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Toshiba Excite 10SE review

6/10 AVG.

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The Toshiba Excite 10SE currently has an Informr score of 6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Toshiba Excite 10 SE is a reconfiguration of the earlier Excite 10. Compared to the original, it has a plastic shell, no HDMI port and switches from full-sized SD card to microSD. The other notable change is the price. With Android 4.1, a Tegra 3 quad-core chipset and 1280-by-800 IPS display, both the price and feature set of the 10 SE place it in the middle of the pack for performance and value. This leaves only one problem, as mentioned by Ben Kersey of The Verve, “Overall, this feels like Toshiba’s attempt to have a tablet for every price point, but it’s hard to see why you’d pick up the Excite 10 SE when the Nexus 10 can be had for just $50 more.”

The tablet offers your standard set of ports and features. MicroSD card support allows for easy memory expansion, microUSB provides quick and easy connectivity and charging and Bluetooth and GPS support provides access to a wide range of accessories and apps. There are no major flaws to the 10 SE. The chassis of the device, while plastic, feels sturdy and well made. Performance is decent for gaming, productivity, web browsing and media consumption. The IPS display offer great viewing angles. While the display resolution might leave a little to be desired, it allows the tablet to run smoothly across a wide variety of tasks and apps. There is even support for most major audio and video formats without the need to download additional codecs or apps.

Perhaps the biggest problem facing the 10 SE is that while there is nothing horrible about the device, there is nothing memorable either. PC Magazine’s Eugene Kim said “The Toshiba Excite 10 SE is a fine Android tablet, it just lacks the stand-out features or low price that set most top-notch competitors apart.” One possible annoyance is the inclusion of a large amount of bloatware in the stock installation. PC Magazine noted “Aside from some useful Toshiba branded apps, like the file manager and media player apps, there are useless and undeletable apps like eBay, a redundant Toshiba app store, and a slew of Wild Tangent linked games.” Fortunately, most of this is fixed easily with a few taps of the uninstall button.

The Good: Solid build quality, 8 hour battery life, smooth performance and support for microSD.

The Bad: Bulky design, weak cameras and aging chipset.

Operating system
Screen Size
3+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The older Excite 10 started at $450 for 16GB onboard storage, in May 2012. The Excite 10 SE's starting price of $349 doesn't seem like that much of a bargain almost a year later, especially since the older Excite 10 was overpriced for the Android tablet market. If you end up with an Excite 10 SE, it...

- Scott Stein, Cnet

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Screen Size

The Toshiba Excite 10SE's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a NVIDIA Tegra 3 Super 4-PLUS-1 Quad-Core processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
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.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 25 WHr battery. Toshiba's performance ratings are 12 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Excite 10SE Specs

Release date December 6, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 Super 4-PLUS-1 Quad-Core
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible 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 No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 12 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 12 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time No
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Fusion Lattice
Dimensions [H x W x D] 26.2 x 18.0 x 1.0 cm (10.3 x 7.1 x 0.4 in)
Weight 640 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 149 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
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 No
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Unknown
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
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 Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
1+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert No
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, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Toshiba AT305SE

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