The 2012 edition of Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas USA did not disappoint. Being the biggest platform for tech companies to show-off their latest innovations, a lot of new tablets (mostly running the Android OS) were among the announced.

I have followed the news reports and one tablet that stood-out of the crowd was Toshiba’s Excite x10. It is exciting.

From PC World:

This 10.1-inch tablet distinguishes itself as the only model that can be called both the thinnest and lightest: It measures just 0.3-inches thick and weighs 1.18 pounds. It has a Texas Instruments 1.2-GHz OMAP 4430 multicore processor, 1GB of memory, and a 1280-by-800 resolution IPS display. The display looked good, with a minimal air-gap and a wide viewing angle; but text and graphics weren’t as sharp as on the higher-resolution displays. Toshiba hopes to be able to ship the tablet in the middle of the first quarter with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Toshiba says it will cost $530 for the 16GB model and $600 for the 32GB version.

Toshiba Excite™ X10 Tablet
Toshiba Excite™ X10 Tablet

Other features include:

  • 0.3″ thin
  • 1.2lbs
  • 10.1” AutoBrite™ Multi-touch Display
  • Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Powered by Android™
  • Dual-core processor
  • Micro HDMI® port
  • Micro USB port
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Two HD Cameras

Be aware that the device does not support 3G nor any cellular connectivity. Instead, connectivity is via wifi only.


  1. I had planned to make it to CES 2012 this year but my VISA is the issue.

    That is a nice one from Toshiba, hope it gets to our local market soon.


  2. wow! i think tablets are gonna become so common as phones. I was excited to learn of a nigerian company that produced their own tablet. great things are happening in africa

  3. i notice that tablets cost as much as laptops…i’m still wondering whether they can actually minimize the use of laptops or even replace them

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