Jan 09 AT 2:24 PM Taylor Wimberly 17 Comments

Hands-on Toshiba Excite X10 Android tablet


Yesterday Toshiba unveiled the Excite X10, which they billed as the world’s thinnest and lightest 10-inch Android tablet. We spent some hands-on time with the device and were impressed with the magnesium alloy casing and Corning Gorilla Glass, but the rest of the specs failed to… excite us.

Other manufactures have already raised the bar with quad-core processors and Android 4, but Toshiba went with the dual-core 1GHz OMAP4430 processor and showed off the device running Android 3.2. We might forgive those specs, but Toshiba will be charging a premium price of $529 for the 16GB model and $599 for the 32GB model.

The current crop of Android tablets is already thin and light enough (see Transformer Prime and Galaxy Tab 10.1), so I don’t really think being a┬ámillimeter or two thinner really matters at this point. When it comes to the high-end Android tablets, most users want faster performance and they are willing to pay for it.

Check out the quick hands-on video below and let us know what you think. Are you impressed with the Toshiba Excite X10 tablet?

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  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Yeah, with the premium price and lacking specs, I can’t imagine this being all that popular unless there’s an angle that we’re unaware of. The thin factor alone won’t cut it at that price.

    • http://pixelswim.com Steve Heinrich

      Yup, the price is way too high. I would be interested to see how they market this one. Like you said, what angle are they going to use?

  • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

    Where are all the people bashing this tablet on the other topic? It is still too pricey, we got a lot of new tablets now, we have a great variety to choose from.

  • Oskar Wismierski

    Is it me or does the back of this thing look amazing?

  • CTown

    Toshiba, you can’t call your tablet a laptop just because you glued a keyboard to it! Especially, for it’s weaker than other big brand tablets…

    • CTown

      I’m sorry, I think I’m just mixing up things I’m reading. To many devices to keep track of.

  • cristian cristiandonose

    Sorry Toshiba but ist not worth it. Too expensive for this specs.

  • Louis A

    Did somebody ask those people why should I buy that at that price instead of a Transformer Prime?

  • AsakuraZero

    i see a ship sinking! its and.. its a flop ship. yep its the EXCITE FLOP class ship sinking.

    … well guys we cant do nothing about it, let give our prayers for the crew of the ship…

  • Hall Lo

    It’s still a bit too expensive… I would totally choose Transformers Prime over this..

  • TheTabletGod

    I foresee a new Blackberry or HP fire sales by Q2 for this outdated tablet. Are these product marketing morons at Toshiba been living under a rock or smoking crack? My 9 yr old can do a better job in designing and marketing then these jackasses.

  • KennyL

    It’s too expensive but it looks nice.

  • vid500

    The looks good but the price for the spec. is really to high. I thing this won’t be a best seller. But if someone looks for the thinest and lightest tablet regardless of the spec. than it’s a good deal. Not for me.

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  • _Diego

    Not really… Price/Goods-ratio is too far off for me… I’d consider this if it would come with 4.0 and in the mid-price-range, not high end price range…

    • Rick

      Sorry, but I don’t believe Android 4.0 or any other version for that matter warrants a price hike. It’s a free OS they paid zilch for in licensing fees.