Toshiba today announced the Encore 2 line of tablets powered by Windows 8.1 and Intel quad core Atom CPU. Available in 8- and 10.1-inch diagonal screen sizes, both tablets come preloaded with apps like Xbox Music and Video, Kindle Reader, Skype and a one year subscription to Office 365. The Encore 2 has starting MSPR of $199.99. Here's more info:
Encore 2 tablets feature an elegant Satin gold matte finish and are engineered with rounded edges that make them comfortable in hand. Measuring 0.4 inches thin, the 10-inch Encore 2 weighs just 1.2 pounds, while the 8-inch version weighs less than a pound. Both tablets feature a bright HD (1280x800) multi-touch display - the 10-inch model is ideal for working on documents, web browsing and movie watching and the 8-inch model is perfect for on-the-go reading, entertainment and gaming.
Powered by the quad-core Intel Atom processor, Encore 2 tablets provide all the performance and speed necessary for enjoying the latest mobile games with stunning graphics and getting work done all day as well as fast start-up, browsing and multitasking in Windows 8.1. The tablets offer up to a 10-hour battery life for general usage and up to 8 hours of video playback. Stereo speakers plus Dolby Digital Plus audio provide an immersive audio experience, while ultrafast 802.11n Wi-Fi offers speedy streaming and smooth browsing. Encore 2 tablets additionally make it easy to enjoy content on compatible HDTV's with a built-in Micro HDMI port and wireless display support right out of the box. For students and mobile professionals, Encore 2 devices also include TruCapture, an app that works in conjunction with the integrated cameras to capture and correct snapshots of whiteboards, blackboards and books so the contents are sharp, clear and legible.
Encore 2 tablets also include a 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, giving customers access to full versions of Word, Excel, Power Point, OneNote and Outlook with the ability to work online and offline and sync between devices when connected to OneDrive.
Both tablets can be configured with up to 64GB of onboard storage and also feature a microSD card slot supporting microSDXC cards up to 128GB, as well as a Micro-USB 2.0 port for connecting to external devices and charging. In addition, Encore 2 tablets provide an amazing video chat experience with an HD webcam and 5MP rear-camera with auto-focus.
Availability The 10-inch Encore 2 tablet will be available for purchase in early July at select retailers and on toshiba.com/us starting at $269.99.
The 8-inch Encore 2 tablet will be available for purchase in early July at select retailers and on toshiba.com/us starting at $199.99.