Toshiba reveals new Windows 8.1 products, including 8-inch Encore 2 tablet for $199

A month after Toshiba started selling its Windows 8.1 Satellite P55t notebook with its 3840x2160 resolution display, the company has announced a bunch of upcoming products running on Microsoft's latest OS. They include two new tablet-notebook hybrids, a laptop with a 360 degree display hinge and two new tablet models.

The company's new tablet, Encore 2, will be sold in 8-inch and 10.1-inch models, with pricing of the 8-inch version starting at $199.99 and the 10.1-inch version at $269.99. Both tablets have a display resolution of 1280x800, along with a quad-core Intel Atom processor. Both will also have a free one-year subscription to Microsoft's Office 365 Personal, a $69.99 value, when they go on sale in July.

Toshiba has also revealed plans to release the Satellite Click 2 and Satellite Click 2 Pro. Both have 13.3-inch displays that can detach from their keyboards to be used as stand alone tablets. The Click 2 has a quad-core Intel Pentium processor and a 1366x768 display and will have a starting price of $586.99. The regular Click 2 Pro, priced starting at $1,028.99, has an Intel Core processor and a full HD display. Toshiba will also sell another version of the Click 2 Pro, priced at $1,279.99, with a keyboard base that also serves as a second battery, along with an extra 500GB hard drive in addition to the 128GB SSD in the display. All of the Click 2 notebooks will go on sale in June.

Finally, there's the new Toshiba Satellite Radius laptop, which has a display that can be moved 360 degrees much like the models in Lenovo's Yoga line. The notebook, with its 15.6-inch display, can be configured with Intel's Core i5 or i7 processors inside along with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of hard drive space. It will go on sale in early July for the starting price of $925.99.

Source: Toshiba via Business Wire (1, 2 and 3) | Images via Toshiba

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I have the Surface 2, and while Windows RT is sufficient for my everyday needs, I can't ignore how inexpensive newer tablets are nor can I deny the usefulness of having full blown Windows. However, IMO, I still don't think the Atom chips are there yet. Fingers crossed, I'm hoping the next generation of Atom chips will let me run Windows the way I want to run Windows.

Disagree, the new Quad-core 64-bit 37xx series Atoms are totally there now. Been messing around with a demo model HP Elitepad 1000, it's everything I could want in a full-blown Windows tablet, and only 650 grams.

There seems to be about a million miles betwen the new 37xx and the older 2xxx series though, and quite a few tablets with the older Atoms out there, so you gotta be careful which one you pick.

Wish they would give more details

I'm about to buy an 8 inch Win 8 tablet since Surface Mini is DOA however I'm currently set on the Acer W4 which is 260$ on amazon.

So is the 199$ Encore 2 32GB or 64GB hard drive space?

You'll find a lot more info on the source links in this very article. ;)

The standard model has 1GB RAM and 16GB SSD. Apparently there'll be a higher end option for a higher price.

The 8" model doesn't have MicroHDMI though so the Acer W4 is probably still the better bet as the processor is the same.

Where is there mention that the 8" model has no uHDMI?

"Encore 2 tablets additionally make it easy to enjoy content on compatible HDTV's with a built-in Micro HDMI® port and wireless display support right out of the box."

That's what I read on the link.

Oh, I must have seen that somewhere else then. Possibly on The Verge, Engadget or elsewhere. I've read about the tablets on a few sites today. :s

Hopefully if there's confusion there actually is a MicroHDMI port on the 8" and initial reports were just wrong.

I have the Venue 8 Pro and love it myself. Since X-mas I had it and it works great.

I am really digging the last laptop shown at the bottom (Radius). Very nice looking and glad Toshiba is making some strides. The tablet is OK but I prefer my Dell and cant wait to see what Dell cooks up for version 2.

flynempire said,
I have the Venue 8 Pro and love it myself. Since X-mas I had it and it works great.

I am really digging the last laptop shown at the bottom (Radius). Very nice looking and glad Toshiba is making some strides. The tablet is OK but I prefer my Dell and cant wait to see what Dell cooks up for version 2.

I also have the Dell Venue8 Pro, love the thing, it's really a joy to use.

"Both tablets have a display resolution of 1280x800, along with a quad-core Intel Atom processor."

From the article. Should know that Windows RT runs on ARM chips.

I believe it does. Most of these tablets have Windows 8 Core. Wish they had Pro but for what I use that is fine. BTW is Windows 8 Core the same as Windows Home version or slightly different?

Bleh, according to the info in the link for the tablet (Encore 2), only one micro-USB port... Sounds like some of the other Win 8.x tablets, only one USB port, making it tough/impossible to charge and still use the USB port for external devices.

ir0nw0lf said,
Bleh, according to the info in the link for the tablet (Encore 2), only one micro-USB port... Sounds like some of the other Win 8.x tablets, only one USB port, making it tough/impossible to charge and still use the USB port for external devices.

Almost all Windows tablets only come with one USB port including various surface models. Its a tablet and not a laptop.

jakem1 said,
It would be better if Toshiba used screenshots of the latest version of Windows in their PR.

I don't think 99% of the users see this. And I don't think they care. People are buying a Toshiba device that happen to have windows. Not the other way around :p

Actually I believe they buy a tablet which ever is listed first in their search results or was praised by the guy running around in a store

jakem1 said,
It would be better if Toshiba used screenshots of the latest version of Windows in their PR.

At least they didn't show OS X on it.

jakem1 said,
It would be better if Toshiba used screenshots of the latest version of Windows in their PR.

All people see is Rectangles and Squares

About time, I like the direction their heading. It'll be interesting to see the differences between the higher end models and Surface Pro.

Hope the encore has HDMI out, at that price it could finally replace my Nexus 10 with a real windows machine.

It does - mini-HDMI.

The main difference between this and the previous model seems to be that they've reduced the camera from 8 to 5 megapixels.