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Toshiba Ships Excite 7 Quad-Core Tablet

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Toshiba has a new Android-powered 7-inch tablet for cheap.

Looking for a 7-inch tablet for under $200? Toshiba has the solution for you, as it has shipped the Android-based Excite 7 retailing for a modest starting price of $170 USD. The device joins the company’s other “Excite” devices revealed earlier this year including the 10.1-inch Excite Pure, Excite Pro and Excite Write. The Excite 7 can be purchased now directly from Toshiba here.

"The right size at the right price, the Excite 7 tablet delivers the Android 4.2 experience at your fingertips. This compact 7-inch tablet features a clear multi-touch screen, quad core processor, stereo speakers, dual cameras, connectivity and expansion—all at an affordable price," reads the product page.

Toshiba’s new tablet packs a 7-inch LED-lit screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution, 5-point touch input, and 170 degree viewing angles. This screen is backed by a quad-core Rockchip RK3188 SoC, 1 GB of memory, and a lithium polymer battery promising up to 14 hours of normal use and up to 8 hours of video playback. Google’s Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean” is the OS of choice.

The specs also show that the tablet provides 8 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for adding even more storage to the tablet. The device also provides a 3-axis accelerometer, a 0.3MP camera on the front, a 3MP camera on the back, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and stereo speakers backed by SRS audio enhancements. There’s no microHDMI output, so don’t expect to fling movies and TV shows onto an HDTV unless you have a Chromecast device.

"Enjoy excellent music and more natural sound quality with stereo speakers enhanced with SRS Audio Enhancement," reads the product page. "Plus, you can use Bluetooth v4.0 to stream music to external speakers for an all-around awesome audio experience. Or sync, share and expand your movie and music playlists with built-in Micro USB and microSD ports. Get all the entertaining features you want, at just the right price."

To purchase Toshiba’s new 7-inch tablet, head here.

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    ipwn3r456 , November 21, 2013 6:41 PM
    I still prefer the Nexus 7. It's specs and screen quality makes it worth to pay a little bit more.
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    tobalaz , November 21, 2013 6:41 PM
    I think I just found the tablet to use to run Torque on when I'm working on cars!
    Sub $200 US AND packs a punch, think I might be getting myself a Christmas gift this season!
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    InvalidError , November 21, 2013 6:46 PM
    Humm, just when I thought 1280x800 would be the standard rock-bottom resolution on 7" screen, someone had to release a 1024x600 tablet. Any takers for 800x600 now?

    Not sure the rear camera and SD slot are enough to offset the lower specs compared to the N7-2012 on nearly everything else near the $170 price point.
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    jacobdrj , November 21, 2013 7:15 PM
    Sorry, but Walmart's Hisense Sero 7 pro is better in almost every way, and is $129 new, $100 refurbished. 8gb memory, JB4.2.1, with 4.3 coming out soon, HDMI out, microSDHC, NFC, GPS, 1280x800, Tegra 3 quad core @ 1.3ghz...
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    boytitan2 , November 22, 2013 12:08 AM
    jacobdrj you have a point about the sero 7 but that thing does not cost 129 actually I think that is also 179. I would just spend the extra 20 bucks and get the EVGA tegra note 7.
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    Vorador2 , November 22, 2013 12:36 AM
    Or you could spend the extra 50$ and get the Nexus 7 that blows this thing out of the water.
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    rwinches , November 22, 2013 1:20 AM
    The Monster M7 at Walmart has much better overall specs is $149
    And despite what Consumer Reports says runs great and has never locked up, and there has been an OTA ROM update anyway.
    It get 14000+ on Antutu which reports 1.6 Ghz on the dual core.

    4.1 JB OS, HD IPS 1280x800 resolution screen, Bluetooth 4.0 with Time Correct™, Micro USB input, 3.5mm headset jack, Mini HDMI, GPS, front (2.0MP) and rear (5.0MP) cameras, 16GB storage with 1GB DDR3 memory, MicroSD,4000mAh Battery, Google Play
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    Avus , November 22, 2013 1:43 AM
    that is one thick bezel... probably the thickest bezel you can found in any tablet...
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , November 22, 2013 5:17 AM
    Sorry, but Walmart's Hisense Sero 7 pro is better in almost every way, and is $129 new, $100 refurbished. 8gb memory, JB4.2.1, with 4.3 coming out soon, HDMI out, microSDHC, NFC, GPS, 1280x800, Tegra 3 quad core @ 1.3ghz...

    Agreed. If I was going sub $200 the Hisense Sero 7 pro is nicer. That being said, after owning a new Nexus 7, I wouldn't settle for anything less in the 7" category.
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    icemunk , November 22, 2013 5:28 AM
    $170... no thanks, I could buy one with the same specs direct from China for $95.
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    hannibal , November 22, 2013 5:35 AM
    This seems to have IPS screen so it is better than in most cheap tablets that have TN based screens. But yeah Nexus 7 is better, if you don't need the card slot.
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    ZolaIII , November 22, 2013 5:43 AM
    Actually Nexus 7 & a second edition of it are worse choice performance wise then this to soc (quad cortex a9 & 4MP Mali 400) bat i am certain that price can be smaller if it's not Toshiba (Japanese & branded).
    Anyway i do think that new Tagra 4 reference based 7" tablets are best performance/price/ value based! & by value i mean gpu drivers & development community...
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    ZolaIII , November 22, 2013 7:42 AM
    As a honorable mention PiPO U8 mini 7,85"(IPS 1024x768) 2GB RAM, 16GB NAND, mini HDMI, same soc & OS. Available in UK by the price of 125£...
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    canadianvice , November 22, 2013 10:23 AM
    Buying direct from china is a fool's game. They're nothing but cheats and cons over there who load up their stores with junk and hope somebody will bite. They have the best service you'll ever see until they get your money.
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    jacobdrj , November 22, 2013 11:37 AM
    @boytitan2 The Sero 7 Pro in USA WalMarts are $129...