CNET First Look
Toshiba Excite 13With a 13-inch screen the Toshiba Excite may push the boundaries of when a tablet is too big.
This is Jessica Dolcourt with CNET here at CTIA 2012 in New Orleans. This is mammoth Toshiba XI13. It has a 13 inch screen. You can take a look. This tablet is so large, I can barely demo it with my two hands and really, it's not meant to be a portable tablet. Some of the use cases are really going to be for using it in your home, playing games with the family and maybe keeping it in the kitchen, using it as sort of a reference device for wherever you are in your house or happen to be. Now it does run in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich here of the operating system but the whole compliment of the (App Land?) is pretty stock Android but there are a couple of different Toshiba offerings on here. It comes with a file manager and it comes with a media player as well. So now for some of the external, we're gonna take a look at the back here. The back has sort of a texture on it to make it a little softer. This is a demo device that kinda got beaten up a little bit. So the finished product won't have any softness around here at the back coming off. There is a 5 megapixel camera on the back. On the front there is a 2 megapixel camera. The volume rocker looks pretty tiny considering how large the tablet is. Here we've got some ports. There is a micro HDMI port, a micro USB port and full SD card reader. Also, the headset shack. The screen has a 1600 by 900 pixel resolution and inside it runs Tegra 3 Quad Core Processor. So, Toshiba XI13 is a Wi-Fi only device. It comes out June 24th in two different capacities. It will cost $650 for the 32 gigabyte version and $750 for the 64 gigabyte version. I'm Jessica (??) for CNET. This is the Toshiba XI13 and you're watching CNET.com at CTIA.