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Toshiba Encore Z3740 1.33GHz 32GB 8" Tablet

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Z3740 1.33GHz Windows 8.1 32GB Mar 2014
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18 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years, this Z3740 processor tablet computer is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites.

This Toshiba tablet was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag, Good Gear Guide.com.au and Hispazone.com all of whom thought that this Z3740 processor tablet computer was fantastic.

This tablet computer was given a "Recommended" award by Pcauthority.com.au, M3.idg.se and Alphr.com all of whom decided that this Toshiba tablet computer was good.

Tabletmaniak.pl gave this tablet computer a "Good Buy" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on seventy-one expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar this Toshiba tablet has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100.

Average Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this tablet computer is 75 out of 100 based on 26 owner reviews.

Easy to Use

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Christopher rated the Toshiba Encore 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “I would recommend it to anyone except those who want something to use for high powered software, otherwise its perfect for anyone” in his review of the Toshiba Encore. Laptopmag.com mentioned three years ago “The Toshiba Encore delivers speedy performance, handy apps and more ports than other compact Windows 8.1 tablets.” in their Toshiba Encore review. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “The Toshiba Encore is probably the most portable way to use full Windows 8.1.” however despite that they rated this tablet 3 stars.

A few customers who reviewed this tablet considered that it had a good experience. Last year Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “A tweak that makes for a more useful tablet experience” in their review of the Toshiba Encore. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of the Toshiba Encore on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “Toshiba's Encore offers a much better experience than previous low-power, Windows 8 tablets we've tested”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Bob mentioned “Setting up was easy and as I had a Windows 8.1 Laptop it just asked if I wanted to import settings” in his review. One Toshiba Encore owner thought the Toshiba Encore had a good interface. Elliott Sanders wrote in his Toshiba Encore review on Amazon in November last year “A good array of apps and simple interface”.

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Robust

A number of Toshiba Encore owners who reviewed the product considered that it was well made. Adrian mentioned on Amazon “The hardware is well made and no more than I would expect from Toshiba”. Bob mentioned in his review “Likewise I removed the "free" trial of the virus scanner and used the built in Microsoft defender” and scored the product 4 stars. Hasse H wrote “Solid build and quality feel to me”.

Good Product Quality

Three Toshiba Encore reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba Encore was good quality. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned two years ago “Its manufacturing quality is good” .

Good Battery Life

Several Toshiba Encore reviewers thought the product had a good battery life. Elliott Sanders mentioned “The battery life was good and the tablet had a quality feel about it”. Hasse H mentioned “By turning down the brightness of the screen you can save a lot of battery” in their review. Pcmag.com said “The company's first 8-inch Windows tablet, looks pretty good with solid performance, decent battery life” in their review.

Good Size

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”.

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Good Technical Features

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Pcworld.in said “The Encore 2 Write features an active stylus for accurate scribbling.”. Expert website Computershopper.com mentioned in their review “No ordinary Windows tablet, Toshiba's Encore 2 Write features an active stylus” and scored the product 4 stars.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com said “Built-in stereo speakers, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo headphone jack” in their Toshiba Encore review yet they only gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert website Pocket Lint “The colours were bright and the viewing angles good at 170-degrees”.

Good Connectivity

One Toshiba Encore reviewer said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Notebookcheck.net said two years ago “It offers a respectable range of connectivity options”. One person who reviewed it considered that it had network functionality. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “It's handy for social networking.” in their review of this tablet although they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

On average Toshiba Z3740 processor tablets have good reviews compared to other brands as do all tablet computers manufactured by Toshiba.

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Very High Rear Camera Resolution

The lowest rear camera resolution of comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Encore is 5MP, the highest is 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 5.4MP. With a rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels, the Toshiba Encore has a very high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other Z3740 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

The Toshiba Encore has one of the longer maximum battery life (14.1 hours) amongst tablet computers of this age. Z3740 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Encore have maximum battery life of between 7h and 15h.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many Z3740 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Short

At only 10.68 millimeters, the Toshiba Encore is quite short compared to most of the other Z3740 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Encore. The heights of tablets that were released around the same time as the Encore range from 8.3mm to 270mm, and the average height is 85mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Design

A few Toshiba Encore owners wrote in their reviews that it was not good looking. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews in November last year “The Toshiba Encore did a pretty poor job”. Two years ago Wired.co.uk said “The sluggish progress of the underpowered processor lets it down pretty badly” in their Toshiba Encore review. Expert review site Mobilephonereviewss.com said in their review “The Encore isn't a sleek and sexy budget tablet”.

A number of customers wrote that this tablet was not a good design. Two years ago expert website Wired.co.uk said “Has it got the performance to match its spec? Design With its chunky dimen” nonetheless they gave the product a score of 4 stars. Expert website Whistleout.com.au wrote in their review of the Toshiba Encore “2.5/5This ace is not the tablet's design.”.

A few Toshiba Encore owners who bought the product agreed that it was not ugly. Expert review site Wired.co.uk gave the product a score of 3 stars and said “A sturdily built case in standard metallic grey with a large, fairly ugly bez” in their review of the Toshiba Encore. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk mentioned in their review of this tablet “Physically it's heavy, thick and a bit ugly when compared to the likes of the Nexus 7”.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Toshiba Encore is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablet computers of this age and type are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Toshiba Encore is not 3G compatible. Most of the other Z3740 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Encore are also not 3G compatible.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The average operating shock of tablets of this spec and age is 32G. At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba Encore has a quite small operating shock compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the Encore.

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Heavy

Comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Encore have weights of between 340g and 580g. With a weight of 450 grams, the Toshiba Encore is one of the heavier Z3740 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the Encore amongst Z3740 processor tablets of this age.

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Quite Thick

The thinnest thickness of Z3740 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Encore is 7.6mm and the thickest is 220mm. With a thickness of 135.9 millimeters, the Toshiba Encore has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst tablets of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Encore

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the Encore.

Four Processor Cores

The Toshiba Encore is a four processor core tablet computer which is average compared to the other 15 tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Encore that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Encore has a relatively standard processor clock speed (1.33 gigahertz) compared to most of the other Z3740 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Encore has a pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Encore.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 8 inches, the Toshiba Encore has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Encore.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Medium
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Performance
Operating System Architecture
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Cell
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Operating Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Shock
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Packaging Content
Keyboard Included
Other Features
Visual Technology
Kids Tablet

7 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice pcauthority.com.au Recommended alphr.com Recommended Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice tabletmaniak.pl Good Buy M3.idg.se Recommended hispazone.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(113)

No ordinary Windows tablet, Toshiba's Encore 2 Write features an active stylus and specialized apps that turn this 10-inch slate into an information-gathering dynamo. Read More?...

26 April 2015

The success of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 enticed many others to go after the Windows tablet market. Sadly most shoot for the low-end, like the Toshiba Encore 2 Write Windows 8.1 tablet.... Read more…

27 March 2015

The Toshiba Encore 2 Write showcases the best of what you can get in an entry-level Windows tablet, with a strong focus on note-taking and information capture...

PC Mag

9 March 2015

With accurate stylus input, and the apps Toshiba bundles, the Encore 2 Write turned out to be a far more useful tool than I'd expected. Until Microsoft adds whole-document handwriting recognition...

If you want to capture all the information from a meeting, class or lecture, there's no better tool than Toshiba's Encore 2 Write.The Encore 2 Write features an active stylus for accurate... Read more…

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User Reviews

(26)
Reviewed 17 April 2015 by Snowdrop
Snowdrop would recommend the Toshiba Encore 2 8 inch WT8-B

I bought this for my daughter who was travelling around New Zealand and its worked perfectly all the time. Its allowed us to keep in regular contact using Skype and has had no problems with wifi... Read more…

Reviewed 5 November 2012 by Charlett M.
(Verified Purchase)

Benchmark speeds on my system: Sequential Read: 450 MBytes/sec Sequential Write: 355 MBytes/sec Random Seek + R/W: 260 MBytes/sec...

Reviewed 23 December 2015 by David
David would recommend the Toshiba Encore 2 Write 8 inch WT8PE-B (Verified Purchase)

The screen looks great and the Stylus is top notch. I have a Surface 3 and I definitely like the Toshiba stylus better. It is much more comfortable to hold than the Microsoft Stylus. The processor... Read more…

Reviewed 2 October 2013 by Richard M.

I can speak to the other user who had issues with drives being detected when installed in a MBP. We had the same issue at my College, but it turns out that the flex cables needed to be replaced.... Read more…

Reviewed 3 April 2013 by Jayson R.
(Verified Purchase)

My last SSD in my old machine was a Samsung 830 128GB. I wanted to move to a larger drive for this machine, but couldn't quite afford the 840Pro 256, I didn't want anything with SandForce... Read more…

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