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Linx 12X64 12.5"-inch Tablet with Detachable Keyboard Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Quad Core, 4GB RAM, 64GB, Win 10 for £129.97 delivered @ Amazon
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Linx 12X64 12.5"-inch Tablet with Detachable Keyboard Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Quad Core, 4GB RAM, 64GB, Win 10 for £129.97 delivered @ Amazon

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The big screen. In your hands. With a seamless combination of performance and productivity, The Lynx 12x64 keeps you connected with everything that matters and delivers the flexibility of a laptop with the versatility of a tablet. The latest Intel Atom x5 processor powers all the great features of Windows 10 for a tablet experience that lets you stay productive and keep entertained wherever you are.Cameras : 2MP Front, 2MP Rear

  • Windows 10 Home
  • 12.5" Full HD Widescreen display
  • Integrated kickstand with dual viewing angles
  • 64-Bit quad-core Intel Atom Processor
  • 4GB Ram/ 64GB Storage

Linx 12.5-Inch 4 GB Tablet and Keyboard
At home or on the road, in the office or at meetings, the Linx 12V64 keeps you entertained while you stay productive. Powered by a quad-core Intel Atom x5 processor and Windows 10 Home, the stunning 12.2 inch Full HD display delivers enough real estate for you to snap multiple app windows and maximise your "At home or on the road, in the office or at meetings, the Linx 12V64 keeps you entertained while you stay productive. Powered by a quad-core Intel Atom x5 processor and Windows 10 Home, the stunning 12.2 inch Full HD display delivers enough real estate for you to snap multiple app windows and maximise your productivity or enjoy all of your favourite games, videos and TV programmes on the big screen productivity or enjoy all of your favourite games, videos and TV programmes on the big screen.

Look. No hands.
With an integrated kickstand forged from aluminium, the Linx 12V64 brings hands-free viewing that gives you the best experience whether you're watching blockbuster movies and TV programmes, playing games, or staying productive.

Want a keyboard? We've got you covered
The sleek Keyboard Cover seamlessly turns your tablet into a fully fledged laptop, ready for you to make the most of the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring a full QWERTY layout, individual island-style keys, and a trackpad with gesture support, the Keyboard Cover lets you keep the portability of a tablet, with the flexibility of a laptop.

Complete connectivity
With a full-size USB port, the Linx 12V64 lets you connect all your external devices without the need for additional hubs or cables. Whether you need files from your external HDD, prefer to use a mouse when working, or just want to plug in your Windows Xbox controller for a better gaming experience, the Linx 12V64 lets you work and play the way you want to.


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Still struggling with a return on one of these from March last year. Terrible machine, dodgy charging and battery issues. Not worth the hassle
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I got this in 2019, works great for what I wanted it for (browsing, google docs, emails etc). I've had zero problems with charging or anything like that.

Considering the price, I couldn't be happier. Runs W10 perfectly fine, no lag. Of course I wouldn't want to run photoshop on it or play Fallout 4 but that's not what I bought it for. I also have a Microsoft Surface, but when I go on holiday I take this with me because the thought of loosing / having the surface stolen is much worse than losing this one. So this is my go-to web browsing on holiday / on the move laptop now.
For £100 more you could get a used 2012 MacBook Pro with an i5. smack in 16gb ram and an SSD and you're laughing. These linx things are absolute junk. Even a 2017 basic beans iPad would trump this all over the park. Maybe even a Lenovo x230 if you're stuck to windows. But this? No. Save you're money.
Edited by: "Aberdream" 4th Jan
"When you buy cheap, you buy twice"
Make sure this meets your needs before you buy it. Convertible is handy, but I'd suspect the Coda laptop, recently posted at £99 is a better option. The price difference will cover a 240GB m.2. It doesn't convert, but it's 13.3 and people report excellent build quality.

2012 MacBook Pros are ace, but I don't think that's a far comparison when you're adding extra costs and telling people to swap RAM and install SSDs. Not knowing the suggestion though, I have one but they're 7+ years old now. For the same price as this you could instead get a new iPad which comes with warranty, but it depends on usage. So I've added two more options for everyone

A/ This Linx £129
Poor build quality. Warranty. Keyboard.

B/ Coda Spirit £99 + £15-25 upgrade SSD
Great build quality. Warranty. Keyboard. Technical upgrade

C/ 2012 MacBook Pro £230? + RAM + SSD
Great build quality. Keyboard. No warranty. Technical upgrades

D/ iPad £265
Good build quality. Warranty. No keyboard. Limited storage.

Plus any other suggestions that have been mentioned lol
Edited by: "Mr.Nutts" 5th Jan
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Still struggling with a return on one of these from March last year. Terrible machine, dodgy charging and battery issues. Not worth the hassle
Brutes04/01/2020 21:27

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Isn't that the whole point of the beta expert program. Recycling!
HerefordCiderApples04/01/2020 21:32

Isn't that the whole point of the beta expert program. Recycling!


Didn't get what recycling meant, it's indeed a price drop today, if you look at the price logs....
Bought a 10-inch Windows 8 version of Linx a few years ago for travel and it still works fine.
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I got this in 2019, works great for what I wanted it for (browsing, google docs, emails etc). I've had zero problems with charging or anything like that.

Considering the price, I couldn't be happier. Runs W10 perfectly fine, no lag. Of course I wouldn't want to run photoshop on it or play Fallout 4 but that's not what I bought it for. I also have a Microsoft Surface, but when I go on holiday I take this with me because the thought of loosing / having the surface stolen is much worse than losing this one. So this is my go-to web browsing on holiday / on the move laptop now.
Does anyone know if 2 of the 4gb RAM will be wasted, as Intel says the maximum this processor supports is 2gb?

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trebor04/01/2020 22:10

Does anyone know if 2 of the 4gb RAM will be wasted, as Intel says the …Does anyone know if 2 of the 4gb RAM will be wasted, as Intel says the maximum this processor supports is 2gb?https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/93361/intel-atom-x5-z8350-processor-2m-cache-up-to-1-92-ghz.html


It's the micro USB charging that lets it down. Discharges whilst plugged in and in use. So flat battery means at least a two hour wait before you can use it again and takes over 20 hours to fully charge.
Bought this for my wife in September - shortly after buying her a brand-spankers Samsung Tablet & Bluetooth keyboard, then discovering her Breeder's Assistant program (she breeds Persian/Exotic cats) doesn't have an option for anything other than Windows OS...

It's been perfect for the sporadic admin required to sell batches of small furry leg-scratchers - running the software, maintaining her Pedigree/Buyer's database, editing and printing Kitten Contracts, etc.

The screen is decent enough to watch Netflix HD and TVZion (via VLC) and she's not noticed any issues with battery life (it runs and charges from our RAVPower 24,000 mAh powerbank perfectly).

The keyboard takes a little getting used to - in that awkward size: *smaller than a regular, but bigger than a tablet's on-screen keyboard*, but didn't take too long to adjust to.

I chucked a 512Gb Micro-SD Card in and any other storage needs can plug in via the USB3 port.

Decent price for a mini-laptop that does everything she needed from her old, pink VAIO 17" monstrosity...
I bought one of these last year. I've tried using it to stream my xbox one, but it's very kaggy (tried WiFi and wired connections). Does anybody know if you need a higher spec machine to stream with less lag? I assumed as it was just streaming then it wouldn't really matter?
For £100 more you could get a used 2012 MacBook Pro with an i5. smack in 16gb ram and an SSD and you're laughing. These linx things are absolute junk. Even a 2017 basic beans iPad would trump this all over the park. Maybe even a Lenovo x230 if you're stuck to windows. But this? No. Save you're money.
Edited by: "Aberdream" 4th Jan
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I had one of these just to use as an independent cctv monitor. Stopped charging within 4 months. Garbage.
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dwattsy2104/01/2020 22:43

I bought one of these last year. I've tried using it to stream my xbox …I bought one of these last year. I've tried using it to stream my xbox one, but it's very kaggy (tried WiFi and wired connections). Does anybody know if you need a higher spec machine to stream with less lag? I assumed as it was just streaming then it wouldn't really matter?


Not an expert but I think there's a certain amount of decoding going on.
Good price, but shocking reports of poor design and manufacturing quality. Buyer beware, it seems!
I have had mine for just shy of 2 years and it has been fantastic. I have had none of the issues mentioned above.
A mix of 12v65 and 12x65 in the description. Should be the x which is 12.5 vs 12.2 for the v. Sure the v was silver also and the x the first to be black.
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Awful heaps of junk. Purchased 2 for my workplace so that managers could access our bespoke software whilst out on shopfloor. Slow as hell, wifi all over the shop and they charged when they felt like it. Made a great doorstop now though.
Yes this tablet is sloooooow. But having said that the latest Windows 10 update is up and running on mine and speed seems to be up a bit as well !!
Use for watching TV and Videos and a little internet browsing - Chrome is slow but edge is fast (ish)
This price is best its been for a while
Aberdream04/01/2020 22:48

For £100 more you could get a used 2012 MacBook Pro with an i5. smack in …For £100 more you could get a used 2012 MacBook Pro with an i5. smack in 16gb ram and an SSD and you're laughing. These linx things are absolute junk. Even a 2017 basic beans iPad would trump this all over the park. Maybe even a Lenovo x230 if you're stuck to windows. But this? No. Save you're money.


2012's i5s are not the same as 2019's.
pibpob05/01/2020 00:53

2012's i5s are not the same as 2019's.


I don't recall saying they were? Nonetheless, I've been buying and selling old damaged macbooks and ThinkPad's for years and those x230/x220's and 2012 MacBook pro's are by far the biggest sellers of mine, and for good reason. Robust, easy upgradable, can run latest software, still fast for anything that isn't video editing or gaming. Used computer market is so flooded with stuff like this that it boggles the mind why people buy cheaply made new products like this.
Aberdream05/01/2020 01:01

I don't recall saying they were? Nonetheless, I've been buying and selling …I don't recall saying they were? Nonetheless, I've been buying and selling old damaged macbooks and ThinkPad's for years and those x230/x220's and 2012 MacBook pro's are by far the biggest sellers of mine, and for good reason. Robust, easy upgradable, can run latest software, still fast for anything that isn't video editing or gaming. Used computer market is so flooded with stuff like this that it boggles the mind why people buy cheaply made new products like this.


But you didn't say they weren't, and people throw about "i5" or "i7" with no qualification as if they are all the same. How much would the SSD and the 16GB of RAM cost on top of the £100 extra you've already spent? (And after 7 years the battery is going to have lost a lot of its capacity, and it's driving a less power-efficient processor, that being another thing which differentiates old and new i5s.)
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pibpob05/01/2020 01:16

But you didn't say they weren't, and people throw about "i5" or "i7" with …But you didn't say they weren't, and people throw about "i5" or "i7" with no qualification as if they are all the same. How much would the SSD and the 16GB of RAM cost on top of the £100 extra you've already spent? (And after 7 years the battery is going to have lost a lot of its capacity, and it's driving a less power-efficient processor, that being another thing which differentiates old and new i5s.)


I don't see why I'm obliged to qualify that? I clearly stated I was talking about the 2012 macbooks and the x220 and x230 ThinkPad's, so it's quite obvious they aren't going to have 2019 i5's, because they're from 2012? The i5's in both of the afformentioned laptops still hold their ground today. Check the countless YouTube videos and online reviews of people still running these machines. Many people have spare SSD's lying about already, and if not, the price of them has plummeted. Same with ram. Most people don't need 16 and 8 would be fine, and 8gb is what most of these laptops come with anyway.
Edited by: "Aberdream" 5th Jan
Aberdream05/01/2020 01:25

I don't see why I'm obliged to qualify that? I clearly stated I was …I don't see why I'm obliged to qualify that? I clearly stated I was talking about the 2012 macbooks and the x220 and x230 ThinkPad's, so it's quite obvious they aren't going to have 2019 i5's, because they're from 2012? The i5's in both of the afformentioned laptops still hold their ground today. Check the countless YouTube videos and online reviews of people still running these machines. Many people have spare SSD's lying about already, and if not, the price of them has plummeted. Same with ram. Most people don't need 16 and 8 would be fine, and 8gb is what most of these laptops come with anyway.


What's relevant is the actual capability of these processors compared with the one in this deal, to allow people to make an informed choice - especially as you're telling them to spend double the amount!
cowbutt04/01/2020 23:11

Good price, but shocking reports of poor design and manufacturing quality. …Good price, but shocking reports of poor design and manufacturing quality. Buyer beware, it seems!


It’s ok design but it feels like what you’d expect if you copied the Surface on a budget. The WiFi disconnecting after sleep is the most annoying and common fault. I got one for £90 new open box in the last eBay deal and that’s about my limit really. The keyboard doesn’t take much to make it fall off either and it needs a firm, flat surface. Not a bad product but does have many shortfalls.

Aberdream05/01/2020 01:01

I don't recall saying they were? Nonetheless, I've been buying and selling …I don't recall saying they were? Nonetheless, I've been buying and selling old damaged macbooks and ThinkPad's for years and those x230/x220's and 2012 MacBook pro's are by far the biggest sellers of mine, and for good reason. Robust, easy upgradable, can run latest software, still fast for anything that isn't video editing or gaming. Used computer market is so flooded with stuff like this that it boggles the mind why people buy cheaply made new products like this.


Because it’s a touchscreen convertible tablet with long battery life but I’m kind of with you there. In the end, I got rid of mine and went for an HP Elitebook 820 G3, basically any modern ex-lease ultrabook is probably a better long term choice.
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pibpob05/01/2020 01:43

What's relevant is the actual capability of these processors compared with …What's relevant is the actual capability of these processors compared with the one in this deal, to allow people to make an informed choice - especially as you're telling them to spend double the amount!


Well I'm only responding to what you had previously posited as relevant . and yes, just like I would recommend people spend more on quality coffee beans than Amazon brand cheapo beans. They'll get the job done, but you're not gonna enjoy the ride. There's always going to be people who want whatever is going cheap and others who will spend more for quality, all I'm doing is putting out my own informed opinion from working with these machines for years. People can make up their own minds (one can hope), and ride the infinite tide of Googleicious information on these machines Vs the above. I'm a cheap skate as much as anyone on this site and i wouldn't recommend spending more if I didn't feel it was worth it. But in this case I feel that's the case. And again, people here have the internet. they can research all this themselves. I doubt a single soul on this site will take anything anyone says at face value without doing their own research. I'm just putting out a recommendation. That's what this site is for.
Getsplenty of bad reviews
"When you buy cheap, you buy twice"
Make sure this meets your needs before you buy it. Convertible is handy, but I'd suspect the Coda laptop, recently posted at £99 is a better option. The price difference will cover a 240GB m.2. It doesn't convert, but it's 13.3 and people report excellent build quality.

2012 MacBook Pros are ace, but I don't think that's a far comparison when you're adding extra costs and telling people to swap RAM and install SSDs. Not knowing the suggestion though, I have one but they're 7+ years old now. For the same price as this you could instead get a new iPad which comes with warranty, but it depends on usage. So I've added two more options for everyone

A/ This Linx £129
Poor build quality. Warranty. Keyboard.

B/ Coda Spirit £99 + £15-25 upgrade SSD
Great build quality. Warranty. Keyboard. Technical upgrade

C/ 2012 MacBook Pro £230? + RAM + SSD
Great build quality. Keyboard. No warranty. Technical upgrades

D/ iPad £265
Good build quality. Warranty. No keyboard. Limited storage.

Plus any other suggestions that have been mentioned lol
Edited by: "Mr.Nutts" 5th Jan
The original Linx 10 was excellent but I'm afraid the Linx 12X64 doesn't live up to that - I've found mine to be much slower (possibly due to slow storage, possibly due to having to drive a 1080p display?) - either way, it's terrible performance makes it unusable for me.
gallowslad205/01/2020 10:47

The original Linx 10 was excellent but I'm afraid the Linx 12X64 doesn't …The original Linx 10 was excellent but I'm afraid the Linx 12X64 doesn't live up to that - I've found mine to be much slower (possibly due to slow storage, possibly due to having to drive a 1080p display?) - either way, it's terrible performance makes it unusable for me.


I think software bloat/creep doesn’t help either. Early Bay Trail laptops used to be fine with Windows 10 and chug a lot more these days when they should be fine. It’s usable and not bad as a media tablet but you can quickly reach its limits.
Mr.Nutts05/01/2020 08:37

"When you buy cheap, you buy twice"Make sure this meets your needs before …"When you buy cheap, you buy twice"Make sure this meets your needs before you buy it. Convertible is handy, but I'd suspect the Coda laptop, recently posted at £99 is a better option. The price difference will cover a 240GB m.2. It doesn't convert, but it's 13.3 and people report excellent build quality.2012 MacBook Pros are ace, but I don't think that's a far comparison when you're adding extra costs and telling people to swap RAM and install SSDs. Not knowing the suggestion though, I have one but they're 7+ years old now. For the same price as this you could instead get a new iPad which comes with warranty, but it depends on usage. So I've added two more options for everyone A/ This Linx £129Poor build quality. Warranty. Keyboard. B/ Coda Spirit £99 + £15-25 upgrade SSDGreat build quality. Warranty. Keyboard. Technical upgradeC/ 2012 MacBook Pro £230? + RAM + SSD Great build quality. Keyboard. No warranty. Technical upgradesD/ iPad £265Good build quality. Warranty. No keyboard. Limited storage.Plus any other suggestions that have been mentioned lol


Keyboard and mice can be used on iPads now. I know it doesn't come with them but it's worth saying. iPad OS is pretty decent for productivity these days
Aberdream04/01/2020 22:48

For £100 more you could get a used 2012 MacBook Pro with an i5. smack in …For £100 more you could get a used 2012 MacBook Pro with an i5. smack in 16gb ram and an SSD and you're laughing. These linx things are absolute junk. Even a 2017 basic beans iPad would trump this all over the park. Maybe even a Lenovo x230 if you're stuck to windows. But this? No. Save you're money.


Haha literally I have this setup with my 2012 macbook Pro (non retina) with a 500gb SSD. Starting to face logic board issues though and it's about £250 for a new one and £100 to fit it
Great little cheap tablet/hybrid if you buy it for the right reasons.

It's not a powerhouse for gaming, it won't perform like a mid to high end laptop or iPad, etc.

But, if you want something light for a bit of (app) gaming, using apps, browsing the web, basic office work or streaming Netflix etc.. it is a brilliant option for the price.

Supports full desktop software (which most stuff around this price point will not), but they will run slower than on something with a full traditional AMD/Intel processor.

You get more than you pay for in terms of specs and the build quality is absolutely fine. Negative comments are generally related to having lower specifications than the reviewer needed.
Aberdream04/01/2020 22:48

For £100 more you could get a used 2012 MacBook Pro with an i5. smack in …For £100 more you could get a used 2012 MacBook Pro with an i5. smack in 16gb ram and an SSD and you're laughing. These linx things are absolute junk. Even a 2017 basic beans iPad would trump this all over the park. Maybe even a Lenovo x230 if you're stuck to windows. But this? No. Save you're money.


Thanks where? Do share please Link? Thanks.
Meemu05/01/2020 13:32

Thanks where? Do share please Link? Thanks.


just go onto eBay and search for 2012 MacBook Pro and there's plenty to choose from. Some sellers even offer 12 months warranty on their refurbished ones.
Horses for courses, I use this for watching movies on the train, plane and connected to TV in hotel room. For that this is perfect, great screen size, full HD, can pull the keyboard off and just use screen, great battery life etc
Do not make any bios changes attempting to make it faster lol it just bricks it if you change ANYTHING. The recovery software leaves you without wifi and the site they use for support has a trojan. I returned 2 in a row and always tell people to steer clear. I paid £89 each and it's not worth even that! Too slow to watch movies on trust me.
Aberdream04/01/2020 22:48

For £100 more you could get a used 2012 MacBook Pro with an i5. smack in …For £100 more you could get a used 2012 MacBook Pro with an i5. smack in 16gb ram and an SSD and you're laughing. These linx things are absolute junk. Even a 2017 basic beans iPad would trump this all over the park. Maybe even a Lenovo x230 if you're stuck to windows. But this? No. Save you're money.


Are you even capable of mentioning anything that doesn't involve Apple?
Aberdream05/01/2020 11:38

Keyboard and mice can be used on iPads now. I know it doesn't come with …Keyboard and mice can be used on iPads now. I know it doesn't come with them but it's worth saying. iPad OS is pretty decent for productivity these days


iPad keyboards can be expensive for good ones but you're right, I'd forgotten padOS brought support for most other keyboards. It's still an extra cost to be factored in. I was suggesting the iPad without the keyboard accessory to be honest.
A good price but very limited in performance and durability. The CPU in this is 4 years old.

At this price point I'd be recommending a Chromebook to most people unless you need specific windows software.
anthony.james05/01/2020 14:42

Are you even capable of mentioning anything that doesn't involve Apple?


in the exact post you quoted I mention Lenovo so I don't get your point.
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