Toshiba as a company is better known for their Desktops, Laptops, TV and the likes. They had however ventured into the tablet sector in 2012 with their Excite line of products. The Excite 7.7 had been their first tablet to be released in 2012. Thereafter it was followed by two more tablets, all in the 10 inch category. Toshiba did not make any 8 or 7 inch variants of their tablets. The tablets boasted of high specs though unfortunately with a matching high price as well which also proved to be their undoing.
However, unfazed of all that has happened so far with their tablet venture, Toshiba has again decided to introduce a tablet in the budget segment. It would be part of the Excite line of tablet devices and will come with a 7 inch display though costing a mere $170. Powering the device will be a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad core processor. What this means is that the device is just a mediocre one so far as performance is concerned. The display also offers a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels along with a RAM of 1 GB, which makes the latest Excite device quite basic in its make-up. It also comes with a front and rear facing camera both being of 3 MP resolution. Storage capacity is 8 GB though thankfully the tablet comes with a microSD card slot to ensure there is never any dearth of storage space. The OS also is not one to be jumping around about, it being Android 4.2 and not the latest 4.4 version which would have drawn lesser memory usage. The battery capacity as claimed by Toshiba is 12 hours but Android Police in their pages have reported this to be just 6 hours.
In the end, what can be said with a fair degree of surety is that the latest Excite tablet fails to make things exciting. Google has the Nexus 7 tablet for just $60 more and has much better specs to offer. In the end, what remains to be seen is whether there will be enough takers for the Excite 7device.