Are you planning to buy new 7 inch tablet from well know brand but on a tight budget? Yeah, commonly the well known brand’s tablet is comes with higher price than Chinese based tablet but if you are not concern about 3G connectivity, we believe the Toshiba Excite AT7-ASP61SM tablet is one of the best deals that you can get for price under $200.
The Excite AT7-ASP61SM is very interesting 7 inch tablet from Toshiba that designed for home and student user that needs a new device for day to day multimedia and entertainment. Comes with 1.6GHZ of Rockchip quad core processor that paired with 1GB of DDR3 RAM, Toshiba Excite AT7-ASP61SM is not promises ultimate performance and is not supported for playing most demanding 3D games. But with the 4.2.2 version of Google Android Jelly Bean as the operating system, the latest Excite AT7 tablet still can handle and provides smooth performance for light multitasking, such as rich internet browsing, light Photos editing, streaming video from YouTube or play casual Android games.
Yeah, the latest Toshiba Excite AT7 is a budget friendly tablet, but its still provides a great multimedia experience. The 7 inch capacitive multi touch screen display that supports a 1024 x 600 pixels native resolution and 5-point touch capabilities provide very crisp, clear and more natural color than other Chinese tablet on same type. The internal speaker that optimized with SRS Sound Audio Enhancement technology delivers very crisp, clear and loud audio reproductions, better than its competitor on its class.
Like common sub-$200 tablet’s from other brand, Toshiba Excite AT7-ASP61SM 7 inch tablet is made from a high quality plastic. The black bezel that combined with a silver back cover and finished with a small dots design looks stylish and solid. In term of size, the 348 gram tablet has dimension in 7.8 x 4.6 x 0.43 inches. Yeah, this is not the slimmest tablet but still easy to carry around with you and comfortable to hold in one hand. For comparison, the 340 gram Lenovo IdeaTab A1000L 59385956 Android tablet has dimension in 7.8 x 4.8 x 0.5 inches. According to Toshiba, the Lithium Polymer battery on this device will gives more than 13 hours of battery life for light usage or around at seven hours and 30 minutes of battery runtime for rich internet browsing.
The 8GB of internal memory is not gives plenty of storage space. But you did not need to worry. There is a microSD card reader slot that gives extra 32GB of memory expansion. For captures photo or video recording, this model brings a 3.0 megapixel rear auto focus camera that placed above the display, along with a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera for self portrait and face to face Skype calls. Other specifications are micro USB 2.0 port, Compass, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n WLAN for internet connection and more.
Of course, like the predecessor, the AT7-ASP61SM is a Google Certified device, which mean you can access all Google Mobile Service, includes GMail, YouTube, Drive, Android Play and more. So, what do you think? Yeah, this is not a 3G tablet. It’s also not support for playing demanding 3D games, but with starting price only around at $169, Toshiba Excite AT7-ASP61SM 7 inch tablet is still worth every penny and gives a big value for your money. If the 3G connectivity and price are your big concern, we recommend you to take a look at Ainol Novo705KC-E1-AX3 7 inch tablet that comes with SIM card slot for 3G connection and priced only around at $134.