Toshiba brings the quad-core Excite ICS tablets to Australia in “late June”

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Toshiba AT330 Tablet
(Image: Toshiba/Supplied)

Toshiba back in April announced three new quad-core tablets called the Excite – coming in three sizes: 7.7-inch, 10.1-inch and 13.3-inch; and all running Ice Cream Sandwich and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Well, Toshiba Australia has announced that these tablets will also be coming to Australia – though, not with the Excite name, and slight spec changes.

All the tablets in the range all feature the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, run Ice Cream Sandwich, Gorilla Glass on their displays, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, microSD card slot, stereo speakers and Bluetooth support.

The only main difference is the screen sizes.The AT330 is the 13.3-inch tablet with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The AT300 (the 10.1-inch model) and the AT270 (the 7.7-inch model) all have a 16:10 aspect ratio. Battery life is 8 hours for both the AT300 and AT270, but the A330’s battery life is unknown – though, since they are similar to the Excite, we’re guessing 13 hours of battery life.

So what are the main differences from this and the Excite? Well, the only differences we found by a quick read were that the Excite 10 and Excite 13 (the equivalents of the AT300 and AT330) feature a full-sized SD card slot instead of microSD.

The AT330, AT300 and AT270 will be available in Australia from late June – the AT330 will cost $699, the AT300 for $539 and the AT270 for also $539.

Press release and gallery below:

Toshiba grows its tablet family

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – Thursday 14th June 2012. High performance, ultra-thin and light design plus a choice of screen sizes are some of the features of Toshiba’s latest range of tablets launched today by Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd.

“Available in three screen sizes – 7.7” (AT270), 10.1” (AT300) and 13.3” (AT330), the stylish line-up of new Android™ powered tablets offers a choice for consumers depending on their style for viewing content,” said Justin White, Product Marketing Manager, Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd.

In a first for Toshiba, consumers can now experience vibrant viewing with an AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) Tablet screen. The super slim 7.7” pocket-sized AT270 brings games, movies and photos to life in the palm of your hand, providing a vivid viewing experience on the go.

The mid-sized screen of the 10.1” (AT300) tablet is ideal for typing, making it a good choice for users who want to be productive in the office, while on the move or when working from home.

Completing the new line-up is the AT330. Featuring a larger 13.3” screen, it’s the perfect coffee table accompaniment, ideal for viewing content like reading and watching movies, as well as being productive on the go.

The new range of tablets features the Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform, with vibrant, high quality displays, quad-core performance, plus a range of essential ports and smart features.

Toshiba AT270 Tablet | 7.7” | Immerse yourself in a brilliant, vibrant world of tablet entertainment
RRP $539 (incl. GST)
Available from late-June

Super thin at just 7.85mm and weighing only 350 grams the 7.7” pocket-sized tablet features a vibrant, backlit HD widescreen.

“The intuitive touch screen experience is optimised with Immersion Haptics Feedback allowing consumers to choose how strongly or softly they want to navigate content,” Mr White said.

Sharing content is easy with the built-in Micro-USB and Micro-SD port and it also connects to other devices with Wi-Fi™ WPS and Bluetooth connectivity.

Proving amazing things come in small packages, the AT270 is powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra™ Quad-Core processor and 1GB of RAM for faster browsing and the ability to multi-task with ease.

Key specifications:
• Metallic silver finish
• 7.7” screen
• Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform
• NVIDIA® Tegra™ T30SL processor
• 1GB memory
• 16GB storage
• 1280×800 screen resolution
• 16:10 aspect ratio
• 204.5mm long x 135.2mm wide x 7.85mm thick
• 350 grams
• 8 hours of battery life
• Stereo speakers
• 5.0M rear camera and 2.0M front facing camera
• 1x micro USB port
• Micro SD slot
• Bluetooth™ V3.0

Accessory: Toshiba Multi Dock with HDMI, 2x USB 2.0 ports and an audio out port

Toshiba AT300 Tablet | 10.1” | The ultra-portable power tablet for the socially digital lifestyle entertainment
RRP $539 (incl. GST)
Available from late-June

Packed with next generation technology, the 10.1” tablet weighs just 600g and uses Adaptive Display technology that delivers superb picture quality. “This technology automatically adjusts brightness to suit changing lighting conditions during the day or night,” Mr White said.

The AT300 has a regular keypad, making it perfect for users who want to be productive in the office, in transit or working from home.

Wherever you are, emailing, amending documents or web-browsing is made easy on the 10.1” display, while the latest NVIDIA® Tegra™ Quad-Core processor delivers power and connectivity for seamless multi-tasking.

Key specifications:
• Metallic silver finish
• 10.1” screen
• Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform
• NVIDIA® Tegra™ T30SL processor
• 1GB memory
• 16GB storage
• 1280×800 screen resolution
• 16:10 aspect ratio
• 260.7mm long x 178.9mm wide x 8.93mm thick|
• 590 grams
• 8 hours of battery life
• Stereo speakers
• 5.0M rear camera and 2.0M front facing camera
• Micro HDMI port
• Micro USB port
• Micro SD slot
• Bluetooth™ V3.0

Accessory: Toshiba Multi Dock with HDMI, 2x USB 2.0 ports and an audio out port

Toshiba AT330 | 13.3” | The 13” tablet that gets the big picture
RRP $699 (incl. GST)
Available from late-June

Delivering more screen real estate than any other tablet on the market, the Toshiba AT330 13.3” tablet offers a large, bright, HD LED backlit display.

The AT330 boasts a cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio and 1600×900 native resolution, combined with a new four-speaker sound system makes it perfect for watching HD movies and videos, reading newspapers and magazines, or staying productive.

Key specifications:
• Metallic silver finish
• 13.3” HD screen
• Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform
• NVIDIA® Tegra™ T30S processor
• 1GB memory
• 16GB storage
• 1600×900 screen resolution
• 16:9 aspect ratio
• 343.77mm x 211.23mm x 9.81mm
• 998 grams
• Stereo speakers
• 5.0M rear camera and 2.0M front facing camera
• Micro HDMI port
• Micro USB port
• Micro SD slot
• Bluetooth™ V4.0 + EDR

The three new tablets feature elegant yet robust aluminium shells and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass displays, making them not only stylish but also durable. Each tablet is also equipped with a 5-megapixel camera on the back, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter for easy photography, video capture and chat.

In-built stereo speakers with exclusive sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS® Labs provide a quality audio experience, while Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and multiple-ports ensure maximum connectivity.

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