Toshiba Encore 8-inch Tablet (Intel Atom Quad Core Processor 1.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2 x Cameras, Windows 8.1) - Silver
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- Portable power - the Intel Atom quad core processor gives you incredible power and fast performance
- Up-to-date, without the wait - 'standby' doesn't mean 'snooze'. It wakes in less than 300 ms and InstantGo technology continually syncs all your content automatically
- It's Xbox 'to go' - enjoy Xbox gaming on Encore or use Xbox SmartGlass to transform the tablet screen into a second screen for the Xbox 360 or Xbox One
- Comes with unlimited calling free for a month. Call landlines in more than 60 countries and call mobiles in eight countries too. Offer valid only for customers based in UK. Time limits, fair use policy and further terms and conditions apply
- Enjoy six month of free Xbox music with Windows 8. Search for any artist, song or full album and instantly play what you want
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Toshiba's Encore tablet is everything you need for work and play, whether it's browsing the web, enjoying the best of Xbox entertainment with music, games and video or staying productive with Office Home & Student 2013. It's packed with power and performance with a full Windows 8.1 experience, Intel Atom Quad Core processor and a range of connectivity options including expandable storage.
InstantGo technology means that Encore goes from standby mode to on in less than 300 milliseconds and stays connected to your network to sync your tiles, apps, mails and data even when the tablet is on standby. Encore is also truly optimised for Skype with dual microphones for greater clarity and noise reduction, and built in front and rear HD cameras.
At a Glance
- Pre-loaded with Xbox SmartGlass
- Windows 8.1
- Micro USB 2.0
- Battery life of up to 10 hours with USB charging
- Front-facing 2MP and rear 8MP cameras
- 32GB of storage
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Media to Hand
Toshiba's Encore Windows 8.1 tablet has a bright, clear 20.32cm (8-inch) AutoBrite HFFS display with a wide viewing angle, which makes it ideal for watching films on the go. With multi-touch support you can enjoy a fully immersive, interactive entertainment experience anywhere. Encore is optimised for portrait and landscape views too, so you can see content how it was meant to be seen.
Xbox To Go
Enjoy Xbox gaming on Encore, or use Xbox SmartGlass to transform the tablet screen into a second screen for the Xbox 360 or Xbox One -- so you can optimise your Xbox console gaming experience, and make the most of Encore's screen and processor. You can even use it as a remote control for your Xbox console to enhance your gaming experience, or for convenient web browsing and page navigation.
Power and Performance
The Intel Atom Quad Core processor offers powerful and fast performance so you have all the speed you need for more responsive applications, and graphics that really come to life. Internet Explorer 11 provides super-fast, touch-optimised web browsing with much quicker page refreshes. You also get expandable storage of up to 96GB* via microSD card, and if you need more, SkyDrive means files can be stored in the cloud for free, fast access and easy synchronisation with other Windows devices.
Productivity Goes Portable
Toshiba’s Encore Windows 8.1 tablet includes Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013, which allows your to work with your favourite Office apps -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote -- so you can be more productive from the moment you switch it on. It’s practically a portable PC for a consistent Office experience and the freedom to read, edit, create and share documents and presentations on the go.
Optimised for Skype
Encore comes with a 2MP font camera and 8MP rear camera making it ideal for clear video chats or capturing photo and video. It also features Skype-optimised dual microphones with noise reduction for greater sound clarity. The ergonomic design and positioning of the speakers, microphones and cameras enable you to enjoy comfortable one-handed use while you talk, without affecting the performance or Skype experience.
Encore offers comprehensive connectivity option, including a micro-USB for sharing content, a micro-HDMI for displaying your media in lifelike detail on a TV screen, and a micro-SD slot to increase storage capacity or swap and transfer files.
Superior Sound in Stereo
With powerful Dolby Digital Plus sound through high-quality stereo speakers, you'll never miss a detail of your movies or music on the Encore tablet.
Get More, Right from the Start
Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume and pull together a killer presentation -- all on a single PC. You can organise up to 3 apps on your screen at once with a single view. Quickly act on results from across your apps, files and the web with Bing Smart Search.
Customise Your Start Screen
Personalise your Start screen with your favourite news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customisable colours and backgrounds and 4 different sizes of tiles make your device as unique as you.
The Apps You Want
In addition to great built-in apps for email, people, photos and video editing -- you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store.
From the Start screen, you are just a click away from the familiar Windows desktop you know so you can do the stuff you’ve always done.
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Top Customer Reviews
Aside from that, considering the price point great tablet very affordable and once you try windows 8 on a touchscreen you realise how well the tiled side of the interface works its bit short on apps compared with android or iOS but thats bound to improve with time and it more then makes up for it when you consider that you can run any pc software on it, with the new bay trail based quad core atom chip been more then twice as powerful as the previous atom it can now perform pretty well as a pc, obviously the screen is a bit small for desktop apps and you really need mouse to work that side of the os well, it is possible to download an onscreen virtual mouse which helps a lot as you can't always pack a mouse, i picked this over the dell venue 8 and lenovo miix 2 mainly for the hdmi out. plug into a tv or montier add a bluetooth mouse and keyboard and it becomes very viable as a laptop replacement
great battery life, I recommend stretching to 64gb as the 32 only has 11gb free space which is not a lot to play with considering it can be used as a full pc, downloading office, iTunes, Picasso.....etc. quickly uses space and it not always easier to move the actual programs to an external sd if you do go for the 32gb its possible to move the recovery partition to an usb stick which will free up around an extra 7gbs
I think windows tablets are the way to go for business users, full windows 8.1. No matter what people say, most businesses (and the NHS) rely on it.
Yes android and apple have more apps, but why???...... because you need two or three apps to do anything on those platforms that you only need one program for on windows (Don't both with straight RT tho' as this is just an app based system, with less apps). Credit where credit is due, apple and android have more game apps - but I nought this for work!
Now the Encore:
GET THE 64GB one, 32GB will disappear v.quickly, - I got 64GB one, best buy I've made for a long time.
Bought it over other 8 inches to get the HDMI out, which works well but needs a driver update to allow display cloning - annoying, but I'm sure will come soon, its a very new processor.
The processor is AMAZING, more than capable of running full office (included minus outlook), very snappy, long battery life - 8+ hers so far, quick charge.
Windows 8.1 is GREAT, I had low expectations from OS reviews, but it works brilliantly with the FULL WINDOWS included on this device. The encore works as a FULL PC, can download drivers for any device, I'd recommend getting a OTG cable as this is not included and is needed to attach most devices.
Buyer be aware tho' this is not a toy - as it runs full windows you can break the software (think laptop), you can get viruses - use antivirus. However you can also run all the RT apps, some of which are very useful and run in a safer ecosystem.
I've not used my apple or android devices since receiving this item, or my pc, or my laptop - don't need to!Read more ›
Does everything you wish.If you are missing a few games, just play them through a full flash web browser, e.g Songpop via Facebook on chrome. Its a proper PC so the choice is endless.
Build quality is not ipad mini standard,( the screen flexes a little under pressure) but otherwise the only material problem is an issue with the camera driver which requires a reboot every so often. Incidentally the camera has a very good macro mode, I was very impressed with the autofocus and detail close up.
Other niggles include the size of the buttons in desktop mode and no charging in Usb otg mode.
Get yourself a cheap stylus and you're sorted. You can even show off the joined-up handwriting recognition to your Apple friends.
Sold my ipad mini as no longer needed. With full itunes i can airplay to three rooms so better than a mini and much cheaper than a sonos setup. music storage not an issue as it streams from my itunes library on main pc upstairs.
Update: installed Airfoil and it seems to work - allows me to stream system audio (ie music) to airplay devices, worked fine streaming music from iplayer and deezer
install icloud control panel and you can carry on sharing photostreams etc and it automatically installs shortcuts to your icloud calender via browser.
Windows 8 gets a lot of flack but it is easily the best touch OS once you get used to it, i find going back to the one button ios world like going back to the dark ages.
Update: finally tried it out with a netgear p2tv miracast box with mixed results.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great tablet and the copy of office 2013 was real bonus. Battery doesn't hold its charge but not an issue for us as mainly used around the home.Published 3 months ago by k e ponte
It worked for a year or so and then wouldn't switch on. I had upgraded to Windows 10 but in doing so I lost all the Kindle books I had downloaded and amazon wouldn't let me... Read morePublished 4 months ago by I. Furniss
Sadly i had to return the item after one day as it would not power up.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Specs look ok, but performance!Its terrible! My chinese Thl T5s is a blast machine for this dinosaurus! Microsoft complicates things so much its unbelievable! Read morePublished 15 months ago by branko
OK for a reasonably priced tablet if you want Windows, not keen on Windows not support POP email anymore thoughPublished 17 months ago by Shovel_6