Toshiba has set a new milestone for very affordable Windows tablets: the Encore Mini is only $119.99.
This consumer-oriented device has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600. Previous budget tablets running Microsoft’s operating system had larger, higher-resolution displays, but cost at least twice as much.
Toshiba’s latest offering runs the full version of Windows 8.1 on an Intel Atom processor. The manufacturer says the device is designed for “browsing, book reading, and staying entertained on the go.” This tablet comes equipped with 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that supports 128 GB SDXC cards.
The device will come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 allowing users to work with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files.
The Encore Mini weighs 12.5 ounces and is 0.43 inches thick. It has a Micro USB port, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, a front webcam, microphone, and a 2-megapixel back camera.
The Toshiba Encore Mini is now available for purchase for $119.99 at major retailers and direct from Toshiba.
Those looking for a slightly larger but still very affordable Windows tablet should check out the Acer Iconia Tab W.