The Toshiba Encore is an 8 inch tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, Windows 8.1 software, and Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student. Toshiba introduced the tablet in September, and now it’s up for pre-order from Amazon for $330.
Tosihba’s first 8 inch Windows tablet is powered by an Intel Atom Z3740 quad-core processor and feature 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
The tablet has an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and Intel HD graphics. It has dual microphones, an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera, a micro HDMI port, microSd card slot, and micro USB 2.0 port.
The tablet measures 8.4″ x 5.4″ x 0.43″ and weighs 1.1 pounds, making it a bit heavier than the similarly-priced Acer Iconia W4 tablet or the $300 Dell Venue 8 Pro, both of which weigh closer to 14 ounces.
upcoming Miix2 tablet is even thinner and lighter, measuring about 0.32 inches thick and weighing 12.3 ounces. That models’ expected to launch soon for around $299.
Update: The 32GB Miix 2 is already from Amazon for $300. thanks sri_tech!