Toshiba is claiming to have the world's thinnest 10-inch tablet with its Excite 10 LE. This Android 4.0-powered tablet is indeed thin and lightweight, measuring 0.3 inches thick and weighing about 1.18 pounds. In addition to its thin design, the Excite 10 LE also offers a number of ports and expansion slots. With its size, range of IO ports, and good-looking magnesium alloy surface finish, the Excite 10 LE is certainly eye catching.
Although thin and light are definitely key features for any tablet, we also demand performance. Toshiba understands this, and has included a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor as well as 1GB of DDR2 RAM in this tablet. The Excite 10 LE is available in 16GB and 32GB model and both models are available with Android 3.2 Honeycomb or with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In this review, we'll take a look at the 16GB Excite 10 LE with Android 4.0 which has a suggested retail price of $529.99. The 32GB model with either version of Android will set you back an additional $70.
The Excite 10 LE features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800, LED-backlit display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 10-finger multitouch support. The screen is also covered with Corning Gorilla Glass for the sake of durability. Other key features of this tablet include micro HDMI and micro USB ports, a micro SD card slot, Bluetooth, a 2MP front-facing HD webcam, and a 5MP rear-facing camera that can capture 1080p video.
Join us in the coming pages as we take a closer look at what the Toshiba Excite 10 LE has to offer in our hands-on review.
||Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
||10.1 inch LED backlit, 1280 x 800 native resolution, capacitive 10-finger Multi-touch
||1.2 GHz TI OMAP4430 Dual-Core processor
||1GB LP-DDR2 RAM
||16GB (as tested), 32GB also available
||Front 2MP HD webcam with microphone
Back 5MP webcam with auto-focus, digital zoom and LED flash, up to 1080p video capture
||Stereo Speakers with SRS Premium Voice Pro Suite and Toshiba Sound Enhancements
|Ports and Expansion
||Micro SD Card slot
Micro HDMI port
Micro-USB v2.0 On-The-Go port
3.5mm stereo headphone jack
||Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, GPS, Digital Compass
||10.1 x 6.9 x 0.3 inches
Starts at 1.18 pounds
||25 W-hours Li-polymer
||8 hours, 30 minutes
||TOSHIBA App Place, TOSHIBA Book Place, TOSHIBA Media Player, TOSHIBA News Place, TOSHIBA Service Station, TOSHIBA File Manager, Adobe Reader, Kaspersky Tablet Security, Hardwood Backgammon, Hardwood Euchre, Hardwood Solitaire IV, Hardwood Hearts, Hardwood Spades, LogMeIn, Netflix SD Player, Printer Share, Quickoffice, Zinio
||$529.99 (16GB); $599.99 (32GB)