Toshiba Introduces Encore 2 Write Tablets at CES 2015
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Today at CES 2015, Toshiba introduced its new Encore 2 Write Tablets featuring Wacom Feel technology.
The new slates will come with either 10.1" and 8" HD touchscreen displays that offer 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity with the included TruPen stylus. That adds up to what the company refers to as "incredible accuracy and paper-like precision."
The Encore 2 Write will have exclusive TruNote, TruCapture and TruRecorder apps that enhance the camera and audio recording functions of the tablet. These three apps work together to help the user in note-taking environments like classrooms and business meetings.
TruCapture works with the tablet's 8-megapixel camera to capture notes written in textbooks and on blackboards, then straightens the images, enhances the colors, and makes them more readable. The TruRecorder app promises next-level audio recording and archiving, designed to record meetings and lectures so you can easily revisit them later.
The Encore 2 Write Tablets will all run Windows 8.1 (including a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal), and come standard with 64GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM.
Windows will eat up a good chunk of that storage, but it can be expanded by up to 128GB with a microSDXC card. Toshiba says the battery will last for up to 11 hours of general use, or up to eight hours of video playback.
The tablets will be available on January 11 at select retailers, including Microsoft Stores and Toshiba's website. You can expect to pay $399.99 for the 10.1-inch version, or $349.99 for the 8-inch model.