Toshiba's tablets haven't exactly set the world on fire (despite promises that they would), but far from being disheartened, Tosh is back for more with an all-new slate, the 8in Toshiba Encore.
And unlike other recent efforts such as the Excite trio announced in June, this time Toshiba's teaming up with Microsoft and pinning its ambitions to the neatly tiled coattails of Windows 8.1.
A good few new Windows 8.1 tablets are being showcased at IFA 2013 in Berlin this week, in all shapes and sizes too. Toshiba's well represented at the upper end of the spectrum with the 13.3in Satellite Click, a hybrid laptop-tablet, but the Encore is the more interesting mobile proposition, and could be coming with an interesting price tag too.
But before we get to that, here's a quick overview of what it offers: that 8in display is an AutoBrite LCD with a 1280 x 800 resolution, while the processor is a latest-gen Bay Trail-spec Intel Atom supported by 2GB of RAM.
There's a pair of cameras on board – offering 8MP and 2MP resolutions – with storage running up to 64GB and connectivity options including microSD and micro HDMI.
The Encore is expected to be available in the run-up to Christmas, and should cost around the £250 mark.
Via PC Pro