Toshiba to launch thinnest tablet ever on Tuesday

Toshiba had announced the Excite LE tablet during the recently concluded Mobile World Congress 2012, Barcelona. It has wasted no time in bringing it to the market, and is expected to hit stores on Tuesday, the 6th of March.

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At first glance, the Excite LE tablet may just seem to be one of the many Android tablets that have been pushed out by multiple vendors over the MWC. However, its USP is its thin profile. At a thickness (or ‘thinness’) of 7.7mm, the Toshiba Excite LE tablet is a phenomenally thin device. The indisputable leader of the tablet market (at least for a few more days) – the Apple iPad 2 seems to be almost bulky in comparison, being 8.8 mm thick. Ironically, the iPad 2 has been an object of desire partially due to its sleek, aesthetically pleasing design, but the Excite LE may just turn out to beat it in its own game. As a matter of fact, there have been widespread rumors that the 3rd iteration of the iPad tablet may be almost a millimeter thicker than its own predecessor – giving Toshiba an advantage of more than two millimeters!

The Toshiba Excite LE happens to be a 10 inch tablet, like most premium tabs in the market (including the iPad). Incredibly, though, it manages to keep its weight at around the 534g (118 lb) mark, which makes it far less hefty than almost any tablet of a comparable size (the iPad 2, for instance, weighs over 600g).

Toshiba, unlike most tablet manufacturers, has never shied away from providing a generous number of couches, and the Excite LE is no different. The tablet has micro-USB, HDMI, micro SD ports included, making it extremely convenient to hook up to larger projectors for movies, presentations, etc. without worrying about setting up a wireless network.

The Excite LE has standard features otherwise: a TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processor, Android Honeycomb, a 10.1 inch LED display and a battery that should last 8 hours.

All in all, the Toshiba Excite LE tablet seems like it could make a perfect tablet for a power user wading through endless presentations, as it could be for the casual user who loves to browse the web on a couch. 

(via Mashable)
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