The Android onslaught continues, with Toshiba now jumping into the fray wielding 3 all new Android tablets — the Toshiba Excite Pro, Toshiba Excite Pure and Toshiba Excite Write. All the tabs share the same plastic shell, along with HDMI and micro USB ports, micro SD card slot, and run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. But that’s where the similarities end.
Both the Excite Pro and Excite Write are Toshiba’s high-end tabs, featuring 10-inch 2,560×1,600 resolution displays (300ppi) covered by Gorilla Glass 2, NVIDIA Tegra 4 CPUs, 32GB of internal storage, 8MP cameras, thumpin’ Harmon Kardon speakers, and proprietary charger. True to its name, the Write features a Wacom digitizer and handy stylus that supports 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity and will come pre-loaded with Toshiba’s TruNote and TruCapture apps to take full advantage of it.
The Toshiba Excite Pure is their affordable tablet, coming equipped without any sort of rear facing camera (still features a 1.2MP front facing cam) and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, 1,280×800 resolution display, Gorilla Glass 1 and 16GB of internal storage. Essentially, this is a 2012 Toshiba in a sleek new package. The Pure gets its name because the tab offers a “pure” version of Android, sans UI skins of any kind.
If you’re worried about support and firmware updates, Toshiba didn’t beat around the bush. They told PCMag that all 3 tablets are guaranteed to receive Key Lime Pie in the future. You can expect the Toshiba Excite Pro to launch at $500, the Toshiba Excite Write for $600, and finally the Toshiba Excite Pure at $300. While the the Pro and Write are the only ones pictured with Toshiba’s optional keyboard case, apparently it will fit any of the 3 tablets, even the lower-end Pure.