Toshiba’s Encore 2 Write is a Pen-Equipped Windows 8 Tablet

toshiba_encore_2_writeIf you like Samsung's premium priced Galaxy Note tablets but think they're out of your price range then you might be interested in the next offering from Toshiba. This gadget maker is now teasing a pair of tablets that will come with a stylus. We don't have details yet on the price and release date, but according to a misplaced fact sheet from Intel we do know they will run Windows 8.

According to Intel the Encore 2 Write will come in both 8" and 10" screen sizes. it's going to run Windows 8.1 on an Intel Atom Z3735 CPU with an unknown amount of RAM and internal storage. It will have Wifi, the pen shown in the product image, and a pair of cameras (8MP and 1.2MP).


The fact sheet says that the Encore 2 Write was "made specifically to write and take notes, sketch, edit photos and more", and like Toshiba's Excite Write tablets the Encore 2 Write will come with the TruCapture app, enabling uses to quickly photos of whiteboards, documents, or signage, and then convert said image into a clean and usable note. (Curiously that app doesn't seem to include any OCR abilities, just image correction.)

Given the CPU and cameras this would be a mid-range to high end Android tablet, but the fact it's  Windows tablet lead my source to speculate that the Encore Write 2 will fall towards the lower end of the price spectrum. I'm betting the price will be around $199, but we'll have to wait and see.


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