Aside from very intelligently branding its Western tablets, Toshiba hasn’t made many efforts to help boost the Excite line’s popularity. Until now, that is, because the new members of the family, dubbed Excite Pure, Pro and Write, should be able to market themselves, courtesy of solid spec sheets and/or excellent quality-price ratios.
Starting from the bottom of the food chain, the Excite Pure is available via a number of American retailers for $300, but can also be scored from Amazon for the low price of 250 bucks. True, the thing is not exactly high-end by 2013 standards, but it does pack decent heat for a $250 tab – 10-inch IPS panel, quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1 GB RAM.
Meanwhile, the Excite Pro and Write are far costlier, but on the whole they seem to be worth their extravagant prices. The former goes for $480 via Toshiba Direct and $500 via Amazon, while the latter costs $580 at Toshiba and $600 through retailers such as Best Buy or Amazon.
Both tabs are powered by Nvidia’s spanking new Tegra 4 chip and they both run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean while rocking stunning 10-inch 2,560 x 1,600 pix res screens. On the inside, the Excite Pro and Write are pretty much identical, but the latter is 40 grams heavier and comes with stylus support à la Samsung’s Galaxy Note line. Not too shabby, huh?