Toshiba Encore 2 Write 8″ & 10″ Windows 8.1 Pen Tablets

Intel have leaked two new Windows 8.1 tablets coming from Toshiba sometime soon, and these are the Toshiba Encore 2 Write 8-inch and 10-inch Windows 8.1 tablets with pen support.

(UPDATED: Toshiba Encore 2 Write 8 With Wacom Digitizer Released January 5, 2015)

The information that the processor manufacturer Intel have leaked for the Toshiba Encore 2 Write tablets, is that they have quad-core Intel Atom Z3735 processors, runs Windows 8.1, comes in the two sizes 8-inch and 10.1-inch, are equipped with a 1.2MP front camera and a 8MP rear camera, and have some kind of digitizer or pen support, with support for TrueCapture as well.

And this is what it looks like.

Toshiba Encore 2 Write
Toshiba Encore 2 Write

It looks identical to the regular Toshiba Encore 2 8 and Toshiba Encore 2 10, Toshiba have only added the pen and some extra software features it seems. This means that the screen resolution should be either 1280 x 800 or higher. Toshiba's last premium Write tablet, the Toshiba Excite Write had 2560 × 1600 resolution though.

Asus did something similar recently, just the other way around, when they launched a new Windows 8.1 tablet which was essentially a Asus VivoTab Note 8 without the digitizer, so it simply became the Asus VivoTab 8.

The release of the Toshiba Encore 2 Write is expected within early October. We don't know the prices yet, but as a reference, the price for the regular Toshiba Encore 2 8 is $179 at the moment.

– Tom Bowen