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.