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The Toshiba Excite Pro's looks probably won't offend (pictures)

The Toshiba Excite Pro has a functional look that won't exactly turn heads.

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Problems

I'd be a lot more forgiving to the Toshiba Excite Pro if it didn't cost $500. At that price, its performance issues are pretty unforgivable and I'd caution anyone thinking of buying one to hold off until Toshiba addresses its problems.
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Not exactly thin

The Excite Pro isn't what you'd call a thin tablet, but its not altogether fat or heavy, either.
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The trinity

The holy trinity of tablet ports: microSD, Micro-HDMI, and Micro-USB.
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Fast games

Thanks to its Tegra 4, games run great on the Excite Pro, but come nowhere near the performance of the Nvidia Shield.
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Texture

The textured back does little to improve the tablet's grip, but makes it feel a bit more durable than without it. Probably.
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Sharp camera

The 8-megapixel back camera is a rare pleasant surprise among most tablet cameras. It takes sharp, colorful pics.
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Volume

The Harman Kardon speakers get loud. Really loud, but still exude a bit too much tinny-ness for my ears.

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