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)