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.
- Wacom stylus functionality
- Excellent battery life
- Good port selection
- Display lacks sharpness
- Mediocre build
- Performance can be spotty
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.