Toshiba looks to be going after the ultra-low-end tablet market with its newly announced Toshiba Excite Go, a 7-inch tablet with an aggressive price of just $109.99.
As you can imagine the Excite Go isn’t exactly a super-powered device, but it’s actually pretty decent when you consider the low price tag.Under the hood you’ll find a quad-core Intel Atom processor and a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024×600. There’s also 8G storage with microSD and the power of KitKat right out of the box. For those that want to use it for some basic writing, there’s also OfficeSuite Pro bundled in.
The Toshiba Excite Go probably isn’t going to wow most consumers (semi-ironic considering the name), but it could be perfect as a secondary tablet or for something to give your kids. The Excite Go is also considerably better than many other tablets in this price range, such as the $99 HP 7 Plus. Additionally, it’s nice to see KitKat installed, while most sub-$150 tablets are still stuck on Jelly Bean.
What do you think, anyone interested in picking up this sub-$120 tablet when it arrives in early July, or does its modest resolution and Intel-based processor prove deal breakers for you?
“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 1024×600 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.