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TMCNet:  Toshiba Delivers New Value-Driven 7-Inch Windows 8.1 Tablet

[September 03, 2014]

Toshiba Delivers New Value-Driven 7-Inch Windows 8.1 Tablet

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Toshiba's (News - Alert) Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the retail availability of its Encore® Mini, a value-driven 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet developed through close collaboration between Toshiba and Microsoft (News - Alert) Corp. Priced at $119.99 MSRP1, the tablet delivers a full Windows 8.1 experience plus a one-year subscription to Office 365™ Personal and one terabyte of OneDrive storage, offering consumers the convenience of having Windows in their pockets for work and play.

Featuring a textured back panel in white, Encore Mini is designed for an easy one-handed use. Weighi ...

Featuring a textured back panel in white, Encore Mini is designed for an easy one-handed use. Weighing just 12.5 ounces with a slim 0.43 inch profile, the device is highly portable and small enough to fit in a backpack, briefcase or purse. (Photo: Business Wire)

"With Encore Mini, we worked hand-in-hand with Microsoft to deliver a high-quality small-screen Windows 8.1 tablet at an entry-class price point," said Philip Osako, senior director of product marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Our product portfolio of Windows tablets continues to grow, enabling us to deliver more screen size choice to consumers at a lower price point, while still maintaining a consistently high-level of quality and features for a greater value."

Sleek and Slim Design

Featuring a textured back panel in white, Encore Mini is designed for an easy one-handed use. Weighing just 12.5 ounces2 with a slim 0.43 inch profile, the device is highly portable and small enough to fit in a backpack, briefcase or purse.

A Full Windows Experience on a 7-inch Screen

From Encore Mini's 7-inch 1024x600 resolution multi-touch display3, consumers will be able to take advantage of a broad range of capabilities enabled by Windows 8.1. Ideal for browsing, book reading and staying entertained on the go, this small screen device also offers an optimized view of the Windows 8.1 start screen, desktop mode and Office 365 apps.

Ready in an Instant

Powered by a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor4, Encore Mini offers snappy performance for quick browsing, content streaming and more, while maintaining plenty of battery life. InstantGo technology ensures everything is up-to-date even while the system is in standby mode. The Encore Mini features fast and reliable Wi-Fi® performance with 802.11n and Bluetooth® v4.0, making browsing, streaming, downloading and connecting additional devices a breeze.

All the Essentials

Encore Mini includes a front webcam and microphone s well as a 2 megapixel back camera for picture-taking and video capture. Additionally, the tablet comes equipped with 16GB of internal storage5, a Micro USB port and a microSD™ Card slot capable of supporting 128GB SDXC cards, ensuring that users have plenty of room to store all their digital files, apps, games, videos and pics they love.

Pricing and Availability

The Encore Mini is now available for purchase for $119.99 MSRP at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on toshiba.com/us.

More information is available at www.toshiba.com/us/tablets/encore/mini/WT7-C16.

Image Gallery: bit.ly/ToshibaEncoreMini

Connect with Toshiba on Facebook (News - Alert) at www.facebook.com/ToshibaUSA, on Twitter at twitter.com/ToshibaUSA, and on YouTube (News - Alert) at youtube.com/ToshibaUS.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems (News - Alert) Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

© 2014 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

1 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price."

2 Weight. Weight may vary. See Weight Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

3 Display. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the thin film transistors manufacturing technology. See Display Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

4 Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

5 Solid State Drive Capacity. Drive capacity may vary. One Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Solid State Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com


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