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Toshiba Encore Z3740 1.33GHz 32GB 8" Tablet

PC Mag Editor's Choice pcauthority.com.au Recommended alphr.com Recommended Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice gadgetgear.nl Silver
Z3740 1.33GHz Windows 8.1 32GB Oct 2013
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18 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst tablet computers of this spec and age, this tablet is one of the most awarded by experts.

Three expert review sites all thought that this tablet computer was terrific and gave it their highest award. PC Mag, Good Gear Guide.com.au and Hispazone.com all gave this Toshiba tablet computer an "Editor's Choice" award.

This Toshiba tablet computer was given a "Recommended" award by Pcauthority.com.au, M3.idg.se and Alphr.com all of whom decided that this tablet computer was good.

Tabletmaniak.pl gave this tablet computer a "Good Buy" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Z3740 processor tablet is 71% based on seventy-one expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar.

Average User Reviews

The average user rating of this tablet is 75 out of 100 based on 26 user reviews.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers who purchased the product considered that it was good value for money. Christopher said in his review of the Toshiba Encore “For its price it comes with full Windows 8.1 which contrary to popular opinion is not bad at all”. Keith mentioned in his Toshiba Encore review on Amazon “Extremely good value for money” and scored this tablet 5 stars. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “The Dell Venue 8 Pro is lower priced, thinner”.

A number of customers concluded that the Toshiba Encore was a bargain for the price. Two years ago expert review site Businessinsider.my said “That's really cheap for a table” in their Toshiba Encore review.

Several customers who purchased it thought it was cheap. Expert website V3.co.uk wrote in their review three years ago “Toshiba's Encore tablet is a compact, relatively low-cost device that runs the full-blown Windows 8.1 platform despite its 8in screen format” yet they only gave this tablet a score of 3 stars. Theinquirer.net wrote in their Toshiba Encore review “JAPANESE INDUSTRIAL GIANT Toshiba's Encore tablet is a compact, relatively low-cost device that runs Microsoft's full-blown Windows 8.1 operating system despite its 8in screen format”.

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Easy to Use

Some Toshiba Encore owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Christopher wrote “I would recommend it to anyone except those who want something to use for high powered software, otherwise its perfect for anyone”. Laptopmag.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The Toshiba Encore delivers speedy performance, handy apps and more ports than other compact Windows 8.1 tablets.”. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this tablet on CNET.co.uk “The Toshiba Encore is probably the most portable way to use full Windows 8.1.”.

Some Toshiba Encore owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good experience. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote in their Toshiba Encore review “A tweak that makes for a more useful tablet experience”. Two years ago expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Toshiba's Encore offers a much better experience than previous low-power, Windows 8 tablets we've tested”.

One Toshiba Encore reviewer concluded that this tablet was easy to setup. Bob said “Setting up was easy and as I had a Windows 8.1 Laptop it just asked if I wanted to import settings”. One person considered that the Toshiba Encore had a good interface. Elliott Sanders said on Amazon “A good array of apps and simple interface”.

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Robust

A few Toshiba Encore owners who reviewed this tablet thought it was well made. Adrian said “The hardware is well made and no more than I would expect from Toshiba” although he only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Bob mentioned “Likewise I removed the "free" trial of the virus scanner and used the built in Microsoft defender” in his review. Hasse H wrote in their review on Amazon “Solid build and quality feel to me”.

Good Product Quality

Several Toshiba Encore owners mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was good quality. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said in their review of this tablet “Its manufacturing quality is good”.

Good Battery Life

A few Toshiba Encore reviewers considered that it had a good battery life. Elliott Sanders said “The battery life was good and the tablet had a quality feel about it” in his review. Hasse H said “By turning down the brightness of the screen you can save a lot of battery” in their review of the Toshiba Encore and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The company's first 8-inch Windows tablet, looks pretty good with solid performance, decent battery life” in their Toshiba Encore review.

Good Size

Some people who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Expert review site Computershopper.com wrote “Here in early 2014, compact Windows tablets—models with 8-inch screens—continue to chip away at a niche for themselves in the already-nichey field of Windows 8 tablets”. Expert review site Wired.co.uk said in their review two years ago “It's nice to see full-fat Windows 8.1 in a compact package” . Expert review site Alphr.com wrote “The first compact Windows 8 tablet we'd seriously consider buying, packing in usable performance” and scored it 4 stars.

One Toshiba Encore reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Cnet.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said “If not for its annoyingly bulky design and slightly expensive price”.

One customer who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was lightweight. Cnet.co.uk said in their Toshiba Encore review on expert website CNET.co.uk “Advances in mobile processors means that Windows 8 runs well on small, lightweight tablets that are much easier to slide into a bag” but even so they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

One customer who bought it wrote that it was easy to carry around. Three years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk “While its small screen size makes it easy to carry”.

One Toshiba Encore owner who bought this tablet thought it was heavy. Expert review site Windowscentral.com mentioned “While a stylus is the old way, companies are now focusing more heavily on quality pen inputs, thanks in part to the Surface Pro 3”.

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Good Technical Features

A few Toshiba Encore reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Pcworld.in said in their Toshiba Encore review last year “The Encore 2 Write features an active stylus for accurate scribbling.”. Expert website Computershopper.com said “No ordinary Windows tablet, Toshiba's Encore 2 Write features an active stylus” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

One Toshiba Encore reviewer who purchased it considered that it had good sound quality. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Built-in stereo speakers, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo headphone jack” .

Good Picture Quality

One Toshiba Encore owner who reviewed it wrote that it had good colour saturation. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned three years ago “The colours were bright and the viewing angles good at 170-degrees”.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “It offers a respectable range of connectivity options”. One person considered that it had network functionality. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk “It's handy for social networking.” in their review.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly supported storage medium on comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to it.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Toshiba tablet computers and also specifically for Toshiba Z3740 processor tablets and found that in both cases Toshiba had good reviews.

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Very High Rear Camera Resolution

The rear camera resolutions of Z3740 processor tablets that are a similar age to the Encore range from 5MP to 8MP. With a rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels, the Toshiba Encore's rear camera resolution is one of the highest amongst tablets of a similar type and age to the Encore.

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Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of 14.1 hours, the Toshiba Encore has one of the longer maximum battery life amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The average maximum battery life of Z3740 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago is 9.1h, and the maximum battery life range from 7h to 15h.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most frequently found internal memory type on tablets of a comparable spec and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Design

Some customers who reviewed the Toshiba Encore agreed that it was not good looking. Trustedreviews.com said “The Toshiba Encore did a pretty poor job” in their review. Expert review site Wired.co.uk said “The sluggish progress of the underpowered processor lets it down pretty badly” and gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Expert website Mobilephonereviewss.com wrote “The Encore isn't a sleek and sexy budget tablet” in their review of the Toshiba Encore.

A number of Toshiba Encore reviewers who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was not a good design. Expert website Wired.co.uk said in their Toshiba Encore review two years ago “Has it got the performance to match its spec? Design With its chunky dimen” but they gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. In the same month Whistleout.com.au wrote “2.5/5This ace is not the tablet's design.”.

Several customers agreed that it was not ugly. Wired.co.uk scored the product 60 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “A sturdily built case in standard metallic grey with a large, fairly ugly bez”. Theregister.co.uk mentioned in their Toshiba Encore review “Physically it's heavy, thick and a bit ugly when compared to the likes of the Nexus 7”.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers that have been around for more than two years, the Toshiba Encore is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Toshiba Encore is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablets of a similar age and spec to the Encore are also not 3G compatible.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacity of tablets of a similar type and age to the Encore range from 32GB to 64GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Encore has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Encore.

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Very Small Operating Shock

Tablets that are a comparable age to the Encore have operating shocks of between 0.5G and 40G, and the average operating shock is 32G. The Toshiba Encore has one of the smaller operating shocks (only 10 gravity) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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Heavy

At 450 grams, the Toshiba Encore is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec. Tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Encore have weights of between 340g and 590g.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Encore

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Toshiba tablet was released over two years ago.

Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Toshiba Encore is four. That's average compared to the other 18 tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Encore that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.33 gigahertz, the Toshiba Encore has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other Z3740 processor tablets that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 8 inches, the Toshiba Encore has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

User Ratings
Features
Processor
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Print Technology
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro HDMI Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Phone Features
Messaging
Performance
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Cell
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Operating Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Shock
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Packaging Content
Keyboard Included
Other Features
WiFi
Technical Details

8 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice pcauthority.com.au Recommended alphr.com Recommended Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice gadgetgear.nl Silver tabletmaniak.pl Good Buy M3.idg.se Recommended hispazone.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(119)

No ordinary Windows tablet, Toshiba's Encore 2 Write features an active stylus and specialized apps that turn this 10-inch slate into an information-gathering dynamo. Read More?...

26 April 2015

The success of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 enticed many others to go after the Windows tablet market. Sadly most shoot for the low-end, like the Toshiba Encore 2 Write Windows 8.1 tablet.... Read more…

27 March 2015

The Toshiba Encore 2 Write showcases the best of what you can get in an entry-level Windows tablet, with a strong focus on note-taking and information capture...

PC Mag

9 March 2015

With accurate stylus input, and the apps Toshiba bundles, the Encore 2 Write turned out to be a far more useful tool than I'd expected. Until Microsoft adds whole-document handwriting recognition...

If you want to capture all the information from a meeting, class or lecture, there's no better tool than Toshiba's Encore 2 Write.The Encore 2 Write features an active stylus for accurate... Read more…

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User Reviews

(45)
Reviewed 17 April 2015 by Snowdrop
Snowdrop would recommend the Toshiba Encore 2 8 inch WT8-B

I bought this for my daughter who was travelling around New Zealand and its worked perfectly all the time. Its allowed us to keep in regular contact using Skype and has had no problems with wifi... Read more…

Reviewed 5 November 2012 by Charlett M.
(Verified Purchase)

Benchmark speeds on my system: Sequential Read: 450 MBytes/sec Sequential Write: 355 MBytes/sec Random Seek + R/W: 260 MBytes/sec...

Reviewed 23 December 2015 by David
David would recommend the Toshiba Encore 2 Write 8 inch WT8PE-B (Verified Purchase)

The screen looks great and the Stylus is top notch. I have a Surface 3 and I definitely like the Toshiba stylus better. It is much more comfortable to hold than the Microsoft Stylus. The processor... Read more…

Bought 4/20/2015 Already sending in for warranty repairs. Apparently several people are having the same problem according to Toshiba's websight forums. Should have stuck with my Dell...

Reviewed 2 October 2013 by Richard M.

I can speak to the other user who had issues with drives being detected when installed in a MBP. We had the same issue at my College, but it turns out that the flex cables needed to be replaced.... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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