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Toshiba Encore Z3740 1.33GHz 64GB 8" Tablet

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Z3740 1.33GHz Windows 8.1 64GB Apr 2014
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Totally optimised for Windows 8.1, this powerful tablet delivers a fast, fluid performance and amazing out-of-the box features to boost productivity and seriously entertain you on the go!Super... More
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19 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

This tablet computer received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag, Good Gear Guide.com.au and Hispazone.com all of whom said that this Toshiba tablet computer was brilliant.

This Toshiba tablet computer was given a "Recommended" award by Pcauthority.com.au, M3.idg.se and Alphr.com all of whom thought that this Z3740 processor tablet computer was good.

This Toshiba tablet received a "Silver" from Gadgetgear.nl who concluded that this Toshiba tablet computer was very good.

One other expert review site decided that this Z3740 processor tablet computer was good. Tabletmaniak.pl gave this tablet computer a "Good Buy" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Seventy-four experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar have rated this tablet computer on average 70%.

Average User Reviews

Encore owners on average rated this tablet 76 out of 100.

Robust

Nine people thought it was well made. Adrian said in his review of the Toshiba Encore two years ago “The hardware is well made and no more than I would expect from Toshiba” however despite that he only gave the product a score of 1 stars. Bob said in his review of this tablet on Amazon “Likewise I removed the "free" trial of the virus scanner and used the built in Microsoft defender”. Hasse H said “Solid build and quality feel to me” and gave the Toshiba Encore a very good review score.

One Toshiba Encore reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba Encore was reliable. Anthony J G Hutton mentioned three years ago “The next question I have is will it be as reliable as my last Toshiba” in his review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who bought this tablet reckoned that it was good quality. Anthony J G Hutton mentioned three years ago “Nice job Toshiba” in his review. Lol mentioned “A good quality Toshiba tablet that works well, especially with IVSO bluetooth keyboard”. Sahmraw mentioned “Also having a treble control on the remote will allow speech to be made clearer.I would heartily recommend this to anyone looking for a budget good quality soundbar” in their review of this tablet.

Easy to Use

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Christopher said “I would recommend it to anyone except those who want something to use for high powered software, otherwise its perfect for anyone” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Sahmraw mentioned “It sounds amazing is easy to use and is WINDOWS PHONE 8/8.1 compatible” . Tony mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use, although it did take a little while figuring out what does what” in his review.

A few people who reviewed it considered that it had a good experience. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review “A tweak that makes for a more useful tablet experience”. Goodgearguide.com.au said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “Toshiba's Encore offers a much better experience than previous low-power, Windows 8 tablets we've tested” in their review of this tablet. Goodgearguide.com.au also wrote “Toshiba's Encore Mini is touted as offering a full Windows PC experience in a 7in form factor”.

A few Toshiba Encore owners who purchased it thought it had a good interface. Elliott Sanders said in his Toshiba Encore review “A good array of apps and simple interface” nonetheless he gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. Xandir. P. Wifflebottom gave it an excellent review score and wrote on Amazon “For those like me who hate the tile based Metro interface, simply download a program like Start8”.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Bob scored it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “Setting up was easy and as I had a Windows 8.1 Laptop it just asked if I wanted to import settings”. One Toshiba Encore owner who reviewed the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Geekdad.com said two years ago “Comfortable to use” in their review of the Toshiba Encore.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Toshiba Encore reviewers who bought the Toshiba Encore agreed that it had a good battery life. Elliott Sanders wrote “The battery life was good and the tablet had a quality feel about it” in his Toshiba Encore review although he only scored it 1 stars. Hasse H said on Amazon “By turning down the brightness of the screen you can save a lot of battery” in their review of the Toshiba Encore. Lockyear said in their review of the Toshiba Encore “Having "windows" makes it easy to us the only down side is the battery”.

Reasonably Priced

Some Toshiba Encore reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good value for money. Anthony J G Hutton scored the product 5 stars and he said “Excellent value and performance”. Christopher said on Amazon “For its price it comes with full Windows 8.1 which contrary to popular opinion is not bad at all” in his review of this tablet. Deb from Worcestershire mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Great tablet reasonable price” in her review of this tablet.

A few Toshiba Encore reviewers thought the product was cheap. Xandir. P. Wifflebottom said on Amazon three years ago “It's quite a fast performer for a budget Windows 8.1 tablet” in their Toshiba Encore review. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “It's not exactly expensive fo” . V3.co.uk said in their review of this tablet “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”.

Five Toshiba Encore reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Gadgetguy.com.au wrote “Budget Windows tablets are a big deal this year” in their review of this tablet. Gadgetguy.com.au also said “Feels cheap in the hands”. Three years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their Toshiba Encore review on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “Price & availability Bargain hunt”.

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Good Sound Quality

Five customers agreed that the product had good sound quality. Sahmraw wrote on Amazon “This speakerbar has red and white audio connector instead” in their review. Three years ago expert website Mobiletechreview.com wrote in their review of the Toshiba Encore “Built-in stereo speakers, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo headphone jack”.

Good Size

A number of Toshiba Encore owners said in their reviews that the product was compact. Computershopper.com said “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” in their Toshiba Encore review although they scored the product 60 out of 100. Laptopmag.com said in their Toshiba Encore review “More ports than other compact Windows 8.1 tablets.”. Laptopmag.com also said “This svelte slate sports a quad-core Intel Atom processor, Windows 8.1”.

Some Toshiba Encore owners concluded that the Toshiba Encore was lightweight. Cnet.co.uk mentioned 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 score of 3 stars. Geekdad.com wrote “Lightweight design”.

One Toshiba Encore reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. One Toshiba Encore reviewer who reviewed this tablet wrote that it was heavy and bulky.

One customer said in their reviews that the Toshiba Encore was easy to carry around. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this tablet on CNET.co.uk “While its small screen size makes it easy to carry”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy. Windowscentral.com said “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

Three Toshiba Encore reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Pcworld.in said “The Encore 2 Write features an active stylus for accurate scribbling.” in their review. Expert website Computershopper.com gave this tablet a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review “No ordinary Windows tablet, Toshiba's Encore 2 Write features an active stylus”.

Good Connectivity

One customer concluded that this tablet was able to connect to the internet. Anthony J G Hutton wrote on Amazon “The Toshiba Encore 2 i bought to replace an aged laptop, i thought it would be just about good enough to browse the internet and access email” in his Toshiba Encore review.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was wifi compatible. One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Notebookcheck.net rated it 4 stars and wrote “It offers a respectable range of connectivity options” in their review.

One Toshiba Encore owner wrote that the product had network functionality. Four years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review on CNET.co.uk “It's handy for social networking.”.

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Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the product said that it had good picture quality. One Toshiba Encore reviewer said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this tablet on Pocket Lint “The colours were bright and the viewing angles good at 170-degrees”.

Nice Design

Four customers reckoned that it was good looking. Joan Richards gave the Toshiba Encore a score of 80 out of 100 and he said “Very nice like it slim and stylish” in his review. Xandir. P. Wifflebottom gave this tablet a score of 5 stars and wrote three years ago “Great value, nice looking, good performance” in their review of this tablet. Expert website Pcmag.com said “The company's first 8-inch Windows tablet, looks pretty good with solid performance, decent battery life” in their review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

A few Toshiba Encore owners wrote in their reviews that this tablet was a good design. Christopher mentioned on Amazon “I think this tablet design is great perfect for collage or work”. Cnet.com rated it 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Toshiba Encore on expert website CNET.com “If not for its annoyingly bulky design and slightly expensive price”. Laptopmag.com said “The 10-inch Toshiba Encore 2 offers an attractive design”.

One customer concluded that this tablet was smooth. Anthony J G Hutton said “The interface does not appear to suffer from any lag, all applications I've run so far are smooth” in his review and rated it 5 stars. One person thought the Toshiba Encore was neat. Expert review site Wired.co.uk wrote “The Toshiba Encore offers a neatly portable way to use Windows 8.1” in their review of the Toshiba Encore.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Toshiba Encore reviewer who reviewed this tablet thought it was quiet. Geekdad.com wrote “Quiet speakers”.

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

We checked 142 owner and expert reviews for Toshiba tablets and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically within its Z3740 processor tablet computers range.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

Tablets that were released more than two years ago have internal storage capacitys of between 32GB and 64GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 51GB. With an internal storage capacity of 64 gigabytes, the Toshiba Encore has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other Z3740 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Encore.

Alternative 64GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus VivoTab Note 8[plb_2130934_price].

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

When compared to other comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Encore, the Toshiba Encore's battery life (max) of 14.1 hours is one of the longest. Z3740 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago have battery life (max)s of between 7h and 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 similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The Toshiba Encore is not 4G, although this is within the context that most of the other Z3740 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Encore are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Toshiba Encore is not 3G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets of a comparable age and type to the Encore are also not 3G.

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Heavy

With a weight of 450 grams, the Toshiba Encore is one of the heavier similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago amongst tablets of this age. The weights of Z3740 processor tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Encore range from 340g to 590g.

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Fairly Thick

The average depth of tablets of a comparable type and age to the Encore is 80mm, and the depths range from 7.5mm to 220mm. At 135.9 millimeters, the Toshiba Encore has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other Z3740 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Encore

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet was released over two years ago.

Four Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Toshiba Encore is four which is average compared to the other 16 tablet computers of this age and type that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We compared this tablet to all the other 4 processor cores tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus VivoTab Note 8[plb_2130934_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Toshiba Encore has a fairly typical processor frequency (1.33 gigahertz) compared to most of the other Z3740 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Encore.

Alternative 1.33GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available which you might also want to look at include the Asus VivoTab Note 8[plb_2130934_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 8 inches, the Toshiba Encore has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other Z3740 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative 8" tablet computers currently available that you might also want to look at include the Asus VivoTab Note 8[plb_2130934_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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7 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(116)

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

(26)
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…

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…

Reviewed 3 April 2013 by Jayson R.
(Verified Purchase)

My last SSD in my old machine was a Samsung 830 128GB. I wanted to move to a larger drive for this machine, but couldn't quite afford the 840Pro 256, I didn't want anything with SandForce... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba intelz3735, toshiba pdw0au00101, toshiba intelz3735f, toshiba pdw0au00101f
Barcodes 00012302735320, 00012303908600, 00022265813898, 00022265813904, 00742137949745, 00801940121844, 00807320200888

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