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Toshiba Encore User Reviews

8 Based on 1 Reviews

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Build quality7/10
Text input8/10
Everyday usage10/10
UI speed10/10
Camera6/10
Multimedia10/10
Internet10/10
Call quality9/10
Battery8/10
Reception8/10
Display7/10

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frakius
posted on 01 Jan 2014, 03:44 (Posts: 0; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

8

Great full windows tablet

frakius has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Had this about three weeks and love it, having exactly the same experience as my desktop makes this the tablet I pick up over my iPad mini retina which is going on sale as I don't use it anymore.
The build quality is decent as is the screen, the real star however is the new atom processor in this which runs windows 8.1 without a hiccup. Seven tabs open in chrome one running a youtube video with excel open with a spreadsheet no sweat, no reloads when switching between tabs too.

Build quality 7/10 Build quality is ok. a few creaks and plastic build makes it adequate but nothing special.
Reception 8/10 Wifi seems fine no issues with connectivity.
Call quality 9/10
Internet 10/10 full windows pc so internet works without compromise
Multimedia 10/10 Can watch any format flawlessly and he Hdmi out makes it easy to output to a tv or monitor.
Camera 6/10 Not bad for a tablet, who uses tablets to take photos? Front facing camera is fine for skype.
UI speed 10/10 The new atom processors fly in general day to day tasks.
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 8/10 Loses a couple marks as in desktop keyboard doesn't appear automatically when you click in text area and no auto correct suggestions in desktop. Apart from that the keyboard is excellent.
Display 7/10 Very good display but resolution is low compared to competition now. It's still sharp though and I can read pages fully zoomed out, but it's no iPad mini retina display. Brightness is fine as are viewing angles.
Battery 8/10 Easily get a full day of heavy usage, light use it lasts for ages, it's standby battery usage is very low.

Pros

  • Full windows means no compromises on web or media and gives the ability to run desktop apps
  • Hdmi out gives it a edge over other win 8 inch tablets
  • Micro sd slot can help with space issues
  • Can use OTG cable to plug in any external device
  • Comes with office 2013 home and student

Cons

  • desktop apps can be fiddly on small screen
  • metro store still behind other platforms
  • 32gb model doesn't leave you much free space, about 9gb after office

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