Toshiba is offering a new Android slate operating the Jelly Bean version of the OS. The Excite 10 SE Android 4.1 is a 10.1 inch tablet, which is being offered for a starting price of $349.99 from December 6th for the 16GB model.
Toshiba has not offered all the details of the Excite 10 SE, but the main specifications, such as the processor and the display sound good. Toshiba is offering the tablet with NVIDIA Tegra 3 Super 4-PLUS-1 quad-core processor, which is the same one found in Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet. The 10.1 inch screen has a decent 1280 x 800 display with Toshiba’s AutoBrite technology. Information regarding the amount of RAM has not been provided yet.
The Excite 10 SE will come with SRS Premium Voice Pro stereo speakers, which should provided better audio clarity than Nexus 10 Android tablet. The camera units provided are, however, not too impressive. The front facing camera has been mentioned simply as ‘HD camera’, while the primary camera is going to be a 3 megapixel one with auto-focus.
As far as connectivity and storage expansion is concerned the Excite 10 SE has you covered with Micro SD and Micro USB ports and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0.
The Excite 10 SE measures 0.4 inches thick and weighs just 22.6 ounces.
No word on the battery life either.
For a price of $350 the Excite 10 SE is a relatively less expensive 10.1 inch tablet with Android 4.1 OS. Also, the Tegra 3 Quad-core processor and the expandable memory are a plus point. However, for those willing to spend slightly more the Nexus 10 is a better option, with a higher display resolution.
“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.”