Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-inch

Released July, 2014
  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1
I'm a fan of Windows 8.1's touch interface as it's come a pretty long way since Windows 8.0.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)

Features Key features of the Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-inch

screen resolution

Encore 2 10.1-inch
1280 x 800
Surface 2
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080


Encore 2 10.1-inch
1 GB
8 GB

camera resolution

Encore 2 10.1-inch
2 MP
5 MP

CPU Cores

Encore 2 10.1-inch
Quad core
iPad mini
Dual core
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Encore 2 10.1-inch
1.7 GHz
iPad mini
1 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-inch

Doing well in the physics test usually points to a faster CPU speed, and it's typical for Intel Atom processors to excel in CPU speed while only delivering satisfactory GPU performance - that’s indeed the case here.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The desktop interface was meant for a mouse and keyboard - or at least a touch pad and keyboard - rather than your fingers.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)
The lack of a keyboard/touch pad accessory means you'll want to stay away from the desktop interface - the tablet however works great in Metro - as attempting to use your fingers to navigate a UI that was designed with a mouse in mind is frustrating, to say the least.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)
Also, the lack of a keyboard/touch pad accessory is a serious drawback on an operating system that requires precision navigation to get the most out of it.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)

Operating System

That spec combination is usually good enough to deliver a fairly sharp screen on Android tablets - see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8-inch - but on the Encore 8, pixels and text aliasing are immediately visible, especially on smaller text like the words at the bottom of tiles on the Metro interface.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)
There is the option to increase the size of icons, windows, and text, but doing so causes some windows not to fit completely on screen, which as you might imagine introduces its own set of problems.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)

Operating system

The Encore 8 feels zippy when using it; boot times are fast, apps open quickly, and it handles multitasking as well as the Asus Transformer Book T100.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)
Battery life is impressive for a Windows tablet, lasting 8 hours and 52 minutes.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)


Video playback battery drain test (In minutes; longer bars indicate better performance).
by c|net (Feb, 2014)
The Encore 8's battery lasts long, and its overall performance is fast.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)


It's fast, has a lengthy battery life, and includes useful features like Micro-HDMI and microSD storage.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 10.1"
Technology Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi


  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No


Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz


Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor No


Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. microSDHC
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP


USB support Micro USB
Hdmi support Micro HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 479 g
Size Unknown x Unknown x 10.7 mm
Thickness 10.7 mm
Battery life 7 hour
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