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Toshiba Excite 10 LE Pricing and Availability Revealed

After numerous “hands-on” and appearing at just about every trade-show/electronics convention, Toshiba has finally revealed the date and pricing of their upcoming “world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet,” the Toshiba Excite 10 LE. If the name sounds unfamiliar, that’s because it was formerly known as the Excite X10 (kinda like that one better) but everything remains the same. Expect the same 10.1-inch 1280×800 LED display, 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4430 processor and Android 3.2 Honeycomb (Toshiba promises Android 4.0 is in the cards).

The Toshiba Excite 10 LE will be available March 6th at $530 for the 16GB model, and $600 for the 32GB. Has anyone been waiting for this tablet? Full press release below.

Toshiba Brings World’s Thinnest 10-Inch Tablet to U.S. Market

World’s Thinnest and Lightest 10-inch Tablet, Excite 10 LE, Available for Purchase on March 6, Starting at $529.99

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced that the Excite™ 10 LE tablet will be available for purchase from select U.S. retailers on March 6. Previously introduced as the Excite X10, the Excite 10 LE is the world’s thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet measuring just 0.3 inches (7.7mm) thin and weighing just 1.18 pounds (535g).

“We have engineered this tablet with premium materials and components, given it elegant yet durable styling and more connectivity options than any other tablet in its class, while fitting everything into an astonishingly thin and light design.”

The Excite 10 LE tablet, powered by Android™, carries a starting price of $529.99 MSRP2 for the 16GB model and $599.99 MSRP for the 32GB model.
“Excite 10 LE embodies what a luxury tablet should be,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “We have engineered this tablet with premium materials and components, given it elegant yet durable styling and more connectivity options than any other tablet in its class, while fitting everything into an astonishingly thin and light design.”

A More Premium Design with All the Essentials

The thin and light Excite 10 LE features a vivid high-resolution 10.1-inch diagonal AutoBrite™ display3, delivering optimum browsing, reading and entertainment. Designed for durability and style, the device also features a high-quality magnesium alloy surface and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass display with an anti-smudge coating for greater resiliency.
The tablet also comes with an array of connectivity interfaces and ports on board, including micro-USB and HDMI® ports, a micro-SD slot to share content and files with other devices, plus Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity. Stereo speakers with exclusive sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS® Labs deliver superior audio capabilities. Front and back HD cameras provide convenient photo capture, plus 1080p video recording and video chatting.

Smart Multicore Performance with Long Battery Life
Powered by the 1.2GHz Texas Instruments OMAP™ 4430 multicore mobile processor4 and dual-channel memory, the Excite 10 LE offers smooth web browsing and multitasking plus the performance for high definition video and entertainment. Extremely power efficient, the Excite 10 LE delivers up to 8 hours of battery life.

Powered by Android

The Excite 10 LE tablet features Android 3.2, Honeycomb, and will be upgraded to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich later this Spring. Also included is a full suite of familiar Google™ Mobile Service applications, including the Android Market™, YouTube™, Gmail™, Google Maps™, Music, Videos. Additionally, the tablet comes pre-loaded with a mix of Toshiba software and third-party applications including TOSHIBA App Place, TOSHIBA Book Place, TOSHIBA Media Player, TOSHIBA File Manager as well Netflix™ and Zinio™.

Docking and Accessories

Toshiba will also offer a suite of tablet accessories for the Excite 10 LE, including a docking station, multiple cases and more.

Specifications

• Android 3.2, Honeycomb (upgradeable to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich)
• 10.1-inch diagonal LED Backlit widescreen Corning Gorilla Glass display with IPS technology and 10-finger multi-touch support
• 1280 x 800 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio
• Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 multicore processor; 1.2GHz with 1GB LPDDR2 RAM
• 16GB and 32GB configurations6
• 2 megapixel front-facing camera
• 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash
• Micro USB, Micro HDMI ports
• Micro SD card slot
• Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
• Gyroscope, Accelerometer, GPS, eCompass and Ambient Light Sensor
• Stereo speakers with sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS Labs
• Built-in 25 watt-hour rechargeable lithium ion battery
• 10.1″ (W) x 6.9″ (D) x 0.3″ (H)
• 1.18 pounds (535g)

[PCWorld | TheVerge | Engadget]

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  • http://twitter.com/jandroidhawk That Other Guy

    I really don’t understand why these devices keep releasing with the “promise” of ICS. Hold off on the release until ICS is ready for your device. 

    • http://www.mark717.com Mark Seven

      Agreed. Nothing should be released with GB or HC from now on.

  • Frank Hodum

    Really? When are the Android tablet vendors going to get a clue? $530 for 16 gig and no ICS? The iPad3 is right around the corner for the same price, better screen, etc…  And then they lament how they are not selling tablets very well. It boggles the mind.

    • MarcusDW

      and no Quad-Core, no MORE RAM…  No nothing that makes me want to spend more than $400 on it.

      These specs sound like a June 2011 Galaxy Tab.

  • john smith

    These manufacturers, dont get it! $530, no way, thats too much, go to the apple camp, release it as an ipad then….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583158571 Dwight Hamilton

    buy  any version of a asus transformer. It is cheaper and has a docking keyboard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583158571 Dwight Hamilton

    every Asus tablet has ICS

  • MarcusDW

    Premium money for last year standard specs.  Wake up manufacturers this is 2012!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1359390083 Sodiq Awokoya

    ehhh…this tablet is late to market its nice but the asking price of 530 16gb  will just make people go get something better like a iPad or Asus prime which a 32gb is 500 with quad-core and ics. Toshiba tag line is “Leading innovation” -_- leading what exactly?

  • Smlawrence

    They still haven’t released ICS for my toshiba thrive, I wouldn’t recommend Toshiba to anyone!

    • lectrik1

      I have to agree with you about not recommending Toshiba to anyone. They limited the Thrive to only having 3GB of storage available for apps no matter which version you purchased. I wonder how many GB they will allot to this product. I would avoid Toshiba and go with anyone who does not partition their devices.

  • http://twitter.com/TheTechChat TheTechChat

    It’s almost like Toshiba, Samsung, and Motorola don’t WANT to sell Android tablets. This is a recipe for disaster–no way this thing sells against the iPad 2 (soon to be iPad 3). How can Toshiba not understand this? And then, when they drop the price by $100 or more in a month or so, it’ll look like a fire sale–and, it will be! Only ASUS and Acer seem to understand that pricing is key to winning against the iPad, and then only if the rest of their marketing is worth a damn. 

  • http://www.DavidPat.com David Pat

    I expect a price drop to $399 at launch. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/cferizt Cristiano Ferizt

    good tablet..

    I want it now…
    new gadget 

  • https://me.yahoo.com/c87mb87.np22#d7482 mboobah

    This and Laptops Toshiba does not last long : P
    HP pc and labtops are top winner, longer and do no longer makes tablets 

  • http://www.diversebydesign.net/ Tony P.

    Not too bad, but why the 5mp and 2mp cameras? That is weak and will really stop many from buying one when others have better quality cameras. I was seriously thinking that this was a decent tablet until I read about the cameras.

  • jclokwork

    What’s bad is I have yet to see a real premium ICS tablet (or Android tablet for that matter).  Asus comes the closest, but can at least one company make a real high end Android tablet with awesome camera sensors, bleeding edge processor, high pixel density screen, and a stock experience (if not an open bootloader).

    I know this would cost a lot of money, but I know there have to be at least a few of us willing to pay it.