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Toshiba Excite Write

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Toshiba Excite Write. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The storage and performance also get good feedback, but the price and durability get less positive views. There are some mixed comments about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Excite Write is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : K. T. Bradford (digitaltrends.com)

Toshiba Excite Write review

 

The Toshiba Excite Write is speedy, has excellent pen experience, and a beautiful display, but it has issues with overheating and there is no slot for the pen.

The Toshiba Excite Write is close to being a great tablet. Pen nerds looking for a digital solution that feels right will find this device tempting. Toshiba got pen control perfect. The display gets high marks, too. And though the camera isn’t the best...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Joseph Volpe (engadget.com)

Toshiba Excite Write review

 

It's a tricky thing to name your devices after a verb. And when we say "tricky," we mean ill-advised. That Toshiba could willfully overlook Excite as a

Unskinned Android ; Wacom digitizer responds well to pen input ; One of few 2,560 x 1,600 tablets

Display shows muted colors ; Awkward speaker placement ; Uneven performance

Toshiba's Excite Write reads well on paper, but its execution leaves a lot to be desired. Consumers are better off spending that $600 elsewhere.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Toshiba Excite Write

 

The Write's biggest issue is integration. Or lack thereof. Toshiba's TruNote Stylus app is severely limited in function, and while the pen can be used to navigate the OS, its functionality pales in comparison to Samsung's Note line of tablets whose...

Writing on the Toshiba Excite Write's screen feels fluid and smooth, and I love the useful eraser button. It also boasts an incredibly sharp screen and includes storage expansion via microSD.

There are few useful stylus features and no built-in pocket for the pen. The screen at times becomes completely unresponsive.

Though it doesn't have any glaring problems, $600 is way too much for a tablet that fails to stand out in any significant way.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Excite Write

 

Even with its top-notch Tegra 4 processor and super-sharp display, the Toshiba Excite Write tablet can't quite overcome its exorbitant price.

Blazing-fast, quad-core Tegra 4 processor. Impressively sharp display. Android 4.2.

Expensive. Relatively thick and heavy. Oversized power adapter. Lacks compelling pen integration.

Conclusions There's likely a small cadre of consumers out there who would be willing to shell out $600 for an Android tablet. They're not wrong, but they might be overly optimistic. You just don't get the same value, in terms of optimized apps and...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Lisa Eadicicco (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Excite Write Review

 

The Toshiba Excite Write delivers fast performance, a stylus-optimized interface and a high-quality display for $599, but its battery life falls short.

Fast performance; Sharp display; High-quality speakers; Responsive stylus

Weak battery life; Poor camera; No stylus holster

The Toshiba Excite Write delivers fast performance, a stylus-optimized interface and a high-quality display for $599, but its battery life falls short.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Sidney Wong (hardwarezone.com)

Toshiba Excite Write (3G) - Perfect Blend of Entertainment and Productivity?

 

Toshiba brings the fight to Apple and Samsung with its latest 10.1-inch Excite Write. Armed with NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, a Wacom digitizer pen and a high resolution (2,560 x 1,600 pixel) display, is the Toshiba Excite Write the...

TruPen works well ; Sharp display ; Good handling ; Massive storage potential ; Wireless 802.11ac support

Sluggish performance ; Uninspiring design ; Lack of a stylus slot ; No USB charging support

Do the high resolution display, TruPen and Tegra 4 processor excite us? To be frank, our initial excitement over these features died down halfway through our review of the tablet.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : intomobile.com (intomobile.com)

Toshiba Excite Write

 

Toshiba Excite Write is a 10.1-inch tablet with 2560x1600 pixels touchscreen, super-fast NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, 8-megapixel camera, while Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is running the show. It also comes with a stylus.

Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape

Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Alan Martin (trustedreviews.com)

Toshiba Excite Write

 

The Toshiba Excite Write tablet has the Galaxy Note 10.1 in its sights

Fast performer ; Stylus works well ; Useful optional keyboard dock

Expensive ; Underwhelming screen ; No dock for stylus

The viewing angles are good, though. This is far more important in a tablet than a laptop, and something which should be noted - although lights do have a tendency to reflect off of it. Reviewing the unit in late November, we weren’t able to get much...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Toshiba Excite Write review

 

Uninspired design meets handwriting functionality

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.co.uk)

The Toshiba Excite Write is an overpriced, under-featured tablet

 

Toshiba's Stylus-based Tegra 4 tablet costs $600, but comes up short on good reasons to actually pay that much for it.

Writing on the ; screen feels fluid and smooth, and I love the useful eraser button. It also boasts an incredibly sharp screen and includes storage expansion via microSD.

There are few useful stylus features and no built-in pocket for the pen. The screen at times becomes completely unresponsive.

Though it doesn't have any glaring problems, $600 is way too much for a tablet that fails to stand out in any significant way.

Sep, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DTS Sound
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):11 / 58
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:58
Continuous video playback time:9
Number of battery cells:2
Standby Time:360

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Maximum video resolution:2560 x 1600
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video recording: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver
Device type:Full-size tablet
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3
AC adapter output voltage:12
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Graphics:GeForce Graphics
Graphics adapter:GeForce Graphics
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1600

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Data network: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n

Other Features

Docking connector: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Position location:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3
AC adapter output voltage:12
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Processor:Tegra 4
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Processor cache:2
Processor cores:4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor model:Tegra 4

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Bundled software:DTS Premium Voice Pro\nEvernote\nFacebook\nGoogle Play\nPrintHand\nSkitch\nThinkFree Office Mobile 6.0\nTruCapture\nTwitter / DTS® Premium Voice Pro™ (multimedia and voice enhancement), Evernote®, Facebook, Google Play™, PrintHand, Skitch, \nThinkFree Office Mobile 6.0 for Android, Toshiba Audio Enhancement, Toshiba Online Manual, Toshiba Photo Enhancement, \nToshiba Video Enhancement, TruCapture: digitalisation of your whiteboard notes, Twitter
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.2
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:32
Storage media:Flash / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.413 / 7.05
Height:0.413 / 7.05
Weight:0.0223 / 22.2
Width:10.3