There might be plenty of room at the top but there appears to be even more at the bottom. Days after HP unveiled its affordable entry level Android tablet Toshiba today made an announcement of its own. The Toshiba Excite Go tablet has a 7-inch display and is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest iteration of Google’s mobile operating system. It will appeal to customers who don’t want to spend too much on a tablet as it costs just $110.
Obviously the downside to an affordable device such as the Excite Go is that you don’t exactly get top-shelf specifications. Powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor the tablet’s 7-inch display has 1,024×600 pixel resolution. There’s only 8GB of onboard storage but fortunately a microSD card slot makes expansion very easy.
Toshiba focused on making the Excite Go light and compact. With a “Satin Gold” finish the tablet only weighs 12.5 ounces and has been designed with single-handed use in mind. The battery is claimed to be good for up to six hours of video playback and 7.5 hours of general use.
The Excite Go comes pre-loaded with a full version of OfficeSuite Pro which costs $14.99, allow users to be productive on the go. Though power users certainly won’t go for it. However Toshiba’s new tablet will be a good option for customers who just want a tablet for casual web browsing or e-book reading. It will be available for $110 beginning in early July from select retailers and Toshiba’s website.