If you were looking for a Windows-powered tablet under a $200 pricepoint, you may want to check out what E FUN has just announced. The company has showcased Nextbook, a two-in-one Windows tablet hybrid sporting a 10.1-inch screen. The company claims that this is the cheapest 10.1-inch Windows tablet in the market available today.
It’s a pretty impressive tablet featuring reasonably good hardware specs for its price range. The Netbook comes with a 10.1-inch tablet IPS screen with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800. It supports multi-touch and expanded viewing angles. Underneath the device sits a quad-core Intel Atom processor 1.83 GHz paired with 1 GB of RAM. It has 32-GB internal memory, but you can add another 64GB storage to the device via a microSD card. On the connectivity front, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, and Wifi 802.11 b/g/n. It also comes with a micro USB port, a mini HDMI port and an audio jack. There is a 6,000 mAh battery to power up the device. On the camera side, there is a front camera and a 2-megapixel camera at the rear.
If that wasn’t enough of a good deal, you also get a year long subscription to Office 365 Personal, and 1TB of storage for Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud service. Additionally, you also get 60 minutes of free video calls on Skype. The device also comes pre-loaded with Nook for Windows 8 application.
“We are excited to expand our product portfolio with our first Windows tablet,” said Jason Liszewski, managing director and vice president of sales at E FUN. “Our collaboration with Microsoft and Intel was the next logical step in the evolution of the company and brand. It has been a pleasure working with them on the development of a tablet that offers tremendous value to professionals, students and casual users.”
The Windows 8.1 powered hybrid computer comes with a detachable keyboard; it will become available at retail for $179 this mid-November — stores include Walmart, and Walmart.com (preorders beginning Oct 23), and in December at SamsClub.com, the company announced.Further reading: Netbook, Windows, Windows 8.1, Windows Tablet