With Windows 10 out in the world now, it only makes sense that manufacturers would start shipping devices with the newest from Redmond pre-installed. Toshiba is kicking the party off with a pair of new convertible tablets, and an update to its 15-inch laptop line.
The new Encore 10 is a standard Windows tablet, while the Encore 10K has a detachable keyboard for convertivle use. They both expand the Encore line to a larger 10.1-inch IPS display. They’re also light, weighing just 1.3 pounds on their own, and 2.6 with the keyboard attached. Both tablets are packed with 1080p displays and 10-point multi-touch. They’re powered by Intel Atom x5 quad-core processors, which have a low power requirements. That means the Encore 10 runs for seven hours on a single charge, and the 10K goes for 11 hours — with the extra battery in the detachable keyboard.
The Tecra A50 is on the receiving end of a hardware update as well, with Toshiba replacing the fourth generation Intel chips with new fifth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs. Other than that, the 15.6-inch laptop still sports a number of HD and Full HD display options, full-sized keyboard, and a quoted eight hours of battery life. Toshiba says the A50 will be offered with choices in operating system, likely Windows 10 and 8.1, but whether that still includes Windows 7 remains to be seen.
In addition to the new selection of products coming off the line running Windows 10, a swath of Toshiba’s other computers have also been updated to include the newest OS as an option. Of course, you can still pick up PCs with 8.1 on them, and you’ll get the update to 10 free if you update by July 29, 2016.
The newly announced Toshibas are intended for business and educational use, but are likely to see a consumer release as well. They’re exactly the sort of products people will be looking for in their quest to upgrade to Windows 10. The Encore 10 and 10K will be available in mid September for $299 and $479 respectively, with a $100 option to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The Tecra A50 will hit shelves in August, and the three models will range between $729 and $799.
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