Toshiba has unveiled a brand new affordable tablet, the Excite 7 model with Android. I can’t help but ask myself if this is somehow related to that new Toshiba REGZA tablet announced in Japan yesterday.


Anyway this model is cheap and its specs show that. Priced at $170, the device features a 7 inch 1024 x 600 pixel display, a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex A9 quad core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. There’s also WiFi on board, Android 4.2 as the OS and a 3 megapixel rear camera, as well as a 0.3 megapixel front shooter.

Extra storage is available through microSD and the device measures about 0.4 inches in thickness and weighs a bit over 12 ounces. Toshiba promises about 12.5 hours of battery life here with general use, or 7.5 hours of video playback. Those who tested the device actually got just 6 hours of playing games, surfing the web and watching videos, so not quite impressive.