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Toshiba unveils Encore WT8 tablet

New device targeted at gamers, students and multimedia enthusiasts

Toshiba unveils Encore WT8 tablet
The recommended retail price for the Encore WT8 tablet in the UAE is AED1,399.

Toshiba Gulf FZE has launched the Toshiba Encore WT8, the company's first tablet offering to run on Windows 8.1.

Toshiba said the new tablet has been designed for students, on-the-go gamers and multimedia enthusiasts. The eight-inch tablet is powered by Intel's Atom processor with 2GB of RAM, allowing users to get the best of the latest Windows apps.

Santosh Varghese, general manager, Digital Products and Services at Toshiba Gulf FZE, said: "The combined power of Windows 8.1 and Intel Atom makes the Toshiba Encore WT8 an ultra-slim, high performance tablet. We designed it as an all-round, portable companion for consumers that demand the best in both work and play."

Through its eight-inch HFFS display panel, the Toshiba Encore WT8 is an ideal device to enjoy movies while on the move. Because the high-quality screen offers a wide-viewing angle, visuals remain vivid under different lighting conditions.

At only 10.7mm thick and 450g, the Encore WT8 delivers efficient performance. The ergonomic design and positioning of its speakers, microphones and cameras enables comfortable one-hand use during voice and video calls, without affecting clarity and performance. The gadget features dual microphones with beam forming technology, and dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi with MIMO technology.

The gadget comes preinstalled with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 program, allowing users access to Office applications and documents.

According to the vendor, the recommended retail price for the Encore WT8 tablet in the UAE is AED1,399.

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