Toshiba Excite Write Android Tablet Computer

If bringing the S-pen of Samsung’s Galaxy models is a dream for you, and if Wacom digitizer styli are hard to reach, Toshiba comes saving your day with its new model from the Excite series named Write. The Write of Toshiba is a powerful Android tablet at 10-inch character, but the price of almost $600 is something that should really put you into caution. The power, the capabilities, and the pen—all versus a poor build quality and some underlying issues, are you willing to risk?

Measuring 10.3x7x0.4 inches and weighing around 1.4lbs, the Toshiba Excite Write is not really the best 10-inch tablet computer in terms to form factor. However, the weight is typical at least, but the thick bezels surrounding the screen itself maybe a deal breaker to some. Being a ‘write’ model, it’s also sad that there’s not a room for the digitizer pen included, so you really have to have it clipped on your shirt pocket all the time and not lose it. And what’s worse, for its price, you only get a plastic back with a dotted texture pattern.

The build is already a question in aesthetics, but in terms of durability, I suppose the Write’s plastic body should endure up to three drops no deeper than six feet; well, that’s just a good guess. But going around the slate as a whole, I’d say at first that the Write is more designed to be held the landscape way. The main 8MP camera also sits a little bit too near on the power button, which is on the extreme corner, but this should not matter as long as it is not covered by your hands while you’re holding it.

Aside from the usual ports and buttons, some great additions are worth noting about for this premium tablet of Toshiba. One is that there’s a 2-inch-long flap covering three ports for the slate: a microSD card slot, a microHDMI port, and a micro-USB 2.0 port. There are two speaker grilles found on the extreme sides of the slate. The speakers are of no commonality because of the Harman/Kardon brand. Now at least we know where our dollars will partly drop.

Perhaps the biggest asset of the Toshiba Excite Write is its Retina-like display at 2560×1600 LED backlit display. The colors and the vibrancy of them are very good enough, and the clarity is just palpable for the mass. However, due to its less-than-expected brightness level, the Write’s display can be only good for room settings only or else you’ll see these colors washing out of nowhere. Contrast level is also good at least, and the viewing angles are incredibly superb. The pixel density of around 300ppi is good enough for you not to complain about.

Then the next strongest feature of the Toshiba Excite Write for me is the hardware specs. The Write comes with a very powerful NVIDIA Tegra 4 Quad-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce GPU with 72 custom cores, 2GB of RAM, and a locked 32GB of internal storage that is even expandable with another 64GB card. Performance is indeed competitive in this slate, games are well handled with amiable frame rates, and loading apps is a breeze. However, probably due to the bigger resolution, some hiccups may occur like occasional freezing in apps, and most of the time, a simple video viewing over WiFi can induce heat to the body, causing the system to restart in itself. This may be a nuisance, but I think these problems should be foreseen back in its factory.

Moreover, contrary to the featured battery life of 10 hours, I only got no more than 6 hours when all I’m doing is watching video clips from NetFlix. Other than this, the digitizer pen works well and responsively, but in terms to extensiveness of features, Samsung does it even better with their own version of styli. There are also other loads of bloatware from the company, and the Android version is not really the latest at only 4.2.1.

The Toshiba Excite Write is a good choice with a good performance, but the lack of balance in relation to prowess versus battery life and body heat can be strong no-no’s. If you hate Samsung’s S-pen and you don’t want to go for Windows tablets, then the Write is a premium choice for you.

Toshiba Excite Write Android Tablet Computer Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 27,000.00

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