Toshiba shines with world’s thinnest tablet at CES 2012

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.

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Oluniyi D. Ajao
Oluniyi D. Ajao is an Internet Entrepreneur and Tech Enthusiast based in South Africa. Follow him on twitter @niyyie for more tech updates.


  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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