Toshiba appears to have been righting the wrongs with the recent release of Toshiba Excite 13 and its smaller siblings. This is not Toshiba’s first foray in the tablet realm, but it sure is the most aggressive move to date. Toshiba joined the tablet fray late in the game with the Thrive and it failed to impress consumers because it is clunky and it does not offer anything new. Toshiba is making amends with the Excite tablets. Three versions are offered: 7.7-inch, 10-inch, and 13-inch. Among the three, the 13-inch ($649.99 for a 32GB version) is the pick of the draw for the simple reason that the screen size is massive.
Massive screen experience
The Toshiba Excite 13 is the only 13-inch tablet in the market today. Many say that it does not make sense to make a tablet bigger than the standard 10-inchers because it defeats the purpose of the tablet. This is true to some extent because it can be a pain to be lugging around an enormous device. What’s more, it pretty uncomfortable to hold a huge device for long periods of time. With that said, what could be the saving glory of a seemingly clunky device? Not many would appreciate the enormous screen landscape, but it has to be kept in mind that it only weighs 2.2 pounds and would make an excellent portable video player. Suffice to say, it could be a niche product for users who work with bigger screen size. It works well as a multimedia device because the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor is fast enough to run games, movies, and videos without a hitch. It is, in fact, one of the fastest Android devices currently available on market.
The specs are pretty standard for its class, but the Toshiba Excite 13 is able to shine through with its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich flavor combined with the speed of the Tegra 3 processor. It has all the necessary connectivity and storage ports to make one connected even on the go. While it is a bane in the mobility department, it sure is a wonderful device for watching movies, playing games, browsing the internet. The tablet also boasts an integrated 5-megapixel webcam and one of the most impressive battery lives (over 8 hours with wi-fi turned on).Tags: androidlong battery lifenvidiatablet pctoshibawebcamWi-Fi