First it was the Toshiba AT200, then it was the Excite X10, and now it's the Excite 10 LE. Toshiba's latest tablet has a very distinct claim to fame: it's the thinnest 10-inch tablet on the market. At 7.7mm, it really is impressively thin, slimmer than any tablet we've seen regardless of screen size. It's also an interesting departure from Toshiba's Thrive tablets, which bordered on comically thick but were designed to be rugged and full-featured, with plenty of ports and protection. The Excite is geared toward a more average tablet buyer, and while its spec list isn't exactly standard-setting, it's solid: a TI OMAP 4430 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 1280 x 800, 10.1-inch display. The tablet costs $529 for 16GB of internal storage, or $599 for 32GB.

Rather than addressing a particular user with particular needs like it did with the Thrive, Toshiba's now gunning for the iPad, the Transformer Prime, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Xyboard, and every other tablet out there. Is thinner better? Read on.