Right after, Acer showed off their new Ultrabook, the Aspire S5, Toshiba unveiled world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet the Excite X10. At just 7.7mm thick, the X10 is 12.5% slimmer than the iPad 2, and at 535g, it’s lighter than the Apple’s 601g too.
The X10 has a 10.1-inch IPS display, with 1280x800px resolution, LED-backlighting and 10-finger multi-touch support – all protected with trusty Gorilla Glass, and an anti-smudge coating to discourage your greasy paws from messing up the screen.
It has a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor keeps things ticking, along with 1GB RAM, and 16GB ($530) and 32GB ($600) storage options. In addition to a micro-USB port, the Excite also has a micro-SD slot and a micro-HDMI port, along with a docking port. The magnesium alloy body also houses stereo speakers – with SRS enhancements.
There’s a 2MP front-facing camera, and on the back, a 5MP shooter with LED flash, capable of recording 1080p video. And, for connectivity, you have got a wi-fi (b/g/n) and a Bluetooth 2.1, along with GPS and compass, a light sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope are all present too.
Toshiba plans to ship the tablet with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board, but it may end up selling it with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, and releasing ICS as an update later.
Acer Aspire S5 is just 15mm thick at its thickest point, the 13.3-inch ultrabook sports a magnesium alloy cover, and InstantOn technology. There’s also a creative use of space on the S5 with a bevy of ports including HDMI, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt ports along with an SSD.