If you’ve always preferred the tip of a stylus to the tip of your finger, then Toshiba’s latest tablet – the Encore 2 Write – will be sure to catch your attention. Unveiled at CES 2015, the Encore 2 Write will sport a pressure sensitive pen to work with its touchscreen, to provide “paper-like precision.”
The Encore 2 Write, which will be available in 10-inch and 8-inch models, will be powered by Windows 8.1 and a Quad-Core Intel Atom processor. The tablets will also sport 2 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage. But the real selling point is the Wacom feel-pen technology for easy note-taking and scribbling: This is the first time a Windows 8.1 tablet has featured the tech.
Toshiba’s tablet will also be outfitted with a number of features allowing you to make full use of the pen and screen. The tablets will come with a one-year subscription to Office 365, as well as many of Toshiba’s latest exclusive applications, including TruCapture (which is optimized to capture text from books and notes via the tablet’s camera) and TruRecorder (which is said to record sound while simultaneously – and automatically – organizing each voice recorded into its own audio track).
The 10-inch model will retail for $399.99, and the 8-inch for $349.99. Both devices will be released in the coming week with shipment slated for January 11. If you miss the tactile feel of real notebooks – the kind with pages of paper – then the Encore 2 Write may be the solution to your problem.