Jan 08 AT 11:20 PM Dustin Earley 29 Comments

Toshiba AT200 Honeycomb tablet coming to US as Excite X10 for $530

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The Toshiba AT200, the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet (for now), has just been announced for the US as the Excite X10. It will be available sometime in the first quarter in the US, starting at $530 for the 16GB model.

At $530, one might expect the Excite X10 to come with a Tegra 3, full HD display and Android 4. Unfortunately, the Excite boasts none of these. While it is the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet, it comes with Android 3.2 (although it should be updated to Android 4 sometime in the future), a 1GHz OMAP 4430, 16GB of storage, a 5 megapixel camera, front-facing camera and a smudge-proof 10-inch 1280×800 display.

With quad-core HD tablets coming out of the woodwork, you have to wonder if the 1.2 pound ultra thin Excite is worth the money. A Tegra 3 certainly would be nice, but the OMAP 4430 should still get the job done. And if size is a determining factor for you, then the Excite may be just what you’re looking for.

Personally, I’d rather go with something like the Transformer Prime, but to each their own. We should have some hands-on footage with the Excite X10 coming soon, so be on the lookout for that.

Via: The Verge

Source: Toshiba

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • spazby

    Yawn

  • http://pryvateid.tumblr.com pryvateid

    Sounds like a flop. Did manufacturers not learn their lesson last year when tablets sold @ that price point failed? Did they not learn from the Kindle Fire? I guess not.

    • AsakuraZero

      no sounds ITS a flop, another harsh and horrible flop

    • Arturo Castro

      The reason amazon decided to sell them so cheap is because they’re are relying on customers to use buy stuff from there ecosystem. Others companys don’t have that, so im guessing thats why they don’t sell them at a cheaper price.

    • Futureboy

      Here’s another one for the “Doomed before it’s even released” file.

  • YMS123

    Transformer Prime with 32gb for $500, with Tegra 3, much better deal… in fact, I haven’t seen any tablet that really has a real edge over the Prime… yet

    • sunrise

      The Asus Prime should be recalled. I would not pay 500 for it, not 400, not even 300.

      The GPS and WiFi signals are impaired by the aluminum body. Asus themselves have released a statement and confirmed the problem exists. They even removed GPS as a built in feature in the official spec list. So essentially the Asus Prime no longer has GPS.

      The reports of poor WiFi are just as bad. What makes it worse is that the problem is not solvable with software, it is a design flaw with the Alumunin not having any plastic windows to let the signal through.

      Beyond processing power, the Prime is less than stellar.

      http://www.anandtech.com/show/5285/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime-gps-issue-explained

      • eallan

        The wifi iPad 1 and 2 are aluminum with no plastic sections.

  • dacatalyst41

    Idiots. That’s what happens when you take 6 months to release a product after its unveiling and its specs are no longer relevant. $530 for this? $499 for the Prime. Toshiba = idiots.

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

      They announce this device, but the price is higher than Transformer Prime. Looks like Toshiba didn’t learn anything. I bet they’ll wonder why it didn’t sell as well as they hoped.

  • DroidPower

    I can see the headlines in the coming reviews… “Toshiba fails to Excite” or “Toshiba Excite is anything but.” Really expected better out of Toshiba.

    • eallan

      Why did you expect better?

  • http://www.openintro.com OpenIntro

    Why do these companies not know how to price these things?

  • http://theinternet-allofit.blogspot.com Jorge Branco

    This doesn’t deserve to sell a single unit. The prime beats it at every turn and is cheaper as well. What were they thinking?

  • staryoshi

    No thanks on this one. 2012 may be the year I replace my ultra-portable with a tablet… But I want more horsepower and ice cream sandwich out of the box :)

  • http://gplus.to/anujahooja anujahooja

    Wait…OEMs are still making Honeycomb tablets? C’mon Toshiba, you’re better than this.

  • lokidokie

    Less performance than the competition. Check
    Less features than the competition. Check
    More expensive than the competition. Check

    What were they thinking?!?!

  • http://www.jimtravis.com jimtravis

    Fan of Toshiba products, but the pricing on this does seem a bit steep unless there is some unannounced spec that could possibly warrant the price.

  • Jason

    Makes me feel tasty about my prime purchase. 32 gb Prime with 32 gb SD makes for 59 usable and for ten bucks more than the excite. Funk that noise.

  • redman618

    So who here thinks/hopes Toshiba has an HP moment, and not learn from the high price point. Can we all say fire-sale.

  • aranea

    Nothing to be excited about!

  • Hall Lo

    Well with the Transformer Prime every other tablet just look dull :P

  • Mil

    “although it should be updated to Android 4 sometime in the future” there’s very few manufacturers I would trust with a statement like that. Even if they did release it, chances are it’ll come way after whenever you’d hope it’d come. In fact, I bet there’ll be a ton of really nice ICS tablets that get released way before this gets updated.

  • Trinhbo

    They should have named it the Toshiba DOA instead with those specs and ridiculous price point.

  • BiGMERF

    pass….tprime ftw

  • tonis79

    They have lost their minds…anyone who pays that price for something that should have released in 2010 according to its specs is an idiot.

  • Nathan D.

    And just like that it goes no where

  • Jeff Pan

    Yet another flop show by Toshiba! Transformer Prime it is!

  • honourbound68

    What were they thinking??