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Getting your hands on a budget tablet for around a hundred bucks isn't particularly challenging, but these decidedly underwhelming gadgets typically don't come with the latest version of Android. Toshiba intends to do budget shoppers one better by providing them with a 7-inch tablet with Android 4.4, all for $110. This little guy goes by the name of Excite Go.

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Shipping with KitKat may just be the most stimulating aspect of the Excite Go. That 7-inch screen comes with a painful 1024 x 600 resolution. The device is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor, and there is 8GB of internal memory to work with (supplemented, thankfully, by a microSD card slot). It won't be the peppiest tablet in the store when it hits shelves in early July, but at $109.99, you could get two for the cost of a Nexus 7. The teenager in the house will scoff, but at least the kids will be happy.

Toshiba Unveils New Affordable Seven-Inch Android Tablet
Stylish Pocket-sized Excite Go Features Android 4.4, KitKat Starting at Just $109.99 MSRP

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today unveiled the Excite Go™ tablet, a seven-inch Android™ 4.4-based tablet that offers a comprehensive and reliable tablet experience at a fraction of the cost, starting at just $109.99 MSRP1. With all the features needed to enjoy convenient web browsing, apps and entertainment, the Excite Go is an affordable option for people looking for an easy-to-use, highly mobile tablet.

“Consumers love handheld Android tablets as they offer portable entertainment at accessible prices and can be easily added as an additional device in the home,” said Philip Osako, senior director of product marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “The Excite Go is yet another example of Toshiba’s ability to provide affordable tablets with the latest version of Android, competitive features like Intel processors and solid build quality.”

Stylish, Lightweight Design

Encased in a stylish Satin Gold finish, the Excite Go is light and compact, weighing just 12.5 ounces2. It is designed to be comfortably held with a single hand, making it perfect for gaming, reading, emails and more. The tablet’s capacitive multi-touch display features 1024x600 resolution, which provides clear, precise navigation for browsing the web and playing games.

Optimized Performance and Additional Features

Armed with a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor3, the Excite Go offers high-speed performance for apps and games from Google Play™ and watching videos. Android 4.4, KitKat allows faster multitasking and improved file management with easy access to Google Drive™ and other cloud storage services. With wireless display support, users can stream even copy-protected premium content on the tablet directly onto a TV screen. The Excite Go also comes pre-loaded with a full version of OfficeSuite Pro (a $14.99 value), enabling portable productivity and the dual camera version includes Toshiba’s exclusive TruCapture™ app that improves the readability of images from whiteboards and books by automatically removing borders, straightening distortion, reducing glare and noise, sharpening and brightening contrast – ideal for classrooms and offices.

A single charge on the Excite Go provides up to 7.5 hours of general use or up to 6 hours of video playback4. Additionally, the Excite Go comes equipped with up to 16GB of internal storage5, a Micro USB port and a microSD™ Card slot capable of supporting 128GB SDXC cards, enabling consumers to extend the tablet’s storage capacity.

Pricing and Availability

The Excite Go will be available for purchase for $109.99 MSRP beginning in early July at select retailers and on toshiba.com/us.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

    This would've been a great value had they been able to squeeze in a 1280x800 display.

    • Serotheo

      Assuming it was a Bay-Trail 37xx it'd be a strong performer with an adequate resolution as well.

      • abqnm

        According to PC World, it is powered by the Atom Z3735F, so it should do pretty well.

  • Marc

    I hate this $hit. Make one with adecent display and release for $150. All this will do is Excite those who love to look at the low end offerings of Android and say "This is crap". There is a reason, and this device's specs are it, KK be damned.

  • Ilya Potekhin

    What's the most important thing in a tablet? Its display, of course. And the last year's Nexus 7's 1920x1200 display is still a much better value for money.

    • abqnm

      Refurbished for $140 every week or so on eBay, which is a killer deal.

  • Nick Cannon

    Why bother?

    • abqnm

      Considering this is the retail price, I wouldn't be surprised for most retailers to sell it for $99 or even $89, which is a good price point for consumers looking for a cheap tablet for kids to use.

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