The Toshiba Encore is the latest in the series of 8 inch slates with Windows 8 and a Bay Trail Atom CPU inside. The news here is that this Windows 8.1 based device has started being available today for preorder, priced at $330


The pricing is very affordable for such a device and you should know it comes bundled with Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student. Toshiba launched the tablet in September and now it’s offering it up for preorder on Amazon. This is the first 8 inch Windows tablet from this company and the device packs 32 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM.

The ticker is an Intel Atom Z3740 quad core CPU and other specs include an 8 inch 1280 x 800 pixel IPS screen, WiFi, Intel HD graphics, dual microphones and an 8 megapixel camera. There’s also a front 2 megapixel shooter, a micro HDMI port, a microSD card slot and a microUSB 2.0 port. The device measures 0.43 inches in thickness and weighs 1.1 pounds.