Toshiba Encore 8

  |   by TabletPCReview Staff

The tablet has an 8-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. It’s 0.42 inches (10.7mm) thick and weighs just over a pound (480g).

The Encore employs a latest-generation Intel Atom processor to run Microsoft Windows 8.1. It comes with 32GB of internal storage capacity. Most of this is taken up by the operating system, but users are able to add up to 32GB of additional storage with a microSD memory card slot.

Like all small tablets with Windows 8.1, it is bundled with a full version of Office Home and Student 2013.

This tablet is Wi-Fi-only, but it includes a USB 2.0 port, a micro-HDMI port, dual microphones and dual cameras: an 8MP one on the back and a 2MP one on its front.

  • Pros

    • Decent battery life
    • HDMI port and microSD
    • 8MP camera performs well
    • Good-sounding speakers, loud and clear
  • Cons

    • Text not as crisp as its competitors, and hard to read in some apps
    • Bulky compared to other tablets in its class
    • Some performance issues, like in Microsoft Outlook

Quick Take

A tablet to be considered by those who are looking for something that can run the full version of Windows in a small formfactor.

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