Intel has previously promised that the CPU will also mean half the power requirements and a 50-60% improvement in performance over its Clover Trail chip, which featured in the only other 8-inch Windows slate on the market, Acer's Iconia W3.
Though the Encore matches the W3's 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, Toshiba has pointed out that it uses a new type of TFT IPS display technology called HFFS to provide "wide viewing angles" after the W3's poor display was widely panned for providing more-than-lacklustre viewing angles.
Other features include an 8MP camera, stereo speakers, InstantGo to receive updates while in sleep mode and a range of sensors that include a gyroscope, accelerometer and GPS.
Toshiba is pitching the Encore as a consumer and corporate device thanks to dual microphones and an integrated 2MP front camera geared toward Skype use.
The inclusion of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 will also lend the tablet some productivity chops, though there's no sign of a keyboard accessory, so it may be a case of relying on third-party Bluetooth accessories.
The Encore is set to arrive with 32GB of storage and features connectivity options in the form of a Micro USB 2.0 port, Micro HDMI and microSDTM to extend storage by 32GB. Wireless connectivity is present in the form of dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi.
The Toshiba Encore release date is set for November, with pricing at $329.99 (around £211, or AU$361), undercutting Acer's Iconia W3 by some way.
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