Toshiba Announces the Refreshed Chromebook 2

Toshiba Chromebook 2

Toshiba has pulled back the covers on their latest Chromebook, the Chromebook 2, which will be available next month and starting at only $329.99.  The 13.3″ displayed device which weighs in at only 2.9 pounds and has a full HD display running at 1920 x 1080.  To come with that display are front facing Skullcandy tuned speakers for a superior audio experience.

The Chromebook 2 will come in two variants according to the Toshiba press release.  For $329.99 you will have the Intel Celeron powered device while for $100 more you can have the 5th Generation i3 processor powering your Chromebook.

Continue reading “Toshiba Announces the Refreshed Chromebook 2”

Toshiba Encore 2 Write Tablet Now At The Microsoft Store

Toshiba Encore 2 Write Icon

Earlier this month at CES, Toshiba announced the new Toshiba Encore 2 Write Windows 8.1 tablet.  The new tablet is designed on the popular Encore 2 tablet but now has touch pen for easier navigation, inking and other activities.  The Microsoft store now has both the 8″ and 10″ models in stock and available for $349 and $399 respectively and both include the TruePen Stylus.  You can read my review of the Encore 2 here on the site.

Toshiba Encore 2 Write 8″ – $349 – Microsoft Store

Toshiba Encore 2 Write 10″ – $399 – Microsoft Store

Continue reading “Toshiba Encore 2 Write Tablet Now At The Microsoft Store”

Toshiba Announces The Encore 2 Write Windows Tablet with Wacom Pen Support

Windows Phone 8 Icon

Toshiba has kicked off CES 2015 with the announcement of the Encore 2 Write, a new 8″ and 10″ Windows tablet that will support Wacom Pen technology.  The new tablets, which are strikingly similar to the Encore 2 from this year, will have support for what Toshiba is calling TruPen.  TruPen uses Wacom Feel technology which gives 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity.  The chassis of the Encore 2 Write does have a clip at the bottom for storage of the pen.

Continue reading “Toshiba Announces The Encore 2 Write Windows Tablet with Wacom Pen Support”

Toshiba Encore 2 Review – A Great Budget Windows Tablet

Toshiba Encore 2 8" Windows Tablet

A couple of weeks ago, on Black Friday, I picked up the Toshiba Encore 2 Windows 8.1 tablet.  Having recently left the iOS wilderness, a tablet was the one thing that I was sorely missing in my day-to-day work and life.  I loved my iPad Air.  However, as I stated in my first impressions of the Toshiba Encore 2 post, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a Windows tablet s I was unsure of how well I would like the platform.  So I went cheap.  But I didn’t go wrong.

The $129 Encore 2 has been impressive for what it offers for the price.  Running Windows 8.1 with Bing, it doesn’t feel under powered when using and the 8″ display is comfortable to read and use for extended periods of time.  While the Desktop mode of Windows 8.1 doesn’t lend itself well to the 1280×800 display, it is still usable.  If your a looking for an inexpensive Windows powered tablet, the Encore 2 should be on your consideration list.

Toshiba Encore 2 8″ Windows 8.1 Table – $129 with 32GB of Storage

Continue reading “Toshiba Encore 2 Review – A Great Budget Windows Tablet”

Toshiba Encore Tablet – $49 At Microsoft Stores Tomorrow

Toshiba Encore Mini WT7 Tablet Icon

Tomorrow is the beginning of the Microsoft 12 Days of Deals promotion and they are starting off with an impressive offer.  Starting tomorrow at Microsoft Store retail locations you can pick up the Toshiba Encore Mini 7″ Windows tablet for an impressive $49.00.  It even comes with a 16GB MicroSD card for additional storage.  The deal is labeled as a “door buster” so it is likely a limited number of these that will be offered at this price and it will only be at their retail locations.  For those who don’t have a store nearby or would simply prefer to avoid malls (Clinton raises his hand), you can get the tablet for $79 all day. Continue reading “Toshiba Encore Tablet – $49 At Microsoft Stores Tomorrow”

Toshiba Encore 2 Windows Tablet – First Impressions

Windows Phone 8 Icon

One of the things that I have missed since leaving the iOS wilderness has been a tablet device.  I loved my iPad Air and I increasingly found that I was having to schlep around my Windows powered MacBook for what I use to do on my iPad. With Black Friday coming up last week, I decided to pick up an inexpensive Windows tablet to fill the gap.  I didn’t want to spend a lot of money in case I absolutely hated the experience and thought it would be a good launch point for a more advanced tablet if I wanted to go that route. In that vein I ended up getting the Toshiba Encore 2 for a mere $132 from Amazon. At that price, I didn’t expect a lot nor was I in deep cost wise if I hated it.

After a couple of days of using the Encore 2, I have to say that I am quite pleased with the purchase and you can still get it for a great price of $149 at the Microsoft Store.  For that price it’s hard to beat.

Continue reading “Toshiba Encore 2 Windows Tablet – First Impressions”