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Toshiba Encore 2 Windows Tablet


Toshiba Encore 2 (WT8-B32CN)

Toshiba Encore 2 Windows TabletThe Toshiba Encore 2 8 inch Windows tablet is one of the new tablets on the market.  With Windows 8.1, Office 365, 32GB storage, and Intel’s Atom processor, this is a nice tablet for the price.

The Toshiba Encore 2 tablet includes a free 1 year subscription to Microsoft’s Office 365 application suite.  Featuring full-versions of the latest Office applications, including Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, OneNote® and Outlook®.  These applications work on or off line, and will automatically sync to the cloud to keep all your files on all your devices in sync.

Encore™ 2 is preloaded with all the apps you want—like Xbox® Music & Video, Kindle® Reader and Skype™. Expand your collection by tapping into the Windows Store where you can grab more of your favorites, discover new apps, get personalized recommendations and more.

The 802.11n WiFi connection and the Bluetooth® 4.0 port allow for fast connections for downloads, streaming music and video, and enhanced connection to external speakers for great audio.

This small tablet comes with 32GB of internal storage plus the SDXC memory card slot will support cards up to 128GB.

This same tablet also comes in a 10 inch model with all the same specifications, plus the 10 inch model includes a HDMI port, which the 8 inch does not have.

Display 8.0″ Diagonal Widescreen IPS WXGA Display at 1280 x 800 Native Resolution
Processor Intel® Atom® Processor Z3735F (2MB Cache, Up to 1.83GHz) Quad Core
Operating System Windows 8.1 with Bing®
Memory 1GB Memory + 32GB Internal Storage eMMC
External Storage Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Card slot up to 128GB
Camera / Flash
  • Front 1.2MP Fixed Focus HD Camera
  • Rear 5.0MP Auto Focus HD Camera
Wireless Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth® v 4.0
Inputs / Outputs
  • Micro-USB 2.0
  • G-Sensor
  • E-compass
  • Hall Sensor
Dimension, Weight 5.2″ x 8.3″ x 0.37″ 13.4 oz
Battery Up to 11.1 hours
Other Features & Applications
  • Office 365™ Personal 1-year
  • Stereo Speakers, Internal Microphone, Dolby® Digital Plus

New Android Tablets Announced – Sony, HP, and Samsung


New Android Tablets

New Android Tablets

HP is getting back into the Android arena with their announcement of the HP Slate 7.  AND they are slapping the competition with a price tag of only $169.

The tablet will have limited hardware features, but will be running the full version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The 7-inch screen will have a resolution of 1,024 x 600, and will have 8 GB of storage.  The microSD memory card slot allows for expanded storage space.  The 1.6 GHz dual-core processor will give it the power required to excel in the small tablet market.

New Android Tablets

Sony also announced more information about their Xperia Tablet Z.  The 16-GB model starting at $499 and $599 for the 32-GB version, both will be available in the Spring.

Some features include:

  • 10.1-inch LED, 1,920-by-1,200 resolution, is 0.27-inches thick
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core processor
  • And also has a infrared remote
  • The coolest feature: It can be submerged up to three feet underwater for up to 30 minutes.

I don’t recommend using the tables under water, but if you’re in the rain, or happen to drop it in the toilet, you’re OK.

New Android TabletsIn the wake of middle sized tablet PCs, Samsung has announced an 8 inch model of their Galaxy Note, called the Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung has had so much success with the Galaxy Note line of tablets, it makes since to create an 8 inch version of it.  Some features include:

  • 8 inch LED, 1,280 X 800 Resolution
  • S Pen stylus
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • 16-GB and 32-GB models
  • Infrared blaster to function as a remote control for TV, DVD, etc.