The Toshiba AT200, the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet (for now), has just been announced for the US as the Excite X10. It will be available sometime in the first quarter in the US, starting out at $530 for the 16GB model.
At $530, one might expect the Excite X10 to come with a Tegra 3, full HD display and Android 4. Unfortunately, the Excite boasts none of these. While it is the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet, it comes with Android 3.2 (although it should be updated to Android 4 sometime in the future), a 1GHz OMAP 4430, 16GB of storage, a 5 megapixel camera, front-facing camera and a smudge-proof 10-inch 1280×800 display.
With quad-core HD tablets coming out of the wood work, you have to wonder if the 1.2 pound ultra thin Excite is worth the money. A Tegra 3 certainly would be nice, but the OMAP 4430 should still get the job done. And if size is a is determining factor for you, then the Excite may be just what you’re looking for.
Personally, I’d rather go with something like the Transformer Prime, but to each their own. We should have some hands-on footage with the Excite X10 coming soon, so be on the lookout for that.