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.
Category: Windows Tablet
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.
There are some classic games out there that many of us grew up playing at one time or another. Bingo is likely one of those games, be it at home with family or in a bingo parlor. While often associated with seniors, Bingo is a fun game and can be quite competitive. Microsoft has captured that well in their Microsoft Bingo app. This universal app for all Windows platforms gives you both that competitive nature of the game along with giving you awards thanks to Xbox Live integration and frankly it has proven to be hours of fun as I’ve prepared this review. Whether you like the game or not, here is my review of Microsoft Bingo, a fun classic for your Windows devices that even casual players can enjoy for free.
Capturing a screen capture on your Windows PC is done by a key combination on your keyboard while on a Windows Phone it is done via a key combination on the device. But what about a Windows tablet? Actually it is pretty easy to do but it is one of those things that isn’t document very well and it could be easily missed. In this How To I’ll show you how to do a screen capture on your Windows tablet and will show you where those files are stored so you can edit them or move them to another folder including OneDrive.
The first question though is why do you need a key combination and not use the keyboard combination like you do on a Windows PC? Well, it’s pretty straightforward actually. To capture a screen shot on your Windows PC you press Windows Key + PrtScn. No go take a look at the keyboard on your Windows Tablet… ah! No PrtScn button! There you go. That’s why Microsoft had to come up with a solution for Windows tablets other than a keyboard combination.
There is another great deal going on at the Microsoft store on a Windows Tablet. Right now you can get the HP Stream 8 Windows tablet for $161.10 which includes a free 200MB of 4G data from T-Mobile. And that data folks is free. No contract as long as you own this highly rated 8″ tablet. Normally the HP Stream 8 is $179.00 by itself.
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.
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.