With the arrival of Windows 8.1 the Toshiba has been working to enhance their new windows tablet with high performance and low price and they have done it finely. The famous Japanese industry presented their go through at an Australian set up of its new Windows 8.1 Encore tablet.
This smart 8-inch tablet itself has an average out screen resolution of around 189px per inch. But when you connect it to a (1080p) screen, your apps and programs run in full high definition splendor and you’d swear you were using a normal Windows desktop installation.
This, at such a budget price, is possible due to the egression of Intel’s new Bay Trail chipset architecture which brings the full blown Intel Windows experience to mobile devices. The Encore synchronizes with the XBox gaming console and can act as a second screen, giving extra player performance details in games such as Halo 4. TV shows downloaded to the Xbox can be synced and taken away for viewing on the tablet.
The Encore also has a “instant on” feature. Toshiba claims it switches on in less than 300 milliseconds but our reflexes are too slow to time if this is true. The Encore will be available later this month for $399 (32GB) and $469 (64GB) with the Windows operating system and Office taking up about 16GB. Windows 8.1 is due to be released tomorrow with updates available online from late tomorrow night in Australia.
Toshiba also launched all-in-ones, laptops, ultra books and hybrid devices destined for the B to B (business to business) market. One of them, the W50, is a high-end 15-inch notebook with a 1080p display, 32 GB of RAM, and 1 Terabyte of hard drive storage. It is capable of delivering ultra-high definition 2K and 4K content to an external display.
Dulcifying the deal is the inclusion of a full version of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 pre-installed. That gives you Word, Excel, PowerPoint and One Note but not Outlook.
Nevertheless the Office package integrates with Microsoft SkyDrive and a 7GB account is thrown in as well as 30 Skype minutes to anywhere in the world. The Encore has a Quad Core Bay Trail-T chipset (Z 3740), 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, a micro SD card slot that adds up to 32GB more storage, micro USB2.0 and micro HDMI ports, dual-band 80211 Wi-Fi and mirror casting capability if you don’t use an HDMI connection to a display.
So you can run pattern PC applications as well as Windows 8 apps, though being a tablet, you wouldn’t want to run too many applications in memory together. You only have 2 Gigabytes of LPDDR3 memory to bring with.
However the emergence of Windows 8.1 Encore tablet.cheap tablets that offer the Windows 8 experience does take exception Apple and Android tablet devices, and ironically, Microsoft’s own second generation Windows RT tablet which starts at $529 but can’t run your desktop applications – only Windows 8 apps.