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Toshiba announces launch of the Encore tablet in New Zealand

Introducing the new Encore tablet from Toshiba –
Everything you need to survive your day

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, October 16th 2013 – Toshiba today announced the availability of its new Encore tablet - fully optimised for Windows 8.1, with built-in features and apps for both productivity and entertainment, this ultra-portable tablet is ideal for consumers and prosumers wanting to move seamlessly between working, playing and sharing on a single device.

Easy to hold and use in one hand
With a distinctive and ergonomic design that was made to travel, the Encore is optimised for use in portrait mode and is easy to handle in one hand. All speakers, microphones and cameras have been perfectly positioned, so users can comfortably tap the multi-touch screen, listen to music, take photos or have a Skype call without affecting performance. The thin, lightweight design is ideal for users wanting to read an e-book or watch a movie on the go.

Office essentials for productivity on the go
With the full version of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 inside, users can make the most of the applications they’re already familiar with for a consistent experience, using the Encore as an extension of their primary PC. Full versions of Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013 and OneNote 2013 are included to boost productivity on the go, whether it’s reading, editing, creating or sharing documents and presentations. 7GB of free online SkyDrive storage means files can be stored in the cloud for fast access and synchronisation with other Windows devices. It’s also easy to attach an optional Bluetooth® keyboard for added convenience. Powered by the latest Intel® Quad Core, ‘Bay Trail’ architecture, the Toshiba Encore delivers a fast, fluid performance for enhanced productivity and creativity on the move.

Instantly available and always current
Right out of the box, the Toshiba Encore is ultra-responsive and ready for anything. InstantGo technology means the Encore wakes from standby mode so it appears instantly available for use. Even while the tablet is sleeping, connected standby maintains network connectivity and syncs automatically, so all contents are constantly refreshed and up-to-date. Using InstantGo means there will be lower power consumption and the battery life will be extended, making the Toshiba Encore efficient on the move.

A range of apps and features for anywhere entertainment
With a bright 21.32cm (8”) AutoBrite™ display, the power of Dolby® Digital Plus

[i] through high-quality stereo speakers and ultra-fast Wi-Fi®, the Toshiba Encore was built for mobile entertainment. Microsoft Xbox is a pre-loaded app, featuring a free music streaming service for 90 days of unlimited access to 30 million songs as well as a selection of free Xbox games. Users can even share their favourite content between screens, by transforming the tablet into a second display for the Xbox 360 or Xbox One, using Xbox SmartGlass. Full-screen web browsing is also much quicker, thanks to the new Internet Explorer 11. It’s optimised for tablets and built for touch, making it easier to load web pages and stream videos on the 21.32cm (8”) display.

Optimised for Skype, The Toshiba Encore comes with advanced camera features and dual beam-forming microphones with noise reduction for greater sound clarity during calls. An 8.0MP rear camera and 2.0MP front camera are built in, so users can have clear video chats on the move, or just point-and-shoot to capture perfect photo or video moments to share with family or friends. Connectivity options include micro-USB for transferring data, micro-HDMI® for connection to larger screens whether at home or in a meeting, and a micro-SD slot can also be used to expand storage or share content with other devices.

Toshiba Encore tablet:
• 21.32cm (8”) AutoBrite™ 1280 x 800 PIS wide view angle LCD display with 5-point multi-touch support
• Latest Intel® Quad Core, Bay Trail-T architecture (Z 3740)
• 2GB LPDDR3 memory onboard
• Intel® HD graphics
• Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 pre-installed
• From 32 to 64GB eMMC (depending on model)
• Connected standby support (InstantGo)
• Connectivity: 1x Micro-USB 2.0, 1x Micro-HDMI®,1 x Micro-SD (up to 32GB), dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth® 4.0, 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack
• High quality stereo speakers with Dolby® Digital Plusi
• 2.0MP front camera (1080p video capture) and 8.0MP rear camera (1080p video capture)
• Dual microphones with beam-forming technology
• Built-in GPS
• Battery life: up to 7[ii] hours
• OS: Windows 8.1
• Colour: Light gold
• Dimensions: 213 x 135.9 x 10.68 mm


Pricing and Availability
Encore will be priced from $489 NZD inc GST and will be available through selected retailers and business notebook specialists from early November 2014.

For images, please visit: http://bit.ly/ToshibaEncore

Further information and full specification details are also available at: http://www.mytoshiba.com.au

For updates on the latest Toshiba news, products and up-coming competitions check out Toshiba ANZ’s new Facebook page: http://facebook.com/toshibaANZ

-ENDS-


About Toshiba
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 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

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