Toshiba Reveals Encore, a
Pocket-Sized Tablet Set to Deliver a Full Windows 8.1
Toshiba Reveals Encore, a
Set to Deliver a Full Windows 8.1
All-new Encore tablet with an 8-inch multi-touch
display and Intel Atom processor delivers fast, full-screen web browsing, best-in-class
Skype experience, Xbox second-screen capabilities and much more
- Optimized for Windows 8.1 and developed in close collaboration with
Microsoft, the Encore hardware features are designed to support a full-spectrum
software and apps experience.
- Equipped with dual microphones for a best-in-class Skype™ experience.
- Powered by the latest-generation Intel® Atom™ processor with InstantGo,
unleashing fast, fluid performance with connected standby capabilities and long
battery life rating.
- Includes full version of Office Home & Student 2013, Xbox
SmartGlass™ app, free streaming pass to Xbox Music, Norton™ Anti-Theft trial
ON (December 16, 2013) – Toshiba of Canada’s Digital Products Group(DPG), today unveiled the Encore
tablet, a consumer device designed to deliver an exceptional Windows 8.1
experience in a pocket-sized form factor. 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.
“Encore is poised to re-energize the opportunity for Windows tablets in
the market,” said Steve Wong, Product Manager at Toshiba Canada. “Our
fundamental approach to designing Encore was to create a better convergence of
hardware and software so the overall app experience and capabilities on a Windows-based
device is better than ever. Windows has a lot to offer for a tablet user, and
with the new features that Windows 8.1 brings, we believe that the Encore will
deliver more choice against a range of competitive tablets.”
Smart, Small-screen Design
Designed to be held in one hand, the 8-inchEncore tablet is optimized for use at home or
on the go. A high-resolution (1280 x 800) multi-touch HFFS display is
well-suited for entertainment with wide viewing angles, while the new scaling
capabilities of Windows 8.1 maximizes the screen real estate, making room for
full-screen web browsing and an unencumbered Start screen view in both portrait
and landscape orientations. Encased in a stylish silver textured backplate,
Encore is both slim and lightweight, measuring 10.6mm (0.42 inches) and
weighing just 479 grams (16.9 ounces).
Encore is powered by the power-efficient Intel® Atom™ processor,
which delivers great performance, fast start-up and page loads, and an
exceptional battery life rating. It also includes the connected standby
capabilities of InstantGo, enabling the device to receive updates while
sleeping so content is always up to date when use is resumed. In addition,
Encore includes top quality features, such as an 8-megapixel camera, a full suite of sensors, including a gyroscope,
accelerometer and GPS, as well as stereo speakers.
“Toshiba continues to drive touch innovation by bringing new and
exciting Windows 8 form factors to life,” said Jordan Chrysafidis, vice
president of Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “We look forward to
working with Toshiba on the launch of Windows 8.1 and seeing its holiday 2013
devices delight customers worldwide.”
Optimized for Skype
Encore is optimized for Skype, making high-quality video chatting and
calling possible. Utilizing on-board dual microphones with beam forming
technology and integrated 2-megapixel front camera, consumers can chat with
clarity with friends and family throughout the world.
Easy Sharing and Streaming with Windows 8
Completely compatible with both Windows 8 apps and Windows 7 programs,
Encore offers seamless integration and content sharing with other Windows
devices, giving the device an edge for multi-device home users looking to stream
and share content from room to room.
Great for play. Ideal for work.
The Encore tablet supports a wide range of applications – from books,
games, movies, music and photos to productivity – making it a versatile device
that can be used and enjoyed at home, at work or on the go. Ready to go right
out of the box, Encore will feature Xbox Movies, Music and Games entertainment
services, Amazon’s Kindle e-reading app, as well as the Xbox SmartGlass app
which turns the tablet into a secondary screen for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One
game consoles. Also included is a full version of Office Home & Student
2013 for convenient viewing and creation of Word, Excel® and PowerPoint®
Equipped with Tablet Essentials
Encore includes 32GB of storage
and is equipped with essential ports including a Micro USB 2.0 port, Micro
HDMI® port and a microSD™ slot for up to 32GB more storage. Ultrafast dual-band
802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi® enables easy wireless media streaming.
Pricing and Availability
The Toshiba Encore tablet will be available for purchase in December at
major retailers, e-tailers and Toshiba.ca for
Toshiba of Canada
Toshiba of Canada Limited is a subsidiary
of Toshiba Corporation, one of the world's leading diversified
electric/electronic manufacturers, providing customers worldwide with
innovative technologies. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Toshiba of Canada is
a digital technology leader with a wide range of products and solutions for
consumers and business including: All-In-Ones, Laptops, Tablets, LED
Televisions, Docking Stations, Hard Drives, Multi-Functional Printers, Document
Solutions, Telecommunications, POS Systems, Medical Imaging equipment and more.
Throughout its history, Toshiba’s commitment to technological and environmental
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