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Toshiba Encore Z3740 1.33GHz 32GB 8" Tablet

alphr.com Recommended pcauthority.com.au Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice tabletmaniak.pl Good Buy
Z3740 1.33GHz Windows 8.1 32GB Mar 2014
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15 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

The reviewers at three expert review sites all said that this Z3740 processor tablet was superb and gave it their highest award. PC Mag, Good Gear Guide.com.au and Hispazone.com all gave this tablet computer an "Editor's Choice" award.

Pcauthority.com.au, M3.idg.se and Alphr.com all decided that concluded that they would endorse this tablet computer and gave it their "Recommended" award.

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 Z3740 processor tablet has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100.

Average Owner Reviews

This Toshiba tablet computer has an average owner rating of 75% based on 26 owner reviews.

Easy to Use

Seven customers who bought this tablet concluded that it was easy to use. Christopher rated it 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 Toshiba Encore review. Four years ago Laptopmag.com wrote “The Toshiba Encore delivers speedy performance, handy apps and more ports than other compact Windows 8.1 tablets.” in their review. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “The Toshiba Encore is probably the most portable way to use full Windows 8.1.”.

Three Toshiba Encore owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good experience. Pcmag.com mentioned “A tweak that makes for a more useful tablet experience”. Goodgearguide.com.au said “Toshiba's Encore offers a much better experience than previous low-power, Windows 8 tablets we've tested” in their review of the Toshiba Encore. Goodgearguide.com.au also wrote “Toshiba's Encore Mini is touted as offering a full Windows PC experience in a 7in form factor”.

One Toshiba Encore reviewer wrote that it was easy to setup. Bob mentioned in his review of the Toshiba Encore on Amazon two years ago “Setting up was easy and as I had a Windows 8.1 Laptop it just asked if I wanted to import settings”.

One person considered that this tablet had a good interface. Elliott Sanders wrote in his review of the Toshiba Encore on Amazon “A good array of apps and simple interface” nonetheless he rated it 20 out of 100.

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Robust

Some Toshiba Encore reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Adrian mentioned on Amazon “The hardware is well made and no more than I would expect from Toshiba” however despite that he gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Bob said on Amazon “Likewise I removed the "free" trial of the virus scanner and used the built in Microsoft defender” and scored it 4 stars. Hasse H said “Solid build and quality feel to me” and rated it as very good.

Good Product Quality

Three Toshiba Encore reviewers who bought it said that it was good quality. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review of the Toshiba Encore “Its manufacturing quality is good”.

Good Battery Life

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

Good Size

Six Toshiba Encore owners agreed that the Toshiba Encore was compact. Expert website Computershopper.com said in their review of the Toshiba Encore “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” . Three years ago expert review site Wired.co.uk mentioned in their review “It's nice to see full-fat Windows 8.1 in a compact package”. Alphr.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review “The first compact Windows 8 tablet we'd seriously consider buying, packing in usable performance”.

One customer concluded that the product was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Cnet.com scored it 4 stars and said “If not for its annoyingly bulky design and slightly expensive price”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review on expert review site CNET.co.uk four years ago “Advances in mobile processors means that Windows 8 runs well on small, lightweight tablets that are much easier to slide into a bag” but despite that they only scored this tablet 60 out of 100.

One person who purchased it concluded that it was easy to carry around. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “While its small screen size makes it easy to carry”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy. Expert review site Windowscentral.com wrote in their review “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

Two Toshiba Encore owners said in their reviews that the Toshiba Encore had good features. Two years ago Pcworld.in mentioned in their review of the Toshiba Encore “The Encore 2 Write features an active stylus for accurate scribbling.”. Also two years ago Computershopper.com said “No ordinary Windows tablet, Toshiba's Encore 2 Write features an active stylus”.

Good Sound Quality

One customer said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Three years ago expert review site Mobiletechreview.com wrote “Built-in stereo speakers, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo headphone jack”.

Good Picture Quality

One person who bought this tablet concluded that it had good colour saturation. Four years ago Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on Pocket Lint “The colours were bright and the viewing angles good at 170-degrees” in their Toshiba Encore review.

Good Connectivity

One Toshiba Encore owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “It offers a respectable range of connectivity options” in their review of the Toshiba Encore. One person who reviewed the product thought it had network functionality. Cnet.co.uk said in their review on expert review site CNET.co.uk “It's handy for social networking.” although they only scored it 3 stars.

Toshiba Tablets Have Good Reviews

Toshiba is one of the superior tablet manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its Z3740 processor tablets.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 14.1 hours, the Toshiba Encore has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst Z3740 processor tablets of this age. Z3740 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Encore have battery life (max)s of between 7h and 15h.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most frequently found internal memory type on comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Design

Three Toshiba Encore owners who purchased this tablet agreed that it was not good looking. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The Toshiba Encore did a pretty poor job” in their review of this tablet. Expert review site Wired.co.uk mentioned “The sluggish progress of the underpowered processor lets it down pretty badly” in their review. Expert review site Mobilephonereviewss.com mentioned in their Toshiba Encore review “The Encore isn't a sleek and sexy budget tablet”.

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was not a good design. Expert website Wired.co.uk mentioned “Has it got the performance to match its spec? Design With its chunky dimen” in their review. Three years ago Whistleout.com.au said “2.5/5This ace is not the tablet's design.”.

A number of Toshiba Encore owners considered that it was not ugly. Wired.co.uk gave the Toshiba Encore a score of 60 out of 100 and said in their review of the Toshiba Encore “A sturdily built case in standard metallic grey with a large, fairly ugly bez”. Three years ago expert review site Theregister.co.uk said “Physically it's heavy, thick and a bit ugly when compared to the likes of the Nexus 7”.

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Not 4G

The Toshiba Encore is not 4G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Encore are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

Like most of the other Z3740 processor tablets that were released around the same time as the Encore, the Toshiba Encore is not 3G.

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Heavy

The lightest Z3740 processor tablet that has been available for more than two years is 340g heavy, the heaviest is 590g, and the average weight is 410g. At 450 grams, the Toshiba Encore is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Encore.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Encore

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Encore over two years ago.

Four Processor Coress

Compared to the other 17 comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Encore that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the Toshiba Encore is a four processor cores tablet which is average.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.33 gigahertz, the Toshiba Encore has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other Z3740 processor tablets that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Encore has a fairly standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 8 inches, the Toshiba Encore has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Encore.

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Specification

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Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Orientation Sensor
Gyroscope
Operating System Architecture
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
RoHS Compliance
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Wi-Fi

7 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(116)

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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Product Identifiers

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