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Com­pared to the other tablets, the Ex­cite Write looks dull and dated. While the rounded cor­ners and tex­tured rear sur­face pro­vide a good grip, the Toshiba slate is the thick­est (10.5mm) and the heav­i­est at 630g. This makes the Ex­cite Write feel like a brick.

The Ex­cite Write is equipped with a 10.1-inch PLS dis­play, which Toshiba claims to be brighter, richer in color re­pro­duc­tion and de­liv­ers 10% more wider view­ing an­gles com­pared to IPS dis­plays. In ac­tual use, the dif­fer­ence is hardly no­tice­able.

Like the Galaxy Note de­vices, the Ex­cite Write has a sty­lus – TruPen. It works in con­junc­tion with Wa­com dig­i­tizer tech­nol­ogy to en­able you to write, sketch or doo­dle on the tablet. Un­for­tu­nately, there is no slot to keep the TruPen when not in use.

Sim­i­lar to the Trans­former Pad, the Ex­cite Write uses a pro­pri­etary charg­ing port. If you for­get to bring the charg­ing cable out, you are out of luck as the mi­cro-USB port can­not be used to charge the tablet.

The Ex­cite Write ships with An­droid 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and some of its own apps such as TruNote and Sty­lus Mo­bile for use with the TruPen. ThinkFree Of­fice Mo­bile app is pre­loaded as a free app (U.P S$11.25) which al­lows you to view and edit a good se­lec­tion of file for­mats.

The Ex­cite Write is the sec­ond tablet be­side the Trans­former Pad to be pow­ered by NVIDIA Te­gra 4 pro­ces­sor and 2GB RAM. It is the only tablet in this com­par­i­son to sup­port mi­cro-SD cards up to 128GB, which com­ple­ments the in­ter­nal stor­age ca­pac­ity of 32GB.

Speaker place­ment at the back means sound is di­rected away from you.


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