The lucky guys of Engadget managed to score the huge Toshiba Excite 13 tablet for review purposes and detailed it on their website. The review mentions some of the features of the slate and its positive and negative aspects. Toshiba Excite 13 has a price tag of $650, that’s pretty big, for any tablet out there. Considering you can get the very cool Transformer Pad TF700 for much less, is it really worth it?

The tablet supports a 1600 x 900 pixel resolution and it weighs a huge 2.2 pounds, making it less portable than most Android tablets. It also has a stand for propping up the unit, great for video viewing. The device also gets an aluminum casing and has a nice texture that gives it good grip. Toshiba Excite 13 offers a micro USB port, micro HDMI connector, SD card slot, audio jack adn two learge external speakers. At the back there’s a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. Obviously you’ll look silly taking pictures with a 13 inch behemoth and in case you’re wondering, there’s also a 2 megapixel camera at the front for videocalling purposes.

The photos generate washed out colors and autofocus is pretty much unreliable on this model. The Engadget review also shows that in Quadrant, this device scored 3,757 points, less than the Transformer Prime and Pad Infinity TF700, but more than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, for example. It scored pretty decently in Vellamo, with 1,373 points and as far as battery goes, you get a modest 9 hours and 15 minutes. SO, is this device worth it? Frankly, no, but there’s a segment of public for all products nowadays.

  • Peter

    ” SO, is this device worth it? Frankly, no, but there’s a segment of public for all products nowadays.”

    Exactly, and I`m one of them. Because I would really appreciate the bigger display for use at home. Regretably, in this article we don`t learn anything about the display quality, which is a shame since the display is the unique selling point.
    And in regard to the price point I like to add, that the Asus TF700 is anounced for ~720€ (~900USD) here in germany.
    To be clear I don`t want to take sides for the Toshiba, I simpy would wish a more descriptive und detailed “review” about a product.