Toshiba is moving forward into the tablet wars with three new additions to their Excite tablet line, including a 13.3 screen version. The Excite 13 will be the largest tablet on the market. Toshiba will also release 10.1-inch and 7.7-inch versions.
The Excite 13.3, despite its size, will be relatively slight, coming in at 0.4 inches thick and 2.2 pounds. The screen features a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1600-by-1900 pixel resolution. It also has four speakers, which should improve on the weak sound found in some tablets. A stand is also included with the device.
Each of the new tablets will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and are powered by quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processors. They will sport a 5-megapixel camera on the back, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
It’s a pretty impressive array of specs and features.
All three are Wi-Fi only models.
The Excite 13 will be available in June, starting at $649 for a 32G model. The Excite 10 and the Excite 7.7 will start pricing at $449 and $499, respectively.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.