Google and Amazon aren’t the only companies playing the how-low-can-you-go game. Toshiba, a company always hovering on the cusp of the big-time, is ready to join the fray, and its new $350 10-inch tablet isn’t skimping on specs. This might actually compete.
Dubbed Excite 10 SE, the device comes equipped with a 10.1-inch AutoBrite HD screen with a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution, a 1.5GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, dual cameras, 16GB of storage (micro SD expandable) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. OK, so it’s not quite on the same level as Google Nexus 10, but it’s in the vicinity. Toshiba’s device also comes equipped with stereo speakers with SRS Premium Voice Pro, and measures below half an inch thick.
Toshiba’s Excite 10 was an excellent device that kind of got lost in the tablet scramble. The company is ensuring this follow up doesn’t meet the same fate, grabbing headlines with a brisk $350 price tag. It’s cheaper than an iPad and comes equipped with Google’s best iteration of Android. Seems like a pretty good budget tablet to us, but we’ll have to reserve judgement until we actually have the opportunity to play with one.
The Excite 10 SE will be available at retailers beginning Dec. 6 for $350.