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Toshiba not-that-exciting Excite 7

Awkward speaker placement

3-megapixel rear camera

Straight edge

Lower than the rest

Bumpy back

Ports on top

The 7-inch Toshiba slate offers mediocre specs inside a basic build with little extra to sway your interest. With tablets in the same price range featuring higher resolution screens and smoother performance, the Excite 7 falls short of impressing, let alone exciting, any possible buyers.
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Toshiba not-that-exciting Excite 7

Awkward speaker placement

3-megapixel rear camera

Straight edge

Lower than the rest

Bumpy back

Ports on top

When held in portrait-orientation, the Excite 7's speakers are located on the bottom edge, so when you hold the tablet in landscape mode, you're inevitably covering one of the speakers. Considering their audio quality, this might be a good thing.
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Toshiba not-that-exciting Excite 7

Awkward speaker placement

3-megapixel rear camera

Straight edge

Lower than the rest

Bumpy back

Ports on top

The rear and front cameras take fuzzy, washed out photos that rival any over-contrasted Instagram filter.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: James Martin/CNET

Toshiba not-that-exciting Excite 7

Awkward speaker placement

3-megapixel rear camera

Straight edge

Lower than the rest

Bumpy back

Ports on top

The Excite 7's black-bezeled front features a straight edge, opposed to rounded, that slightly digs into your palms at certain angles. This can be uncomfortable if watching a movie or holding the tablet for a long time.
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Toshiba not-that-exciting Excite 7

Awkward speaker placement

3-megapixel rear camera

Straight edge

Lower than the rest

Bumpy back

Ports on top

The 7-inch Toshiba features a 1,024x600-pixel resolution, which is considerably lower than today's top tablets, and although HD video looks fine, pixels are very visible when it comes to small text.
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Toshiba not-that-exciting Excite 7

Awkward speaker placement

3-megapixel rear camera

Straight edge

Lower than the rest

Bumpy back

Ports on top

The grey textured back panel slightly helps grip the device and feels comfortable on your fingertips.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: James Martin/CNET

Toshiba not-that-exciting Excite 7

Awkward speaker placement

3-megapixel rear camera

Straight edge

Lower than the rest

Bumpy back

Ports on top

All of the Excite 7's ports are conveniently located on one edge. The microSD card slot is always a welcome addition to easily add more storage space.
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