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Last Updated: March 1st, 2012

We got a look at the Excite 10 LE's at CES when it was called the Excite X10. Now, Toshiba is bringing the thinnest and lightest tablet* to the US market. The Excite 10 LE is identical to the Excite X10 aside from a couple of letters being rearranged. The slate still packs a "multicore" OMAP processor under a 10.1" LED screen. Unfortunately, the device will be launching with Honeycomb (3.2), but is "upgradeable to Android 4.0."

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Here's the spec sheet:

  • Android 3.2, Honeycomb (upgradeable to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 10.1-inch diagonal LED Backlit widescreen Corning Gorilla Glass display with IPS technology and 10-finger multi-touch support
  • 1280 x 800 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 multicore processor; 1.2GHz with 1GB LPDDR2 RAM
  • 16GB and 32GB configurations6
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • Micro USB, Micro HDMI ports
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Gyroscope, Accelerometer, GPS, eCompass and Ambient Light Sensor
  • Stereo speakers with sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS Labs
  • Built-in 25 watt-hour rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • 10.1” (W) x 6.9” (D) x 0.3” (H)
  • 1.18 pounds (535g)

  • The Excite 10 LE is set to land on March 6th. Those of you who follow non-Android news (we forgive you) will note that this is exactly one day before Apple is expected to announce the next iPad, and today's news comes just one day after Apple announced said event. We're sure the timing is a coincidence and that Toshiba is in no way trying to get the jump on the inevitable flood of Apple tablet news.

    Source: Fierce Wireless

    * For the next few minutes, anyways.

  • Eric Ravenscraft
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    • Lon Lawrence

      Why is it that this .3" (7.7mm) thick tablet looks thick and chunky next to a .33" (8.3 mm) Transformer Prime? I'm betting this is going to be thicker than .3" since the specs haven't really been released yet. Or it could be that the prime has rounded corners (which are deceptive) and this is squared corners, which I actually prefer for holding in your hands. The sharp edges of rounded corners cut into your fingers after awhile.

      • Freak4Dell

        IIRC, the Transformer has a rounded back, which I guess is what you meant by rounded corners, so the edges will look thinner than the device really is. This device looks to be evenly thick at every point.

    • NCX

      I still have questions, how does the screen quality compare to the Transformer Infinity and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1/Note 10.1?

      The device looks thick in my opinion since its more flat edges rather than rounded ones.

      I'm trying to decide between the Note 10.1 and this one. Can you do a comparison on the newly announced tablets please, Android Police?

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

      1280x800 resolution on a 10.1" tablet is the same as all of the other Honeycomb tabs. I'm sorry, but a pixel density of 149 ppi is just a bit too low quality on a screen that size that you're going to hold reasonably close to your eyes. I like my Galaxy Tab 10.1, but the screen always felt fuzzy because the detail just wasn't quite good enough.