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Toshiba Encore Windows 8.1 Tablet with Office £246.99 @ Ebuyer

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NB This device is similar to the Dell venue pro but the Tosh also has an hdmi out.

Toshiba's 20.32 cm (8") Encore Tablet is everything you need for work and play whether it's browsing the web, enjoying the best of Xbox entertainment with music, games and video or staying productive with Office Home & Student 2013. It's packed with power and performance with the full Windows 8.1 experience, Intel Atom Quad Core processor and a range of connectivity options including expandable storage. InstantGo technology means that Encore goes from standby mode to on in under 300 milliseconds and stays connected to your network to sync your tiles, apps, mails and data even when the tablet is on standby. Encore is also truly optimised for Skype with dual microphones for greater clarity and noise reduction, and built in front and rear HD cameras. All this in a device you can hold and use comfortably in one hand. Toshiba Encore. Get More.

MEDIA THAT'S ALWAYS TO HAND

Toshiba's Encore Windows 8.1 tablet has a bright, clear 20.32 cm (8”) AutoBrite™ HFFS display with a wide viewing angle and superior screen quality, which makes it ideal for watching movies on the move. With multi-touch support you're ready to enjoy a fully immersive, interactive entertainment experience anywhere - whether you're playing videos or accessing your choice of over 1 million e-books on the tablet's Kindle reader*. Encore is optimised for portrait and landscape views too, so you can see content how it was meant to be seen.

MIGHTY POWER AND PERFORMANCE

The latest Intel® Atom™ Quad Core processor gives you incredible power and fast performance so you have all the speed you need for more responsive applications, and graphics that really come to life. Internet Explorer 11 provides super-fast, touch-optimised web browsing with much quicker page refreshes. You also get expandable storage of up to 96GB* via microSD card, and if you need more, SkyDrive means files can be stored in the cloud for free, fast access and easy synchronisation with other Windows devices.

IT'S XBOX - "TO GO"

Enjoy Xbox gaming on Encore, or use Xbox SmartGlass to transform the tablet screen into a second screen for the Xbox 360 or Xbox One – so you can optimise your Xbox console gaming experience, and really make the most of Encore's superb screen and processor quality. You can even use it as a remote control for your Xbox console to enahnce your gaming experience, or for convenient web browsing and page navigation. Encore also comes with six months’ free access to Xbox music, providing you unlimited access to millions of songs, wherever you are*.

*WiFi connection required



PRODUCTIVITY GOES PORTABLE

Toshiba’s Encore Windows 8.1 tablet includes Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013, so you can be more productive from the moment you switch it on. It’s practically a portable PC, with full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for a consistent Office experience and the freedom to read, edit, create and share documents and presentations on the go. What’s more, you can sync your content with any other Windows device across any WiFi connection - and make the most of the all-day battery life whenever you're working remotely.

OPTIMISED FOR SKYPE

Encore is designed with Skype in mind, it comes with a 2MP font camera and 8MP rear camera making it ideal for clear video chats or capturing photo and video. It also features Skype-certified dual microphones with noise reduction for greater sound clarity. The ergonomic design and positioning of the speakers, microphones and cameras enable you to enjoy comfortable one-handed use while you talk, without affecting the performance or Skype experience. Encore comes with one month's free Skype Premium calls to phones worldwide*.

*terms and conditions may apply. This offer is available in UK and Germany only.

UP TO DATE, WITHOUT THE WAIT

For Encore, ‘standby’ doesn’t mean ‘snooze’. Not only does it come back to life in less than 300 milliseconds, but InstantGo technology continually syncs all your content automatically to give you the latest updates and feeds whenever you want them - so you need never wait for your email, Office documents or social media updates to catch up.

SUPERIOR SOUND IN STEREO

With powerful Dolby® Digital Plus* sound through high quality stereo speakers, you'll never miss a detail of your movies or music on the Encore tablet. With six months free access to around 20 million tracks on Xbox music, you'll always have a great selection of tunes playing with crisp, clear definition.

*available via OTA in Q4 2013

WELL CONNECTED

Encore offers comprehensive connectivity options – including a micro-USB for sharing content, a micro-HDMI® for displaying your media in lifelike detail on a TV screen, and a micro-SD slot to increase storage capacity or swap and transfer files.



Tech Specs

Processor
• Intel Atom Quad Core Trail-T Z3740 1.33GHz
• Up to 1.86 GHz
• 4 Cores
• 2MB Cache

Memory
• 2GB DDR3 RAM
• 32GB Flash

Software
• Operating System: Windows 8.1

Display
• 8” IPS Touchscreen
• Resolution: 1280 x 800

Audio
• Stereo Speakers
• Dual Microphones with Beam forming technology

Networking
• Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
• Bluetooth 4.0

Power Supply
• USB-Charging
• Up to 10 hours
• 6-7 hours video playback

Dimensions
• Width 131 mm
• Depth 10.75 mm
• Height 213 mm
• Weight 479 g

Interfaces
• 1 x Micro USB 2.0
• 1 x Micro HDMI
• 3.5mm Headphone / Mic Combo jack

Camera
• 2.0 mp Front Camera
• 8.0 mp FHD rear camera

Sensors
• Accelerometer
• Ambient Light
• Compass
• Gyroscope
• GPS

Warranty
• 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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    kypok
    I wish i had the money
    dwl99
    Try a refurb Latitude 10 for less money http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-latitude-10-full-win8-pro-3g-64gb-factory-refurbished-279-99-ebay-xsonly-1757564#post20220124 - bigger screen, faster processor, larger HDD, removable battery, HDMI out.
    rd3d2
    That is a fine deal but not only is this a different form factor it would also wipe the floor with the Latitude 10 (oak trail chips are almost twice the performance over the old clover trail)
    tickedon
    dwl99
    Try a refurb Latitude 10 for less money http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-latitude-10-full-win8-pro-3g-64gb-factory-refurbished-279-99-ebay-xsonly-1757564#post20220124 - bigger screen, faster processor, larger HDD, removable battery, HDMI out.


    The new Bay Trail Atoms are more powerful than the older Atom's in the Latitude 10, despite the lower clock speed. That said, the Lat 10 is still fast enough.
    doggboy10
    Cost aside (£30-40 difference in tech is not a lot if you want to make as best a future proof purchase as possible), which tablet/transformer full windows product is the best?
    I'm looking for something that will cover all bases to a high standard - tablet, laptop & the ability to use as a desktop with hdmi out.
    My research thus far has the T100 as the better option....would you tech heads concur? (Would the t100 handle video to DVD conversion/burning via vso & audio cd creation via Nero etc...)
    tom23
    tom2311 months, 3 weeks ago #6Show comment tools Reply
    JIM1973ANDREWS
    What a complete let down! You can't use it while it's charging! Plus you can only use the Microsoft charger with it. It does not work with any other charger! And the battery life is awful so it dies after watching a movie and surfing the net and you have to charge it again before you can use it again! And there is no charge level indicator so you can only tell its charging by feeling if it's got warmer. And there's more... it's flaky as can be! You will be disappointed :(
    jaydeeuk1
    doggboy10
    Cost aside (£30-40 difference in tech is not a lot if you want to make as best a future proof purchase as possible), which tablet/transformer full windows product is the best?
    I'm looking for something that will cover all bases to a high standard - tablet, laptop & the ability to use as a desktop with hdmi out.
    My research thus far has the T100 as the better option....would you tech heads concur? (Would the t100 handle video to DVD conversion/burning via vso & audio cd creation via Nero etc...)


    Ive gone for the t100. Still light, more useful 10" screen - ill use my playbook for when just lying in bed or want something to take out. This will have no problem converting dvds - used to do that on my old 1ghz sempron and this is considerably quicker. You'll need a microsd card though.

    Edit - However if you want to future proof wait a few months for 4gb 64bit tablets with instant on, next version of windows will be 64bit only and probably use a lot more memory than 8.1

    Edited By: jaydeeuk1 on Dec 23, 2013 09:22
    doggboy10
    jaydeeuk1
    doggboy10
    Cost aside (£30-40 difference in tech is not a lot if you want to make as best a future proof purchase as possible), which tablet/transformer full windows product is the best?
    I'm looking for something that will cover all bases to a high standard - tablet, laptop & the ability to use as a desktop with hdmi out.
    My research thus far has the T100 as the better option....would you tech heads concur? (Would the t100 handle video to DVD conversion/burning via vso & audio cd creation via Nero etc...)


    Ive gone for the t100. Still light, more useful 10" screen - ill use my playbook for when just lying in bed or want something to take out. This will have no problem converting dvds - used to do that on my old 1ghz sempron and this is considerably quicker. You'll need a microsd card though.


    Cheers for the input pal, micro sd is not a problem....got a 64gb one around here I can use.
    I'm trying to clean up as many of my gadgets as possible....at present in the house we have a nook hd, nexus 7, ipad 2, ipad mini, ipad air (brand new still not opened) 15" laptop, Mac mini, iPhone 4S & a bloody galaxy note 2.
    It would seem the t100 provides the usage of at least 3 of those things in 1 unit.
    y_geordie
    I got the t100. Great Little machine. Now £329 at John Lewis. keyboard is important if you want to use Microsoft office on it.
    jaydeeuk1
    doggboy10
    jaydeeuk1
    doggboy10
    Cost aside (£30-40 difference in tech is not a lot if you want to make as best a future proof purchase as possible), which tablet/transformer full windows product is the best?
    I'm looking for something that will cover all bases to a high standard - tablet, laptop & the ability to use as a desktop with hdmi out.
    My research thus far has the T100 as the better option....would you tech heads concur? (Would the t100 handle video to DVD conversion/burning via vso & audio cd creation via Nero etc...)



    Ive gone for the t100. Still light, more useful 10" screen - ill use my playbook for when just lying in bed or want something to take out. This will have no problem converting dvds - used to do that on my old 1ghz sempron and this is considerably quicker. You'll need a microsd card though.


    Cheers for the input pal, micro sd is not a problem....got a 64gb one around here I can use.
    I'm trying to clean up as many of my gadgets as possible....at present in the house we have a nook hd, nexus 7, ipad 2, ipad mini, ipad air (brand new still not opened) 15" laptop, Mac mini, iPhone 4S & a bloody galaxy note 2.
    It would seem the t100 provides the usage of at least 3 of those things in 1 unit.


    You're house sounds like a branch of PC world. You looked at a surface pro 2? Might be on offer in Jan - the original pro is 499 in currys, only thing that made me buy the t100 over it was the fact it has 4-5 hours battery life.
    Stelph
    doggboy10
    jaydeeuk1
    doggboy10
    Cost aside (£30-40 difference in tech is not a lot if you want to make as best a future proof purchase as possible), which tablet/transformer full windows product is the best?
    I'm looking for something that will cover all bases to a high standard - tablet, laptop & the ability to use as a desktop with hdmi out.
    My research thus far has the T100 as the better option....would you tech heads concur? (Would the t100 handle video to DVD conversion/burning via vso & audio cd creation via Nero etc...)


    Ive gone for the t100. Still light, more useful 10" screen - ill use my playbook for when just lying in bed or want something to take out. This will have no problem converting dvds - used to do that on my old 1ghz sempron and this is considerably quicker. You'll need a microsd card though.


    Cheers for the input pal, micro sd is not a problem....got a 64gb one around here I can use.
    I'm trying to clean up as many of my gadgets as possible....at present in the house we have a nook hd, nexus 7, ipad 2, ipad mini, ipad air (brand new still not opened) 15" laptop, Mac mini, iPhone 4S & a bloody galaxy note 2.
    It would seem the t100 provides the usage of at least 3 of those things in 1 unit.


    Haha quite a collection! Personally I would say a Transformer T100 and the iPad mini/nexus 7 (depending on preference of iOS or Android) would be a good way to combine all those devices into as few as possible.

    That way you could end up with the mac mini as the main PC, the T100 as your 10" tablet and also your laptop for being out and about and then the smaller tablet for the little tablet when space/ease is important. The T100 Baytrail chip has got really good now and so run quick and quiet, and is even up for some heavier workloads like video editing.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x16gq95_intel-bay-trail-z3740-video-editing-test-asus-transformer-book-t100_tech

    On this deal, the Encore is a nice tablet but at 8" windows desktop can be a little small and fiddly (tho manageble), the Dell Venue has an advantage in that you can buy an active stylus which works well as a "mouse pointer" and so makes up for the smaller screen, so between this and the Dell id go for the Dell
    broomop
    i can't wait for these chips and the tablets for them to compete with the arm processors :) i don't mind arm but the joys of using my software i made on my pc to just "work" on my tablet would be heavenly :)


    Edited By: broomop on Dec 23, 2013 09:47
    jamdog30
    I have one of these and they are amazing devices, but issues such as the capacitive button, and lack of window apps kind of make me wish i went android. I think I would advise getting the t100 as the keyboard is VERY much in need as windows is still a keyboard requiring OS. Also get the 64 gig version as the system backup and all the apps leave you with about 7 gigs of space.

    To get the best out of this device i think a keyboard is needed.

    Also walking dead 2 looks great on this little machine
    Sunni
    Does this have stylus like the Dell Encore 8?
    MasterDealer
    jamdog30
    I have one of these and they are amazing devices, but issues such as the capacitive button, and lack of window apps kind of make me wish i went android. I think I would advise getting the t100 as the keyboard is VERY much in need as windows is still a keyboard requiring OS. Also get the 64 gig version as the system backup and all the apps leave you with about 7 gigs of space.

    To get the best out of this device i think a keyboard is needed.

    Also walking dead 2 looks great on this little machine


    You can always put an Android emulator on a Windows tablet, if apps are a concern. That would give you access to the full Play Store.
    Badpoet
    Don't forget you can emulate android on full winblows.
    MrPuddington
    Office on an 8" screen? That sounds painful...
    jamdog30
    MasterDealer
    jamdog30
    I have one of these and they are amazing devices, but issues such as the capacitive button, and lack of window apps kind of make me wish i went android. I think I would advise getting the t100 as the keyboard is VERY much in need as windows is still a keyboard requiring OS. Also get the 64 gig version as the system backup and all the apps leave you with about 7 gigs of space.

    To get the best out of this device i think a keyboard is needed.

    Also walking dead 2 looks great on this little machine


    You can always put an Android emulator on a Windows tablet, if apps are a concern. That would give you access to the full Play Store.


    good point but i was thinking the whole usability of the device as this is a proper pc in a slate and usability issues do plague this device especially when you come from iOS or Droid.
    damcnaught
    Emulating android on windows was incredibly slow when I tried it a few months back - almost useless (especially for gaming).
    Badongkadong
    I'd say that this device is perfect for anyone looking to build a mobile media centre. It's so small and silent and if it supports usb hubs (don't see why not) I think we're onto a winner here.

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