Toshiba Holds Aloft Stylus Technology with Newly Announced Encore 2 Write Slate

January 7, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We recently came across the patent Apple was granted for its stylus. That was indeed a hint for a change that would be happening soon with the digital pen technology in the mobile and computing field. The ongoing CES is now reaffirming the same.

While many stylus-accompanied gadgets are expected to break the seal at the ongoing trade expo, it was Toshiba who has pulled the levers quite early with its newly announced Encore 2 Write tablet.

Toshiba’s digital pen lacks the bit of cutting edge technology like those rumored from Apple, but is averred to guarantee the ease of use to its consumers.

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What makes the stylus from Toshiba, named TruPen, distinct from its counterparts is the Wacom Feel technology from Toshiba. With 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, TruPen is something which could be working on the device without any bothering lags. And to enhance the stylus usage, a set of preloaded apps will be present on the tablet, which are designed to take the TruPen usage to higher levels.

They include the drawing-board app True Note, which could be used to sketch anything on the space with TruePen; TruCapture, which acts as your virtual black-board by letting you mark up on captured images of the blackboard and also letting you scan book or newspaper clippings in document format; and the TruRecorder app that will let you work with audio clips, mostly to come handy when working with lectures and seminars.

The tablet also arrives with some power packed features. Intel Atom processor forms the heart of the device, which is packed with a RAM of 2 GB. Users would also be granted a hefty storage space of 64 GB, which can be doubled by means of micro SD cards. And, as it complies with the informal standards set by the modern tablets, Toshiba Encore 2 Write does offer the slot for micro HDMI output.

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Toshiba Encore 2 Write tablet will be running a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and will be made available in two screen sizes; the 8-inch version and the 10-inch one. Camera requirements are met by the 8MP shooter on its rear and the Front HD camera for video calls and self portraits.

Encore 2 Write tablet will be running the Windows 8.1 OS and will be heading out to the public on January 11th. The devices would be made available on both Microsoft Stores as well as in Toshiba outlets. The 8-inch version is priced at $350, while the bigger 10-inch one would be costing $500.

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