The final high profile technology fair of the year, IFA 2014 is just about to kick off, and product announcements are coming in fast. Toshiba Encore Mini being one of the first.

This remarkable new Windows 8.1 tablet was first announced by Microsoft as the Toshiba Encore 7 at Computex 2014 earlier this year, but now the hardware giant has opted for a new moniker and made this remarkable new device official.

Remarkable in the sense that it can be yours for just $119 — or €90 if you are in the Old Continent.

The highly affordable price tag means that premium hardware is not to be expected. It comes with a 7-inch display that offers a meager resolution of just 1024 x 600, though an Intel Atom quad-core CPU powers it in partnership with 1GB of RAM.

A handy 16GB of storage is available, which can further be bolstered via the expandable microSD card slot. Two cameras, a microUSB 2.0 port, WiFi 802.11n complete the package.

But the defining factor remains the price, which makes it the most inexpensive Windows 8.1 tablets on the market from a brand vendor. HP is also planning to launch a $199 device, and you can also find $99 Windows powered tablets if you look really hard.

We might even see more such unveils when IFA 2014 starts in Berlin on September 5.

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  1. What is the market demand for these tablets? It seems like at this point, it’s better to just get a smartphone if you can’t afford a nice tablet. And if you can afford a nice tablet, you’ll splurge instead of buying this. I just can’t imagine the market demand is too high.

    • Really solid point. I too wonder what kind of a market there is for tablets of this size and price. It almost just seem like a total waste to me.

  2. I tried with a 7″ tablet and never liked it. 10″ is perfect for me.

  3. The article says the tablet has a screen resolution of 1,024 x 600. That is not enough to run Metro apps, which require a height of 768 pixels minimum. So clearly it must be using downscaling from (say) 1,280 x 800 to 1,024 x 600, which means that the image will not be very sharp, and the aspect ratio will not quite be 1:1. This is disappointing. I am surprised Microsoft has allowed it.

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