8- Inch Display
Honestly speaking, the 8-inch Encore’s 2 display isn’t so wow since it comes with the average resolution of 1,280x800-pixel. But keeping the price in mind, this is quite acceptable as normally tablets coming in this size and price often have to compromise on their display. It comes with installed windows 8, however if we take a look on its competitors such has Google Nexus 7 and Dell Venue (Android) are expected to perform better having Full HD screens with the similar price tag.
Calibration test applied revealed a reasonable result, the display was smart enough to cover 72.1% of the sRGB gamut. This cannot be termed as remarkable but it’s sensible for sure to carry out your daily computing tasks with ease. Contrast ratio unveiled relatively a better result, 881:1 was found fairly satisfying capable to cover light and dark details in photos.
The Encore 2 has been designed so elegantly with stylish curved finish, offering more than what’s expected for this budget tablet. However, the back side of the tablet lacks the quality plastic which easily gets scratched which overshadows its portability factor.
Encore 2 packed with quad-core ‘Bay Trail’ Intel Atom processor accompanied by 1 GB RAM, it manages to win the buyer’s attention as this makes it a powerful performer scoring 19 in the benchmarks. Having the superb combo of the newest Intel’s mobile chips and quad-core, the tablet works 2 times faster and delivers 3 times the graphics power.
Alongside the processor we get 2GB of RAM, a 64GB hard drive, Bluetooth, wireless N, GPS and two webcams (one on the front, and one on the back). While these specs won't set the world on fire, depending on what you want to use the Toshiba Encore for, they should be enough.
If you involve a lot of business travelling and have to carry out important official tasks using Microsoft office than this tablet proves to be very useful and handy. It is fully packed with Office 365 Personal Applications including word, Excel, PowerPoint and other office programs. So, in order to meet you goals while travelling, you can surely count on this companion. Moreover, Encore 2 also provides you with good 60 worldwide free minutes every month so you can keep up your business communication uninterrupted.
Good Battery Life
Considering the price, the battery life surely amazes us. Now you can work with greater peace of mind as it has a good battery life of around eight and a half hour which is more than enough for the normal use.
The Encore 2 is also well equipped with wide variety of connectivity options. It gives easy options to connect your other devices on board. With Encore 2, the user is capable of transferring the content via the option of micro-USB port. Read your content and watch your most favorite shows on bigger screens using the micro-HDMI out port. Not only this, it also offers Micro-SD slot which efficiently backs up other Windows devices. For easy web browsing, data transferring, and streaming, it comes with Wi-Fi, Built-in Bluetooth and wireless technology
Toshiba Encore 2 surely offer a lot within a little price. It is elegantly designed with stylish features, however it compromises with the display failing to leave a good impression. Moreover, it occasionally crashes and looks cheap. But the tests revealed a powerful performance as it comes with a powerful quad-core ‘Bay Trail’ Intel Atom processor. The battery life is good enough to carry out your daily tasks smoothly.