As Apple announced their plans to unveils the iPad 3 on March 07, on the very next day, Toshiba immediately introduced the tablet “The Excite X10 LE” which is the world’s lightest and thinnest tablet includes a 1280×900 10.1-inch AutoBrite display, along with a OMAP 4430 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
Toshiba unveils Excite X10 LE World thinnest lightest tablet
Other features include: MicroUSB, HDMI, and microSD slots along with WiFi, bluetooth support and a 5-megapixel camera capable of video capture in 1080p, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter for video chat. The tablet will be available in 16 GB for $529 and 32 GB for $599.
It’s been under claim that X10 LE measures just 7.7mm thick and weighs 535 grams. Compare that to the iPad 2, which is 8.8mm thick and 601 grams. Just because it’s super-thin doesn’t mean the X10 skimps on features. Although the use of Android 3.2 is a bit disappointing, Toshiba promise it will get Ice Cream Sandwich before spring is over. Inside you’ll find an OMAP 4430 dual-core Cortex-A9 chip running at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, and the tablet comes in 16GB and 32GB configurations. As for the display, it’s a 10.1-inch panel with a 1280 x 800 resolution.
The Excite X10 LE will officially go on sale March 6. The 16GB unit will set you back $529.99, while the 32GB unit takes that up to $599. It’s therefore $30 more expensive than the iPad 2 16GB, but manages to match the 32GB on price.