Toshiba's 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet packs Bay Trail CPU for $330

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Toshiba has announced their first 8-inch Windows tablet at IFA 2013, the Encore, which manages to beat Acer's Iconia Tab W3-810 in both the price and specifications department. A standout feature of this tablet is the inclusion of a brand...

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How does it do 2 Modern apps at once I thought the display has to be 1366 to do that?
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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So why anybody would be prepared to hemorrhage $800-$900 on a Windows Surface Pro tablet is beyond me. It's no wonder they had to write off $900 mil recently.
 

treeski

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How does it do 2 Modern apps at once I thought the display has to be 1366 to do that?
I believe the restrictions were removed or relaxed for Windows 8.1 (also why, in the image, the snapped apps each get 50% of the screen).
 

treeski

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So why anybody would be prepared to hemorrhage $800-$900 on a Windows Surface Pro tablet is beyond me. It's no wonder they had to write off $900 mil recently.
Personally, I think the Surface Pro becomes a much more desirable device with Haswell and a more refined body (e.g., the kickstand), even in the $800 range.
 

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Personally, I think the Surface Pro becomes a much more desirable device with Haswell and a more refined body (e.g., the kickstand), even in the $800 range.
I'm not sure about the refined body, but Haswell i5 would make $800(US) for Surface Pro appealing. I only wish Windows 8 was cosmetically just as appealing to me.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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Personally, I think the Surface Pro becomes a much more desirable device with Haswell and a more refined body (e.g., the kickstand), even in the $800 range.
It may be worth a bit more but never 2.5x more. Remember overspending on tech is a mugs game, you can never win.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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I'm not sure about the refined body, but Haswell i5 would make $800(US) for Surface Pro appealing. I only wish Windows 8 was cosmetically just as appealing to me.
It's all about taste. I find Win 8 on mobile devices far more appealing than Android, it's the desktop version that gets me down.
 
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"which manages to beat Acer's Iconia Tab W3-810 in both the price and specifications department", but not on the OS

If it was Windows 7 with touch, it would be better. Icons, not tiles! Start menu, not tiles!
Leave it the way it was, not tiles!
 

IAMTHESTIG

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This is full Windows? Not the RT nonsense? If so this looks like a very good small to midsize tablet option for Windows users. The price point is more in line with what people are willing to pay for a tablet as well. I like the Surface Pro, but it is expensive. The Surface Pro 2 looks like it will be good too but with a price so high its even more in a niche market.