The super sleek AT200 tablet from Toshiba has been the talk amongst gadget lovers ever since the company mentioned it back in September. The tablet is expected to be making its presence known at CES, scheduled tomorrow. Toshiba has kept to their promise and gadget lovers will get to have hands on experience with the tablet device at CES. The tablet will be available in the US market under the name of “Excite X10.”
Also, just as the tablet is named, the Excite X10 also packs in some pretty exciting specs. As already mentioned, the Excite X10 has a thickness of just 7.7mm, making it the thinnest 10 inch tablet is available in the market right now. To give it a sturdy screen, the Excite X10 comes with a Corning Gorilla glass in addition to the magnesium case. It boasts of a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, a wide 178 degrees of viewing angle, and is also coated with an anti-smudge layer.
Toshiba will also be giving the tablet its own custom file manager utility program as well as application to play multimedia files. There will be third party developed applications made available soon for this tablet.
The Excite X10, in spite of being the slimmest, still weighs 1.2 pounds, which is slightly on the heavier side. The OS right now is Android 3.2, though Toshiba is claiming it to be Android 4.0 ICS ready. The tablet also packs in a 5 and 2 megapixel camera along the back and front of the tablet, while also offering a micro HDMI port, Mini USB 2.0 port, and a MicroSD card slot.
However, unlike the Transformer Prime which comes with a Tegra 3 quad core CPU, the Excite will be seen sporting a 1.2 GHz dual core OMAP 4430 processor. The Excite X10 also disappoints on the price front versus the Transformer Prime. The X10 with 16 GB on-board will set one back by $530, while the same with 32 GB has been priced $600. In comparison, the Transformer Prime with 32 GB is priced at $500.
Thrive will be available at $399, which would also come with support for 4G HSPA+ mobile network from AT&T in its next model that would cost $80 more than the present one.
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