Win­dows gets an En­core

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TECHNOLOGY -

ToShIba Sin­ga­pore Dig­i­tal Prod­ucts & Ser­vice Group has un­veiled its en­core tablet, a con­sumer de­vice de­signed to de­liver a Win­dows 8.1 ex­pe­ri­ence in a pocket-sized form fac­tor.

De­vel­oped in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with Mi­crosoft and built for con­sumers seek­ing a ver­sa­tile small-screen tablet for home, work and play, en­core uses the power-ef­fi­cient In­tel atom quad-core pro­ces­sor which de­liv­ers bet­ter per­for­mance with­out sac­ri­fic­ing bat­tery life.

De­signed to be held in one hand, the 8in en­core tablet mea­sures 10.68mm thin and weighs just 445g. It in­cludes an 8- megapixel cam­era, and a full suite of sen­sors such as a gy­ro­scope, ac­celerom­e­ter and GPS.

Its In­stan­tGo fea­ture en­ables the de­vice to re­ceive up­dates while the en­core is sleep­ing so con­tent is al­ways up to date when the de­vice is started up.

It also sup­ports a wide range of ap­pli­ca­tions — from books, games, movies, mu­sic and pho­tos to pro­duc­tiv­ity — and comes with a full ver­sion of Of­fice Home & Stu­dent 2013 for view­ing and cre­ation of Word, Ex­cel and Pow­erPoint files.

en­core is avail­able in two ca­pac­i­ties (32Gb or 64Gb ) and is equipped with ports such as Mi­cro USb 2.0, Mi­cro hDMI, mi­croSD slot, dual-band 802.11 abgn WiFi for faster In­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity and Mira­cast sup­port for wire­less dis­play.

It is also de­signed to en­hance your Skype ex­pe­ri­ence for mak­ing high-qual­ity video chats and calls, as it comes with dual mi­cro­phones with beam form­ing tech­nol­ogy and 2-megapixel front cam­era.

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