Toshiba Announces 8- and 10.1-inch Encore 2 Windows Tablets Starting From Just $199

Toshiba Encore 2Along with the announcement about the new laptop hybrid called Satellite Radius and next generation 2-in-1 detachable PCs – the Satellite Click 2 and Satellite Click 2 Pro, Toshiba also announced 8- and 10.1 inch Encore 2 Windows tablets.

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 (1280×800) multi-touch display,  quad-core Intel Atom processor, 10-hour battery life for general usage and up to 8 hours of video playback, Stereo speakers plus Dolby Digital Plus audio,  ultrafast 802.11n Wi-Fi, built-in Micro HDMI® port and wireless display support,

On software side, 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. Also it includes 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, giving customers access to full versions of Word, Excel, Power Point, OneNote and Outlook.

There is more in these devices. Both tablets will be available 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.

Pricing and 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.

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