Toshiba's Excite Tablet Will Launch One Day Before New iPad Announcement

Toshiba is planning to launch its new Excite 10 LE tablet on March 6, just one day before Apple is expected to reveal the newest addition(s) to its popular iPad line. The Toshiba Excite 10 LE tablet is a super-thin 10.1-inch tablet that comes with 16GB ($530) or 32GB ($600) of onboard storage.


When we saw this tablet at CES2012, it was known as the Excite X10. Now called the Excite 10 LE, this tablet will feature a dual-core TI OMAP 4430 CPU and 1GB of RAM. Measuring just 0.3 inches (7.7mm) thick, Toshiba claims this is the world's thinnest and lightest (1.18 pounds) 10-inch tablet. In addition to a thin and light design, Toshiba incorporated premium design features such as a magnesium alloy surface and durable Gorilla Glass display.

The Excite 10 LE tablet offers a micro HDMI port, microSD card slot, microUSB, and a 5 megapixel rear camera that can record 1080p video. Initially, the Excite 10 LE tablet will run Android 3.2 Honeycomb, though an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is expected this spring.