Linx 1010B 10.1 Inch Black Tablet Intel Atom Z3735F Quad Core, 32GB, 2GB Ram, Windows 10 with Keyboard Bundle £119.99 @ Amazon
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Linx 1010B 10.1 Inch Black Tablet Intel Atom Z3735F Quad Core, 32GB, 2GB Ram, Windows 10 with Keyboard Bundle £119.99 @ Amazon

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Found 25th Nov 2015
With the included keyboard dock, the Linx 1010 transforms seamlessly between a productive laptop and a versatile tablet, perfect for entertainment and portability
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Awaiting owners experience... Would be great to here daughter wants a laptab for Xmas..
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mxer450

Awaiting owners experience... Would be great to here daughter wants a … Awaiting owners experience... Would be great to here daughter wants a laptab for Xmas..


And you want to disappoint her by getting this instead. I like your style
Does it come with office 365?
SoupDragon1

Does it come with office 365?


Features " Office Mobile has already been installed on your Linx 1010 and it’s yours for life, so you can start getting things done immediately. "

Note one review " The tablet comes with Windows 8 but beware it does not include the year's free Office 365 despite what the description says" So a mixed batch of reviews regarding Windows 10 & Office!!! Would be good to know exactly what is included...

Edited by: "Trax" 25th Nov 2015
SoupDragon1

Does it come with office 365?



This would suggest not.

http://www.linxtablet.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=1389

This time last year the Linx 10 was a bargain but a year on it has not changed enough to make it look as good.
Shengis

And you want to disappoint her by getting this instead. I like your style … And you want to disappoint her by getting this instead. I like your style



So are/were you an owner and care to enlighten us further on the specifics of your experience?
reddit

This would suggest … This would suggest not.http://www.linxtablet.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=1389This time last year the Linx 10 was a bargain but a year on it has not changed enough to make it look as good.



This comes with the full apps pre installed so no expiry after 12 months, I believe.

Also, this is the 1010, so whilst it's not a massive difference in specs, it's not the same Linx 10 as a year ago.
Red hot, bargain
60 x 1 star reviews
463 x 5 star reviews

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The office deal had expired.
Don't upgrade to Win 10
Gets hot & last nor more than 90 mins

This would be a great Christmas present for someone I know.

Anyone actually got one of these and can comment?

Bought this for a christmas present 2 weeks a go at £179.99 oO just been onto amazon and they have refunded the difference i cant say if its any good because its still unopened
If you paid £179.99 then they are misleading with the saving as they staying it was £199. I also would like to know if this is a good Item
youcantbeserious

60 x 1 star reviews463 x 5 star reviewsComments The office deal had … 60 x 1 star reviews463 x 5 star reviewsComments The office deal had expired.Don't upgrade to Win 10Gets hot & last nor more than 90 minsThis would be a great Christmas present for someone I know.Anyone actually got one of these and can comment?



The reviews are amalgamated across the old version, 8 inch etc so impossible to get clear picture. Better to search on here through previous deals.
Still the same cou as the previous model - would have been good if they'd updated it to the one in the current surface. And I hope they've improved the Bluetooth/wifi chip - on previous models the wifi speed would drop massively if you used Bluetooth at the same time. Which was annoying when I was hoping to use my linx 7 for steam home streaming
So far as I am aware this is the same processor as the linx 10- which is the same as in the linx 8 which I have - and it struggles, sure there will be people who will say I'm wrong and that it's fine but I think that depends what your expectations are and what you want to use it for. For browsing the internet, email and Microsoft word this will probably be fine (albeit a little slow), but given its weight and price that's acceptable I'd argue.
But if the usage needs Microsoft Excel spreadsheets with any complexity or presentations in Powerpoint etc then I would be inclined to look elsewhere for something with more performance (cpu, memory etc).
You're not getting £300 (entry level) laptop for £119.99.
Edited by: "45ure" 25th Nov 2015
I got one of these on ebay for £110 a couple of weeks ago. I had to have the keyboard replaced because the track pad didn't work on one side. I got the replacement keyboard the next day when they collected mine.
As for performance. It runs quite well considering the specs. I can have 6 chrome tabs open and full word and PowerPoint. The cameras are dreadful but who uses them anyway.
The build quality is not too bad, and the screen is quite good as well.
It is actually quite good for the price.
I use excel on my previous model Linx 10, it goes quite nicely on it having said that I'm not throwing huge spreadsheets around with hundreds of formulae in it like I used to use but relatively simple spreadsheets in do well. Same with PowerPoint presentations does chug a bit if you load them up with transitions like the school kids do in their IT lessons lol.

Anyway you've got to bear in mind its a £100 tablet, its not a laptop so its going to have a weaker CPU theres no active cooling unlike a laptop, if you need raw horsepower then you need æ laptop. Right tool, right job!!
get my vote.....!! good spot oP
I have one and it freezes a lot, and struggles on Chrome with more than 4 tabs open, if the tabs have videos playing (dont ask) particularly in HD it just cant handle it.
2GB RAM should be enough for an Android tablet since it uses less resources, but on Windows performance takes a big hit.
My Linx 10 (original version) replaced a netbook. Less weight, longer battery life but similar (not so great) performance. But for a portable Windows solution it has worked fine.
Does the keyboard 'attach' to the tablet to give screen protection when not in use?
SandLake

Does the keyboard 'attach' to the tablet to give screen protection when … Does the keyboard 'attach' to the tablet to give screen protection when not in use?



Yes, it does. The tablet fully closes with the keyboard attached to provide protection for the screen.
how does this compare with the Asus t100taf that was posted the other day? confused to what to give son for Xmas pressie. I did buy the Asus, but not sure if I should get this instead and return the Asus? help please.
geekonthepc

My review is here for those interested … My review is here for those interested http://www.geekonthepc.com/2015/09/22/linx-1010-review-best-windows-10-tablet-on-the-market-right-now/


Thanks, I've bookmarked your website for future reviews.
@geekonthepc How is the PDF rendering performance on the Linx?
I've just bought the 1010 from Currys for £129, plus you have to sent off for the keyboard, so I've ordered this and will send the Currys one back. Great find.

It's for the mother in law, so it will suit her fine!

Have some heat!
jacki10

how does this compare with the Asus t100taf that was posted the other … how does this compare with the Asus t100taf that was posted the other day? confused to what to give son for Xmas pressie. I did buy the Asus, but not sure if I should get this instead and return the Asus? help please.


I did the same - I'm going to return the Asus - this has same processor, but comes with Windows 10 installed so that is one less thing to hassle with - it also has two usb ports and you can charge it at the same time and its £30 cheaper which will buy a case and an SD card to increase the storage.
everydayisxmas12

I did the same - I'm going to return the Asus - this has same processor, … I did the same - I'm going to return the Asus - this has same processor, but comes with Windows 10 installed so that is one less thing to hassle with - it also has two usb ports and you can charge it at the same time and its £30 cheaper which will buy a case and an SD card to increase the storage.


I've got a 64gb in mine and use it as the default save drive
How does this compare to the HP Stream 11 r001na - It's £145 on the HP store?store.hp.com/UKS…NTB
Siygess

@geekonthepc How is the PDF rendering performance on the Linx?



Perfectly reasonable, particularly in portrait mode. Obviously it's not the highest resolution in the world but perfectly readable for most PDF text. Pinch to zoom works really well too.
The 1280 x 800 screen resolution is a little underwhelming and the cameras are poor but looks like a decent deal and £20 cheaper than at Currys/PC World where you have to claim your free keyboard and wait for delivery.
Thanks. To be fair, I realised my ageing (and pretty heavy) XPS 13 had pretty much the same resolution but stretched out to an even bigger screen so I don't think I'm going to notice the resolution issue too much. Just as long as it can handle 20mb PDFs without choking too much, it seems like a good deal
I'm stuck between this and a convertible laptop for £350, Ideally I want something half way between, only being able to deal with 4-6 tabs at a time is pretty regressive for me, but the price is excellent.
geekonthepc ..your review doesn't state the screen size 8 , 10 , 12in ?
My 6 year old loves his tablet - he is wanting to upload on to you tube would this work seems perfect for what he needs but Im rubbish with technology?

Any advice would be grately appriciated

Thanks
everydayisxmas12

I did the same - I'm going to return the Asus - this has same processor, … I did the same - I'm going to return the Asus - this has same processor, but comes with Windows 10 installed so that is one less thing to hassle with - it also has two usb ports and you can charge it at the same time and its £30 cheaper which will buy a case and an SD card to increase the storage.



Asus t100 was slightly faster on CPU front.
My wife has one of these. For day-to-day browsing and office usage, it's more than capable. At this price, with the free keyboard dock, it's ridiculous value for money. You're getting a full Windows tablet PC with a keyboard and expandable storage for less than the price of a non-Retina refurb iPad Mini 1st Gen.

Windows 10 is very smooth on this. Chrome is also fine, although that can be a resource hog on my Surface 3, let alone this. The 2Gb RAM in the Linx surely helps - many of these tablets around the £150-£200 mark are still hobbled with 1Gb.

I recommend using the Edge browser for day-to-day surfing. Import your Chrome bookmarks and you're good to go (you can even use this open source program to block ads if needed: http://www.edgeadblock.com/). Chrome can be on your device when you need it; the rest of the time, use Edge. It's noticeably zippier and saves battery life. I've tried streaming video from YouTube, iPlayer etc - all fine. For native Windows touch apps, Hyper for YouTube and the official NOW TV app are great. For everything else, just pin a tile to the Start menu from Edge for quick access.

The keyboard dock is really, really good. Excellent key action and very solidly built. The device clicks in like an Asus Transformer but without the fiddly latches - this just has guides and strong magnet. The trackpad is a bit 'meh', but at least it's there. Again, my Surface trackpad is nothing to write home about either. The keyboard dock is pretty heavy to compensate for the weight of the screen tipping back and will double the weight of the device, but that's true of almost any keyboard case for any tablet.

Office 365 is NOT included - the Office Mobile apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote) are preinstalled but can be installed free from the Windows Store anyway. For most people, they are surprisingly capable and on par with the iOS and Android apps. They are very well touch-optimised and also take up hardly any room.

Don't forget this also has a micro HDMI port, so you can happily screen mirror/extend or even run your Sky Go app on a bigger screen (Sky can't disable it for an HDMI port as it must be usable for a monitor).

For a folio case, I recommend the official Targus one (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B015MKEK9Y). Ignore the bad reviews, people are trying to put the wrong tablet in it! My wife's 1010B fits perfectly and it's very well protected. She also has a Leuchterm loop (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002CWMAPW) and slim Wacom Bamboo stylus (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0050OFF42) to stab at the desktop legacy apps more comfortably - works very well. Any cheapo stylus is fine, but this one is quite grippy and fits perfectly in the pen loop.

In short, this is a real bargain. Be realistic about it and you won't be disappointed.
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My Linx 10 from last year is excellent, really very good as a travel PC.
This 1010 version appears to be much much better. I'm almost tempted, but I just know if I buy this now, then Staples will come out with another Christmas deal on it ......
GwanGy

geekonthepc ..your review doesn't state the screen size 8 , 10 , 12in ?


Fair point I'll make that more clear.
Hi, I was planning to get this for my college work for assignments. can any one give their opinions and whether I should get this. Thanks
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