Unveiled at the Microsoft keynote at Computex 2014, the 7-inch Encore is basically the company's Android-based Excite tablet running Windows.
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The Encore 2 starts at $200 and comes in 8- and 10-inch flavors, but they offer largely identical features.
The Toshiba Encore 8 offers a lot for its price, but the more appealing Dell Venue 8 Pro is a cheaper and sleeker alternative.
The LG Encore may have a good set of features, but its poor touch screen and lagging performance prevent us from recommending it.
Though its features are basic, the little 7-inch tablet is running full Windows 8.1 and at $120 is reasonably priced, too.
If not for its bulky size and lack of a keyboard accessory, the Encore 8 would top our list of the best small Windows tablets. Still, its fast performance, useful connections, and good battery means it's at least a part of the conversation.
Toshiba's fast Encore 8 is bulky and heavy like a typical Toshiba tablet.
The Toshiba Encore is an 8-inch tablet, boasting full Windows 8 and an affordable price tag.
Toshiba's latest Windows 8.1 gadgets include a pocket-size tablet and a laptop-tablet hybrid.