It’s not as portable and nowhere as cheap as the new Google Nexus 7 tablet but here we have it. The first tablet based on the Nvidia Tegra 4 has landed in the UK and it is the Toshiba Excite Pro, a 10.1in tablet that offers a similar set of features as the Google Nexus 10 tablet at a more expensive price point. Pixmania sells it for £348.70 but for just over £1 extra you get two months’ worth of free Wi-Fi worth £15.99 (or 10GB worth of data) from Currys.
The tablet comes with a quad-core Tegra 4, which is based on the Cortex-A15, possibly clocked at around 2GHz, with 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 10.1in display with a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution, a scratch resistant layer, and powered by Toshiba’s own PixelPure technology, Bluetooth 4.0, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, microUSB, microHDMI and microSd card, a rear 8-megapixel camera, a front-facing one, up to 10 hours battery life (playing video) and Harman Kardon stereo speakers with DTS Sound technology.
The tablet was unveiled earlier in June alongside the Excite Pure and the Excite Write and will take over the Toshiba Excite AT300 and AT300SE. The Samsung-built Nexus 10 costs less at £319 but lacks the expansion capabilities plus it has a slower system-on-chip.