Linx 10.1" Tablet with case and keyboard £169.99 @ Insight
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Linx 10.1" Tablet with case and keyboard £169.99 @ Insight

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Found 5th Feb 2015
Fantastic, cheap tablet with both a case and a keyboard for only £169.99 - I also got free delivery!

Also, if you just want the tablet on its own Siansbury's is selling the Linx 10" for £150

Product Description

Specification: • 10.1” IPS Touch Screen • 1280 x 800 Screen Resolution • Windows OS • Quad-Core Intel Baytrail-T Processor • 2GB System Memory • 32GB Internal Storage • Micro SD Card Slot • HDMI Output • 2.0MP Front Camera • 2.0MP Rear Camera • Wi-Fi Connectivity • Bluetooth Connectivity • 7900mAh Lithium-Ion Battery **BUNDLE INCLUDES DOCKING BASE KEYBOARD CASE**

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Great tablet. Picked it up from Staples for £80 now awaiting £50 cash back. Picture seems to be of a Surface though.

Erm it's not fantastic but it's ok.

As long as you don't use the camera it's a great tablet.

ImyR85

Great tablet. Picked it up from Staples for £80 now awaiting £50 cash b … Great tablet. Picked it up from Staples for £80 now awaiting £50 cash back. Picture seems to be of a Surface though.


i envy you !!!!!!!
I actually missed the deal just because I decided to use toilet first. and After 5 minutes, they were all gone....
still waiting for that deal to come back.

Is that the world's tiniest hand in the product photo? Makes the thing look like a 21 inch monitor!

luckylad57

Erm it's not fantastic but it's ok.



i didnt even think it was "ok" - i returned mine even when it was £80

mr321

i didnt even think it was "ok" - i returned mine even when it was £80



What was wrong with it?

Opinions vary it runs ok depends what you want to do with it I find that because everything is so small on screen due to the resolution I have to use a mouse to click accurately.You cant charge it by usb and the keyboard is crap .I use a few packages for music but sadly not a great experience on this device my fault really should have have roadtested it beforehand .Good value .I have a surface as well night and day by comparrison .At the price level though it's a good deal.Even the kids don't want to play with it they prefer apple.

OK everyone, I will explain my experience with the Linx 10 tablet but please read ALL of the post, the first one I received kept losing time but was rapidly replaced by Amazon, the second one developed a problem with intermittent lockup's so I returned it for a full refund, fortunately at about the same time I spotted the Staples £79.95 deal on here and purchased one, this one was also losing time and I mean a lot of time hours not minutes (must be a common fault), this was returned and promptly replaced by Staples, the replacement has no problems whatsoever and I also eventually got the £50.00 cash back so it ended up costing me £29.95 which is an absolute bargain, it appears they do appear to vary in quality but they are mass produced so I guess it is to be expected, my personal experience with this tablet once I got one free from any defects is impressive, very good battery life, very acceptable display, the capacitive touch screen is very responsive, I have had no problems with wireless connectivity, the speakers are average but acceptable, I never use the camera's but I'm sure they are about average quality but I never intend to use them so it's not a problem for me, also don't forget this tablet has 2GB of RAM (memory) the 7 and 8 Inch models only have 1GB of RAM (memory). I don't expect everyone to have the same view about this as I suppose at £160.00 is a different matter but if the £50.00 cash back offer is still available even at £110.00 I would have been more than happy with this tablet.
Edited by: "304092aj" 5th Feb 2015

I'm not affiliated with the website but it's worth checking out the semi-official forum for anyone who owns any Linx tablet.

linxtablet.co.uk

ImyR85

I'm not affiliated with the website but it's worth checking out the … I'm not affiliated with the website but it's worth checking out the semi-official forum for anyone who owns any Linx tablet.http://www.linxtablet.co.uk



Thank You for providing the useful link.

I have the one (Linx 10) I got from Staples for £80.

I don't think the time keeping on it is perfect as someone said, but every time it starts up it goes online and syncs the time to the internet so it is never wrong.

I've had no problems with it, and it's doing a really good job for me. It's super light, battery runs 6-7 hours, screen is superb IPS.
It runs Windows Powershell, I have installed IIS on it, plus MS SQL Server Express, it runs a web app on the IIS that uses the SQL Server database.

I bought the additional keyboard/origami case at the same time at Staples for £15, and I am pleased with that too.
I really am delighted with what I got for £80. I am going to use it until I see if the Toshiba Click Mini will get Windows 10. If it does then I will get the Tosh, otherwise I will stay with the Linx until a Windows 10 one comes along.

Edited by: "androoski" 5th Feb 2015

I have one from staples, got cashback confirmed email today so £55 all in (paid 25 to get a tablet to send back). Works great, kids love it too, would like a case/keyboard but the origami one gets mixed reviews. Screen is not as sharp as the kids 7 inch tegra notes but then they are a class tablet. To me it feels quite heavy.

Aren't all windows 7/8 devices going to get Windows 10 for free?

m1chaels

Aren't all windows 7/8 devices going to get Windows 10 for free?



These only have 32GB of onboard storage, so the Windows installation is in compressed WIM files. These WIMboot installations have to be specially prepared for each device, so it depends if Linx want to do a Windows10 WIMboot for their win8.1 tablets they have already sold.

It could run a normal Win10 but it would eat up a lot of hat storage and leave it dependent on the memory card.

androoski

I have the one (Linx 10) I got from Staples for £80.I don't think the … I have the one (Linx 10) I got from Staples for £80.I don't think the time keeping on it is perfect as someone said, but every time it starts up it goes online and syncs the time to the internet so it is never wrong. I've had no problems with it, and it's doing a really good job for me. It's super light, battery runs 6-7 hours, screen is superb IPS.It runs Windows Powershell, I have installed IIS on it, plus MS SQL Server Express, it runs a web app on the IIS that uses the SQL Server database. I bought the additional keyboard/origami case at the same time at Staples for £15, and I am pleased with that too. I really am delighted with what I got for £80. I am going to use it until I see if the Toshiba Click Mini will get Windows 10. If it does then I will get the Tosh, otherwise I will stay with the Linx until a Windows 10 one comes along.


Thanks for the win 10 info.
How are you getting on with the case/keyboard? Reviews seem to be mixed....

m1chaels

Thanks for the win 10 info.How are you getting on with the case/keyboard? … Thanks for the win 10 info.How are you getting on with the case/keyboard? Reviews seem to be mixed....



Not sure why folk complain about the keyboard, it is a touchscreen tablet that you can get a dedicated keyboard for. It is not a laptop. Try a cheap bluetooth one if you want to avoid the Linx one. I have used worse desktop keyboards without a doubt.

m1chaels

Thanks for the win 10 info.How are you getting on with the case/keyboard? … Thanks for the win 10 info.How are you getting on with the case/keyboard? Reviews seem to be mixed....



I find the keyboard is not the same quality as the £109 Surface keyboard, but very usable and excellent for the £15 paid for it.

It works through the docking port, not Bluetooth. The mousepad is very effective, though a right click is not intuitive.

The only real criticism I have for it is that it doesn't sit easily on a lap.

m1chaels

. To me it feels quite heavy.



It's 200 grams lighter than a MS Surface Pro 3 because of plastic materials.
Edited by: "androoski" 5th Feb 2015

luckylad57

Opinions vary it runs ok depends what you want to do with it I find that … Opinions vary it runs ok depends what you want to do with it I find that because everything is so small on screen due to the resolution I have to use a mouse to click accurately.You cant charge it by usb and the keyboard is crap .I use a few packages for music but sadly not a great experience on this device my fault really should have have roadtested it beforehand .Good value .I have a surface as well night and day by comparrison .At the price level though it's a good deal.Even the kids don't want to play with it they prefer apple.



This charges it up by USB:
amazon.co.uk/gp/…s00

Did you not think to increase the text size?

The keyboard is an accessory, you could have purchased a cheap bluetooth one to use. How much did the Surface cost?

For something that can play MKV files from a portable HDD, run most basic stuff that the majority of folk use it is a good purchase. The alternative is an android tablet with perhaps a better screen, but not the flexibility this has.

Yes I have one.

I was going to add the usb adapter charger point, but was beaten to it.

It's better as it is with the option.

simont_space

This charges it up by … This charges it up by USB:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00J1J0RTA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00Did you not think to increase the text size?The keyboard is an accessory, you could have purchased a cheap bluetooth one to use. How much did the Surface cost?For something that can play MKV files from a portable HDD, run most basic stuff that the majority of folk use it is a good purchase. The alternative is an android tablet with perhaps a better screen, but not the flexibility this has.Yes I have one.


They designed the keyboard case to fit for ease and carry about nicely carefully and in style right ?? NOT .Shame really the magnets hold the device whilst on it but in the case you can lose the device out the end you cant use it on your lap the design is rediculous why not just get it right in the first place?.Also it chews battery power on standy which is a pain it drains .I find that ordinary touch functions like moving the screen are good but accurate touch is a pain .like I said it's OK opinions vary.

luckylad57

They designed the keyboard case to fit for ease and carry about nicely … They designed the keyboard case to fit for ease and carry about nicely carefully and in style right ?? NOT .Shame really the magnets hold the device whilst on it but in the case you can lose the device out the end you cant use it on your lap the design is rediculous why not just get it right in the first place?.Also it chews battery power on standy which is a pain it drains .I find that ordinary touch functions like moving the screen are good but accurate touch is a pain .like I said it's OK opinions vary.



I'm not sure how to "lose the device out the end", I've just picked it up and tried to do that but I would have to be pretty careless to have the tablet come out.
Using power on standby (sleep mode) seems to be a feature of Windows rather than this specific device. It does boot quickly from internal memory so it's not a great problem to switch it right off.

I agree it's awkward for lap use, in fact all of these two piece tablets are, they don't prop up easily unless they are on a flat surface. And accurate touch again is not a problem that is unique to this Linx tablet, when you are using the standard old windows interface. It's a problem of Windows 8.1 being a hybrid touch / non touch system. When you are in the tile screens it's fine. If you have a lot of trouble with it on a Windows tablet then a stylus pen helps a lot.

The other chap's suggestion of a cheap Bluetooth keyboard is not really that helpful, as the cheap ones don't usually have the mousepad.


Edited by: "androoski" 6th Feb 2015

Does this come with an Office 365 licence ?

For anyone not wanting the case/keyboard it's £149.99 on Amazon at the moment (and Currys/PC World).
Edited by: "ceres" 6th Feb 2015

luckylad57

They designed the keyboard case to fit for ease and carry about nicely … They designed the keyboard case to fit for ease and carry about nicely carefully and in style right ?? NOT .Shame really the magnets hold the device whilst on it but in the case you can lose the device out the end you cant use it on your lap the design is rediculous why not just get it right in the first place?.Also it chews battery power on standy which is a pain it drains .I find that ordinary touch functions like moving the screen are good but accurate touch is a pain .like I said it's OK opinions vary.



If you want to use it on your lap, with a keyboard then a LAPTOP is what you need, not a tablet that has a keyboard as an accessory. Are the Surface cover/keyboards any different?

Thanks OP for the deal. How did you get free delivery? Thanks.

Original Poster

250GTO

Thanks OP for the deal. How did you get free delivery? Thanks.


When i ordered it last week, I put in my post code for a delivery quote and it came back being £0.
It allowed me to then order and not pay nothing for delivery.

I find this tablet is slated a lot for it being a windows device, and multitasking is difficult (low ram is part of the problem) - while you can't really multitask on iOS and Android. However I was playing FTL and Hearthstone on it with no problems yet.

Original Poster

250GTO

Thanks OP for the deal. How did you get free delivery? Thanks.


Although, now they seem to be charging me £3.99! I was going to order another one!

simont_space

If you want to use it on your lap, with a keyboard then a LAPTOP is what … If you want to use it on your lap, with a keyboard then a LAPTOP is what you need, not a tablet that has a keyboard as an accessory. Are the Surface cover/keyboards any different?


Totally , pricey but good plus the surface has a built in stand there's no comparison and I don't wish to draw one really it's a different animal.

Tablet is ace: zippy, smooth, big enough for normal fingers! When in touch mode, press and hold to right click.
Keyboard (un)docks and types well (direct connect, so no missed characters as with some BT keyboards) but has the build quality of a Lada - mine was warped and needs the touchpad pushed back in from time to time. Still it's only £15 or so...
The Origami thing works well, but needs a table to rest on, so forget using it on the Tube/your lap.
Edited by: "Hootwo" 6th Feb 2015

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Qwan

Although, now they seem to be charging me £3.99! I was going to order … Although, now they seem to be charging me £3.99! I was going to order another one!



Lucky u thanks for posting the deal either way.

I got mine from staples and if you expecting a tablet akin to an iPad or android device then you will be disappointed but if you want a PC in your hand then it's great - I use it for work and have no issues at all with it - would recommend it but £150 seems a bit steep

Sorry £169

Been this price for some time - got mine in November

Hootwo

Tablet is ace: zippy, smooth, big enough for normal fingers! When in … Tablet is ace: zippy, smooth, big enough for normal fingers! When in touch mode, press and hold to right click.Keyboard (un)docks and types well (direct connect, so no missed characters as with some BT keyboards) but has the build quality of a Lada - mine was warped and needs the touchpad pushed back in from time to time. Still it's only £15 or so...The Origami thing works well, but needs a table to rest on, so forget using it on the Tube/your lap.



Where did you get the official keyboard case from for £15?

I can only recommend this tablet, it's been great so far. I'm currently using it to stream Steam In Home. The only issue is the lack of ethernet but you can get a usb to ethernet adapter for around a tenner with extra ports.

if there's anyone north of Sheffield wanting one I have a spare . I got it for my daughter & it comes with an origami case. both brand new & unopened cos she wanted an android tablet instead. £150.00 pick up only..

good price

Found mine handy:
Playing Hearthstone.
Streaming, some, Steam games .
Can install Civ 5 on it!
Streaming media from my NAS.
I think it's more useful than a similar priced android tablet anyway, but YMMV.
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