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Toshiba Excite X10 review

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6.6/10
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The Toshiba Excite X10 currently has an Informr score of 6.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Toshiba Excite X10 LE is one of the few 10-inch tablets available on the market with Android 3.2 Honeycomb pre-installed. It runs on a 1.2GHz processor with 1GB RAM and can have either 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage which can be expanded further with a microSD card. The most exciting thing about it is the fact that it is lighter than its predecessor, another Toshiba tablet named the Excite 10, since it weighs in at just 558 grams (19.7 ounces). Other than that, it’s just a typical 10-inch Android tablet. That’s generally a good thing, but in a sea of identical-looking rectangular portable computers with some form of Google’s open Android software, not so much.

It supports email and instant messaging services through Google Talk, with connectivity options that include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, it can’t be turned into a Wi-Fi hotspot. But one thing it can be turned into is a digital media player, with its HDMI-out port that helps it connect to any compatible HD television. It is also fitted with two cameras, with the main camera featuring a resolution of 5-megapixels and the front-facing one equipped with a 1-megapixel sensor. And before you start to think that this tablet is only focused on entertainment, you should know that its document viewer supports PDF, XLS, PPT/PPTX, and DOC/DOCX file formats, plus it has pre-installed apps like QuickOffice and Evernote for productivity on the go.

Compared to other models in the Toshiba tablet range, it offers numerous improvements. There are many reasons to like it as a tablet, but you may change your mind once you see Toshiba’s asking price. You'll find a number of similar tablets available on the market but there’s no denying that this one can hold its own and deserves to make it onto anyone’s shortlist of affordable yet great performing 10-inch tablets with Android.

Need to Know: Toshiba Excite X10 LE

1. Ships with a speedy processor and an ample amount of RAM. (The Good)

2. Supports multiple file formats for entertainment and productivity. (The Good)

3. Comes with an older version of the Android software pre-installed. (The Bad)

4. Lacks built-in wireless 3G or LTE connectivity. (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
10.1"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

Above all, we have to admit that we truly love the direction that Toshiba has gone with this tablet, as it seemingly obliterated all remnants of the Toshiba Thrive from last year that has floated around in our heads. Donning a vastly better looking design combined with some muscle flexing hardware s...

- John V., PhoneArena
TabletPCReview

At first glance, the Toshiba Excite 10 LE seems like it could be something truly exceptional. It's sleek and lightweight, and it has a look about it that practically shouts "premium." But if you take a closer look at it, you'll find that it is, in fact, exceptionally mediocre. It has an unimpressive...

- Grant Hatchimonji, TabletPCReview
Hothardware

The Excite 10 LE is a great tablet that we'd have no problem recommending to a friend, but it's not a tablet that stands out in terms of performance or price. If you're considering a good-looking, lightweight tablet that offers all of the current technologies on the market today, however, the Excite...

- Jennifer Johnson, Hothardware
GottaBeMobile

Once again, Toshiba produced a tablet that has most of you’d expect from from a 10-inch Android slate plus a few extras like card slots and ports. Now that it runs the latest version of the operating system and no longer suffers from pesky performance issues, it’s a viable option for buy...

- K. T. Bradford, GottaBeMobile
Business Insider

The Excite LE is a decent Android tablet, but I don't think it's the best one. So far, no other Android tablet has been able to top the Asus Transformer Prime. If having the thinnest and lightest Android tablet is all you care about, then you won't be disappointed.

- Steve Kovach, Business Insider


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Screen Size
10.1"

The Toshiba Excite X10's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a OMAP 4430 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
25WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 25 WHr battery. Toshiba's performance ratings are 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Excite X10 Specs

Overview
Release date February 29, 2012
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor OMAP 4430 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 25 WHr
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 6 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 25.6 x 17.6 x 0.8 cm (10.1 x 6.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 558 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Toshiba AT200, Toshiba Excite 10 LE

-Music playback up to 13 hours
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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

Solid aluminum body, killer design, fast quad-core processor

from PhoneArena

Above all, we have to admit that we truly love the direction that Toshiba has gone with this tablet, as it seemingly obliterated all remnants of the Toshiba Thrive from last year that has floated around in our heads. Donning a vastly better looking design combined with some muscle flexing hardwar...More

Above all, we have to admit that we truly love the direction that Toshiba has gone with this tablet, as it seemingly obliterated all remnants of the Toshiba Thrive from last year that has floated around in our heads. Donning a vastly better looking design combined with some muscle flexing hardware specs, there’s enough to like about the $450 priced Toshiba Excite 10. Indeed, it’s an exciting offering from Toshiba’s camp, but we’d still settle for a $500 Asus Transformer Prime any day of the week – mainly because the difference in price is justified by its killer design, convertible aspect, and better overall performance. Then again, some people won’t mind saving the $50 by settling with the Toshiba Excite 10 – so it’ll all depend on the circumstance.

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TabletPCReview

The Toshiba Excite 10 LE may look sexy on the surface, but under the hood, it's a little ugly

from TabletPCReview

At first glance, the Toshiba Excite 10 LE seems like it could be something truly exceptional. It's sleek and lightweight, and it has a look about it that practically shouts "premium." But if you take a closer look at it, you'll find that it is, in fact, exceptionally mediocre. It has an unimpressive screen, a ton of worthless apps, an underpowered processor, and so-so battery life. And don't get me started on the connectivity issues again....

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At first glance, the Toshiba Excite 10 LE seems like it could be something truly exceptional. It's sleek and lightweight, and it has a look about it that practically shouts "premium." But if you take a closer look at it, you'll find that it is, in fact, exceptionally mediocre. It has an unimpressive screen, a ton of worthless apps, an underpowered processor, and so-so battery life. And don't get me started on the connectivity issues again.

By no means am I saying that the Excite 10 LE is a complete failure. It has some redeeming features, including its aforementioned build, a great suite of ports, and if it's your thing, a pure, unfettered version of Android 4.0 ICS. But at a starting price of $529.99 for the 16 GB model, I would venture to say that your money is probably better spent elsewhere; perhaps on the Excite 10, which sacrifices the impossibly svelte build of the 10 LE (though it's still quite thin) in exchange for features like a quad-core processor and a full-sized SD card slot. And at a starting price of $449.99, it's cheaper too. Just some food for thought.

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Hothardware

Good-looking, lightweight tablet that offers all of the current technologies on the market today

from Hothardware

The Excite 10 LE is a great tablet that we'd have no problem recommending to a friend, but it's not a tablet that stands out in terms of performance or price. If you're considering a good-looking, lightweight tablet that offers all of the current technologies on the market today, however, the Excite 10 LE is a competent option.

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The Excite 10 LE is a great tablet that we'd have no problem recommending to a friend, but it's not a tablet that stands out in terms of performance or price. If you're considering a good-looking, lightweight tablet that offers all of the current technologies on the market today, however, the Excite 10 LE is a competent option.

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GottaBeMobile

A solid tablet, but you may want to wait until it comes down in price before scooping it up

from GottaBeMobile

Once again, Toshiba produced a tablet that has most of you’d expect from from a 10-inch Android slate plus a few extras like card slots and ports. Now that it runs the latest version of the operating system and no longer suffers from pesky performance issues, it’s a viable option for...More

Once again, Toshiba produced a tablet that has most of you’d expect from from a 10-inch Android slate plus a few extras like card slots and ports. Now that it runs the latest version of the operating system and no longer suffers from pesky performance issues, it’s a viable option for buyers. When you get right down to it, the Excite 10 LE is a pretty middle-of-the-road tablet. I know, this sounds weird coming from the person who said the same thing about the thicker Thrive last year. The Excite doesn’t have its predecessor’s drawbacks, but also doesn’t have a wow-inducing feature beyond how thin it is. There’s nothing wrong with a solid, if average, tablet. Except that Toshiba wants $529 for it.

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Business Insider

So thin, but it still feels incredibly sturdy, and a bit overpriced

from Business Insider

The Excite LE is a decent Android tablet, but I don't think it's the best one. So far, no other Android tablet has been able to top the Asus Transformer Prime. If having the thinnest and lightest Android tablet is all you care about, then you won't be disappointed.

Read full review

The Excite LE is a decent Android tablet, but I don't think it's the best one. So far, no other Android tablet has been able to top the Asus Transformer Prime. If having the thinnest and lightest Android tablet is all you care about, then you won't be disappointed.

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Pocket-lint

Not worth Toshiba's ludicrously over-inflated asking price

from Pocket-lint

The AT-200 is a much better tablet than its predecessor the 100. We actually felt impressed when we lifted it out of the box and held it for the first time. Its slim design, unusual flat back - most tablets have curves, the AT-200 does not - make it nice to look at and pleasant to hold. Connectiv...More

The AT-200 is a much better tablet than its predecessor the 100. We actually felt impressed when we lifted it out of the box and held it for the first time. Its slim design, unusual flat back - most tablets have curves, the AT-200 does not - make it nice to look at and pleasant to hold. Connectivity-wise, there's plenty here too with USB and HDMI. The screen is improved too, and the battery life is quoted at an hour more, although we have no real way to test one battery against another as each day's use is different to the next. Overall, this is a much better tablet than any Toshiba has released previously. It's still not perfect though, and we question the logic of paying so much money for a tablet that's just "okay" when you could have one that's brilliant for the same price.

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TrustedReviews

Performance, software and screen quality, don't quite meet expectations

from TrustedReviews

The Toshiba AT200 is an unusually slim, unusually light Android tablet with a 10.1in screen. However, we can't shake the feeling that it's turning up in last season's clothes. Its OS is getting on a bit, the screen performance is mediocre in its class and while it's slim, build isn't as good as some rivals.

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The Toshiba AT200 is an unusually slim, unusually light Android tablet with a 10.1in screen. However, we can't shake the feeling that it's turning up in last season's clothes. Its OS is getting on a bit, the screen performance is mediocre in its class and while it's slim, build isn't as good as some rivals.

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Expert Reviews

It simply doesn't do enough to rise above the crowd

from Expert Reviews

There's little wrong with the AT200, but conversely there's little to get excited about too. It's a perfectly decent tablet, with a practical design, and it's a little cheaper than the immediate competition. If you're set on Android, then the Xoom 2 offers a slightly better screen, IR-emitter for...More

There's little wrong with the AT200, but conversely there's little to get excited about too. It's a perfectly decent tablet, with a practical design, and it's a little cheaper than the immediate competition. If you're set on Android, then the Xoom 2 offers a slightly better screen, IR-emitter for AV control and a water-resistant coating for around £40 more. But unless you have a raft of Android apps you can't live without, most will be better off paying the extra £70 for the mighty iPad.

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PCWorld

A few niggling design flaws and outdated Android software make it hard to recommend

from PCWorld

There are a number of flaws with the design of the AT200 that detract from its overall appeal. The rear casing noticeably creaks towards the bottom when pressed. The metallic finish scratches way too easily. Worst of all, the outer rim on the back of the device has a sharp edge that digs into you...More

There are a number of flaws with the design of the AT200 that detract from its overall appeal. The rear casing noticeably creaks towards the bottom when pressed. The metallic finish scratches way too easily. Worst of all, the outer rim on the back of the device has a sharp edge that digs into your fingers when holding the tablet. If you look closely along the edges you'll see that this finish is uneven, with the gap noticeably wider in some areas than others. This lack of attention to detail simply isn't good enough on a device commanding almost $600.

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Techradar

It looks great, we love its thin, lightweight and well connected body

from Techradar

The Toshiba AT200 is a good, solid and portable device, delivering everything you'd expect from an Android tablet. However that's all it delivers - another Android Tablet in an already crowded market. We can't help thinking that Toshiba has only done half a job with the AT200. It looks great, we...More

The Toshiba AT200 is a good, solid and portable device, delivering everything you'd expect from an Android tablet. However that's all it delivers - another Android Tablet in an already crowded market. We can't help thinking that Toshiba has only done half a job with the AT200. It looks great, we love its thin, lightweight and well connected body – but when you get to using it you're not wowed by anything. Toshiba has made a competitive tablet, a marked improvement on the AT100, and it will certainly give the likes of the Sony Tablet S and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 a run for their money. However, if you are going to price a tablet inline with the iPad it needs to offer something special, a unique experience... and we just don't get that with the AT200.

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