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Topic # 137927 13-Dec-2013 15:05 Send private message

Just picked up one the Toshiba Encore Win 8 Tablets
Just setting up so far nice quality build about as haeavy as a full size ipad.
I like the idea it has a full win 8 on it.
off to amazon and TM to see if I can get a case for it
Oh sorry I paid $458inc gst at Noel lemmings they did a price match on HN price so I also got the flybuys




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  Reply # 951706 13-Dec-2013 15:21 Send private message

Congrats. Would be interested to hear what you think of it when you have used it a bit.

The Verge has a quick walkthrough of it here: http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/5/4696808/toshiba-encore-8-inch-windows-8-1-tablet-hands-on




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  Reply # 951708 13-Dec-2013 15:25 Send private message

The Dell was a bargain on the Microsoft store on Monday for US$199. Despite being able to order this I couldn't pay for it from the Microsoft store, several credit cards and travel cards along with eBay were all rejected as payment. :-(




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  Reply # 952154 14-Dec-2013 13:50 Send private message

sbiddle: The Dell was a bargain on the Microsoft store on Monday for US$199. Despite being able to order this I couldn't pay for it from the Microsoft store, several credit cards and travel cards along with eBay were all rejected as payment. :-(



Ahh I see why you mention it as it pretty much the same machine . Except the dell has a stylus thingy

I like stylus thingys...... :(




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  Reply # 952616 15-Dec-2013 17:43 Send private message

Hmm thats disappointing my Toshiba Encore doesnt want to switch on hhhhmmmmm will leave it plugged in overnight and if still no good
I will return to Noel lemmings for a replacement or refund




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  Reply # 952618 15-Dec-2013 17:47 Send private message

sbiddle: The Dell was a bargain on the Microsoft store on Monday for US$199. Despite being able to order this I couldn't pay for it from the Microsoft store, several credit cards and travel cards along with eBay were all rejected as payment. :-(



IIRC Microsoft deals were in-store only - no online purchase and also only 20(?) per store at that price, then a further lot at US$299.

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  Reply # 952638 15-Dec-2013 18:46 Send private message

gnfb: Hmm thats disappointing my Toshiba Encore doesnt want to switch on hhhhmmmmm will leave it plugged in overnight and if still no good
I will return to Noel lemmings for a replacement or refund


Probably just needs resetting. Read the instructions on how to restart, as probably stuck in sleep mde. My surface rt does this a lot, and I think it is due to the windows software, rather than hardware related.

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  Reply # 952655 15-Dec-2013 18:56 Send private message

mattwnz:
gnfb: Hmm thats disappointing my Toshiba Encore doesnt want to switch on hhhhmmmmm will leave it plugged in overnight and if still no good
I will return to Noel lemmings for a replacement or refund


Probably just needs resetting. Read the instructions on how to restart, as probably stuck in sleep mde. My surface rt does this a lot, and I think it is due to the windows software, rather than hardware related.


I seem to notice this too with my Asus Vivotab. After a long period in sleep mode, one click of the power button won't seem to wake the tablet up requiring me to long press the power button.






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  Reply # 952772 15-Dec-2013 22:16 Send private message

I had tried various combinations of what could be a reset or awake to no avail
then i just tried it then .....some cmination maybe depress power key with audio key ....whatever and it woke up
might just change the slep settings as I mainly only use at home these days
also look into how to do a hard reset if need be
saves me a trip to Noel's




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  Reply # 952797 15-Dec-2013 22:39 Send private message

jarledb: Congrats. Would be interested to hear what you think of it when you have used it a bit.

The Verge has a quick walkthrough of it here: http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/5/4696808/toshiba-encore-8-inch-windows-8-1-tablet-hands-on


I looked at all 4, the Toshiba, DELL, Lenovo and Acer and decided to personally buy the Dell Venue 8 Pro for myself, they are all pretty similar though

it was the right combination of fit & finish, price, slimness, rubberised feel to the casing

Really neat little machine, especially when you delete the recovery partition, or move it onto a USB key and put another 64GB microSD card in the tablet

Speed with the Baytrail is pretty impressive.  As is the Miracast wireless display.  DELL also have a neat magnetic keyboard coming out in January as well

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  Reply # 952858 16-Dec-2013 08:11 Send private message

sbiddle: The Dell was a bargain on the Microsoft store on Monday for US$199. Despite being able to order this I couldn't pay for it from the Microsoft store, several credit cards and travel cards along with eBay were all rejected as payment. :-(



PayPal works. I used my YouShop address today to buy 12 months Xbox Music Pass for $50 from US Microsoft Store. You need to close your browser window if you are going to try and pay with PayPal during same browsing session when your credit card payments failed directly via the Microsoft Store.




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  Reply # 952898 16-Dec-2013 09:25 Send private message

Hi all, I have just bought an encore 8 32gb. It is a very nice tablet, but i seem to have an uneven backlight? its ok at the end where the toshiba logo is, but about 3cm from the opposite end of the display it starts to fade and get darker to the point of about 30% darker at the edge of the screen. do I have a faulty one? or is everyone elses similar. its more noticeable on light colored screens such as googles home page. could someone else just check theres to see if its the same please. thanks.



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  Reply # 953170 16-Dec-2013 16:48 Send private message

jay125jay: Hi all, I have just bought an encore 8 32gb. It is a very nice tablet, but i seem to have an uneven backlight? its ok at the end where the toshiba logo is, but about 3cm from the opposite end of the display it starts to fade and get darker to the point of about 30% darker at the edge of the screen. do I have a faulty one? or is everyone elses similar. its more noticeable on light colored screens such as googles home page. could someone else just check theres to see if its the same please. thanks.


Are you having any issue turning unit back on after a long (2-4 ) hours ?

Same problem as yesaterday I cant switch the unit back on

IAnd I dont see why i have to try and solve the de vinci code each time I want t switch unit on!!




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  Reply # 953177 16-Dec-2013 17:02 Send private message

Ok I bothered to phone Toshiba
answer hold power and windows key for 20secs for reset




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  Reply # 953212 16-Dec-2013 18:00 Send private message

gnfb: Ok I bothered to phone Toshiba
answer hold power and windows key for 20secs for reset


That is a similar solution for the surface. I presume it is a windows 8 thing, so perhaps a future update may fix it? But it is not like an ipad, where you just press the button and it switches on automatically every time without delay. I am guessing windows 8 has a far bigger footprint that IOS,, which is more lightweight and responsive.

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  Reply # 953216 16-Dec-2013 18:20 Send private message

most consumer electronics "reboots or resets" itself by holding down the power button

Surface does too

I don't have a Toshiba Encore here, but its interesting they require the power and windows keys together

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