Toshiba Expands Windows Tablet Family With Encore 2 Tablets
"Starting at $199, Encore 8-inch and 10-inch Tablets Offer Productivity, Performance and Portability in a Thinner, Lighter Design"
IRVINE, Calif. - May 27, 2014
Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Encore™ 2 line of tablets powered by Windows® 8.1.
Available in 8- and 10.1-inch diagonal screen sizes1, both tablets come equipped with stunning visuals, superior sound and preloaded with apps like Xbox® Music and Video, Kindle® Reader, Skype™ and a one year subscription to Office 365™, these tablets are ready for productivity and entertainment right out of the box. Starting at just $199.99 MSRP, Encore 2 tablets perfectly balance value and performance to give consumers the optimal experience for work and play.
"Our Encore 2 tablets are the perfect complement to a customer's arsenal of devices, giving them the familiarity and common functionality of Windows for a more seamless computing experience, whether they're editing or creating documents, enjoying movies and games or staying in touch with friends and family," said Philip Osako, senior director of product marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division.
Thinner, Lighter Design
Encore 2 tablets feature an elegant Satin gold matte finish and are engineered with rounded edges that make them comfortable in hand. Measuring 0.4 inches thin, the 10-inch Encore 2 weighs just 1.2 pounds3, while the 8-inch version weighs less than a pound. Both tablets feature a bright HD (1280x800) multi-touch display - the 10-inch model is ideal for working on documents, web browsing and movie watching and the 8-inch model is perfect for on-the-go reading, entertainment and gaming.
"The mobility provided by the Toshiba Encore 2 family, 8- and 10-inch, deliver a flexible solution for customers in a mobile-first world,” said Peter Han, vice president of worldwide OEM marketing, Microsoft Corp. “Toshiba's continued innovation combined with touch and the capabilities in Windows 8.1 delivers an experience that will delight customers."
Optimized Productivity and Entertainment
Powered by the quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor4, Encore 2 tablets provide all the performance and speed necessary for enjoying the latest mobile games with stunning graphics and getting work done all day as well as fast start-up, browsing and multitasking in Windows 8.1. The tablets offer up to a 10-hour battery life for general usage and up to 8 hours of video playback5. Stereo speakers plus Dolby® Digital Plus audio provide an immersive audio experience, while ultrafast 802.11n Wi-Fi® offers speedy streaming and smooth browsing. Encore 2 tablets additionally make it easy to enjoy content on compatible HDTV's with a built-in Micro HDMI® port and wireless display support right out of the box. For students and mobile professionals, Encore 2 devices also include TruCapture™, an app that works in conjunction with the integrated cameras to capture and correct snapshots of whiteboards, blackboards and books so the contents are sharp, clear and legible.
"Intel Atom processors provide high performance for sleek mobile devices on a low-power platform," said Josh Newman, senior director for Tablets, Intel Mobile & Communications Group. "From effortless multitasking and document creation to rich, immersive entertainment, a tablet with an Intel Atom processor enables consumers to get the most out of a mobile device with extraordinary battery life."
Encore 2 tablets also include a 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal6, giving customers access to full versions of Word, Excel®, Power Point®, OneNote® and Outlook® with the ability to work online and offline and sync between devices when connected to OneDrive™.
Both tablets can be configured with up to 64GB of onboard storage7 and also feature a microSD™ card slot supporting microSDXC™ cards up to 128GB, as well as a Micro-USB 2.0 port for connecting to external devices and charging. In addition, Encore 2 tablets provide an amazing video chat experience with an HD webcam and 5MP rear-camera with auto-focus.
- The 10-inch Encore 2 tablet will be available for purchase in early July at select retailers and on toshiba.com/us, starting at $269.99.
- The 8-inch Encore 2 tablet will be available for purchase in early July at select retailers and on toshiba.com/us, starting at $199.99.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of five business units: Business Solutions Division, Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Telecommunication Systems Division and Industrial Solutions & Services Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including award-winning notebook computers, tablets, branded storage products, digital display solutions and cloud services; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications; and IoT solution development, data analytics and IT services. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People, Committed to the Future," Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives. Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing 199,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.6 trillion yen (US$5 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit us.toshiba.co.jp
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