The Toshiba Excite 13 sports the largest tablet screen yet

The behemoth. Big Daddy Don Bodine (look it up, kids) would be proud.

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Tablet screens are evolving. So far in 2012, we’ve seen the iPad double its resolution to 2048×1536 and the AMOLED-based Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 reach black level depths that were previously unheard of (but, thankfully becoming more common) on a tablet. So where do we go from here? If Toshiba has its say, we go big.

Today Toshiba introduced the first tablet to break the 10.1-inch barrier. Its new Excite 13 sports a 13.3-inch IPS screen, running at a 1600×900 resolution and comes installed with Android 4.0.

I got a chance to briefly play around with the tablet a few weeks ago. One might expect a tablet with a 3-inch larger screen to feel a bit light and somewhat heavier than conventional 10-inchers and that’s exactly what I found here.

Certain apps definitely seemed more at home on the larger screen, however. The Android Maps app in particular looked more impressive and somehow felt easier to use on the 13.3-inch screen than I’d ever experienced before.

I can only imagine what advantages the large screen might affo… [Read more]

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