Ever since Microsoft made Windows 8 free to license for devices under 9-inches earlier this year, we’ve seen a large numberof devices, particularly from low-budget OEM’s, begin to flood the market. Following its debut earlier this year at Computex Taiwan, the Linx 7 is one of the most affordable Windows tablets available and goes on sale in the UK today for about £80.
Actually, you can get the tablet for as little as £50 pounds, as the website it’s selling on offers you up to £30 on your purchase, if you have an existing tablet to trade. For that price, you get a Windows 8.1 tablet with a 7-inch 1280x800 display, a quad-core Intel Bay Trail processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (expandable via MicroSD), a 3500mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and two 2MP camera’s on the front and rear of the device.
As an added bonus, you get a 1 year Office 365 Personal subscription thrown in so you can be productive right out of the box. If the Linx 7 wasn’t a good deal already, it surely is now. Linx also offers 8-inch and 10-inch variants of the tablet. The 8-inch version features a larger screen and battery while the 10-inch version also doubles the RAM and battery capacity and features a HDMI port.
There will be more low-budget tablets coming out from some of the smaller OEM’s putting real pressure on the larger OEM’s to lower prices and innovate. Competition truly is a beautiful thing.
Interested in a device like this that would make a great companion device to your desktop PC, or serve as a book reader, or maybe as a device to keep the kids distracted? You can pre-order the Linx 7 right now over at EBuyer.com by clicking on the VIA link below, with deliveries expected come November 3rd.