Toshiba unveiled a few new Windows tablets this month, including a 7 inch model that sells for just $120 and a 2-in-1 notebook that transforms into a tablet.

But it appears the company has a few more tablets on the way. According to an Intel fact sheet from the IFA trade show earlier this month, the Toshiba Encore 2 Write tablets are pen-enabled Windows tablets with Intel Atom Bay Trail processors.

toshiba encore 2 write

The Toshiba Encore 2 Write will be available with an 8 inch or 10.1 inch screen. Both models will features Intel Atom Z3735 quad-core processors, 8MP rear cameras, 1.2MP front-facing cameras, and Windows 8.1 software.

They’ll also come with a digital pen for taking notes, writing messages, or drawing.

Like some of Toshiba’s Android tablets, these tablets will also have a feature that lets you snap a photo of a whiteboard, document, or other real-world objects and convert them into digital notes so you don’t have to write or draw as much while you’re at a meeting or attending a class.

Neither Toshiba nor Intel have announced the price of these tablets yet, but the inclusion of an Atom Z3735 processor suggests they’ll be low-cost devices… although the inclusion of a pen suggests they won’t be the cheapest Windows tablets on the market. Right now that honor belongs to Toshiba’s $120 Encore Mini tablet.

via Notebook Italia

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11 replies on “Toshiba Encore 2 Write is a pen-enabled Windows tablet”

  1. On paper the asus vivotab note looks better. It will need to be cheap to compete.

    1. A lot of reports of the Vivotabs developing problems over time, specifically the digitizer ceasing to function on apparently a mechanical level. That scared me away from them. Hard to know how common it is, but there’s a lot of internet chatter.

      1. May be a good idea to wait and see then, because electronics are often made at the same factories, the Toshibas could have the same problems.

      2. Yes, it’s a common problem and has to do with a too-long digitizer cable. But, it’s also very easy to fix yourself.

        About the Encore 2, if it doesn’t have at least 2Gb memory and 32Gb of “HDD” (those new cheap ones generally have 1Gb and 16Gb), it’s no match for the Asus or the Dell, even with their respective flaws…

  2. I’m all for pen tablets but this one looks no better than my Dell Venue 8 Pro. I was hoping this season would bring a more powerful chip (the Z3735 doesn’t look all that different than the Dell’s Z3740D) and a Wacom digitizer (based purely on the picture, it looks like my HP Slate 500’s n-Trig pen which might be a step up from my Dell’s Synaptic pen but it’s no Wacom).

  3. That’s a pretty fat looking pen. I wonder if there’s a silo for it on the tablet.

  4. excellent news! I was hoping that there would be a new round of 8″ Windows tabs with active digitizers released.

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