To be bought in large numbers, a new tablet model has to have three essential factors of superior quality: design, performance when we reviewed it and impressive specs. The price, too, is an important factor to take into consideration. Toshiba’s Excite AT305T64 is among the gadgets that will impress from the first look and use.
The specs that this model runs with are as follows: a 10.1″ touchscreen, an Android 4.0 OS, 1280 x 800 pixels of resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio, an Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile CPU complete with Super 4-PLUS-1 quad-core with 5th battery-saver core, 1 GB internal DDR3L-1333 memory, 64 GB internal flash memory, a 2MP front cam with a mic (for video chats) and a second cam with 5MP (on the back, it includes auto-focus, LED flash, full HD 1080p video capture and digital zoom). All of these sit in a body that weighs 1.32 pounds and measures 10.3″ x 7.0″ x 0.35″.
The touchscreen is an AutoBrite multi-touch LED-backlit one. These make it a great reading tool, among other things. Also, colors and contrast are the best. Scratches and other unwanted blemishes are avoided thanks to the display’s Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Each and every single touch action we did on it resulted in lightning fast response.
The sound delivered in our benchmarks was superb. We didn’t need a pair of headphones. The amount of hours you are offered by the tablet’s battery is 10.
The one heck of a processor used by the Excite AT305T64 places high on our list of favorite CPUs. What made us choose it was its great speed in the benchmarks performed for this article. We were able to perform all sorts of tasks and the tablet did not freeze as a consequence. This processor includes a fifth low-power core. The latter has a super pro: it saves energy while the user works with applications.
The ports and various other connectivity options can be summed up by the following list: one microHDMI, one microUSB 2.0, one full-sized SD memory card slot, one 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and one docking connector.
Android 4.0 ICS OS
The latest Toshiba tablet has a 5-megapixel camera that offers the possibility to shoot clips and snaps pics for later use. They all delivered great quality for a tablet cam. A second camera is found on the front. This one is a 2MP one. With its help, the user can organize a video conference. Its mic takes care of annoying background noise. Image quality is great.
To connect to the World Wide Web, the Excite AT305T64 sports Wireless-N WiFi and Bluetooth.
The operating system, Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, offers a very enjoyable experience. Google Play helped us find our way around various eBooks, games, tunes and so on. This OS includes every single item in Google’s Mobile Service apps. There is Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps among others. Doing several things at the same time is no problem for this operating system.
The features that Toshiba wanted to have on this model are GPS, an accelerometer, a gyroscope and an e-compass. They are the tools you are going to need if you don’t want to get lost at some point. Photo tagging, map apps and everything else in between is very easy to do with this tablet.
You can even tilt it to watch content in a superior way. The gadget allows both landscape and portrait tilting. The Toshiba Excite AT305T64 is a tablet that will stand the test of time.