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Linx EM-I8270 7 inch Tablet (1.83 GHz Intel Atom Z3735G Quad-Core Processor, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, Camera, WLAN, BT, Windows 8.1) - Black
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- 1280 x 800 IPS display offers a bright and detailed display
- Quad-core Intel Atom processor for faster, more efficient browsing and usability
- Connectivity - features Bluetooth giving you the freedom to share pictures and music quicker and with ease
- Portable and lightweight design
- Office 365 Personal subscription included, plus an extra install for another device
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|Processor (CPU) Speed||1.83 GHz||1.92 GHz||1,330 MHz||1.92 GHz||—||1.9 GHz|
|Display Size||7 inches||10 inches||8 inches||25.65 cm||10 inches||10.1 inches|
|Hard Disk Size||32 GB||64 GB||32 GB||64 GB||32 GB||64 GB|
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|Item Weight||280 grams||0.69 kg||0.75 kg||—||0.68 kg||0.52 kg|
|Memory Storage Capacity||64 GB||—||32 GB||4 GB||32 GB||—|
|Operating System||Windows 8||Windows 10 Home||windows 10||Windows 10 Pro||WINDOWS 10||Windows 10|
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Linx 7 - all the Good Stuff. Always with you
The Linx 7 is a perfect sized tablet to stay entertained, connected and informed from almost anywhere.
Ultra-portable, the Linx 7 combines a simple and lightweight design, a touch-optimised Windows experience and powerful Quad-Core processor to bring fun and productivity together on a beautiful, bright display.
Get more done with the included 12 month subscription to Office 365 Personal and discover a world of apps in the Windows Store to share, play, create, interact and enjoy. Being Windows-based, there are a range of family safety features available to keep you safe while online.
Windows 8.1 - Make it Yours
Photos, news from friends, your favorite apps and sites - put what's most important to you right on your Start screen. Choose your colours and move stuff around until it's just the way you like it.
Multitask with apps
Windows 8.1 lets you work the way you want, moving easily from one thing to another by multitasking on any Windows PC or tablet. Pull up a Wikipedia article to settle a debate with the friend you're on Skype with. Or play a music video while polishing your college essay. Depending on your screen size, you can see up to four apps at once.
Search once, go anywhere
Bing Smart Search gives you results from your PC, your apps, and the web. Results are in a clean, graphical view so you can quickly get to what you're looking for. (Certain features unavailable in some regions)
Your Windows, everywhere
Your Windows goes wherever you go. Use your Microsoft account to sign in to any of your devices running Windows 8.1, and you'll see the same layout, apps, and settings. Signing in Microsoft Account (which is simply an email address and password of your choice) also gives you access to a world of apps from the Windows Store, and lets you save, view, and edit your documents and photos online with OneDrive.
Your files are always with you
OneDrive is free online storage that's built into Windows 8.1. Save documents, photos, and other files to OneDrive automatically, and get to them anytime, from any of your PCs or devices. And you can use OneDrive to protect your files if something happens to your PC. You can also use OneDrive to share and collaborate with others, and see your stuff on mobile and non-Windows devices.
Open the Windows Store right from your Start screen to browse and download apps for cooking, photos, sports, news, and a lot more - many of them free. Sort by price, rating, and category, and find old favourites and hot new apps.
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While I was impressed that she was interested in getting one, I was also mildly perturbed as I knew that I - the IT guy of the family - would no doubt have to shoulder the avalanche of questions and solve the inevitable flow of 'problems' that she would no doubt have with any computer that she purchased.
My first task was, of course, to find one for her that wasn't too big or heavy. She initially wanted an iPad, but since I'm no fan of the fruity technology company I decided that something Windows-based (and undoubtedly cheaper) would probably suit her better. There was also the fact that she already had an Android smartphone, so having another purely touch-based device would no doubt serve to confuse her, so I set out on a search for something that would suit her. While searching, I found a few possible candidates, but I kept coming back to this nifty-looking Linx machine. To cut a long story short, I shown her my Surface Pro 3 and said that this Linx machine would be very similar in terms of design and function. She liked the look of it, so I ordered one for her.
Without further ado, let's do a breakdown of what I think of this little thing...
>>>What's in the box?
The Linx 12x64 arrives in a surprisingly premium looking box, and once it's opened you'll find the device, its charging adapter, cable and a set of instructions. It also comes supplied with a screen protector of some sort, but I reckon that it's a tad superfluous as the keyboard folds flat against and covers the screen.
Well, there's no doubt about it - the Linx 12x64 is most certainly a bargain-basement copy of a Microsoft Surface Pro, as I hoped and expected it would be. There are a couple of notable differences, though; the screen is a 16:9 ratio widescreen rather than the 3:2 ratio of the Surface Pro, and the materials used are naturally not as premium. That's not to say that the Linx feels cheap, though - in fact, I was quite surprised by how nice it felt considering the cost. The bezels and rear of the device are clad in glossy black plastic, and on the rear of it you'll find a metal (aluminium, I think) kickstand which is infinitely adjustable and folds flat against the rear of the device when not in use. It's not a heavy gadget, but it has a solid feeling to it and is just about the right weight to make it feel more premium than it actually is.
Much like the premium device which the Linx is valiantly attempting to emulate, its keyboard can be detached to transform it into a tablet. It's simple to detach its keyboard, but it doesn't attach with the same level of magnetic positivity as a Surface Pro one and can actually be a little fiddly to get connected properly again. There's also a small bugbear for me in the fact that there's no way to raise the typing angle of its keyboard, so it will always stay flat against the surface that it's sat upon.
The good news, however, is that the keyboard is actually quite nice to type on - the keys themselves have a fairly positive action to them and I was able to type 'the quick brown fox' over and over several times without too much practise. When it comes to the touchpad below the keyboard, there's some less pleasant news; it's a bit on the small side of things and I unfortunately find it rather frustrating to use. It seems awfully sensitive to gesture commands, so I find that I'm constantly zooming in and out of web pages and minimising windows accidentally with it, so thank goodness for that touchscreen!
Talking of the screen, the Linx 12x64 has a 12.5" Full-HD (1920x1080) LCD panel, which is fairly bright, sharp and colourful and should satisfy most people. Naturally, it pales in comparison to the gorgeous displays on Surface Pros, but at this price you really can't complain. It's a full touchscreen too and responds well to touch commands.
Fact: You'll never buy a laptop based on its sound quality - and in the case of the 12x64, you DEFINITELY won't be buying one for its sound quality. To use a crude and immature description, it sounds akin to a gnat farting through tissue paper. Truly awful. The 12x64 does have built-in bluetooth however, so you could invest in a cheap bluetooth speaker for audio duties.
This is a bit more of a mixed bag, unfortunately. When doing basic tasks such as web browsing, word processing and checking emails, the 12x64 can feel pretty zippy at times - it's 'Cherry Trail' Intel Atom CPU and 4Gb of RAM deal nicely with those sorts of tasks and it's possible to stream Netflix and iPlayer on it with no problems, which should please the mother in law.
If asked to do anything remotely more demanding however, you'll encounter the horrific bottleneck caused by its eMMC-based storage, which sadly represents the Achille's Heel of this device. I first encountered this when I decided to install BitDefender Antivirus on it; something which would normally take a few seconds on most PCs - but on the 12x64 it took several minutes. With SSD prices dropping like a stone, I don't see why they couldn't have whacked a 64Gb SSD into it instead and raised the price a little, because that eMMC nearly cripples the device. I should add that it doesn't make it unusable, though - it just means that you'll need to exercise more patience than you would normally.
Unlike a normal 'proper' laptop, you won't find a bristling array of ports on this device. You get one USB 3.0 port and a mini-HDMI out, which is actually fine. In addition to that, there's a Micro-SD card slot for expanding its storage should you desire more of it and I think there's also a 3.5mm audio-out jack. In terms of Wireless connectivity, it's got full WiFi capabilities, including Bluetooth.
I have to say that I'm actually quite impressed with this little thing! For under £300, you get a full Windows 10 device with a Surface Pro-like design and flexibility, which is constructed from surprisingly premium-feeling materials to the point that you could probably convince people that it cost considerably more.
There are no doubt that it has some issues, with its eMMC storage being the biggest detractor from what could be an awesome device, as it does make a serious dent in what could be a zippy little machine. Bearing in mind the cost however, it's a compromise worth taking, and if you're looking for a basic machine to browse the web, read your emails or write documents on, this should suit your bill perfectly.
In the search bar, bottom left of the screen type performance
Best match will say: adjust the appearance and performance of windows (Control panel) click this
You will then have 3 options
Let windows choose
Best performance ( Click this option, it will speed your computer and make the performance better)
I've been using mine for about 3 weeks and so far it's performed well when using email, the internet, watching a TV series etc. The sound isn't as good, there's less depth (which is to be expected for a £200 laptop/tablet), but it's ok and it's simple enough to link to a Bluetooth speaker etc. I've also played a 4K movie and the picture was surprisingly good.
If you're an average user looking for a budget laptop for every day use, then I'd certainly consider one of these, and you get the flexibility of using it as a tablet too.
The best bits: - The price! At £200 this device has exceeded my expectations and my whole family are happy with it. The battery seems to last well, I've surfed the web for hours, watched videos etc and the battery is never less than half full. On average use I think you'd get 5-6 hours from it, maybe more. The picture quality is good and it functions equally as well as a laptop or tablet. It's lightweight and will now be going on holiday with me instead of my heavy 10" tablet! It's also much cooler and quieter than my old laptop is. Bluetooth devices can be connected easily, so a keyboard, mouse, speakers etc are all optional extras. It also reads from my portable HDD (no mains cable) through the USB 3.0 port, which my tablet doesn't do!
The minor downsides: - The keyboard isn't as robust as others, but it's still functional and comfortable. There's no 'page up' or 'page down' keys. The stand feels a little flimsy too, so possibly not good if you will use it a lot. And I'd recommend buying a neoprene wallet to store it in. It's a bit slower to charge, but the charger is a micro USB cable not a mains cable, so it's expected really.
Top tips: - Check the device you buy has an 'activated' version of Windows on it. Mine came with the free version and the seller refused to answer my emails when I asked questions! The Linx product info says it will only take a 128gb microSD card, but I'm using a 256gb card with no problems and I've used FAT32 and NTFS file systems, this has greatly expanded the storage space for this device. A 256gb card cost me around £25 on Amazon.