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Toshiba releases affordable 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 tablet


toshiba2encore3Toshiba has released an encore to its Encore tablet – a lightweight and affordable 10.1-inch device that’s running the full licence version of Windows 8.1.

The Encore 2 has a sleek and stylish design and offers the power of a PC and a tablet in a single product.

Onboard is a fast Intel quad-core processor and your choice of 32GB and 64GB internal storage capacities. There is a microSD card slot to make it possible to increase memory by up to an extra 128GB.

The device weighs in at 560g and is just 8.98mm thick.

The 10.1-inch Toshiba Encore 2 Windows 8.1 tablet

The 10.1-inch WXGA touchscreen has a resolution of 1200 x 800 with a 16:10 aspect ratio. On the rear panel is a 5-megapixel camera.

On the connectivity side there is wi-fi and Bluetooth to link a wireless keyboard, a microUSB port, a micro HDMI port and Miracast to wirelessly mirror your screen on a smart TV.

And there’s no worry that the Toshiba Encore 2 will run out of puff too quickly.

The rear panel of the Toshiba 10.1-inch Encore 2 Windows 8.1 tablet

Toshiba says the onboard battery will run for 8 hours under normal usage and for 11 hours of video playback.

And with the full licence version of Windows 8.1 pre-installed along with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal included, the device is ready to use right out of the box.

The Toshiba Encore 2 is available now and priced at $399 (32GB) and $499 (64GB)

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