Toshiba’s first Windows Tablet announced at IFA

Toshiba unveiled its first Windows based tablet called the Encore at the IFA today. The 8-inch tablet will be available from November and will cost $330.

Toshiba Encore 2 Toshibas first Windows Tablet announced at IFA

The Encore is an 8-inch tablet that runs Windows 8.1. Toshiba has announced that it has worked closely with Microsoft to ensure that the tablet is optimised for Windows 8.1, which is set to launch in October. The tablet also features dual-microphones and is certified for Skype.

This is Toshiba’s first tablet in the Windows ecosystem. The Encore features an 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800, and is powered by Intel’s new quad-core Bay Trail processor. In a benchmark that was released yesterday, it was revealed that the Bay Trail Z3770 processor scored three times what the current-gen Clover Trail Z2760 scored.

The Encore also features 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, which can be extended by another 32 GB through the micro-SD card slot. The tablet comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera at the back and a 2-megapixel camera at the front. The Encore comes loaded with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 and the Xbox SmartGlass software which allows it to be used as a second screen for the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One, when it launches.

The tablet also features Micro-USB and Micro-HDMI ports, and connects using Wi-Fi. Toshiba has mentioned that the tablet will be available starting November and that it will cost $330.

Source: Toshiba

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