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Excellent offer coming to Sainsbury's tomorrow - the Linx 10" tablet for £100!

It's a full Windows 10 tablet PC with 16Gb memory and has expandable storage. 2Gb RAM so it's your one-stop for listening to music, watching movies / TV shows and browsing the internet, as well as, productivity through Office.

Has good reviews online too

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/get-ideas/black-friday



This is the "Linx Light 10" which seems to be a cut-down version of the Linx 10, with 16GB internal memory, and (allegedly) sold in Sainsburys only.

See Post #8.
- louiselouise
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#1
Didn't this same tablet just get serious heat for being £120??
#2
seems a good deal to me - are we missing something here?
#3
I'm sure the one from Amazon came with 32GB of storage
#4
dotsource
I'm sure the one from Amazon came with 32GB of storage

Yep, and a keyboard!! It was £20 more though (_;)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/linx-1010b-10-1-inch-black-tablet-intel-atom-z3735f-quad-core-32gb-2gb-ram-windows-2331162
#5
What about backup USB. This tablet is at PC World for £139.99 Plus an extra £45 if you have the system backup USB made. Is it wise not to have backup?
#6
Think Sainsburys should double-check: http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/wcassets/key_events/black_friday_2015/linx_tablet_847x300.jpg

Says it's 16GB (?) internal memory and the picture suggests it has a Celeron processor.
#7
Don't be fooled by this all. Just went in and the packaging reads Linx Light 10- light meaning only 16 gb storage and God knows what else has been cut. This is not the same as the Linx 10 advertised elsewhere but exclusive to sainsburys. It's a cut down ver for them.
#8
meleeblub
Don't be fooled by this all. Just went in and the packaging reads Linx Light 10- light meaning only 16 gb storage and God knows what else has been cut. This is not the same as the Linx 10 advertised elsewhere but exclusive to sainsburys. It's a cut down ver for them.
I read the Linxtablet forum quite regularly and haven't seen this mentioned, but sure enough....

http://www.product-reviews.net/2015/11/25/linx-light-10-inch-2gb-and-16gb-specs-confusion/

"....some of you out there that have seem the Linx 2GB 16 10″ being spoken about, and are uncertain about what this model actually is.

After some initial digging, we can tell you that this is the Linx Light 10 is a budget Windows tablet, which comes with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. Please do not let the limited storage put you off, as you can increase this with a microSD card slot.

...there does not seem to be any Linx Light 10 reviews out there, or any information at all come to that. However, we do know that Sainsbury’s will be selling this tablet in a couple of days time, and so maybe it might be exclusive to them."

...the official Linx website shows there to only be one 10-inch tablet model, which comes with double the storage, so 32GB instead of 16GB.


Photo from Gumtree: https://ssli.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/z/rI8AAOSwp5JWWCZL/$_86.JPGAnother Edit: This model is known as the Linx Light 10, 1010L.

Edited By: louiselouise on Jan 06, 2016 15:47: a
#9
Review of the Linx Light 10 here (thanks to member atkinchris): http://linxtablet.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=1450

"It's identical to the 1010B in appearance, specifications and performance - the single notable difference being the 16GB internal storage, versus the 1010B's 32GB."

imgur gallery (scroll down) http://imgur.com/a/Ahkn4
#10
Re Linx 10 light apart from reduced memory , it is also light of 2 usb sockets that the Linx 1010b has. Did anyone see this on sale at £159. Display in Sainsburys as £159 crossed out, I was told by a member of staff told me that the first time they went on sale was Black Friday. So where did the £159 price come from.
#11
Re Linx 10 light apart from reduced memory , it is also light of 2 usb sockets that the Linx 1010b has. Did anyone see this on sale at £159. Display in Sainsburys as £159 crossed out, I was told by a member of staff told me that the first time they went on sale was Black Friday. So where did the £159 price come from.
#12
John680
Re Linx 10 light apart from reduced memory , it is also light of 2 usb sockets that the Linx 1010b has. Did anyone see this on sale at £159. Display in Sainsburys as £159 crossed out, I was told by a member of staff told me that the first time they went on sale was Black Friday. So where did the £159 price come from.
This photo from the imgur gallery I linked to (from atkinchris) suggest the Linx Light 10 does have USB?

http://i.imgur.com/1GyXElp.jpg
#13
I bought one on a whim, it does have 2 USB ports, it seems reasonable for the price. It doesn't multi-task well with only 2gb of RAM but it's £100.

I'm happy with it.
#14
teado, thanks for the info on the Linx light. One other thing I would like to know does it have docking point for keyboard as does the 1010b. Brought one for grandson for Christmas so don't want to open.
#15
@John680 It does have a docking port and I'm led to believe it's the same as the 1010b. I've ordered one which should arrive tomorrow so I'll let you know.

In all honesty you can buy the 1010b through Amazon with a keyboard and 32gb of storage for £149.99 so by the time you factor in buying a keyboard and micro SD card separately I think that represents better value for money.
#16
Having read all the available reviews for both the Linx 1010 32GB and the Linx light 10 16GB the fact that both are running Windows 10 apparantly significantly reduces the storage capacity. The 1010 goes down to around 17GB and the light down to just over 7GB once all set up with Windows 10 running. This is rediculous and the advertising doesn't tell you this so a case of slight misrepresentation here ?
Also the keyboard on the 1010 doesn't work in as much that the connection isn't secure and the navigation pad has a life of it's own.
The Sainsbury's issue with the offer on the light 10 is interesting. I have spoken to Sainsbury's head office and they came up with totally spurios reasons for it being on offer on Black Friday.
Basically they said it had been on sale at £159.00 from August before being reduced to £100.00 for Black Friday but no stores had it on sale before Black Friday. The 1010 was in store on sale for £159.00 and when I queried why the lesser light version was at the same price before reduction they said that the 1010 had been on sale at £220.00 and was also now reduced.
Actually I believe that the light was bought in specifically for Black Friday and was never for sale at £159.00.
There is definately something very fishy gone on here with Sainsbury's. The light 10 isn't even on the Linx web site and the general opinion is that it's exclusive to Sainsbury's.
Personally, I don't believe Sainsbury's are being honest here and it might well be case for Trading Standards to investigate.
The Sainsbury's tech person also said that Windows 10 only took up 2.6GB of the storage so howcome that eveyone else says it virtually halves it in both the 1010 and light !
It's good value but if you have to purchase an massive expansion card to get the storage back to the advertised GB why wouldn't you go for another proven brand like ASUS or Acer that doesn't have Windows 10 and has the advertised storage capacity out of the box.
pc
#17
Re pcbridgenscout, I agree with every word you say, almost word for word what I said to manager at loYcal Sainsburys. His reply was that it had been on sale at £159 before Black Friday but a member of sales staff said that it was new in for Black Friday.
#18
I've emailed Sainsbury as in hindsight I don't feel I got the bargain I was led to believe. Amazon are selling the 32gb version with the keyboard dock for £129.99. Waiting to hear back from sainsburys.
#19
I will be speaking to Trading Standards on Monday.
I have seen a review by geekonthepc.com that says the 1010 keyborad and docking has been improved over the previous 10 version so maybe it is all going to be OK.
Also I read somewhere that Windows10 on the linx doesn't support BBC i player and some other basic facilities, so what's going on there then ?
pc
I guess that the two light 10'sthat I bought will be going back to Sainsbury's at some point.
#20
I've had an initial email back from Sainsbury and they're unable to identify prices of items centrally and asked for the store I purchased it in.
#21
Sounds like a smoke screen.
The person I spoke to at Sainsbury's Head Office knew all the Black Friday prices, or was telling porkies to get rid of me.
It was a Nationwide promo. so which store doesn't matter.
Take it further and suggest to them they might like to expect Trading Standards to be getting in touch with them. That usually spurs these big boys into action. I've just had a result with Sony over a faulty TV that's only 16 months old and was out of Sony's warranty. It's being replaced next week with a new one ! ! !
We consumers have to fight for our rights.
pc
#22
They've now come back to me and said the following:

"Thanks for responding to my colleague’s Chris’ email, I hope you don’t mind me replying in his absence. I’ve used the information you’ve provided and found the price history for the Linx light tablet in the Pinhoe road store.

On the 14/11/2015 our price for this item was £159.00 and then due to the Black Friday sales it was reduced to £100.00 since this ended and the next batch was ordered in for the 03/12/2015 it has been raised back up to the price of £159.00 in our Pinhoe road store."
#23
I've also contacted Sainsbury's because I feel I was made to believe that I was getting a good deal,still waiting to hear back from them
#24
I've also contacted Sainsbury's because I feel I was made to believe that I was getting a good deal,still waiting to hear back from them
#25
Hi danxxxx, Sainsburys have never come back to me and appear to be ignoring me so I've logged it with Citizens Advice Consumer Service who liaise with Trading Standards (https://ssl.datamotion.com/form.aspx?co=3438&frm=citacomplainform&to=flare.fromforms). They have replied to me and said they feel it could be a potential 'Criminal Issue';

'Using misleading pricing may be in breach of the law. As such, the information you have provided will be passed to Trading Standards for further consideration and, if necessary, further action. Trading Standards may contact you for further information if they deem it necessary.'

I very much doubt you'll hear from them, the pricing doesn't stack up, I'm £30 out of pocket because I bought a keyboard dock for it as well.
#26
I've also contacted Sainsbury's because I feel I was made to believe that I was getting a good deal,still waiting to hear back from them
#27
Is the other difference the charge port?
#28
This is now £79.50 at Sainsburys
#29
is this 1010b?
#30
haiderinho
This is now £79.50 at Sainsburys
Is that a good deal?
#31
@ssc1 no it is the 1010l, a budget model only on sale through Sainsburys apparently at £159 originally however this is disputed, it was then on sale at a 'reduced price' of £100 (still pricey).

@mbugst18 You should be aware that there will be no room to perform any security updates as Windows 10 needs 5gb spare to update, the most I was able to clear was 4gb. The risk is minimal but you could be exposed if you do online banking etc as the fixes won't be applied to any bugs or exploits Windows 10 has.

It is a good tablet and at £80 I'd say that is fair but 16gb has it's limitations.
#32
teado
@ssc1 no it is the 1010l, a budget model only on sale through Sainsburys apparently at £159 originally however this is disputed, it was then on sale at a 'reduced price' of £100 (still pricey).
@mbugst18 You should be aware that there will be no room to perform any security updates as Windows 10 needs 5gb spare to update, the most I was able to clear was 4gb. The risk is minimal but you could be exposed if you do online banking etc as the fixes won't be applied to any bugs or exploits Windows 10 has.
It is a good tablet and at £80 I'd say that is fair but 16gb has it's limitations.

Would adding more storage help?
#33
No, I had a 64gb Micro SD card in it, Windows wouldn't allow me to use this as storage for the update. Maybe there's a trick out there but I couldn't figure it out and I work in IT.
#34
Just bought this tablet for £50 in sainsburys - same as the 1010b in every way with the exception it is only 16gb - going to buy 32gb card tomorrow - bargain?
#35
Got my Linx 10 light for 49 pounds from Sainsbury's last Friday , I now realise this is the one with 16gb, bought a memory card 32gb on offer this week, so hopefully this will be ok, those who think this will be like windows 10 on a lap top etc forget it ,I only want mine when I go away in the uk to collect emails and play games.
#36
24jlt
Got my Linx 10 light for 49 pounds from Sainsbury's last Friday , I now realise this is the one with 16gb, bought a memory card 32gb on offer this week, so hopefully this will be ok, those who think this will be like windows 10 on a lap top etc forget it ,I only want mine when I go away in the uk to collect emails and play games.

I'm not sure what you are talking about but Windows 10 on Linx Light is the same as on any other desktops or laptops, also you have extra "tablet mode" view for better navigate if it's not docked to keyboard. I got one.

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