4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This tablet is certainly not a bad buy!,
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This review is from: Toshiba Excite Pro 10.1-inch Tablet (NVIDIA Tegra 4 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB Memory, Android 4.2) (Personal Computers)
Like many others I was concerned about parting with my cash for this tablet after reading and watching various reviews across the web, especially since my previous tablet a Lenovo Ideatab A2109A had no support after being upgraded to Android 4.1.1 a year ago. A case of once bitten twice shy!
However when the price of the Toshiba Excite Pro was at £169.99 on Amazon it seemed tempting to take a punt and see if it was really as bad as some reviews were saying. I also took into account the most recent comments posted by various people who had reviewed the tablet on Amazon and decided to go for it.
Well after delivery, the first thing I did was charge the tab as it arrives flat. Once it had got about 50% charge I then updated the tablet with the 4 updates, via the service station app. This took the OS up to Android 4.3, a very welcome upgrade I think and then decided to play some games, test out the camera quality and play some music.
Firstly the heat issue, yes it does get warm, but I could see no obvious slowdowns or throttling after some quite comprehensive gameplay and have not had any stability issues so far.
Secondly the camera is pretty good for a tablet, with pretty decent results, and the video focusing issue mentioned in a review on 1080p HD recordings is obviously now solved.
Finally Music playback is nice through my Sennheiser headphones with plenty enough volume and the speaker volume is not too bad also, certainly equal to the Lenovo I had, but with superior quality sound. What was great for me personally was the fact that there were no stutters, which plaqued the Lenovo and made enjoying my music a no go.
So to sum up, now that this tablet has matured a bit and Toshiba have obviously been working hard to address a lot of the issues, it is a decent buy, especially for the greatly reduced price.