Toshiba Excite Go Android tablet

Toshiba hasn't enjoyed much success in the tablet segment, a fact it is looking to change with the launch of its latest offering, the 7-inch Excite Go. Available in July for $109.99, the tablet is one of the most affordable slates from a major vendor.

For that price, you get a 7-inch 1024 X 600 screen, quad-core Intel Atom CPU, 8 GB internal storage, microSD card slot expandable to 128 GB and a battery that is claimed to last eight hours on a single charge. Toshiba is also bundling in OfficeSuite Pro with the tablet, which is a $15 purchase.

The tablet may not offer much, but it does come with Android 4.4 KitKat and has much better specs when compared to HP's 7 Plus, another affordable Android tablet that was launched last week for $99. Toshiba's offering also has the advantage of running KitKat, while HP's variant comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Would you be interested in picking one up when it launches?


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Toshiba's Excite Go tablet aims low with $110 price tag


There are still some pros and cons to both. The Sero 7 Pro has a higher resolution screen at 720p and runs a standard Tegra 3 ARM processor, which is more compatible with apps. Though most do work now, there are still some apps and games that don't work on x86 processors.

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Is there really a need to have ones that big?

I'm the kind of guy who stops a microwave at one second to feel like a bomb defuser.

Office Suite Pro makes it more valuable. I have no need since I have a Nexus 7 but it sounds better than the HP.

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Decent tablet for my son to play on instead of using mine.

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I personally like having bezels on tablets so I can hold it and put my thumb on the side without touching the screen. But that's me.

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While decent sized bezels are good for tablets, that looks huge, man...

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I might buy one. However, before I enter my payment info, I would like to know a little more about it, such as how much and which type of RAM it has and the Atom's clock speed. Was looking at the HP 7 Plus, however, that's out of stock, and I wouldn't mind paying a little extra for more storage and 4.4 KitKat

What do all you guys have against bezels? You are all a bunch of anti-bezelites. Rabid anit-bezelites!

I once knew a bezel. He fought in the war man! To protect your rights!

Is that a picture frame around the tablet?

I'm the kind of guy who stops a microwave at one second to feel like a bomb defuser.

For all the cheap craplets you see out there, this one seems decent enough for the price and it has Google services. Could make a great tablet for tweens, and even high school and college freshmen on a constrained budget.

It'd be interesting to see how locked the hardware is, as for that price it also seems like a good secondary device to experiment with apps and ROMs rather than risking your main production device.

Is there a way to side load Windows on this tablet since it uses x86 intel atom chip? Maybe not because the base memory is too low

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