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”.