TOSHIBA EXCITE WRITE
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.