CES 2012 | Toshiba to show off its thinnest tablet yet at CES

Toshiba to release its new tablet in the CES, which they promised to be the thinnest and lightest in the world
Pallab Jyotee Hazarika,

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Toshiba, the Japanese Electronics giant, claims that they are going to introduce world’s thinnest 10inch tablet. This tablet is to be launched at the Consumer Electronics Show starting in Las Vegas which will be starting from next week. 

According to the details revealed at the company’s Japanese Web site it would be the World’s thinnest and the lightest 10.1inch tablet. However, Toshiba has not revealed any kind of information on the product detail or the model number. But, if we want to guess about it we may suspect it to be the one already available in Japan, the Regza AT700

There is even a possibility of it being the Toshiba Excite, which is to appear in the US later this month. It also fulfills the criteria of a thin tablet as it is 7.7mm thick. The iPad 2 is about 8.8mm thick so we can call it as quite thin enough. 

The Excite also weighs around 558gm (19.7 Ounce) which is even slightly lighter than iPad’s 613gm (21.6 Ounce). So we may suspect this unrevealed tablet to be the Excite. And if the proposed tablet is the Excite then it is powered by a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core 1.2GHz chip and will run on Android 3.2 platform. The display will be capable of providing 1280x800 pixels of resolution. 

It will sport a 1GB RAM along with 32GB of Flash memory and can also extend its storage with the help of a microSD card slot. Other basic specifications are also included like the HDMI portUSB 2.0, and two cameras, one of 2megapixels at the front while the one at the rear is of 5megapixels

The battery provided with the device will be capable of providing of about 7 hours of backup. 

The Pricing of the table has not been revealed yet for the US but in Japan this model comes in for about 62,000Yen which is around $800. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-01- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)