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Toshiba Encore Mini: 7-inch Window 8.1 tablet for Php5,200

Just when we thought that Acer already took the crown for having one the cheapest Windows-powered tablets in town in the form of the new Iconia Tab 8 W, Toshiba announces an even cheaper tablet running on Windows 8.1, the Encore Mini, which will only retail for USD119 when it becomes available later this month.

Toshiba Encore Mini specs:

7-inch WSVGA LCD screen, 1024 x 600 @169ppi
1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core processor
Intel HD Graphics GPU
Expandable 16GB internal storage
Supports up 128GB MicroSD card
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Micro-USB 2.0 port
2MP rear camera
VGA front camera
13Whr battery, 7 hours battery life
Windows 8.1

As you can see on its specs sheet, Toshiba had cut some corners in order to keep the price at a minimum. The Encore Mini has a smaller display than the Iconia Tab 8 W and with a lower resolution too. Furthermore, it only offers half of the internal storage of Acer’s new 8-inch slate and its battery has a lower mileage-per-full-charge.

Despite of its shortcomings, the new Toshiba Encore Mini should still be in the list of budget-conscious consumers who are in the market for an affordable tablet running on Windows. As mentioned earlier, the tablet will be retailed for USD119 and will be available starting on September 17.

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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12 Responses

  1. Ryan says:

    anu ba tlga? 119 or 199?

    Proofread naman jan..

  2. jarren says:

    I want to buy this one. gud luck microsoft kung kaya mung pang humabol kay google.

  3. Michael says:

    wow, mas maganda pang ito binili ko kesa sa netbook ko na MSi.

  4. dakater says:

    It doesn’t have a mini hdmi port…. can it’s usb ports be used with an adapter to connect to a bigger screen or something??

    I’m going to buy one just for the hell of it!!

  5. jay says:

    and it’s going to be available in the Philippines Q2 2015 or not. ktnxbye.

  6. Does the screen resolution meets the minimum requirement for Windows 8.1? My netbook has the same resolution and all apps can’t run because its screen resolution is smaller than the minimum requirement.

  7. mr. bulaong says:

    gud evening san ko mabibili ang tablet na toshiba encore mini 5,200 ang price
    na malapit sa cavite.

  8. amazingreneboy says:

    mr. ronie bulaong
    reply po kyo kung san ko pwedeng mabili tablet toshiba encore mini 5,200 ang price thanks

  9. JohnQuill says:

    Is Office included?

  10. Yugi says:

    I’m so sad that until now android tablet can’t be hooked to projectors for easy and smooth power point presentations.

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