IRVINE, Calif. — Nov. 20, 2013 — Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Excite 7, a seven-inch Android 4.2.2-based tablet that delivers speedy and smooth performance for games, apps, movies, books and more. This new addition to the extensive Excite tablet line provides consumers with the clean and convenient tablet experience they have grown to expect from Toshiba for merely $169.99 MSRP.
“As Toshiba continues to introduce new devices of varying sizes into the tablet market, we’re watching the manners and scenarios in which consumers are using our products evolve. However, there are benefits of the smaller-sized tablets that continue to ring true – portability, comfortable single-handed hold, efficient multitasking, convenient gaming and Web browsing,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “Our new Excite 7 serves as a solid tablet that offers all of these benefits, while also pushing the form factor to provide consumers with the ability to do more.”
Sleek and Compact Design, Sharp Display
The silver Excite 7 tablet weighs a mere 12.4 ounces1 and measures in at 7.8 inches x 4.6 inches x 0.43 inches (W x D x H), making it extremely convenient for consumers to place into a bag and weave portable computing and entertainment into their everyday on-the-go lives. Its seven-inch diagonal display2 supports a 1024 x 600 resolution and capacitive five-finger multi-touch, providing consumers with an enjoyable tablet experience with apps, videos and games. The Excite 7 features a 3.0 megapixel rear-facing camera and 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, providing photography, videography and video-conferencing support.
Blazing-Fast Performance and High-Quality Sound
Equipped with a quad-core processor3 and 1GB of memory4, the Excite 7 tablet enables high-speed performance when being used for playing games from Google Play™ and watching videos. Android 4.2.2, Jelly Bean enables effortless app and Web browsing and efficient multitasking, as well as streamlined gesture keyboard typing and multi-user support with personalized profiles for all members of the family. A single charge provides up to 12 hours of general usage or up to 7.5 hours of video playback5.
With tablets continuing to serve as primary entertainment machines for consumers on the move, audio quality remains critical. The Excite 7 sports stereo speakers that have been enhanced with SRS® audio to provide excellent music and a more natural sound quality. The tablet also supports Bluetooth® v4.0, allowing music streaming to external speakers for a more comprehensive audio experience, and comes with micro USB and microSD ports, enabling consumers to extend the tablet’s storage capacity.
Pricing and Availability
The Toshiba Excite 7 tablet is available for purchase through Amazon, Toshiba.com/us and other e-tailers for $169.99 MSRP6.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading laptops, tablets, HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ and media streaming products; physical and cloud storage solutions; virtual desktop infrastructure; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit toshiba.com/us
About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba’s web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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6 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means “Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price.”