Toshiba Encore Mini Tablet Review

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Toshiba Encore Mini Tablet is small, portable, and lightweight. It measures 10.2 x 6.9 x 0.35 inches, has a .43 inch profile, and weighs 12.5 ounces.

The 7-inch multi-touch display features 1024 x 600 resolution and LED backlit screen. Its interface is intuitive and straightforward. The 16:9 aspect ratio and Mobile Intel HD graphics are optimal for photo display, movie viewing, and web browsing.

The handheld tablet utilizes a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor, giving it a long-lasting battery life of up to 7.3 hours on a single charge. The 1.83GHz processor runs Windows 8.1 and comes with a personal one-year subscription to Office 365.

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Different users can establish separate accounts on the same device, allowing for privacy with the Toshiba Encore Mini Tablet. The familiar Windows Desktop mode with mouse and keyboard is available, so owners don't need to learn new systems. Windows' modern Start screen with multitasking snap is also included. The mini tablet can be synced to any PC by using a Microsoft account, so users can keep apps, settings, and layouts consistent over many devices. Set up with Bing for internet searches, it also features a Digital Compass for accurate location information.


The Toshiba Encore Mini Tablet connects to home networks or hotspots with Wi-Fi (802.11n) and Bluetooth® v4.0. The tablet's dependable, quick Wi-Fi® performance allows for fast web browsing, content streaming, or downloads. Even while the system is in standby mode, it is kept secure and current: InstantGo technology will continually update the device regardless of its mode.

The tablet includes a 2 megapixel camera, a front .3 megapixel webcam, and a microphone for photo and video capture. It has a 3.5mm jack for connections to speakers, headphones, and other audio devices.

It is equipped with a Micro USB 2.0 port, a microSD™ Card slot supporting 128GB SDXC cards, 16 GB of internal storage, and 1GB RAM for brisk multitasking. This internal and external memory capacity means that users can store many apps, digital files, games, pictures, and videos. The USB port also allows users to connect to printers or other mobile devices.

The Toshiba Encore™ Mini Tablet comes with a standard one year limited warranty.

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  • Windows 8.1, 7.0 inches Display
  • Intel A4 1.33 GHz
  • 16 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
  • .78 pounds

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  1. This looks like an awesome little Windows tablet! If I didn’t already have a Kindle Fire, I’d run out and get one right now!

  2. This little tablet is packed full of great features. I’ll keep it in mind next time I need a gift for one of my grand kids.

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I have been wanting to get myself a tablet! I think a mini tablet would be best for me!

  4. I really like Microsoft’s new interface. I could definitely see myself getting one of these in the future.

  5. My daughter really needs a tablet, this looks like something I could look into more!

  6. I love the new interface! I love this product too and I am in desperate need of one of these!

  7. Elizabeth O.

    I love Toshiba products! I own a Toshiba laptop who never gave me a headache!

  8. Very interesting Stacie! A lot of the PC manufacturers are coming out with really nice and nifty 7 inch tablets with cool specs too! How did you like using yours? Did the Windows 8.1 interface meet your needs?

  9. I’m surrounded by mac products! I really want a change.. and this tablet looks so sleek. Can’t believe it is less than a pound!

  10. This sounds like a great tablet, would be great for reading our ebooks with my kiddos. I love Toshiba electronics.

  11. My cousin has been looking for a tablet, definitely recommending this! Looks like a great product.

  12. How did we ever live without tablets? It’s so handy to have such a small device that’s so portable. I love being able to do my workouts from online videos so a tablet like this is ideal.

  13. michele d

    I was just asking my husband for a new tablet for my birthday. I’m going to check this one out. It seems like it’s perfect for what I need. Thanks!

  14. I love the look of this tablet and its interface. Seems really user friendly!

  15. I love my tablet. And that one looks sleek. I believe my son would be delighted if we’ll get him one for his birthday which is just around the corner. 🙂

  16. This sounds like a pretty good little mini tablet. I’ve been wanting a mini tablet that I can stick in my small handbags when I’m on the go.

  17. This is great especially when traveling because it is wi-fi enabled. What a cute tablet, it’s just like a cell phone, only a little bigger.

  18. This is super nice, I like how it fits in the palm of your hand. I have been searching for a small tablet. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Well that certainly is a cute little tablet isn’t it. Sounds like a great product. My computers are Windows machines but my phone and tablets are Apple. I just like them a lot better.

  20. Bonnie @ wemake7

    I have been looking into getting a new Tablet. This sounds great. I may just have to go with this one. Thanks for sharing.

  21. I have been looking into getting some sort of tablet, this one sounds perfect, I wish it came in pink!

  22. This looks like a great tablet. My mom has one that looks very similar, but I think it is a different brand.

  23. Wow! This looks like a little powerhouse! Love all of the functions this features. Small, but loaded with features. Looks like a great tablet!

  24. Rebecca Swenor

    This sounds like an awesome mini tablet indeed. I love that it has windows and can sync with any pc too. This would be great when traveling. Thanks for sharing.

  25. We already have a tablet but just in case we need another one or a replacement, I will definitely look into this.

  26. ellen beck

    This looks like a nifty little tablet. I still gonestly am not used to seeing Windows 8 and do wish it would get away from the tiles and fo back to the normal windows. What I allways wondered is it comes with IE how do you get chrome or a better browser on it.

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