Toshiba Encore 2 Windows 8.1 Tablet


Toshiba Encore 2 8″, Windows 8.1 Tablet

I fell upon this at a Staples yesterday.


Yes, I happened to be looking for that cheap-ass iPad Mini clone:


And typically Staples, the one I was in had it — but no demo model!


And I was dumb enough to also go to the second one listed — and no demo model!


Small, nice in the hand. Speedy calling up the Staples website.

And I don’t know if it can be seen in this pic …


… but the back was Tyrant Gold!

I didn’t take a picture of its side, but it’s thin. Thinner than the Dell Venue 8 Pro, which was right next to it (and malfunctioning!).

This has an Intel Z3735G CPU — which puts it in the second wave of Windows 8.1 tablets.

Typically, Toshiba borked it. It’s a mutant — a “1/32” tablet: A measly 1GB of RAM with 32GBs of internal storage. Go figure!



Filed under Windows Tablets

5 responses to “Toshiba Encore 2 Windows 8.1 Tablet

  1. simons700

    Did you do the pdf test.
    I think it will wipe the floor with all androids out there.

    • Basically, someone else did it for me on the Venue 8 Pro: Z3740 CPU. Generally, no demo Windows tablet is set up with access to the Store, so I can’t get to Foxit for Metro to try. But I have on a Windows notebook — and the results weren’t good.

  2. Fred

    Only 1GB of RAM, ruining a product for just a few bucks saved… way to go Toshiba.

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