Linx 12X64  - 64GB Storage / 4GB RAM / Full HD / 12.5" - 2-in-1 Laptop £179 w/code @ AO
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Linx 12X64 - 64GB Storage / 4GB RAM / Full HD / 12.5" - 2-in-1 Laptop £179 w/code @ AO

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Found 27th Feb
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I think this is the lowest I've seen this model for, it did drop to £199.99 around Christmas with a memory card included, and worked out better for students. This is for all though and looks to be the cheapest out there right no.

4GB RAM
CPU - x5-Z8350
Storage - 64GB
Full HD


This black Linx tablet is the perfect travelling companion thanks to a 2 megapixel camera that’s great for taking holiday snaps. With 7 hours of battery life, it will keep you entertained throughout long flights and train journeys without needing to be re-charged. Plus, this model has a Full HD screen, so everything from YouTube videos to the next blockbuster will look stunning in the palm of your hand. It runs Windows 10, so you can enjoy an intuitive experience and use all your favourite Microsoft Office programs effortlessly. And, with 64GB of storage available, you can download and save the equivalent of 1,600 apps too, so you’ll have space for all you need on the go. There’s also a keyboard bundled in so if you want a more traditional set-up, you can even use it as a laptop.

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"This black Linx tablet is the perfect travelling companion thanks to a 2 megapixel camera that’s great for taking holiday snaps."

Erm... Not exactly the advertising approach I'd go for
lindalucky13 m ago

Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really …Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really slow cost a factor but all speed and storage would need to be good How does this one hold up?


64GB of HDD is not enough for someone going to uni. I’d get her something a bit better than this. I think the form factor is pretty decent as it’s a convertible but I’d think shed want something a bit more substantial.
2MP camera perfect for holiday snaps... Welcome to 2005 lol
lindalucky25 m ago

Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really …Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really slow cost a factor but all speed and storage would need to be good How does this one hold up?



This won't be great in terms of performance. ''Slow'' is relative as it depends on what you're used to. There won't be a lot of available storage either, you can add more as others have said. It's hard to knock it for the price though. Finding it difficult to recommend an alternative as they're all significantly more expensive. This one is something you really want to visit a store to try before you buy.
Edited by: "bo0td" 27th Feb
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Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really slow cost a factor but all speed and storage would need to be good How does this one hold up?
lindalucky13 m ago

Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really …Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really slow cost a factor but all speed and storage would need to be good How does this one hold up?


64GB of HDD is not enough for someone going to uni. I’d get her something a bit better than this. I think the form factor is pretty decent as it’s a convertible but I’d think shed want something a bit more substantial.
You can stick a microSD card in them to expand beyond 64GB.

My daughter has one, loves it. Was same price at Microsoft shop (for students) a few weeks back.
The 64gb memory quoted is the internal capacity. You can plug in a memory card for extra storage space. I've a lesser model and find it perfectly adequate for browsing the Web and basic office tasks.
lindalucky25 m ago

Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really …Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really slow cost a factor but all speed and storage would need to be good How does this one hold up?



This won't be great in terms of performance. ''Slow'' is relative as it depends on what you're used to. There won't be a lot of available storage either, you can add more as others have said. It's hard to knock it for the price though. Finding it difficult to recommend an alternative as they're all significantly more expensive. This one is something you really want to visit a store to try before you buy.
Edited by: "bo0td" 27th Feb
Yeah fair enough you can stick an SD card in it but It’s something that could be easily lost at uni. I’d personally get a better laptop but that’s my two pence. Some of the programs I used years ago were a little demanding and I’d have appreciated a better processor and ram when I was there. Again just my opinion.
It depends what she's studying at uni. For something like English, where you'll want a browser and office, this is fine. If it's a subject like maths, engineering or design where you're going to install extra software for modelling etc, then it's a no.
"This black Linx tablet is the perfect travelling companion thanks to a 2 megapixel camera that’s great for taking holiday snaps."

Erm... Not exactly the advertising approach I'd go for
woster2 h, 29 m ago

64GB of HDD is not enough for someone going to uni. I’d get her something a …64GB of HDD is not enough for someone going to uni. I’d get her something a bit better than this. I think the form factor is pretty decent as it’s a convertible but I’d think shed want something a bit more substantial.


All stuff is held on the cloud now and you connect to it wherever you are. I am a student too and have very little on my laptop because it's all on the ample colours the j I gives you and of course the free Microsoft one drive all students get
woster2 h, 36 m ago

64GB of HDD is not enough for someone going to uni. I’d get her something a …64GB of HDD is not enough for someone going to uni. I’d get her something a bit better than this. I think the form factor is pretty decent as it’s a convertible but I’d think shed want something a bit more substantial.


Thanks for your input Appreciate it
Thanks guys Yeah she will be studying English Take care
Can you install full programmes on this like you can on a normal windows PC?
lindalucky15 m ago

Thanks guys Yeah she will be studying English Take care


With a Google account or other cloud storage solution you can store your documents online too. Also, universities offer a .ac.uk account with cloud storage. Microsoft 365 is also available free for students and offers cloud storage, so there is plenty of solutions for storage problems. If not, get a usb or microsd or even external 2.5inch ssd . Goodluck
gary.howard28 m ago

All stuff is held on the cloud now and you connect to it wherever you are. …All stuff is held on the cloud now and you connect to it wherever you are. I am a student too and have very little on my laptop because it's all on the ample colours the j I gives you and of course the free Microsoft one drive all students get


You know, I was thinking about cloud storage for things which is probably pretty convenient for moving between home laptop to library laptops.

One thing is how is the battery life on this device? That could be a bigger issue for taking notes etc

EDIT 7 hours is pretty good. Gah I don’t know. Maybe this would be good for uni.
Edited by: "woster" 27th Feb
Al187 m ago

Can you install full programmes on this like you can on a normal windows …Can you install full programmes on this like you can on a normal windows PC?


Yes, it is a Windows 10 machine.
Worth looking at old business laptop refurbs on eBay. I just picked up a Dell Latitude E7440 for 140. Still got a decent battery and in amazing condition(my work laptop has had far more abuse). Don't go for older than 4 gen though, the older ones are a bit bulky.
2MP camera perfect for holiday snaps... Welcome to 2005 lol
lindalucky3 h, 59 m ago

Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really …Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really slow cost a factor but all speed and storage would need to be good How does this one hold up?

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Refurbised Hp Elitebook, I7, 8gig ram, 1tb hybrid drive, blu Ray, full HD and 12months warranty for £248. That's what I'd buy.
Anyone used this for streaming Xbox one games? Any good?
JOHN_VINCENT10 m ago

, Refurbised Hp Elitebook, I7, 8gig ram, 1tb hybrid drive, blu Ray, full …, Refurbised Hp Elitebook, I7, 8gig ram, 1tb hybrid drive, blu Ray, full HD and 12months warranty for £248. That's what I'd buy.


Link?
woster4 h, 8 m ago

64GB of HDD is not enough for someone going to uni. I’d get her something a …64GB of HDD is not enough for someone going to uni. I’d get her something a bit better than this. I think the form factor is pretty decent as it’s a convertible but I’d think shed want something a bit more substantial.


Its more than enough for the OS. For storage USB/SD/clouds can be used.
gary.howard1 h, 45 m ago

All stuff is held on the cloud now and you connect to it wherever you are. …All stuff is held on the cloud now and you connect to it wherever you are. I am a student too and have very little on my laptop because it's all on the ample colours the j I gives you and of course the free Microsoft one drive all students get


Please tell me you have an offline back.

I personally wouldn't rely on the cloud for primary storage. It tethers you to the internet and introduces the potential for data loss due to sync issues (I know people who have suffered from these).
Edited by: "tech3475" 27th Feb
£179? It does say £179 doesn't it? Ah well if they can get away with it good luck to them, well done capitalism.
If you are gonna have to pay around 9 grand a year uni fees - then surely it's worth splashing out on a decent laptop?
Too slow dnt buy it if u want things happen fast
lindalucky6 h, 21 m ago

Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really …Looking for a laptop for daughter going to uni as her old one is really slow cost a factor but all speed and storage would need to be good How does this one hold up?


Get a laptop with i7 this is too slow for her, programs need speed now a days.
Had to return due to extremely sluggish performance and wifi not working properly. Also bug present which drains the battery in 2 hours if left on standby with the keyboard connected.
tech34752 h, 59 m ago

Please tell me you have an offline back.I personally wouldn't rely on the …Please tell me you have an offline back.I personally wouldn't rely on the cloud for primary storage. It tethers you to the internet and introduces the potential for data loss due to sync issues (I know people who have suffered from these).


Couldn't agree more.

I'm not totally convinced on a 100% Cloud-enabled/Cloud-based solution myself either ...

But each to their own still.
lindajane1023611 h, 8 m ago

Get a laptop with i7 this is too slow for her, programs need speed now a …Get a laptop with i7 this is too slow for her, programs need speed now a days.


Even i5, or i3 would be fine too I'd have thought?.
lindajane1023617 h, 12 m ago

Get a laptop with i7 this is too slow for her, programs need speed now a …Get a laptop with i7 this is too slow for her, programs need speed now a days.


amour3k6 h, 4 m ago

Even i5, or i3 would be fine too I'd have thought?.


Buy based on your needs.

If all you're running is MS Office and Chrome even an M3 CPU might be enough.

I graduated last year and I was relying on an rMBP 2013 with an i5 and 8GB RAM and was regularly running VMs of Windows and Linux.

My Mum has an i3 which is ok but she was running a VM of XP for some old software.

An i7 may be needed if you're on a game design course or something which may benefit from allot of computational/multi-threaded power e.g. simulations (Matlab froze my system a few times), if you're running multiple VMs, etc.

Whatever you get though, make sure it comes with a decent SSD as a HDD or a slow SSD will likely be the biggest bottleneck.
Edited by: "tech3475" 28th Feb
fishmaster8 h, 28 m ago

£179? It does say £179 doesn't it? Ah well if they can get away with it g …£179? It does say £179 doesn't it? Ah well if they can get away with it good luck to them, well done capitalism.



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lindalucky12 h, 7 m ago

Thanks guys Yeah she will be studying English Take care



If she's studying English then this will be more than suitable. As long as she gets on with the keyboard, but even then it will be fine for not taking in lectures, and she could get a full sized on for essays at home.
My girlfriend is on the lookout for a 2 in 1 tablet.. She's only going to be streaming videos and ocassionally using Microsoft Office.. (once a month, I'm not even sure why she wants a keyboard tbh) This is perfect right?
Edited by: "Sylvester88" 28th Feb
Sylvester8810 m ago

My girlfriend is on the lookout for a 2 in 1 tablet.. She's only going to …My girlfriend is on the lookout for a 2 in 1 tablet.. She's only going to be streaming videos and ocassionally using Microsoft Office.. (once a month, I'm not even sure why she wants a keyboard tbh) This is perfect right?



Yeah it should be fine for that.
I had the linx 1010b, and that was a good little machine for light office work.
The RAM, storage, and CPU are decent for light tasking on this machine, but it will definitely need some external storage via ssd. It will run W10 but don't expect groundbreaking results.
If this came with a Bluetooth pen I'd go for it instantly.
I currently use an Asus mini transformer which is similar to this, and I've had no problems speed wise.
These are ok machines WHEN they are fully functioning. I have had 2 both ran well to start but quickly developed little niggles. Dodgy touch screen and then iffy keyboard cover. Got rid in the end and went for a basic laptop instead for a similar price. Nice idea if you get one that is 100%.
is the operating still 32 bit windows 10 ?
I got a LINX bought for me for Christmas once. It died a very slow and painful death due to having a battery that wouldn't charge properly. Still awaiting a refund.
RLC599 h, 37 m ago

is the operating still 32 bit windows 10 ?


Yes and no. :-)

Windows 10 comes as both 32BIT, and as 64BIT also ...

I own the 10 inch and 8 inch versions of these, and they're all on 64BIT versions of Windows 10.
tim.aylott6 h, 46 m ago

I got a LINX bought for me for Christmas once. It died a very slow and …I got a LINX bought for me for Christmas once. It died a very slow and painful death due to having a battery that wouldn't charge properly. Still awaiting a refund.


That's one of the unfortunate throwbacks to anything that has a sealed/non-replaceable battery, etc?. :-(

Tablet's have mainly ever had this 'method' since day one sadly - but then deciding to do the same via mobile phone's too! (why?).

Hopefully somewhere along the line we'll all come to see the no sense parameters of the market's decision for all of us ...
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