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    News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    This is one of the first Windows 8.1 devices to debut and is due in Nov priced at $329/£250.
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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    As has been said many times before in many places ... 32GB for a full fat Windows install leaves very little onboard storage. This needs to really be a minimum of 64GB, ideally 128GB.

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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    As has been said many times before in many places ... 32GB for a full fat Windows install leaves very little onboard storage. This needs to really be a minimum of 64GB, ideally 128GB.
    True but it does have a micro SD card slot which will help matters not to mention the micro USB port. Although I'd still rather have a new Nexus as a tablet and a laptop for more productive tasks - just so much easier having the extra storage and power of a lappy coupled with better connectivity.

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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    As has been said many times before in many places ... 32GB for a full fat Windows install leaves very little onboard storage. This needs to really be a minimum of 64GB, ideally 128GB.
    128Gb on a £200 tablet? 64GB I can see as doable.

    I think this highlights one of the difficulties that Microsoft have created ... they are being criticised for creating a product that (number of apps aside) can do everything an ipad can, but can also do pretty much all of what a laptop can... they are not being congratulated for that achievement because people are just saying 'well the 32GB one that costs less than a 16GB ipad can only store 16gb of content so is useless to me' ....

    £200 - £250 for this and one will be in my bag to work each day.

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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    Apart from the awful design and slightly low storage, this is great value, the nexus 7 32GB is only a slight bit cheaper, although 1080p would have been nice. Specs are solid though, I wonder how the quad core bay trail would perform in games

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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    Still just seems a little too late....like WP8
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    A 10" for £300-£350 and I'd be in like a shot, even if it lacks the horsepower to run 'serious' software. The applications I want to run on such a device are not too demanding, but they are native Windows. So RT was always completely useless to me.

    I might even be tempted by this, eventually, if nothing else grabs my attention. It's clearly going top be a compromise in terms of weight & performance, given Win8's demands, but I can probably live with that.

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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Wozza365 View Post
    ... I wonder how the quad core bay trail would perform in games
    I wonder too, it could be quite interesting as not only does the Bay Trail have a quad core Atom it has the GPU of an Ivy Bridge.

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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew McP View Post
    A 10" for £300-£350 and I'd be in like a shot, even if it lacks the horsepower to run 'serious' software. The applications I want to run on such a device are not too demanding, but they are native Windows. So RT was always completely useless to me. I might even be tempted by this, eventually, if nothing else grabs my attention. It's clearly going top be a compromise in terms of weight & performance, given Win8's demands, but I can probably live with that.
    My thinking's the same as yours - especially if that USB port could support a keyboard/mouse dongle. "Lack" of storage doesn't bother me - after all 64GB uSD cards aren't exactly difficult to get hold of.

    A list of £250 sounds good, and IF Toshiba can get them into Tesco's, Sainsbury's, etc then I think it could do very well - maybe even put the iPad Mini at the back of the list (where it belongs imho).

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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew McP View Post
    A 10" for £300-£350 and I'd be in like a shot, even if it lacks the horsepower to run 'serious' software. The applications I want to run on such a device are not too demanding, but they are native Windows. So RT was always completely useless to me.

    I might even be tempted by this, eventually, if nothing else grabs my attention. It's clearly going top be a compromise in terms of weight & performance, given Win8's demands, but I can probably live with that.
    Take a look at the Dell Outlet for the Latitude 10. Plenty of stock, prices from £227 inc VAT and up depending on the configuration you go for - 32/64/128gb storage Wifi/Wifi+3G, 2 cell (10 hour) or 4 cell (20 hour) battery, Win 8 or Win 8 Pro etc. I got a fully loaded 128GB, 3G, 4 Cell Win 8 Pro for £300 delivered a month and a bit a go - it's an absolute bargain, and the Atom processor is actually pretty darn good. Has a full-sized USB and SD card slot for extra storage too, nothing to fault it really

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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by tickedon View Post
    Take a look at the Dell Outlet for the Latitude 10.
    After a bit of reading that would appear to be a very tempting bit of kit... at those kind of prices anyway. I know I'm not a huge fan of that screen resolution on the small Acer laptop which now lives at my mother's place, but on a touch-based tablet it'll be easier to live with.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    Would love to have one of these for work. Could finally get rid of my old Thinkpad for network diagnostics etc.

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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    I liked it.

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    Re: News - Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post

    £200 - £250 for this and one will be in my bag to work each day.
    £250 is a price that people will buy into - this is what Windows needs - good value devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    £250 is a price that people will buy into - this is what Windows needs - good value devices.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/544478-acer-ic...c-nt-l1jek-001

    Money where your mouth is? Of course the quad core bay trail CPU might make all the difference, but I suspect the Acer is a nice device to use. If I had to replace my playbook today it's what I'd go for (in the absence of a decent Win 8 AMD-powered tablet...)

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