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73
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Encore is a jack-of-all-trades, and master of none; while there are few things it does badly, it's not so good in any one area that you'd choose it over other small Windows tablets.

Pros
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Bright display
  • Includes a micro-HDMI port -- a rarity on 8-inch Windows tablets
Cons
  • No clear edge over the competition
  • Finicky hardware buttons
  • Terrible rear camera
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Scores

Engadget

73
 

User Reviews

90
sambartle
A great tablet, at a fantastic price, with unexpected performance.The screen...read more
90
owlman
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
70
bubica1992
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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68
Average Critic Score

Portability (size / weight)

63
 

Speed and features

60
 

Display

65
 

Durability

80
 

Battery life

71
 

Expandability

75
 

Design and form factor

67
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
81

Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

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User

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90
 
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Engadget

89
 

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86
 

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80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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