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CES 2012: Toshiba unveils world's thinnest tablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jan 2012 22:42 User comments (6)

CES 2012: Toshiba unveils world's thinnest tablet Toshiba has announced the Excite X10 tablet today at the CES event, the world's thinnest tablet.
The X10 is just 7.7mm thick, very impressive for a 10.1-inch IPS display. For comparison, the iPad 2 is 8.8mm thick. Additionally, the tablet has a Micro USB port, a Micro HDMI port, an SD card slot and a dock connector.

Toshiba's latest tablet runs on a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, along with a 2MP front facing camera and a 5MP rear facing camera. The device will come with either Android 3.2 or Android 4.0 ICS, it is unclear so far.

BI says the tablet is made out of magnesium alloy instead of the titanium seen in other tablets, which makes it lighter, "but not as resilient."

The Excite X10 will go on sale in the "first quarter of 2012" for $529.99 (16 GB) and $599.99 (32 GB).




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6 user comments

19.1.2012 10:28

Geesh, why get that when you could get a Transformer at the same cost.

29.1.2012 10:44

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Geesh, why get that when you could get a Transformer at the same cost.
Because there are people that prefer style over functionality: those old school guys/gals that like thinner electronics because they "look cool".

I'm happy with my iPad 2, but if I were to switch over to Android, I'd be getting a Transformer Primer no doubt!

DS Warrior ! ! !

39.1.2012 11:46

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Geesh, why get that when you could get a Transformer at the same cost.
I've heard ridiculous statements but this one ranks up there with the best of them.........."why get this when you could get a Transformer at the same cost??????????????????"

How about "why get a Transformer when you can get THIS one at the same cost????"

Preference buddy. Both are comparable and Toshiba is a better, more reliable brand.

Besides, have you read the reviews on the Transformer?? Riddled with issues and the KB "transforming" part is an extra 150 bucks making the unit nigh 700.

49.1.2012 12:40

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
Geesh, why get that when you could get a Transformer at the same cost.
I've heard ridiculous statements but this one ranks up there with the best of them.........."why get this when you could get a Transformer at the same cost??????????????????"

How about "why get a Transformer when you can get THIS one at the same cost????"

Preference buddy. Both are comparable and Toshiba is a better, more reliable brand.

Besides, have you read the reviews on the Transformer?? Riddled with issues and the KB "transforming" part is an extra 150 bucks making the unit nigh 700.
No, Mysttic is correct here. The Prime has a QUAD-CORE processor and is just 0.6 mm thicker. It costs $500 for 32GB and $150 for the dock makes it $650 for a far superior tablet (hardware wise) + the dock, for an extra $50 than this tablet alone. I have not ready any reviews that show the Prime "riddled" with issues, whereas the Toshiba Thrive is generally considered a horrible tablet and this is its older, more expensive brother.

510.1.2012 11:19

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
Geesh, why get that when you could get a Transformer at the same cost.
I've heard ridiculous statements but this one ranks up there with the best of them.........."why get this when you could get a Transformer at the same cost??????????????????"

How about "why get a Transformer when you can get THIS one at the same cost????"

Preference buddy. Both are comparable and Toshiba is a better, more reliable brand.

Besides, have you read the reviews on the Transformer?? Riddled with issues and the KB "transforming" part is an extra 150 bucks making the unit nigh 700.
No, Mysttic is correct here. The Prime has a QUAD-CORE processor and is just 0.6 mm thicker. It costs $500 for 32GB and $150 for the dock makes it $650 for a far superior tablet (hardware wise) + the dock, for an extra $50 than this tablet alone. I have not ready any reviews that show the Prime "riddled" with issues, whereas the Toshiba Thrive is generally considered a horrible tablet and this is its older, more expensive brother.

He referred to the "Transformer" though......not the Prime. The Prime is a TF201 where the regular Transformer is a TF101.

I do agree with you though.......Prime is the bomb!......PERIOD.......but is 650 bucks at the lowest I've seen and the KB is an extra 200+. The regular Transformer is around 400 so I assume he/she was referring to the TF101 since it's more comparably priced.

However after having JUST checked for availability......it seems hard to find. Even Amazon.com has from "sellers" rather than Amazon themselves. Prices for the Prime there are 620 + 219 for the KB. We'll see in a month or two when it's more readily and widely available.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Jan 2012 @ 11:22

610.1.2012 20:15

This is not in the same level as Prime... Order my back in december quad,32gb for 499... Won't arrive till february but I'm in no rush... Kb is an accessory the end



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