The latest to join the race for Android tablets is Toshiba, who have come with three Android tablets with a 10.1-inch display. All the three tabs are in their Excite segment, namely Excite Pro, Excite Write and Excite Pure. The tabs are priced at $499, $599 respectively, while the Excite Pure is the cheapest of them all with a price tag of $299.
The Excite Pro and Excite Write are the two gadgets that are powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 4 processor. The three tabs aren’t much visually distinct. However, all the three of them have something or the other distinct to offer.
Let us have a look at the three tablets:
The Excite Pro is easily the premium gadget of the three. With much of the looks matching the other two Excite devices, the Excite Pro runs on the Tegra 4 processor from Nvidia and Android Jelly Bean OS. Also, the resolution of the tab is 2560 X 1600 with a 10.1-inch display.
The Pro has 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front camera. The device is available in 32GB memory category also with twin Harman Kardon speakers. There are three Micro ports the – HDMI, Micro-USB, and MicroSD port.
The Excite Pro will give a tough competition to Asus Transformer Pad Infinity tab as both these tabs offer mostly the same specs.
The Excite Write shares most of its specifications with that of the Excite Pro. As the name of the tab shows, you can ‘write’ with the help of the Wacom digitizer, which accompanies the Write. Also, the Excite Write has almost the same capabilities as that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. If the comparison is carried out between these two gadgets, it turns out that the Galaxy Note has an edge.
The reason for that is that the Samsung gadget supports the software for the S-Pen functions. As of now, the tab is available with one application that can make use of the stylus. This app is Toshiba’s TruNote – the note-taking app.
The cheapest of the three gadgets – the Excite Pure has a genuine Android experience. There aren’t external skins to the Pure. With 1280 X 800 resolution, the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor powers the tab. Due to the low price of the gadget, there are a lot of features missing or are low-end.
The Pure only has a 1.2MP front camera but the front camera is missing, which is quite understandable given the price of the gadget. The Excite Pure has Android 4.2.2 OS and has 16GB of memory. However, with MicroSD card, it can be increased. Micro-USB and Micro-HDMI are the connectivity options.