Linx 12X64 12.5” Windows 10 Laptop/Tablet & Keyboard With Free PNY 64GB Memory Card £229.99 @ Microsoft Store
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Linx 12X64 12.5” Windows 10 Laptop/Tablet & Keyboard With Free PNY 64GB Memory Card £229.99 @ Microsoft Store

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Edited by:"win26"Found 13th Oct
Linx tablet/laptop. It's the x64 not v64.


  • Windows 10 Home
  • 12.5″ Full HD ( 1920 x 1080) IPS Multi-touch Widescreen Display
  • Integrated kickstand with dual viewing angles
  • 64-Bit Quad-Core Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Processor
  • 4GB RAM / 64GB Storage, SD Card slot
  • Front facing camera, 2MP
  • Rear facing camera, 2MP
  • Built in speakers and microphone
  • Bluetooth, Wifi connectivity
  • Ports:
    • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
    • 1 x USB 3.0
    • Mini HDMI
    • Micro USB (for charging as well as USB OTG)
  • Comes with a sleek keyboard cover, which acts as a dock, featuring full QWERTY layout and precision trackpad.
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life
  • Size: 31.5cm x 18.9cm x 1.07cm, 930g

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I have this, got it from PC World with the 64GB mem card for £170.

It's a good device; the screen is HD, not sure on the DPI but you wouldn't suspect this was a cheap tablet.

The screen doesn't go as bright as I would like, but it's hardly too dark.

The wireless device is a bit dodgy, which mainly seems down to poor driver support for it. It's a Broadcomm; this isn't specific to this device (it's a common wifi card). Mine's fine now, but I have had to mess about looking for alternative drivers.

The sound isn't that loud either. It's fine if you're doing something that isn't making much noise, but if you're cooking dinner or gaming then you'll want to invest in a bluetooth speaker (cheap one off Amazon for less than £10 does the trick for me).

The Linx forums annoyed me; they block you if you're running Adblocker. For a support site I don't mind being shown adverts, but to be shut out from getting support for choosing not to see them in my opinion is bad service. They also try to make you sign up for a 'premium' service to download drivers at a good speed, and not wait in a queue. Again, for a support site I think this is awful.

I mostly run Netflix, Twitch, and read large PDFs (computing books, such as Big Java Late Objects etc), as well as use it for browsing the t'internet. I do also have some IDEs installed, namely JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA, with the Java SDK, and this runs brilliantly. You can definitely use this as a cheap device for Uni. I've not used Windows Ink yet, but the screen is very repsonsive so I imagine it'll work fine.

All in all, for the £170 I paid for it, I'm happy. There's a few niggles, namely the wifi card, and dodgy support site, and I would like the screen to be brighter and sound to be louder, but for the price you're getting a hell of a lot of bang for your buck.
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Modelled on the Surface albeit a lesser processor and lower quality components but I have seen these up close and they stand up pretty well. The 4GB RAM means they can handle pretty much anything the average user throws at them

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rd3d210 m ago

Modelled on the Surface albeit a lesser processor and lower quality …Modelled on the Surface albeit a lesser processor and lower quality components but I have seen these up close and they stand up pretty well. The 4GB RAM means they can handle pretty much anything the average user throws at them


I think this is a good value laptop for uni/college. You also get 64gb extra for storage and you can hdmi out to a monitor
Edited by: "win26" 13th Oct

Negative is that it is eMMC but using a 5V power supply makes this a great non games ultra portable.

hot from me but only 1000 passmark

those new celeron's look good but only around £200+ from gearbest

thought someone had an asus or acer in the uk for similar price?

4gb is good as can get xcom 2 to maybe work! But the new celeron I saw quite a few games running on lowspecgamer

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz

I have this, got it from PC World with the 64GB mem card for £170.

It's a good device; the screen is HD, not sure on the DPI but you wouldn't suspect this was a cheap tablet.

The screen doesn't go as bright as I would like, but it's hardly too dark.

The wireless device is a bit dodgy, which mainly seems down to poor driver support for it. It's a Broadcomm; this isn't specific to this device (it's a common wifi card). Mine's fine now, but I have had to mess about looking for alternative drivers.

The sound isn't that loud either. It's fine if you're doing something that isn't making much noise, but if you're cooking dinner or gaming then you'll want to invest in a bluetooth speaker (cheap one off Amazon for less than £10 does the trick for me).

The Linx forums annoyed me; they block you if you're running Adblocker. For a support site I don't mind being shown adverts, but to be shut out from getting support for choosing not to see them in my opinion is bad service. They also try to make you sign up for a 'premium' service to download drivers at a good speed, and not wait in a queue. Again, for a support site I think this is awful.

I mostly run Netflix, Twitch, and read large PDFs (computing books, such as Big Java Late Objects etc), as well as use it for browsing the t'internet. I do also have some IDEs installed, namely JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA, with the Java SDK, and this runs brilliantly. You can definitely use this as a cheap device for Uni. I've not used Windows Ink yet, but the screen is very repsonsive so I imagine it'll work fine.

All in all, for the £170 I paid for it, I'm happy. There's a few niggles, namely the wifi card, and dodgy support site, and I would like the screen to be brighter and sound to be louder, but for the price you're getting a hell of a lot of bang for your buck.

TomStockport1 h, 15 m ago

I have this, got it from PC World with the 64GB mem card for £170.It's a …I have this, got it from PC World with the 64GB mem card for £170.It's a good device; the screen is HD, not sure on the DPI but you wouldn't suspect this was a cheap tablet.The screen doesn't go as bright as I would like, but it's hardly too dark.The wireless device is a bit dodgy, which mainly seems down to poor driver support for it. It's a Broadcomm; this isn't specific to this device (it's a common wifi card). Mine's fine now, but I have had to mess about looking for alternative drivers.The sound isn't that loud either. It's fine if you're doing something that isn't making much noise, but if you're cooking dinner or gaming then you'll want to invest in a bluetooth speaker (cheap one off Amazon for less than £10 does the trick for me).The Linx forums annoyed me; they block you if you're running Adblocker. For a support site I don't mind being shown adverts, but to be shut out from getting support for choosing not to see them in my opinion is bad service. They also try to make you sign up for a 'premium' service to download drivers at a good speed, and not wait in a queue. Again, for a support site I think this is awful.I mostly run Netflix, Twitch, and read large PDFs (computing books, such as Big Java Late Objects etc), as well as use it for browsing the t'internet. I do also have some IDEs installed, namely JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA, with the Java SDK, and this runs brilliantly. You can definitely use this as a cheap device for Uni. I've not used Windows Ink yet, but the screen is very repsonsive so I imagine it'll work fine.All in all, for the £170 I paid for it, I'm happy. There's a few niggles, namely the wifi card, and dodgy support site, and I would like the screen to be brighter and sound to be louder, but for the price you're getting a hell of a lot of bang for your buck.


You sure? This is the X64, the previous model is the V64 and only 12.2.

I've had the 12.2, the only drawback i found was the next of the thing i.e. It is not a tablet. You wouldn't use this on the sofa. Allow i believe. This model is plastic casing where the V was metal.

I have this, with my degree I get £400 a year to spend at johnsmiths (that I don't have to pay back, essentially free money if you ignore student debt) so I bought this.

Brilliant little thing. Nice keyboard. brilliant build quality. Great battery life. Slow to charge, initially I was annoyed that it charges off of a mini usb, as you can't get enough power through it to charge it at speed, however I realised you can charge this with a portable charger, so I have my xiaomi fast charger with me in my uni bag that keeps it always topped up, you can't do that with other laptops.

Only 2 issues so far.

No print screen button on the keyboard!! The surface doesn't have on either but that has special gestures to get around it that this doesn't have. Only way is to use a 3rd party app.

Had some crashing/black screen issues with it when, and only when using chrome. It would happen regularly, I updated windows and manually installed latest drivers and it has only happened once since. But that was about 2-3weeks ago, so fingers crossed.

All in all, great little device. perfect form factor for university. Great screen too, actually better than 1080P at 1920x1200 (120 more horizontal lines of pixels) calculated it at 185.6 DPI

Just realised I have the 12v64, this is the 12x64...
Edited by: "LionelRichieFan" 14th Oct

Don't ignore me, Differences between the 12v64 and 12x64 are as follows

12x64 is newer, has lower resolution (1920x1080 vs 1920x1200) has bigger screen (12.5 vs 12.2) has newer processor (z8350 vs z8300)
Processor is interesting, as it is newer and supposadly slightly better, but all cpu comparison sights give the 12V64's z8300 the edge...

However the 12x64 has less pixels to push so should have the slight edge performance wise. However it will be very minor.

besides that it is just build. 12v64 is all metal. 12x64 is all plastic

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LionelRichieFan28 m ago

Don't ignore me, Differences between the 12v64 and 12x64 are as …Don't ignore me, Differences between the 12v64 and 12x64 are as follows12x64 is newer, has lower resolution (1920x1080 vs 1920x1200) has bigger screen (12.5 vs 12.2) has newer processor (z8350 vs z8300)Processor is interesting, as it is newer and supposadly slightly better, but all cpu comparison sights give the 12V64's z8300 the edge...However the 12x64 has less pixels to push so should have the slight edge performance wise. However it will be very minor.besides that it is just build. 12v64 is all metal. 12x64 is all plastic


Just the kickstand on the x64 is metal and x64 has dual band wifi. Click
Edited by: "win26" 14th Oct

Glad to see that students are using something other than Macbooks for Uni.

anyone know where to get a decent screen protector for the 12x64??ive found that dirt can get trapped between the screen and the keyboard,and can scuff the original protector,but cant find a replacement for love nor money....

HPMan9 h, 44 m ago

You sure? This is the X64, the previous model is the V64 and only 12.2. …You sure? This is the X64, the previous model is the V64 and only 12.2. I've had the 12.2, the only drawback i found was the next of the thing i.e. It is not a tablet. You wouldn't use this on the sofa. Allow i believe. This model is plastic casing where the V was metal.


Snip attached; it's the 12X64.

Not too sure about the model you had, but this has a metal back and also a detachable keyboard. I guess from the picture you can't see. The keyboard is actually good quality too, in my opinion it's better than the one you get with a surface pro (we have SP models in work so I've done a direct comparison).

*EDIT*

Just double checked, the top back part is plastic - it looks like metal, the stand is metal and you can't see the difference between the two, but give it a tap and it's plastic.
Edited by: "TomStockport" 14th Oct

Got the 12V64 for the missus to use at uni. Looks nice, well made, was originally looking for this as has newer processor but paid 149 for the V. Only issue I have is with the touch pad. It jumps around a bit when clicking and can't seem to change setting for things like pinch to zoom.

TomStockport13 h, 15 m ago

I have this, got it from PC World with the 64GB mem card for £170.It's a …I have this, got it from PC World with the 64GB mem card for £170.It's a good device; the screen is HD, not sure on the DPI but you wouldn't suspect this was a cheap tablet.The screen doesn't go as bright as I would like, but it's hardly too dark.The wireless device is a bit dodgy, which mainly seems down to poor driver support for it. It's a Broadcomm; this isn't specific to this device (it's a common wifi card). Mine's fine now, but I have had to mess about looking for alternative drivers.The sound isn't that loud either. It's fine if you're doing something that isn't making much noise, but if you're cooking dinner or gaming then you'll want to invest in a bluetooth speaker (cheap one off Amazon for less than £10 does the trick for me).The Linx forums annoyed me; they block you if you're running Adblocker. For a support site I don't mind being shown adverts, but to be shut out from getting support for choosing not to see them in my opinion is bad service. They also try to make you sign up for a 'premium' service to download drivers at a good speed, and not wait in a queue. Again, for a support site I think this is awful.I mostly run Netflix, Twitch, and read large PDFs (computing books, such as Big Java Late Objects etc), as well as use it for browsing the t'internet. I do also have some IDEs installed, namely JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA, with the Java SDK, and this runs brilliantly. You can definitely use this as a cheap device for Uni. I've not used Windows Ink yet, but the screen is very repsonsive so I imagine it'll work fine.All in all, for the £170 I paid for it, I'm happy. There's a few niggles, namely the wifi card, and dodgy support site, and I would like the screen to be brighter and sound to be louder, but for the price you're getting a hell of a lot of bang for your buck.



LionelRichieFan11 h, 23 m ago

I have this, with my degree I get £400 a year to spend at johnsmiths (that …I have this, with my degree I get £400 a year to spend at johnsmiths (that I don't have to pay back, essentially free money if you ignore student debt) so I bought this.Brilliant little thing. Nice keyboard. brilliant build quality. Great battery life. Slow to charge, initially I was annoyed that it charges off of a mini usb, as you can't get enough power through it to charge it at speed, however I realised you can charge this with a portable charger, so I have my xiaomi fast charger with me in my uni bag that keeps it always topped up, you can't do that with other laptops.Only 2 issues so far.No print screen button on the keyboard!! The surface doesn't have on either but that has special gestures to get around it that this doesn't have. Only way is to use a 3rd party app.Had some crashing/black screen issues with it when, and only when using chrome. It would happen regularly, I updated windows and manually installed latest drivers and it has only happened once since. But that was about 2-3weeks ago, so fingers crossed.All in all, great little device. perfect form factor for university. Great screen too, actually better than 1080P at 1920x1200 (120 more horizontal lines of pixels) calculated it at 185.6 DPIJust realised I have the 12v64, this is the 12x64...



Question to you two: how is the typing action of this keyboard?
I think the keyboard is an often neglected, but very important component of a laptop.

jamgin5 h, 21 m ago

Glad to see that students are using something other than Macbooks for Uni.


Why?

leelukehope31 m ago

Why?


Money saving for cash strapped students

jomay4 h, 36 m ago

Question to you two: how is the typing action of this keyboard?I think the …Question to you two: how is the typing action of this keyboard?I think the keyboard is an often neglected, but very important component of a laptop.


The keyboard is brilliant in my opinion, much better than I expected for the price.

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Edited by: "reddeviluk" 14th Oct

Looking for something lightweight & portable, this or the Jumper EZBook PRO - ignoring issues about Gearbest/Bangood?
For general surfing, word processing etc. Need a reasonable keyboard

Thanks
Edited by: "Bristler" 14th Oct

Quality feedback Tom

These are SH@T

I've been waiting for a PC deal to ask whats the best dual monitor desktop deal at the minute?

jameshothothot13th Oct

this is it... the chuwi[Video] …this is it... the chuwi[Video] https://www.banggood.com/CHUWI-Lapbook-14_1-Inch-Win10-Licensed-Intel-Apollo-Lake-Celeron-N3450-4GB64GB-Laptop-p-1119778.html?utm_source=Youtube&utm_medium=cussku&utm_campaign=10162149_1011222&utm_content=1061



The ezbook 3 pro is better and cheaper.

reddeviluk14th Oct

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I signed up and went through link above and paid by PayPal then top cash back emailed to say successful transaction but only gave me £1.92 ! And not £30 !

pagehamillton37 m ago

I signed up and went through link above and paid by PayPal then top cash …I signed up and went through link above and paid by PayPal then top cash back emailed to say successful transaction but only gave me £1.92 ! And not £30 !

Same thing happened to me

The topcashback link just takes me to Xbox One bundles...

It’s not unusual for TopCashback to track at a lower value. It should sl be ok but if it doesn’t pay £30 you can raise a ticket & some them the screen shot

I have one of the base models of this (720p screen, 32gb storage and 2gb of ram). I got it for free so can't complain too much (although I'm going to do so - it's useless for almost everything)

It's built ok so that's something.

Tempted to flog my Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and get this instead.

TomStockport13th Oct

I have this, got it from PC World with the 64GB mem card for £170.It's a …I have this, got it from PC World with the 64GB mem card for £170.It's a good device; the screen is HD, not sure on the DPI but you wouldn't suspect this was a cheap tablet.The screen doesn't go as bright as I would like, but it's hardly too dark.The wireless device is a bit dodgy, which mainly seems down to poor driver support for it. It's a Broadcomm; this isn't specific to this device (it's a common wifi card). Mine's fine now, but I have had to mess about looking for alternative drivers.The sound isn't that loud either. It's fine if you're doing something that isn't making much noise, but if you're cooking dinner or gaming then you'll want to invest in a bluetooth speaker (cheap one off Amazon for less than £10 does the trick for me).The Linx forums annoyed me; they block you if you're running Adblocker. For a support site I don't mind being shown adverts, but to be shut out from getting support for choosing not to see them in my opinion is bad service. They also try to make you sign up for a 'premium' service to download drivers at a good speed, and not wait in a queue. Again, for a support site I think this is awful.I mostly run Netflix, Twitch, and read large PDFs (computing books, such as Big Java Late Objects etc), as well as use it for browsing the t'internet. I do also have some IDEs installed, namely JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA, with the Java SDK, and this runs brilliantly. You can definitely use this as a cheap device for Uni. I've not used Windows Ink yet, but the screen is very repsonsive so I imagine it'll work fine.All in all, for the £170 I paid for it, I'm happy. There's a few niggles, namely the wifi card, and dodgy support site, and I would like the screen to be brighter and sound to be louder, but for the price you're getting a hell of a lot of bang for your buck.


Which PC World did you get yours from?, was it in London too by any chance?, do you know if they have anymore?, or ... and how many weeks/months ago etc did you buy it too?, thanx. :-)

bigmick77714th Oct

Got the 12V64 for the missus to use at uni. Looks nice, well made, was …Got the 12V64 for the missus to use at uni. Looks nice, well made, was originally looking for this as has newer processor but paid 149 for the V. Only issue I have is with the touch pad. It jumps around a bit when clicking and can't seem to change setting for things like pinch to zoom.


Where did you get yours from?, and how long ago was it you bought yours also?, and at what Store etc?, link?, thanx. :-)

Duracell246812 h, 41 m ago

It’s not unusual for TopCashback to track at a lower value. It should sl b …It’s not unusual for TopCashback to track at a lower value. It should sl be ok but if it doesn’t pay £30 you can raise a ticket & some them the screen shot


Its not, but Topcashback have an awful record when it comes to Microsoft store promotions. I bought an offer on here a while ago with a specific cashback amount for buying the system. It tracked lower, with a promise to be manually uplifted. It still hasnt been uplifted and every ticket I send they say to be patient, but we are talking 8+ months now.

I would hazard a guess that all those thinking they will get £30 cashback....wont.

Would this be good at running basic tasks like excel and word/be fast responsive while doing so? Also is the 64gb all free or does the OS take up a portion of it too?

ivorbiggunn14th Oct

anyone know where to get a decent screen protector for the 12x64??ive …anyone know where to get a decent screen protector for the 12x64??ive found that dirt can get trapped between the screen and the keyboard,and can scuff the original protector,but cant find a replacement for love nor money....



This. I don't want to take the screen protector off mine yet,even though it's got some annoying pictures on it. (am I right? Is this the screen protector people are talking about when they say it comes with one?)
But I can't find a screen protector anywhere for it!

Well, one on amazon which has 4 x 1 star terrible reviews.

aidanlambe3 h, 43 m ago

Would this be good at running basic tasks like excel and word/be fast …Would this be good at running basic tasks like excel and word/be fast responsive while doing so? Also is the 64gb all free or does the OS take up a portion of it too?


It has a passmark of 1000 which is faster than my netbook's atom (900) but slower than a core2duo. For excel/word should be fine. My netbooks is a bit slow on office tasks but I have a core2duo at work!

pagehamillton22 h, 31 m ago

I signed up and went through link above and paid by PayPal then top cash …I signed up and went through link above and paid by PayPal then top cash back emailed to say successful transaction but only gave me £1.92 ! And not £30 !

I've had that with a purchase from Maplin. Took a week or so but then the correct amount appeared. Might be worth contacting them and seeing what's what.

amour3k16 h, 12 m ago

Which PC World did you get yours from?, was it in London too by any …Which PC World did you get yours from?, was it in London too by any chance?, do you know if they have anymore?, or ... and how many weeks/months ago etc did you buy it too?, thanx. :-)Where did you get yours from?, and how long ago was it you bought yours also?, and at what Store etc?, link?, thanx. :-)


Hi armour3k. I collected it from the Stockport PCWorld / Curries store, but I ordered it through their website.

It looks like this is now on clearance, currently £280: pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml


Also the offer of a free 64gb card seems to be over.

reddeviluk3 h, 23 m ago

I've had that with a purchase from Maplin. Took a week or so but then the …I've had that with a purchase from Maplin. Took a week or so but then the correct amount appeared. Might be worth contacting them and seeing what's what.


Thanks mate

Duracell246816th Oct

It’s not unusual for TopCashback to track at a lower value. It should sl b …It’s not unusual for TopCashback to track at a lower value. It should sl be ok but if it doesn’t pay £30 you can raise a ticket & some them the screen shot


Yeh and have to wait another couple months for the correct money. In my opinion, all a scam cos you either take the lower amount or wait patiently the extra months for the correct amount. I hope that guy falls off the hippo backwards :).
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