Giving consumers and analysts approximately two days to react to a product launch, Toshiba has announced the impending launch of the new Excite 10 SE, available on December 6 on the Toshiba Direct website and at select retailers. To be fair though, this release is a fairly small upgrade from the already available Excite 10 tablets.
The new tablet, intended to compete with the Nexus 10, features a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, a 10.1-inch screen, and Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box. Here’s the full detail sheet, which is remarkably light in information considering how soon the device will be launching:
- 0.4-Inches Thick
- 22.6 Ounces
- Textured Fusion Lattice Finish
- 10.1-inch Diaganol AutoBrite HD Screen
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- NVidia Tegra 3 Super 4-Plus-1 Quad-Core Processor
- HD Front Facing Camera
- Bluetooth 3.0
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- 3MP Rear Camera
- 16GB Storage
That’s all we’ve got so far, though you might note the conspicuous lack of information about RAM or screen resolution, which isn’t exactly encouraging at this point. It seems like the Excite 10 SE is going to be little more than a bump in the Toshiba tablet road, at least according to their marketing strategy. Are you excited about this new 10-inch tablet?
Full Press Release:
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the availability of the Excite™ 10 SE tablet, a multimedia-rich tablet with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, powered by Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean. The Excite 10 SE offers an affordable option for people looking for a powerful and versatile tablet for the home, starting at only $349.99 MSRP1.
“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.”
The Excite 10 SE features Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, which improves on the simplicity and usability of Android 4.0. Moving between customizable home screens and switching between apps is effortless, while the Chrome™ browser and new Google Now intelligent personal assistant and Voice Search apps makes surfing the web fast and fluid.
Slim and light at only 0.4 inches thick and weighing 22.6 ounces2, the Excite 10 SE is encased with a textured Fusion Lattice finish, making it comfortable to hold and easy to carry. The tablet offers a vibrant 10.1-inch diagonal AutoBrite™ HD touchscreen display3 plus the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Super 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core processor4 that delivers smooth web browsing and outstanding performance for games, HD movies and more.
Stereo speakers with SRS® Premium Voice Pro create an optimized audio experience for music, video and games, while providing greater clarity for video chatting via the tablet’s HD front-facing camera. The Excite 10 SE also includes a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and digital zoom for capturing HD video and photos. Featuring a wide range of connectivity, the tablet includes 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® 3.0, as well as Micro SD and Micro USB ports for expandability. The tablet also charges conveniently via the Micro USB port.
The Excite 10 SE will be available starting at $349.99 MSRP for the 16GB model at select retailers and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com on December 6, 2012.