The great thing about Toshiba is that it can do both low-price gadgets and premium products really well. For example, the Toshiba Satellite P55T Laptop with a 4K Display is stunning. Hold on to your horses though, because Toshiba has done it again, this time in the low-price range. It just announced three tablets, one running Android and two tablets with Windows 8.1.
Toshiba Tablets with Windows 8.1
Running Windows 8.1 on tablets is a new thing for Toshiba, the company being a big Android lover. Just today, Toshiba announced that it was going to introduce three new tablets on the autumn lineup: two Windows 8.1 tablets (with 8 inch and 10 inch screens) and one Android tablet (7 inch screen). All three tablets are in the low-price range and should hit the market as early as July.
Toshiba Encore 2 with Windows 8.1
Both the 8 inch and the 10 inch tablet are powered by an Intel quad-core processor. The 8 inch Encore 2 has 1 GB of RAM memory, 32 GB of internal storage and will cost $199. The 10 inch model has the same 1 GB of memory, the same 32 GB of internal storage and it will cost $269. This is quite a feat for Toshiba, considering that their original Encore had an 8 inch screen and it cost $329.
The 10 inch Encore 2 will have a micro HDMI port, but the 8 inch model will not. Aside from that, the two products are very much identical. They’ll both have IPS displays with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. They both have front and rear cameras with the same specifications: the front will be a 1.2 MP, 720p and the back, a 5 MP, 1080p. Both will have 802.11n Wi-Fi adapters with Bluetooth 4.0 and stereo speakers.
The 8 inch Encore 2 will weigh 0.81 pounds and the larger; the 10 inch model will weigh 1.2 pounds. The cool thing about the larger model is that it will be thinner (0.35 inches) than the 8 inch one, which is 0.38 inches.
Toshiba Excite Go with Android
Just as the other two Encore 2 tablets, the Excite Go is powered by an Intel quad-core Z2735F processor. It has a 1 GB of RAM memory and 8 GB of internal storage. If you want to expand the internal memory, you can do so with the help of a MicrSD card. The Excite Go will cost $100 dollars.
What are your thoughts on these tablets with Windows 8.1? Which one would you buy out of the three? Do you think it is a smart move on Toshiba’s behalf to run Windows on its tablets? Leave us a line in a comment section below.