At the IFA technology show from Berlin everybody is trying to make a splash on the market. Toshiba is obviously among the companies that want to impress visitors and would-be buyers. For that matter, the Japanese company has launched new products aimed at the emerging tablet and hybrid market – the Encore tablet, the Satellite Click hybrid and the Satellite NB15t. We will be focusing on the first two in our article.
With the 8 inch Encore tablet that also comes with Windows 8.1 out of the box, Toshiba is clearly launching an attack at the iPad Mini. Price also helps, as the eight incher will retail for 329 dollars. Toshiba also bets on the idea of launching an affordable Windows 8 touchscreen, but this time it’s targeting the hybrid market with the $599 Satellite Click, at 13.3-inch.
Toshiba Encore technical specifications
It seems that the Windows 8.1 update was crucial in Toshiba’s decision of launching the 8-inch Encore. The Toshiba Encore will have the same price as the iPad Mini – $329, but when it will launch in November, Apple will most likely release the iPad Mini 2. Probably that’s why, the Encore comes with a few interesting features that might appeal to many. Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing at Toshiba America:
Encore is poised to re-energize the opportunity for Windows tablets in the market. Our fundamental approach to designing Encore was to create a better convergence of hardware and software so the overall app experience and capabilities on a Windows-based device is better than ever. Windows has a lot to offer for a tablet user, and with the new features that Windows 8.1 brings, we believe that Encore will deliver more choice against a range of competitive tablets.
Let’s have a look at Toshiba Encore’s technical specifications and features that it comes with:
- Intel’s latest 1.8-GHz Bay Trail Atom processor
- IntstantGo feature allows the slate to receive updates while its sleeping
- microUSB 2.0 port, micro HDMI port and 802.11n Wi-Fi
- 32GB of internal storage with a microSD Card slot
- Weight – 16.9 ounces, thickness – 0.42 inches
- Sharp 1280 x 800-pixel screen
- Office Home & Student 2013, Xbox SmartGlass app, free streaming pass to Xbox Music, Norton Anti-Theft trial
- Fully optimized Skype experience, with dual microphones and sharp 2-MP front camera
- Back camera snaps 8-MP photos.
Toshiba Satellite Click technical specifications
I’ll admit to you that I like the new Satellite Click from Toshiba, mainly because of the affordable price. Up until recently, most of Windows 8 hybrids didn’t have a very affordable price tag, but now that has been solved. This is a 13.3-inch laptop with a detachable keyboard and touchpad which means this is a full-powered PC. The Satellite Click comes with a 1366 x 768 resolution and AMD’s A4 processor, but the selling point of the Satellite Click is its spectacular battery life. The same Carlo Pinto said:
The first generation of detachable PCs was out of reach of the mainstream buyer. We believe that home users can truly benefit from the form factor as it provides the versatility for both work and play. We paid attention to every detail with the Satellite Click, equipping it with the right processor, ample storage and a larger-screen tablet at an attainable price.
Let’s see what else the Satellite Click comes with:
- First detachable to use an AMD A4 APU Temash with AMD Radeon 8000 graphics
- 4GB of RAM
- 500GB hard drive
- 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 IPS displa
- ports for MicroUSB and HDMI, integrated webcam and a MicroSD slot
- Full USB 3.0 port with Toshiba’s USB Sleep & Charge technology