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The Toshiba Excite X10 and its dealings with direct sunlight (photos)

Pictures of the Toshiba Excite X10 demonstrate why the aluminium-encased tablet doesn't photograph the best in direct sunlight. Yes, I'm blaming the tablet. What?

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From the front

Here you can see the 2-megapixel camera in the top middle. You also get a feeling of just how glossy the 10.1-inch screen is. Also, although the unit we demoed ran Honeycomb 3.2, it's unclear whether the release version will run Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich.
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My eyes!!

Wow! That's the magnesium alloy backside reflecting tons of sunlight right into your eyes! Hey, at least you didn't have to deal with this in person. My eyes are still recovering.
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Thin with ports

The X10 is thin, but to its credit, Toshiba still made room for a good assortment of ports. No full-size ports, though. From left to right, we see a headphone jack, Micro-USB, Micro-HDMI, and a microSD card slot.
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Just as thin

Yep, just as thin on the right side.
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Because it's thin, people

Have we mentioned the tablet's thinness? OK, OK, even I'm tired of talking about it now.
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A better look

OK, fine. Here's a much better look at the X10's magnesium alloy backside. Happy now?

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