Toshiba has taken a number of different strategies in the Android tablet space. The company has launched a model featuring removable batteries and full-sized USB ports, a tablet with a huge screen, a smaller model with an excellent display, and most recently Toshiba has launched a 10 inch tablet with premium features including a high-resolution screen and digital pen support.

And then there’s the Toshiba Excite 7: It’s a cheap 7 inch tablet with lackluster specs that would have been forgivable a few years ago — but which are a bit disappointing when there are truly good tablets that sell for around $200 or even less.

Toshiba Excite 7
The Toshiba Excite 7 features a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 802.11n WiFi, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software, a 3MP rear camera, and 0.3MP front-facing camera.

It does have a microSD card slot for extra storage, which helps set it apart from some low-cost tablets (I’m looking at you, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX). The Excite 7 measures about 0.4 inches thick and weighs a little over 12 ounces.

Toshiba says you should be able to 12.5 hours of battery life during general use, or 7.5 hours while watching videos — but Android Police eked out just 6 hours of run time while playing games, surfing the web, and watching some videos.

While it’s nice to see Toshiba pushing a low-cost tablet, it’d be even nicer if there was a good reason to choose this $170 model over a $129 Hisense Sero 7 Pro.

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One reply on “Toshiba launches Excite 7 Android tablet for $170, sans the excitement”

  1. Have someone check your articles prior to publishing them, so many mistakes.

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