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Toshiba Excite 10 review

6.9/10 AVG.
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6.9/10
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The Toshiba Excite 10 currently has an Informr score of 6.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Toshiba Excite 10, or Toshiba AT305, is a tablet that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a 10.1-inch screen. It features dual cameras, Wi-Fi, plenty of pre-installed apps, and NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor. It can be fitted with a SIM card and used to make calls, but doesn’t come with many call management features since it isn’t primarily a tablet. The Excite 10 can also be used for file sharing via Bluetooth or to watch videos through any compatible TV via the built-in HDMI port.

There are both front and rear cameras with which you can also capture videos in 3GP, 3GPP, and MP4 formats. You will only get modest picture and video quality though and should not expect the sensors on the cameras to serve as a proper point-and-shoot replacement. All of the above-mentioned features are packed inside a case that weighs just a hair under 600 grams, which is lighter than the Apple iPad.

All in all, the Excite 10 offers most of the features that people look for in a tablet. Still, it somehow fails to impress. The tablet competition is pretty stiff nowadays and it simply doesn’t bring anything exciting to the table. It gives solid performance with its components but the experience could have been much better with an improved screen or better audio quality. It can only be recommended for users who won’t complain about the hefty price tag while enduring the sub-par performance of the screen.

Need to Know: Toshiba Excite 10

1. User expandable storage up to 32GB. (The Good)

2. Relatively lightweight and easy to hold and use. (The Good)

3. Lacks support for external keyboard dock. (The Bad)

4. Battery takes too long to charge. (The Bad)


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


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Verge

The competition in this screen size is steep, thanks to solid offerings from Asus, Samsung, Acer and others. The Excite 10 is a nice option, but it doesn't offer anything that sets it apart. Its screen isn't great, and though its performance is solid it's equalled by devices like the Transformer Pad...

- David Pierce, The Verge
The Verge

The competition in this screen size is steep, thanks to solid offerings from Asus, Samsung, Acer and others. The Excite 10 is a nice option, but it doesn't offer anything that sets it apart. Its screen isn't great, and though its performance is solid it's equalled by devices like the Transformer Pad...

- David Pierce, The Verge
Computer Shopper

Aside from its somewhat subpar video-capture capabilities, the Excite 10 is in every way an excellent, well-performing slate. We were especially impressed with its stellar sound system—after turning on all the special SRS enhancements, that is. Without them, sound reproduction was at best medi...

- William Harrel, Computer Shopper
Engadget

Toshiba hasn't exactly positioned the Excite 10 as a high-end tablet, and its $450 starting price is par for the course for a mid-range product. We'd choose the Excite 10 over the $530 Excite 10 LE in a heartbeat, as it offers much better performance and Ice Cream Sandwich in a package that's only s...

- Sarah Silbert, Engadget
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


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Screen Size
10.1"

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

Processor
Unknown

There is a Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core 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 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/32/64 GB. An external, SD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
25WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 25 WHr battery. Toshiba's performance ratings are 7 days standby time, 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Excite 10 Specs

Overview
Release date May 31, 2012
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core
Internal Storage 16/32/64 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 25 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.8 x 26.2 x 0.9 cm (7 x 10.3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 599 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
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 Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Swype
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 Unknown
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 Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
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 SD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack Yes
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, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Toshiba AT305

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