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Toshiba Encore Mini Announced: Another Budget Win 8.1 Tablet!

Acer isn’t the only one jumping in the budget Windows 8.1 tablet bandwagon. Toshiba just set a new bar with their UDS 119.99 tablet: the Toshiba Encore mini. Of course, at that price, you’d expect that corners would be cut. Here are the specs we know so far:

Toshiba Encore Mini Specs

  • 7″ touchscreen with WSVGA (1024 x 600-pixel) resolution
  • Intel® Atom® Z3735G Quad-Core processor
  • 1GB RAM, 16GB internal, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • unspecified rear camera, VGA front camera
  • Windows 8.1 with Bing

It also comes with a free one year subscription to Office 365 Personal (though it seems to come standard with the Windows 8.1 platform). While battery life is unspecified, Toshiba says that it can go on over 7 hours of continued use. Spec-wise, it’s nothing to write home about but at its price, which is roughly PHP 5,226.67, then this might become viable to some. In fact, this is the cheapest Windows 8.1 tablet I’ve seen, especially coming from a well-established manufacturer. If you’re interested in getting this budget-friendly tablet, you don’t have to wait long as it’s expected to be released on September 17.

Personally, I’d be interested to at least get to handle it. I’d like to see how well windows 8.1 would perform on such modest specs. It’d also be interesting to see how other manufacturers could top the affordability of budget tablets in this platform.

[Sources: Official Encore Mini page, WPCentral]

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