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Toshiba Windows Tablets: Priced Right?
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Lorna Garey
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6/5/2014 | 9:12:27 AM
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I hear you! And I agree that screen time needs to be balanced with page time for kids who can read on their own. But for younger ones strapped into a carseat for a long drive, this offers an oppotunity to play Sesame Street or give them an educational game.
wharfrat70
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6/5/2014 | 8:35:10 AM
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I know - wouldn't it be crazy if those kids had to - I don't know - read a book or something, without a screen?
mak63
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5/28/2014 | 7:57:45 PM
Encore 2 8-inch
A friend of mine asked me to shop around for a tablet at the $200 range. I believe the Encore 2 (8") is a real contender.

Probably is better to wait and check what other new tablets are coming, as Michael said. We'll see if they can beat the Encore 2 at this price, with a full version of Windows 8.1.

Unlikely tho. Specially considering that the Encore comes from a major brand, like Toshiba.

And, but the way, you can put plenty of mp4 (1080 or 720) movies in a 32 GB storage. No need for an external sd drive. Well, @ least not for me.
Michael Endler
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5/28/2014 | 4:10:29 PM
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Good point, Lorna.


We'll have to see how the Encore 2 runs. If it's as zippy as Dell's 8-inch tablet, Toshiba might have a winner. Then again, a bunch of new tablets are coming in the next few weeks. Some even better cost-to-performance prospects could hit the market.

I'm not as impressed by the pricing on the upstream models. The Click 2 Pro seems a bit pricey considering the specs.
Lorna Garey
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5/28/2014 | 10:27:10 AM
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I think expansion slots are an underrated tablet feature - plenty of flights still lack wi-fi. At $199 and with the ability to bring along some movies on external SD drives, that will be tempting for parents facing long flights or car rides this summer.


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