While you should only get a cheap PC if you have a need for one, Toshiba is selling a $120 tablet with Windows 8.1 and a quadcore, Intel Atom processor. It also includes a single year of Office 365 Personal, which contains Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, an 1TB of OneDrive storage (normally $69 or twelve installments of $7/mo).
While RAM has not been announced, it contains 16GB of storage, expandable with a microSDXC card of up to 128 GB. It is based on a 7-inch, 1024×600 multi-touch display. Of course, 16GB of internal storage is about as low as you can have Windows 8.1 be installed within. In fact, it is the minimum requirements for 32-bit (64-bit requires 20 GB). You will not be fitting too many applications on your main drive.
The tablet also has a front-facing webcam and a back-facing 2 megapixel camera for photos and video.
The Toshiba Encore Mini is available now for an MSRP of $119.99.
What No ram size, it better
What No ram size, it better be larger than 1GB, and what’s the processor number on that ATOM? And the graphics how does it compare to the PowerVR, or Nvidia K1, etc. And that’s Bingdows 8.1, can this tablet run Linux, or Android, or is it forever indentured to a life of BingTastic servitude. More Contra revenue, Bingified fundaturdness!
Sounds like a loss leader with a nasty hook, for those unsuspecting fishies.
you’re a grade A douche. You
you’re a grade A douche. You keep saying you want low prices, so Intel sells low priced processors and it still bothers you? Please make a quit exit to hell.
Your a grade a Terfer, those
Your a grade a Terfer, those low prices are tantamount to dumping at below costs, or near enough to below costs. Why the FTC and The justice department is not focusing their eyes, and enforcement arm on the practice is beyond me. but it won’t work this time around, the OEMs know their supply chain economics, and the software ecosystem built up around the mobile market, has NO dependency on legacy software! That, and consumers have been computing just fine on their mobile devices, and the graphics are better with the custom ARMv8 ISA based devices, and the server market will benefit greatly from, both ARM, and Power8 based server SKUs that will each be able to handle their respective server workloads, be it ARM based web page serving, or Power8 based heavy analytics! Power8, and other ISA/CPUs/SOCs, on Linux will enable the server based internet services industry to License and have fabricated at cost(licensing, light engineering, and fabrication expenses only) their own CPUs/SOCs that go into their server systems, at no markups beyond the initial afore mentioned expenses. If you think it’s not going to happen, just watch Google, and its bean counters, and deep pockets, and the CPU/SOC interests are all tripping over each other to get at the Licenses to allow them to build the motherboards and fabricate the Licensed CPUs/SOCs(ARM, MIPS, Power8, Others)! The licensed IP market that has lead to innovative cost competitive mobile market, is about to sweep the server market, and no one monolithic monopolistic entity will be able to halt the licensed IP market’s advance! Hell Nvidia has their Grid system feeding high performance graphics to Tegra K1 based cromebooks(with high resolution screens) and doing high end workstation type graphics/CAD as a service pushed, low latency, to racks of GPUs in servers, and in the future those grid based GPUs will be on mezzanine modules, with Power8s, doing all manner of graphics, and other workloads, pushed out to chromebooks, iPads, and phones!
AMD will surely have systems to counter, running ARM, x86, and power8, and sold via its SeaMicro division, and pushing out graphics services, AMD has an x86 license, ARM license, and Powre8 is open to all, its just an OpenPower license away, tremble in terror at the sight of the licensed IP CPU/SOC/GPU market, it will envelope everything!
Keep it civil! (This post and
Keep it civil! (This post and especially the one it replies to!)
This particular Atom is
This particular Atom is selling like little hot cakes.
RAM is 1GB.
Man the 16 GB of storage is
Man the 16 GB of storage is going to wear out fast, while that 1GB of memory is choked with BingDows! Let the thrashing begin, That SDXC card better have TRIM functionality. One Gigabyte of RAM, BingDow’s services/metrics snooping will eat that, and cry out with hunger pangs!
There were 2 things that ruined the original netbooks, CISC and the dependency on Bloated legacy OSs. Without RISC based SOCs, and lightweight Linux kernel based OSs(devoid of Legacy bloat) the smartphone/tablet/chromebook mobile markets would have never happened! RISC processors, to this very day, have been able(through RISCs inherent low power usage, even at a larger fab process node, relative to CISC), to make the Mobile market viable.
suck on a dead fish
suck on a dead fish already
Quack, Quaaaaack, Qua-Qua-Quaaaaaaccccckkkkkkkk, Qu-Qu QuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!
You are really good with that Quack whacking, there but, those Duck’s wives are on to you, you and your contra revenue supported ways! But that short term market stroking, and tricky temporary low price supports are not enough to hook the, once burned twice shy, mobile market OEMs, that and the overheated laps of those CISC fools!
The RISC market relies on razor thin margins, and not monopolistic legacy OS/software bloat, all while providing better graphics, than those ATOMS! BingDows(free), and x86(contra revenued), is not going to have its intended result! It’s just more truckloads for the ET game style dump goods, alongside the AOL CDs, and the W8 DVDs, and more smell for the smell-o-scope in the year 3000+!
Keep it civil! (Again, both
Keep it civil! (Again, both this and the post it replies to)
You guys need to prevent
You guys need to prevent anonymous people from posting.
You would like that, the Toms
You would like that, the Toms Hardwarefcation of the entire tech websites, just delete the offending posts! Oh won’t someone think of the trolls and astroturfers! Even the Duck Guy, uses anonymous posting, just flag and delete, or redact the offending personal barbs, but leave the anons alone! AND learn too live with it, man those marketing types love their lollipops, without suckers how would they sale anything!
That and the Ads, thinly
That and the Ads, thinly disguised as articles, without clearly demarking and labeling the Ad content, review content needs to be more than just a copy and paste, or paraphrase, of the promotional content linked to in such a review! Press releases need to be indicated as such. TechPowerUP plays it safe when its posting Press blurbs, it’s best to over label as press release, than to unintentionally run afoul of the deceptive advertising laws and regulations.
Vancouver, BC.– Sept 8, 2014
Vancouver, BC.– Sept 8, 2014 – PC Per today announced that they assume their readers are bright enough to tell PR from a review; they do not claim this is an accurate belief but claim to prefer to give their readers the benefit of the doubt.
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I almost can guarantee the
I almost can guarantee the guy that posts all the crazy comments is fapping while typing his messages. Its some absolutely some amazing dribble that he posts.
Sorry he just is not the type of person that should be commenting on anything which is just information sharing. I mean if someone doesn’t like something windows based then let it be. Its not really like we care about some anonymous persons likes and dislikes.
To add something constructive I think it is understandable that there will be some tradeoffs when looking at this. For the price you are going to have to give up something. In this case the memory being one of them.
Once it devolves to that
Once it devolves to that level I will delete the posts contirubuting nothing to an actual discussion on the topic. Thanks for actually contributing in your post but please don't bother even mentioning the ignoramus, we can deal with those posts if needed.
That is correct, the posts
That is correct, the posts are meant to irritate, and draw out, it’s always best to not respond to trolling! those who do only feed the process. The best thing to do is delete, when the name calling starts!
Yet you don’t.
Yet you don’t.
If you get a hold of it, try
If you get a hold of it, try running steam game stream on it. It would be interesting to see if it can handle at least that.
They also need a version with the same CPU, but with at least 3-4GB of RAM, and a full sized SD card slot,and 1280×800 display, and target a $150 price point.
Hey, would this be for a
Hey, would this be for a Windows 8.1 *RT* release?
Something that small couldn’t run the full OS, or could it?
Na…Full Windows 8.1.
Na…Full Windows 8.1. Hence the internets speculation about the 1g of ram.
I know its comparing apples to oranges (no pun intented lol 😉 ), but I’m pretty sure I hava an old iPad 2 lying around that has LESS than 1gig… Maybe we should just wait n find out huh… Maybe some some cool people will get together and, I dunno….make a review site or something.. Im SUURE they’ll be nice enough to share what they found. And BTW…..it IS only $119…. REALL?! Comeon now interwebs…
Btw… Round of applause for
Btw… Round of applause for one Mr. Jeremy Helstrom. (sry if misspelled lol).
“Calm and Dignified” in the face of what the WORST the Interwebz (noitce the “z”) has to offer… All hail CanAdia!!
^Ditto for Michaud….
^Ditto for Michaud….
>1024×600 multi-touch display
I though Windows 8 and 8.1 required a resolution of 1024-768 in order for metro apps to launch at all.
How does Toshiba get away with releasing something outside the MS specs?