By Michael Sawh
Reviewed: 23 Jan 2014
NEW Toshiba 10-inch Quad-Core Intel Win 8.1 Tablet Encore Bluetooth 4.0 WT10-A32
Toshiba Encore 2 WT8-B32CN 8.0-Inch 32GB HD WIFI Tablet Gold
Toshiba Encore Mini WT7-C16MS 16GB Signature Edition Tablet
Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-Inch 32GB Wi-Fi Tablet Intel Atom Processor Win 8
Toshiba 10-inch Quad-Core Intel Win 8.1 Tablet Encore WT10-A32 Bluetooth 4.0
Encore WT8-A32 8" 32 GB Wi-Fi Silver Tablet (Windows 8.1, LCD Touchscreen, 1280x800)
Encore 2 WT8-B32CN 8.0-Inch 32 GB Tablet Gold (Certified Refurbished)
Encore 2 WT10-A32M 10.1-Inch 32GB Wi-Fi Tablet with Intel Atom Processor - Satin Gold (Certified Refurbished)
10.1' Encore 2 Win 8.1 Tablet
Encore 2 WT9-B32CN Atom Z3735G 1.33GHz 1GB 32GB 8' Touch W8.1 Satin Gold
Can you run steam on the encore
I've had the dell venue pro 8 since Christmas and it's been a good experience so far.
- Desktop mode is hard to use. A stylus makes it a lot better should you need to go there.+ The full copy of office and skydrive means I use it at work instead of taking a laptop into meetings+ the screen size is much more useable than the nexus 7 letter box. (I found the nexus screen too narrow)- hardly any apps are available and they cost more than Apple! E.g. Cut the rope is over £2 on the windows store whilst only 69p on the Apple store
Like I said overall I'm impressed with it for the cost. Performance is better than I expected and the battery life is good.
At home it's pretty much replaced the laptop we had.
It's running a full, standard edition of Windows. You can install and run any application you would do on any other Windows machine.It's effectively a netbook without the keyboard,
Always The power button has a problem.
Just for information my Encore 8 updated to Windows 10 on the 8th August. Absolutely no problems at all. Painless experience. It locks to tablet mode and fixed orientation by default but that is very simply turned off. No performance issues. If anything the Encore seems snappier with Windows 10. And the new interface, in my opinion, is a big success.Minecraft and Age of Empires via Steam running well. Adobe Creative cloud with Lightroom and Photoshop CC 2015 also running smoothly. What more can you ask for £70. And to think i almost bypassed this tablet due to the lacklustre reviews. Its outlived the Nexus 7 and iPad 2 in my household. Far more useful to us.
I'm used to taking tech reviews with a grain of salt. They have some good info but I usually skip the parts when an Android tablet, iPad and Windows tablet pc are compared to one another. Because you can't. So I just look for the parts relevant to what I need and proceed from there.
Update: Lenovo and Samsung's latest tablets are awesome
The best Android tablets available to buy right now
Updated: Our pick of the 10 best cheap tablets right now
More Tablet Round-ups
Sign up for the
TrustedReviews email newsletter
Get TrustedReviews' award-winning reviews, opinions and advice delivered to your inbox for free!
Plus get great deals and exclusive offers from Time Inc. (UK) Ltd and its partners.
Trusted Reviews is part of the Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Technology Network