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Toshiba Encore WT8-A-102

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Toshiba Encore WT8-A-102. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the size, and many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Encore WT8-A-102 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Toshiba Encore WT8-A-102 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the price and battery are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good opinions. The reliability and portability get critical reviews, while opinions are divided on the size.

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65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba Encore 8-inch Tablet with Windows 8.1 (Silver) - (Intel Atom Quad Core Processor 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2x Cameras)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jon Fingas (

Toshiba Encore review: an 8-inch Windows tablet that struggles to stand out


Toshiba is no stranger to Windows tablets, but what we've seen to date has typically been targeted at businesses or has otherwise been... limited. In tha

Comfortable to hold ; Bright display ; Includes a micro-HDMI port -- a rarity on 8-inch Windows tablets

No clear edge over the competition ; Finicky hardware buttons ; Terrible rear camera

The Encore is a jack-of-all-trades, and master of none; while there are few things it does badly, it's not so good in any one area that you'd choose it over other small Windows tablets.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Toshiba Encore


The Toshiba Encore, the company's first 8-inch Windows tablet, looks pretty good with solid performance, decent battery life, and an affordable price.

Solid performance from fourth-generation Atom processor. Has 32GB of internal storage. Clear, responsive touch display. Decent battery life

Limited port selection

Laptops have always been portable and Windows-based hybrids and tablets have begun to offer more mobility than laptops past, but even the lightest 13- or 14-inch system is a bit too big to really use when you're walking down the street or hopping into...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: (

Toshiba Encore


The Toshiba Encore delivers speedy performance, handy apps and more ports than other compact Windows 8.1 tablets, but it's bulkier.

Speedy performance; Useful Toshiba apps; Long battery life; MicroHDMI port

Heavier than competitors; Screen not as bright as other tablets

The Toshiba Encore is a speedy Windows 8.1 tablet with handy apps, good performance and long battery life. This is also the only tablet in its class with a microHDMI port. However, the Encore has a bulkier design and a dimmer screen than the Lenovo...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Toshiba Encore review


The 8-inch tablet market is full of a raft of devices to choose from, many of which double-up as laptop alternatives with keyboard dock and stylus inputs. Not so the Toshiba Encore, a full Windows 8.1 device that is just that; no additional bells and...

Affordable, full Windows 8.1 tablet, microSD slot and micro HDMI port, good screen viewing angles, ample screen brightness

Just fails to stand out, no USB port, performance can be slow, some bloatware, no stylus support, not most responsive touchscreen

May, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (

Toshiba Encore


Toshiba's first 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet based on an Intel Bay Trail is a real let down.

Full access to Microsoft Office ; Great battery life ; Decent 8-megapixel main camera

Extremely buggy performance ; Slow loading times ; Desktop Windows mode difficult to use

But the real problem with the Toshiba Encore's screen if its responsiveness, or lack thereof. At times just selecting apps or trying to skip back a web page proves problematic. Even the lock screen struggles to register screen presses at times. It's a...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Toshiba Encore review


Gives you Windows 8.1 in an 8in tablet, but Windows is fiddly to use with a touchscreen and the Encore lacks a full-sized USB port

The Encore is a compact means of enjoying Windows 8.1, and it’s also relatively cheap, but unlike some Windows tablets that are 10in or larger, we can’t see the Encore replacing your laptop. As it has no full-size USB ports you’ll struggle to connect...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Bobby McPherson (

Review: Toshiba Encore


A great software bundle and low price makes this the first compact Windows 8 tablet we'd consider.

Stylus or no stylus, however, the Toshiba Encore is still significantly cheaper than both its main rivals, matches both for performance, and packs in connectivity to turn it into a lightweight mobile workhorse. With a full copy of Office Home & Student...

Jun, 2014

PCPRO Recommended

Expert review by: Bobby MacPherson (

Toshiba Encore


The Toshiba Encore marks the company's first foray into the Windows 8 compact-tablet market and, on paper at least, it gets off to a strong start. It comes with Windows 8.1, an Atom Bay Trail processor and Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 thrown in...

The first compact Windows 8 tablet we'd seriously consider buying, packing in usable performance and a generous software bundle for a very tempting price

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Toshiba Encore Review: Windows On The Go


Window 8 tablets have had a short and troubled life. Complicated devices, gimped operating systems and confusing advertising have all made buyers understandably wary since the operating system's launch 18 month ago. There's a light at the end of the...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Toshiba Encore


The Toshiba Encore, the company's first 8-inch Windows tablet, looks pretty good with solid performance, decent battery life, and an affordable price.

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:5-Point Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GPU / Intel ® HD GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:ATOM / Atom™
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:Z3740