Toshiba Excite Write Tablet Attempts to Challenge the Samsung Galaxy Note

Toshiba has three new Excite tablets today, the Excite pro, Excite Pure and the Excite Pro. All three new models come running on Android 4.2, but personally, we’re most excited about the Write model.

For those looking for a premium Android tablet experience, the Excite Pro and Write models run on a powerful NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and pack in a 10.1″ high res 2560 x 1600 PixelPure display, along with Harman Kardon speakers. The aptly named Excite Write also packs in some extra tricks thanks to its digitizer display and its TruPen. The TruPen has been created in partnership with Wacom, so you can expect good results from this tablet stylus. In any case, the TruPen features 1024 pressure points for a more realistic ‘pen and paper’ experience. We briefly tried out the TruPen and it seems to be one of the more responsive tablet pens out there.

Toshiba has preloaded the device with their own TruNote app which lets users store, organize, navigate and edit their notes. And yes, there is no doubt that Toshiba is attempting to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with this tablet.

Pricing for the Excite Pure  starts at $299.99, pricing for the Excite Pro starts at $499, and pricing for the Excite Write begins at $599. All three tablets go on sale on June 25th, 2013.

[show_hide title="Click here for more Excite tablet specs"]Excite Pure pricing starts at $299.99 MSRP. Key specs include a 10.1-inch AutoBrite™ display (1280 x 800), NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor, Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, 1GB DDR3 memory4, 16GB internal storage5, a 3MP rear camera, stereo speakers with DTS Premium Voice Pro, and built-in Micro HDMI®, Micro USB ports and a Micro SD slot.

Excite Pro is priced at $499.99 MSRP. Key specs include a 10.1-inch PixelPure display (2560 x 1600), NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor, Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, 2GB DDR3, 32GB internal storage, an 8MP rear camera, Harman Kardon stereo speakers with DTS Premium Voice Pro, and built-in Micro HDMI, Micro USB ports and a Micro SD slot.

Excite Write is priced at $599.99 MSRP. Key specs include a 10.1-inch PixelPure digitizer display (2560 x 1600) featuring Corning Gorilla Glass 2, pressure sensitive Toshiba TruPen and TruNote application, NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor, Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, 2GB DDR3 memory, 32GB internal storage, an 8MP rear camera, Harman Kardon stereo speakers with DTS Premium Voice Pro, and built-in Micro HDMI, Micro USB ports and a Micro SD slot.[/show_hide]