Costco Drops Price on Toshiba Excite 10 ICS Tab to a 'Game-Changing' $300 Until Dec 1

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  1. dgstorm

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    We just got some news today that pretty much invalidates a huge chunk of the info we shared with you in our Android Tablet Summer Buyer's Guide. Costco just dropped the price of their Toshiba 16GB Excite 10 Android 4.0/ICS Tablet to a potentially "game-changing" low price of $299.99. With the specs and extra features on this 10-inch tablet, that makes this one of the most tempting offers for an Android tablet in any category. Just as a refresher, here is a spec-breakdown:
    • 10.1-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution and Gorilla Glass protection
    • 1.2 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor
    • 1 GB of RAM
    • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    • 5 MP rear-facing shooter with auto-focus, digital zoom and LED flash
    • 2 MP front-facing camera with microphone
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
    • Bluetooth 3.0
    • Full sized SD card slot for expanding the internal memory
    • Micro HDMI port
    • Micro-USB 2.0 port
    • Docking connector
    • Stereo speakers and Toshiba Sound Enhancements
    • 25 Wh Lithium Polymer battery capable of running for up to 10 hours between charges
    • Gyroscope, GPS and digital compass
    • 1.32 pound weight
    • 10.3 x 7.0 x 0.35 inches dimensions
    This pricing makes the Excite 10 the absolute best value in the mid-range category, but because of its robust specs, it actually competes well in the high-end category as well. In fact, at this price-point this tab competes pretty well when compared to the Google Nexus 7 16GB tablet as well. You basically get the same horse-power, but with a rear camera, more connectivity options, and a bigger display, for only $50 more. Still, you lose out on Jelly Bean, and perhaps you might prefer the 7-inch size to the 10-inch. Regardless, if you are looking for a 10-inch Android tablet, you would be hard-pressed to find a more competitive offer. Here's a link below if you want to jump at this offer.

    Source: ThriveForums.org via Costco
     
  2. J515OP

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    Great to see the Android tablets hitting full stride. The prices are coming down and the performance is staying up. Between this, the Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Tab back to school pack there are some tempting options for just about every need out there. Hopefully we will see the trend continue through the holidays. :D
     
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    I'd be all over the 32GB version of the Excite 10 if the quality wasn't so spotty... :(
     

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