Toshiba Excite Write Australian Hands-On: High-Res Beauty And Tegra 4 Brains

The Samsung Galaxy Note revived the stylus as an incredibly relevant piece of tech a few years back, and since then, other companies have tried to revive it for themselves. This new Toshiba tablet centres around a beautiful stylus, and an even better looking screen.

The beautifully rhymey Excite Write from Toshiba is a 10.1-inch, Tegra 4-powered tablet with a beautiful 2560 x 1600 screen resolution and an incredibly responsive stylus. The Write is running Android 4.2, packs in 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, micro-HDMI for video out and a micro-SD slot for expandable storage. The Write also backs Harman Kardon stereo speakers with a new microphone set-up that Toshiba is calling DTS Premium Voice Pro for better audio interactivity and VOIP.

The Excite Write is a premium tablet at a really reasonable price, coming in at $US599 (Australian prices coming soon).

The incredible 2560x1600 screen resolution makes the Xcite Write one of the highest resolution tablets out on the market today, and it makes everything look fabulous. The colours you get on the Write are simply incredible. To top it off, the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2, which is more than welcome on our beloved gadgets.

Flip the Write over and you'll find a bright dimpled silver aluminium exterior which — when combined with premium speakers, a high resolution screen and top-quality specs — actually serves to make the whole thing pretty heavy to lug around. The Excite Write isn't exactly unwieldy, but it's probably going to strain your arm if you use it for a prolonged period of time.

The stylus is great thanks to 1024 points of touch on the digitiser, and with a new suite of optical recognition software from Toshiba, this is a tablet for people who love to take notes.

No word on battery life just yet, but expect it to be slightly less than you were hoping for due to that high-resolution screen.

The Toshiba Excite Write hits the market from late June.

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