Toshiba introduced Windows 8.1 tablets: 8-inch Encore and 13.3-inch Satellite Click

by HEMANTH KUMAR on September 6, 2013

Toshiba-EncoreAt IFA 2013 Berlin, Companies are announcing numerous Windows 8.1 laptops. Toshiba said they are “re-energized” by Windows 8.1 and released two new tablets, Encore, a 8-inch tablet and Satellite Click, 1 13.3-inch detachable tablet. Both the tablets run on full Windows 8.1 version. Will be available from November 2013.

Toshiba Encore is developed in close collaboration with Microsoft to take maximum advantage of software and hardware integration. The tablet is powered by Intel’s new Bay Trail Atom processor that will give great battery life. Improvements in Windows 8.1 is an advantage to boot up the battery life. Encore has 1290 x 800 resolution display. When compared to iPad mini, Toshiba Encore is little bit chubby at 479 grams with thick ness of 10.68 mm. But Encore runs full Windows. This is just a starting of the new segment in 8-inch Windows 8 tablets, and more to come with the Windows 8.1 release.

Encore bundles with a free copy of Office Home & Student 2013. Encore sports a Micro HDMI port that enables it be attached to a larger monitor and with a mouse and keyboard, this small 8-inch tablet turns into a bigger desktop if you want. Because of its Atom processor the performance is a compromise when compared to Core i5 or i7 processors. But with the price of $329.99 for a 32GB model which is $100 less than the equivalent iPad mini, Encore is a real deal. Along with 32GB expandable option you will get a full run desktop. One more addition to the tablet is the cameras are Skype certified.

The other detachable tablet Satellite Click has a 13.3-inch display, unlike the encore it’s a powerful PC in a tablet form factor. With a 1366 x 768 display and AMD’s A4 processor, Toshiba promises that this device gives spectacular battery life. It will be in the price range of $599. Both the detachable keyboard and tablet has a battery.


Source: The Verge

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