Toshiba Encore 2 Write WT8PE-B264M: Conclusion

March 11, 2015 by Grant Hatchimonji Reads (22,487)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Design
    • 5
    • Performance
    • 6
    • Features
    • 9
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 6
    • Total Score:
    • 6.50
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

The Toshiba Encore 2 Write WT8PE-B264M is, if nothing else, a middling device. It has an exceedingly generic build and a questionable display, it has no unique software to offer beyond some preloaded bookmarks and bloatware, and it offers good – but not stunning – performance.

It’s not all bad, of course: the stylus is a nice touch, even if its performance is a little questionable at times, there is a wide variety of ports on the device, and the battery life is tremendous.

In other words, the mid-size version of the Encore 2 Write is by no means a bad device. It’s just that at $350, there are far better options out there that fall in the same price range or lower.

Pros:

  • Wacom stylus functionality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good port selection
Toshiba Encore 2 Write 8-Inch -- Bottom Edge

Toshiba Encore 2 Write 8-Inch — Bottom Edge

Cons:

  • Display lacks sharpness
  • Mediocre build
  • Performance can be spotty

Bottom Line:

Toshiba’s Wacom-enabled Encore 2 Write offers decent performance and great battery life, but the rest of the 8-inch Windows tablet isn’t anything to write home about.


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  1. kingchum

    How is the price, does anywhere sales this tablet?

  2. CromDubh

    How was the HDMI output on this device? Does it mirror or just extend the desktop?

    Wait…..the 10″ is the only model with micro HDMI, according to Toshiba, so which model was reviewed here?

  3. PaddyPatPat

    I have never used this device but I feel like this review misses the point. It’s a remarkably well priced pen based note taking device, probably best matched with OneNote’s capabilities. It’s light weight enough to hold in your hand and move around with while having a screen and pen that from other accounts feel like a good match, if potentially helped by a screen protector to add some more friction to the screen. While the reviewer is underwhelmed, I’m not sure what by. The performance specs are mediocre but it handles all but web browsing plugins just fine during actual use it seems.
    Overall I feel this review does this device a disservice that it may not deserve. Perhaps someone who is looking for a lightweight handheld digital writing device could give their opinion as this is who I feel it is designed for.