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Toshiba Encore 2 8-inch

Announced
May 27, 2014
Market status
Announced
Release date
July 2014

Pros

  • Quad core processor

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (189 ppi)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

The Toshiba Encore 2 sports 8-inch screen with 800x1280 resolutin, quad-core Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage and microSD slot. The tablet has 5MP rear camera with autofocus, capable of 1080p video recording and 1.2MP front camera. The Encore 2 runs Windows 8.1

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Windows (8.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 8.29 x 5.20 x 0.37 inches (210.62 x 132 x 9.48 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 13.58 oz (385 g)
      the average is 14.3 oz (409 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 8.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 189 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 66.73 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (24 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.2 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Intel Atom
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging

Other features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 May 2014
  • Scheduled release:

    Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

    • July 2014
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Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 200

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This device is also known as Toshiba Encore 2 WT8-B


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