Technology major Toshiba will release three new tablets from its Excite range on June 25. The new line-up includes Excite Pure, Excite Pro, and the stylus-based Excite Write.
While Excite Pure will be available for $299, Excite Pro and Excite Write will be available for $499 and $599, respectively. With three brand new tablets in its kitty, Toshiba aims to capture both the high-end and the budget market alike.
The new Excites are 10.1-inch screen tablets that looks similar in size and weight to the Toshiba Excite 10 SE, with their black front and textured silver rear. The screens of the new Excites make use of IPS (In-Plane Switching) panels to offer wide viewing angles.
To justify its $299 price point, Excite Pure keeps its features to the minimal. It sports a 1280x800 screen, Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 3-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.2.2 and 16 GB memory with microHDMI, microUSB and microSD ports.
The high-end Excite Pro tablet will sport two powerful Harmon Kardon stereo speakers on the rear edges, 2560x1600 pixel resolution screen, Android 4.2 OS, 8-megapixel rear camera, 32GB storage, microHDMI, microUSB, microSD port and is powered by Nvidia's new Tegra 4 processor. The Excite Pro will compete with its imminent opponent Asus's Transformer Pad infinity.
Excite Write will directly compete with Samsung Galaxy note 10.1. Excite Write sports a pressure-sensitive Wacom pen, 2560x1600 screen and Tegra 4 processor. It is similar to Excite Pro in other specs.
Toshiba's major challenge while launching the product is its selling point. The Japanese company often finds it difficult to surpass Asus on the design front, Amazon on price and Samsung on pen competence. However it has the reputation for keeping its version of Android pretty clean and the company is said to have reportedly assured Android "Key Lime Pie" updates for its new tablets, according to PCmag.com.
The new Excite series will be available from ToshibaDirect.com. Excite Pro and Write will pioneer as the much awaited debut Tegra 4 quad-core tablets. It will also join the league with Nexus 4 as the only 2560x1600 display tablets.