Toshiba's first few tablets didn't exactly conform to what we expect from a slate. First there was the Thrive, which was enormous and thick but came with a full laptop-like load of ports and options. Then came the Excite 10 LE, which eschewed anything and everything to be thin. The Thrive made little sense as a tablet because it was so big, and the Excite 10 LE made little sense... well, because it was terrible. Both attempts left us wondering if Toshiba, well-respected as a PC manufacturer, was actually capable of competing in the tablet space.

Toshiba's back with three new models, and a decidedly more mainstream take on the tablet. With two of the new devices, anyway. The Toshiba Excite 7.7 and Excite 10 are Tegra 3-powered tablets with good screens, solid internals, a near-stock version of Android 4.0, and a body that's supposedly neither insanely breakable nor as thick as your laptop. Then there's the Excite 13, which puts all of those features into a 13-inch body. Really. How does the company fare this time, and could your next tablet have a 13-inch display? Let's find out.