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Exclusive: First Nvidia Tegra 4 tablet lands in the UK for just under £350

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 (opens in new tab).

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.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.