Toshiba has announced the Encore tablet, which is an 8-inch multi-touch Windows 8.1 device that is based on Intel’s Bay Trail-T platform. Since it uses the x67, it means that that the Encore tablet can be used with Windows desktop apps, unlike the ARM-based Windows RT operating system.
“Developed in close collaboration with Microsoft and built for consumers seeking a versatile small-screen tablet for home, work and play, Encore is well-positioned to accelerate the market for Windows-based tablets by delivering software-optimized features and sleek hardware design at a competitive price point,” stated Toshiba.
The Encore tablet has a 1280×800 resolution, 0.42 inches in thickness, 16.9 ounce weight, on-board dual microphones, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 8-megapixel rear camera, stereo speakers, 32GB of additional storage, microUSB port, microHDMI video output, and dual-band Wireless N technology. It also has a gyroscope, accelerometer, GPS, and a copy of Office Home & Student 2013.
The price of the Toshiba Encore tablet is $329.99. It will be available starting this November at ToshibaDirect.com.