Toshiba Excite 7

The Good The Toshiba Excite 7 tablet is competitively priced and features a microSD card expansion slot.

The Bad Its plastic-y body feels cheap and performance slows significantly if multiple apps are open. The low resolution screen looks pixelated and dull compared to other similarly priced tablets, and it's sometimes unresponsive.

The Bottom Line Though low-priced, the Toshiba Excite 7 fails to offer as much value as other budget tablets.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.0 Overall

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Toshiba Excite 7.7 (32GB)
Toshiba Excite 7
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Review

A functional budget tablet lacking extras

Even though the Toshiba 7 has a temptingly low-price, if you're in the market for a budget tablet, keep your options open. The Excite 7 isn't as breathtaking as its name would suggest, donning an overwhelmingly plastic design and unfashionably dull display that's accented by lackluster performance.

At its $169 starting price, 7-inch device lacks any interesting or compelling reason to choose it over tablets in the same price range with similar specs, better performance, and higher screen resolutions.

With the number -- and quality -- of tablets under $200 impressively increasing, the Toshiba Excite 7 morosely falls short of ranking in the top budget tablet list.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $580
  • Brand Toshiba
  • Diagonal Size 7.7 in
  • Installed Size 1 GB
  • Type Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Weight 0.8 lbs
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model 32GB

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