Toshiba Encore Mini

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    I saw that. That's crazy! Apparently Office 365 personal is included. :eek: If these sell well we should start seeing a few more metro apps, right?
     
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    Considering the price, pretty impressive specs. Obviously a super-low resolution display, but about the same as what the $100 Android tablets give you. The big question is performance of Metro apps with 1GB RAM. I'd think it should be fine, but who knows.

    Still, for $120 it seems like a very good option for anyone considering a cheap tablet. I mean, HP's $100 Android tablet specs:

    The Atom in this should be faster than an A7, so yeah.
     
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    I was ready to pull the trigger but I think the 1GB of ram is one spec, among all the other negatives, that gave me pause.
     
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    Apparently the Microsoft Store has these in stock, and there's already a first look video:

     
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    Only something like 5GB free on a new install according to that video... is it not using WIMBoot? There should be far more space than that out of the box.
     
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    Would it have been too expensive to put a 1280 x 800 screen in this tablet? That and another 1GB ram would make it more attractive, and can't be adding much to the price.
     
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    Does anybody know what kind of digitizer these have, and if they are pressure sensitive (or capable of pressure sensitivity)?
    I was unable to find a conclusive answer to this question elsewhere. I think that would make it a worthwhile investment for some artists.
     
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    It doesn't have an active digitizer. This tablet is made to compete with the cheap android tablets cutting every corner possible to minimize price, so adding the cost of a digitizer would defeat that purpose.

    They (Toshiba) are releasing another 8" tablet in the 200-300 range which is supposed to have N-Trig (I think). There is also the Asus Vivotab Note 8 with Wacom.
     
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