The Toshiba Encore 7 is a Windows 8.1 tablet made with affordability as its main advantage. As such, it won’t be breath-taking, but is it good enough?
The 7-inch TN screen is fairly bright, but only features about 1024x600p resolution. This should bring the price down, making it more competitive in the affordable tablet market. Do keep in mind this is still Windows 8.1, though, which makes this a full-featured PC in a small form-factor.
In terms of build quality, the Toshiba Encore 7 doesn’t fare too badly. We were not allowed to touch it, but the construction looks very solid for an affordable device. No, it is not super thin and the design is basic, but this is to be expected from a tablet like this one.
Whether this is a winner or a loser will highly depend on the price, but we can tell you right off the bat this won’t be the tablet of your dreams. Instead, it should make for a pleasing experience for the casual user.