lack 3G radios, so you'll be limited to Wifi only for data connectivity.

Inside the AT200 you'll find an ample, but not outstanding dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 1280x800 display. It's powered by Android 3.2 Honeycomb, which Toshiba seems to have left more or less untouched. And as we've come to expect from Toshiba tablets, you also get an impressive range of connectivity options, including an array of microSD, mini-USB and mini-HDMI ports.

The AT200 looks like an impressive product, but we're still a little jarred by that £400 price point, especially at a time when the next-generation of tablets is looming on the horizon. If you're tempted, though, you can check out Carphone's product listing at the source link, and take a look at our hands-on video while you're at it.

Source: Carphone Warehouse


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Toshiba AT200 'Excite' tablet launches in the UK, is Carphone Warehouse exclusive


I like it a lot, but, the price is wayyyyy too high, IMO. I don't see it doing that well with all the new offerings out there. It’s good looking and thin though. :-) Sexy!

Very expensive next to the 32GB Prime at $499. From my experience thinner isn't better though. Something 8mm or less thick is less comfortable to hold than something slightly thicker at 11mm or so. The thinner devices tend to dig into your palm. It is too bad form over function is what drives tablet/phone manufacturers lately though.

BAH... Phones launching with GB... I can KINNNND of be okay with... but a damn Tablet launching without ICS is just plain damn ridiculous

It's not better than an ipad and it's not cheaper than an ipad.

So Why The F did they bother?

I won't be buying any shares in Toshiba anytime soon.