A number of customers said in their reviews that it was compact. Computershopper.com said in their review of this tablet “Here in early 2014, compact Windows tablets—models with 8-inch screens—continue to chip away at a niche for themselves in the already-nichey field of Windows 8 tablets”. Expert review site Wired.co.uk gave the Toshiba Encore a score of 4 stars and wrote “It's nice to see full-fat Windows 8.1 in a compact package” in their review. Expert review site Alphr.com mentioned “The first compact Windows 8 tablet we'd seriously consider buying, packing in usable performance” in their review of the Toshiba Encore.
One Toshiba Encore owner who purchased it mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Cnet.com mentioned two years ago “If not for its annoyingly bulky design and slightly expensive price” in their review of this tablet.
One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of the Toshiba Encore “Advances in mobile processors means that Windows 8 runs well on small, lightweight tablets that are much easier to slide into a bag”.
One customer who purchased it said that it was easy to carry around. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review on CNET.co.uk “While its small screen size makes it easy to carry” but they only scored the Toshiba Encore 3 stars.
One person said in their reviews that it was heavy. Expert review site Windowscentral.com mentioned in their review of the Toshiba Encore “While a stylus is the old way, companies are now focusing more heavily on quality pen inputs, thanks in part to the Surface Pro 3”.