Linx 12X64 12.5” Tablet & Keyboard with FREE PNY 32GB memory card @ microsoft.com for £199.99
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Linx 12X64 12.5” Tablet & Keyboard with FREE PNY 32GB memory card @ microsoft.com for £199.99

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Found 23rd Nov 2017Edited by:"wickenden"
This bundle includes:
• 12.5-inch full HD touchscreen
• Intel Atom x5-Z8350
• FREE PNY 32GB microSD Flash Card with SD Adapter
• 4GB memory/64GB eMMC
• Includes detachable keyboard cover

£30 cheaper than last posted
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Could I use this as a normal laptop/PC? example: connect and run vehicle diagnostic equipment etc?
mwj1821823 h, 17 m ago

Could I use this as a normal laptop/PC? example: connect and run vehicle …Could I use this as a normal laptop/PC? example: connect and run vehicle diagnostic equipment etc?


Assuming the diagnostic equipment connects via USB it should be fine. This is a 'normal' PC but just in Tablet form i.e. has a touch screen. It runs (and comes with) standard Windows 10.
wickenden5 m ago

Assuming the diagnostic equipment connects via USB it should be fine. …Assuming the diagnostic equipment connects via USB it should be fine. This is a 'normal' PC but just in Tablet form i.e. has a touch screen. It runs (and comes with) standard Windows 10.


Thank you. Looks like I just found out what I want for Christmas!
Great product, I got one when it was £230, but hopefully TCB will give me my £30. A little heavier than a normal tablet, but I guess the screen is bigger. Performance is pretty good, well worth the money.
dilse1 h, 17 m ago

Great product, I got one when it was £230, but hopefully TCB will give me …Great product, I got one when it was £230, but hopefully TCB will give me my £30. A little heavier than a normal tablet, but I guess the screen is bigger. Performance is pretty good, well worth the money.


I’m with you, good for the price. Some have been negative about performance but it’s fine for non demanding activities, word processing, spreadsheet, browsing the web, music & video playing etc.
Edited by: "wickenden" 5th Dec 2017
Would this come with Ms office (local or online variant). Its for a school kid but wondering is there any additional cost for office apps.
sokelly9 m ago

Would this come with Ms office (local or online variant). Its for a school …Would this come with Ms office (local or online variant). Its for a school kid but wondering is there any additional cost for office apps.


No it doesn’t, just a trial period. Could use a free office clone e.g. Open Office (www.openoffice.org).
wickenden11 m ago

No it doesn’t, just a trial period. Could use a free office clone e.g. O …No it doesn’t, just a trial period. Could use a free office clone e.g. Open Office (www.openoffice.org).


Thanks. I know my work also has office on a home use program too. Need to check this includes the online office as I'd imagine ms office local install would eat up most of the space on this thing.
sokelly6 m ago

Thanks. I know my work also has office on a home use program too. Need to …Thanks. I know my work also has office on a home use program too. Need to check this includes the online office as I'd imagine ms office local install would eat up most of the space on this thing.


Yes better to have MS Office especially if can get for good price. Not sure how much space you’ll need for all of Office installed but pretty sure you won’t fill it especially as you’ll have another 32gb card to slot in.
This is a good price for a UK sourced product/ form factor and I've duly heated.

However, in terms of bang for buck, and of course running the risk of importing from China, I'd go for one of the Apollo lake N3450 Macbook Air clones for less than this price. e.g. the Jumper Ezybook 3 Pro v4, with which you're getting >2x the Passmark score of this Atom, a metal unibody, 6h battery life and M2 expansion if needed.
Ebuyer have it £196.98 according to the email I've just received
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Edited by: "M5MSM" 5th Dec 2017
Managed to pick one of these up £99 when our Sainsbury's was selling off to make way for Argos. Brilliant piece of kit.
These are perhaps the sweet spot for good performance/value detachable devices. The cheaper 10.1" 1366x768, 2GB, 32GB devices just don't quite hit the mark.

@tnm1975, you lucky devil...
rcom43 m ago

These are perhaps the sweet spot for good performance/value detachable …These are perhaps the sweet spot for good performance/value detachable devices. The cheaper 10.1" 1366x768, 2GB, 32GB devices just don't quite hit the mark.@tnm1975, you lucky devil...


Agreed. The spec of this one is ok but would not want anything lower.
wickenden12 m ago

Agreed. The spec of this one is ok but would not want anything lower.


Yeah, I got an Asus T100 when they were new about 3/4 years ago. Sort of regretted it ever since as it wasn't quite big/powerful enough for my needs. Would have happily paid a bit extra if devices like this were around at the time.
rcom4 h, 28 m ago

Yeah, I got an Asus T100 when they were new about 3/4 years ago. Sort of …Yeah, I got an Asus T100 when they were new about 3/4 years ago. Sort of regretted it ever since as it wasn't quite big/powerful enough for my needs. Would have happily paid a bit extra if devices like this were around at the time.


This is still pretty slow, I regretted buying a surface 3. I thought the newer atom chips would be sufficient but they were still slow.
adamkaty7 h, 47 m ago

This is still pretty slow, I regretted buying a surface 3. I thought the …This is still pretty slow, I regretted buying a surface 3. I thought the newer atom chips would be sufficient but they were still slow.


That's more a failing of the Surface line putting slow chips in such an expensive device.

This is the bottom end of the market where devices are not expected to do anything too intensive. I just think the bigger screen, higher res, double RAM, double eMMC storage and the slightly faster CPU all make this a better all round device than the smaller ones that have been floating around for years like the Linx 1010/1020 and Asus T100. More expensive, yes, but worth the extra money.
Thanks OP. Ordered for daughter after crappybest failed to deliver for Christmas despite ordering 8 weeks ago.

edit - couple of quid quidco available too.
Edited by: "wi1bert" 6th Dec 2017
Has anyone had their order shipped yet? Mine is still showing as pending. Called the Microsoft store to find out what's happening and they said it needs to be escalated to the warehouse. Takes 2 working days for a reply...
squeakymonkeynuts4 m ago

Has anyone had their order shipped yet? Mine is still showing as pending. …Has anyone had their order shipped yet? Mine is still showing as pending. Called the Microsoft store to find out what's happening and they said it needs to be escalated to the warehouse. Takes 2 working days for a reply...



I ordered mine a little while back and it did take a few days to arrive (via UPS). Also, be aware that the memory card might come separately, so don't worry if they are a day or so apart. Hope you don't have any issues.
Got my free card pretty quickly. Has anyone received their computer yet? Beginning to worry.....
wi1bert24 m ago

Got my free card pretty quickly. Has anyone received their computer yet? …Got my free card pretty quickly. Has anyone received their computer yet? Beginning to worry.....


Did you get a dispatch email from Microsoft? If you did it should have a parcel tracking link.
If you haven't had the email I presume they haven't dispatched it yet so I would give them a prod.
Hope it gets sorted soon for you.
p.s. I've bought two at different times and not had any issues with either.
Edited by: "wickenden" 16th Dec 2017
I got a dispatch notice but only the free SD card had a tracking code next to it.
wi1bert1 h, 43 m ago

I got a dispatch notice but only the free SD card had a tracking code next …I got a dispatch notice but only the free SD card had a tracking code next to it.




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This is what you should received for the Tablet
Thanks @wickenden I contacted @microsoft customer support; they have logged my concern and very kindly said that they could update me by Tuesday. Which is perfect as it gives me a few days to run around like an idiot trying to find a solution for my daughter for Christmas!

I cancelled a two month old order with gearbest to use a reputable company, 10 days later I'm still waiting
wi1bert16th Dec

Thanks @wickenden I contacted @microsoft customer support; they have …Thanks @wickenden I contacted @microsoft customer support; they have logged my concern and very kindly said that they could update me by Tuesday. Which is perfect as it gives me a few days to run around like an idiot trying to find a solution for my daughter for Christmas!I cancelled a two month old order with gearbest to use a reputable company, 10 days later I'm still waiting


Is it resolved now or are you still waiting?
Item dispatched without consultation and arrived 24th. I by which point I'd already raised a PayPal dispute. Expecting my money back any day now. For such a large company their comms are a shambles. Thanks for your concern tho @wickenden
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