Toshiba announced their first two new Windows 10 tablets and 2-in-1’s today, the day after Windows 10 officially started rolling out. The two new Windows 10 tablets are called Toshiba Encore 10 and Toshiba Encore 10K, two tablets that we have covered since May under the name Toshiba Satellite Click 10 given that this was the model name it was first listed with in leaked official documents.
Toshiba Encore 10 is a 10.1-inch stand-alone tablet, while the Toshiba Encore 10K is a 2-in-1 tablet with keyboard dock. These two tablets have Full HD screen, options of either Windows 10 or Windows 10 Pro, and a launch price of $299 and $479 respectively, with a mid-September release date.
They are made of light magnesium alloy and weigh 589 grams as tablets, and twice that with the keyboard dock. Their 10.1-inch FHD displays have IPS panels and 10-point multi-touch support. They run quad-core 1.44 GHz (with 1.84 GHz Turbo Burst) Intel Atom x5-8300 “Cherry-Trail” processors, have options of 2GB or 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and standard 64GB of SSD storage.
Internet connectivity comes from 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Ports include micro-HDMI, micro-USB 2.0 (on the tablet), and a microSD card slot. The keyboard dock also has a full-size USB 3.0 port on each side. The cameras take pictures and video at 2MP on the front, and 8MP on the rear.
Toshiba Encore 10 (tablet) has a battery life of 7 hours, while the Toshiba Encore 10K has a longer 11 hour battery because of the extra battery in the keyboard dock.
The US launch price for the Toshiba Encore 10 is $299 with Windows 10 and $399 with Windows 10 Pro. The Toshiba Encore 10K is just said to cost $479.
If you feel a little confused by the names that Toshiba gave these two tablets, then you are not alone. Toshiba already launched the Toshiba Encore 2 10 in July last year, so Toshiba’s practice of counting backwards with a new model definitely confused me.
Toshiba also used the opportunity to announce their first Windows 10 laptop today too with the Toshiba Tecra A50 (pictured at the bottom), a 15.6-inch Windows 10 laptop computer with choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The Tecra A50 will launch in August from $729.
– Jim Miller