Toshiba’s Excite X10 Tablet is only 7.62mm thin and 0.53kg, but it comes with a heavy price tag of $US530 for the 16GB version and $US600 for the 32GB version. While not dissimilar in pricing strategy with the iPad, it still costs $US130 more than the Sony Tablet S and other similar Android tablets. It seems like a price drop is inevitable here.
Aside from the bloated price tag, the Excite, which is coming in the first quarter to the US, is the same tablet we previewed in September of last year: a 10.1-inch, 1280×800 resolution screen, a dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP4 CPU, 1GB RAM, Honeycomb 3.2 (upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich), dual cameras and eight hours of battery life. A solid Android tablet! But how fast will the price drop?