Toshiba announces Excite 10 SE tablet - new 10-incher with Jelly Bean
Toshiba has announced a minor refresh of its Android tablet line-up today, adding in a new 10-inch model, the Excite 10 SE. Powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and a pretty vanilla-looking Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the device will retail for $349.99 from Dec. 6. The tablet comes with 16GB of storage and a 3MP rear camera. Storage is expandable via a microSD slot.
Other spec details, such as screen resolution and RAM, weren't readily offered in today's announcement, but Toshiba does reveal that it's 0.4 inches thick and weighs 22.6 ounces, putting it close to Samsung's Nexus 10.
The back is apparently furnished in a "textured fusion lattice finish," which sounds delicious.
More details in today's presser after the break. Anyone still interested in a "traditional" 10-inch Android tablet at this price point?
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the availability of the Excite™ 10 SE tablet, a multimedia-rich tablet with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, powered by Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean. The Excite 10 SE offers an affordable option for people looking for a powerful and versatile tablet for the home, starting at only $349.99 MSRP1.
"Our Excite family of tablets continues to grow with options to suit a wide range of consumer needs, from portability and gaming to versatility and power," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "We designed the Excite 10 SE to be a full featured tablet that offers a pure Android, Jelly Bean experience, while maintaining an attractive price point."
The Excite 10 SE features Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, which improves on the simplicity and usability of Android 4.0. Moving between customizable home screens and switching between apps is effortless, while the Chrome™ browser and new Google Now intelligent personal assistant and Voice Search apps makes surfing the web fast and fluid.
Slim and light at only 0.4 inches thick and weighing 22.6 ounces2, the Excite 10 SE is encased with a textured Fusion Lattice finish, making it comfortable to hold and easy to carry. The tablet offers a vibrant 10.1-inch diagonal AutoBrite™ HD touchscreen display3 plus the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Super 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core processor4 that delivers smooth web browsing and outstanding performance for games, HD movies and more.
Stereo speakers with SRS® Premium Voice Pro create an optimized audio experience for music, video and games, while providing greater clarity for video chatting via the tablet's HD front-facing camera. The Excite 10 SE also includes a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and digital zoom for capturing HD video and photos. Featuring a wide range of connectivity, the tablet includes 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® 3.0, as well as Micro SD and Micro USB ports for expandability. The tablet also charges conveniently via the Micro USB port.
The Excite 10 SE will be available starting at $349.99 MSRP for the 16GB model at select retailers and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com on December 6, 2012.
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....with tablet home screen :> thats interesting, look like Google didn't throw it out after all... need to sniff in 4.2 tablet profile in emulator more
This is android 4.1 which still had the honeycomb like look for 10inchers
Oh yea you right, 4.2 got me confused
Hmmm. Want to hear more since Google won't allow other people to sell their products.
screen resolution? :-P
349? pass. 250 sounds much better
What 10-incher costs $250?
Another tablet from Toshiba that will NOT SELL AT ALL...They don't support the ROM community....they will FAIL AGAIN
So, Toshiba do know about Jelly Bean. I thought they didn't, because they have managed to bring out a new tablet and left the old one - the Excite 10 AT300 - with 4.03. Come on Toshiba, support your customers, because if you don't, you are unlikely to sell more than a few 100 tablets of any spec. Having shelled out my money, at least provide some sort of upgrade path. I'm not holding my breath......
This is going to be a cheaper version of the Excite 10 (ie: SE, or "special edition"). Remember that the Excite 10 runs $399, so they cut some stuff. It will have lower res cameras than the Excite 10 for starters (3MP/"HD" vs 5MP/2MP), no microHDMI out like the Excite 10 has, and a microSD instead of the full-sized SD slot (and who knows what else because they aren't saying yet). The Excite 10 has a screen with only 1/4 the resolution of the Nexus 10 (1280x800)....which really goes to show you this is in the same class as the Nexus 7. The only real positive is that this will ship with Jelly Bean, whereas the Excite 10 has ICS. The Nexus 10 blows this right out of the water.
I'd rather have a Kindle Fire. It seems to give way more bang for the buck(link to KF for comparison: http://bit.ly/XkwZQ2) and I like the interface more.