Toshiba unveils quad-core Tegra 3 Excite tablets in US
Toshiba unveils three of its Quad-Core Tegra 3 power tablets in this US under the Excite brand and will replace its Thrive models. Within the next two months, Nvidia’s Quad-Core Tegra 3 will launch in a 10-inch tablet in early May and a smaller 7.7-inch and larger 13-inch models later in June.
Each tablet will run the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and feature AMOLED screen for deeper black and vibrant colors giving consumers better viewing experiences. Toshiba’s 13-inch tablet will be a home and business model for viewing and presentations and feature at 1600×900 resolution.
Toshiba senior product marketing manager Carrie Cowan said that the Excite tablets will build on the strengths of the Thrive, focusing on microUSB and HDMI connectivity.
“A lot of the things that we did with thrive in terms of connectivity and usability will continue into this product as well,” Cowan said. “We believe there is an opportunity to go bigger, we believe in the market one size does not fit all.”
The company will also be overhauling its consumer notebook and desktop lines, upgrading its Satellite C, L, S and P-series machines as well as its high-end gaming powerhouse, the Qosmio.