Toshiba has been making a hobby of creating Android tablets that simply refuse to catch on despite a good touch of quality features and design, including the ultra-thin Excite. It should surprise no one, then, that yet another model is on the way to get us scratching our heads. The Toshiba LT170 is a mid-range tablet that would typically fall into the “budget” category, but with a price tag of about $400 (€299) there isn’t much “budget” about the 1GHz Freescale CPU-wielding slate. Other specs include a 7-inch display, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
We’d rather use the same money to pick up the upcoming ASUS Transformer Pad 300 or any number of aging but still adequate Android tablets at a discount. Then there is always the rumored 7-inch Nexus tablet said to be priced at a mere $149, which seems to be a bit more in the business of providing bang for the buck.