Toshiba's Encore 2 Write tablet is perfect for the traveling artist in us all

Toshiba's new Encore 2 Write is the perfect marriage of sleek, snowy, Windows tablet with an excellent focus on writing and drawing with the Wacom stylus.

A few nights ago, we got some hands-on time with the device, and it is certainly worthy of your attention.

Here's a quick tour of what the 10-inch can do.

Toshiba Encore 2 Write (8 or 10-inch)

  • 8 or 10-inch HD WXGA IPS LED (1280 x 800) touchscreen
  • Wacom Active ES pen technology
  • Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33 GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 1.83 GHz
  • 2GB memory/64GB eMMC
  • Up to 11.1 hours battery life
  • Windows 8.1 with Bing, 32-bit
  • 3-in-1 (Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC)
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Micro HDMI
  • 0.83 lbs (0.38 kg) / 1.20 lbs (0.54 kg)

The Toshiba Encore 2 Write is the first tablet to feature Wacom's new Active ES pen tech, which they described in their presser:

"The Active ES pen solution handles high-performance pen and multi-finger touch inputs simultaneously with a single sensor and a single ASIC controller. It realizes a natural and intuitive writing experience with high speed, precision and pressure sensitivity. By supplying both Active ES and EMR pen solutions, Wacom continues to accelerate digital pen use on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, and lead the way toward the era of digital stationery."

Legitimate question: Any artists, casual doodlers or hardcore stylus fanatics considering this svelte looking tablet?

You can pick up the Toshiba Encore 2 Write at the Microsoft Store in either an 8 or 10-inch versions ($349 or $399, respectively).

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.