Toshiba Announces the Excite X10, the World’s Thinnest 10-Inch Tablet

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Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today revealed plans to introduce the Excite™ X10 tablet, the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet, to the U.S. market. Measuring in at just 0.3 inches (7.7mm) thin and weighing just 1.18 pounds (535g)1, this next-gen tablet offers a premium design with essential ports and features needed for a more complete experience. The Excite X10 tablet will be available in the U.S. starting in the first quarter of 2012.

“Excite X10 pushes the boundaries of what a thin and light tablet is capable of, delivering elegant styling without sacrificing features or durability”

A More Premium Design

Ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-powerful, the Excite X10 features a high-resolution 10.1-inch diagonal AutoBrite™ display2, offering an ideal canvas for browsing and entertainment. Designed for durability and style, the device also features a high-quality magnesium alloy surface and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass display with an anti-smudge coating for greater resiliency.

“Excite X10 pushes the boundaries of what a thin and light tablet is capable of, delivering elegant styling without sacrificing features or durability,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division.

All the Essentials on Board

To connect with other devices, the Excite X10 tablet comes with all essential interfaces and ports onboard, including micro-USB and HDMI® ports, a micro-SD slot to share content and files with other devices, plus Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity. The micro HDMI port allows users to extend HD content from their tablet screen to a large screen HDTV. Front and back HD cameras provide convenient photo capture, plus 1080p video recording and conferencing. Stereo speakers enhanced with exclusive sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS®Labs deliver superior entertainment capabilities.

“We see the tablet as a key device in a connected home ecosystem, so delivering not just a thin and light design, but one that also incorporates built-in ports, is a step toward making the connected home a reality,” added Pinto.

Smart Multicore Performance with Long Battery Life

Powered by the Texas Instruments OMAP™4430 mobile processor3, the Excite X10 delivers smart multicore processing power without draining battery life. The multicore design features two ARM Cortex™ A9 cores plus dual-channel memory for greater speed and efficiency, offering smooth web browsing and multi-tasking plus high definition video and entertainment.

Powered by the Latest Android™ Technology

The Excite X10 tablet is powered by the latest Android™ platform technology. Also included is a full suite of familiar Google™ Mobile Service applications, including the Android Market™, YouTube™, Gmail™, Google Maps™, Music, Videos, plus select third-party applications including Netflix™.


Latest Android technology

10.1-inch diagonal LED Backlit widescreen Corning Gorilla Glass display with IPS technology and 10-finger multi-touch support

1280 x 800 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio

Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor; 1.2GHz with 1GB LPDDR2 RAM

16GB and 32GB configurations4

2 megapixel front-facing camera

5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash

Micro USB, Micro HDMI ports

Micro SD card slot

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

Gyroscope, Accelerometer, GPS, eCompass and Ambient Light Sensor

Stereo speakers with sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS® Labs

Built-in 25 watt-hour rechargeable lithium ion battery

10.1” (W) x 6.9” (D) x 0.3” (H)

1.18 pounds (535g)

Pricing and Availability

The Excite X10 tablet will be available in mid-Q1 2012 for a starting price of $529.99 MSRP5 for the 16GB model and $599.99 MSRP for the 32GB model at major U.S. retailers, e-tailers and

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