Linx 8, Refurbished, Tablet Intel Atom 1GB RAM 32GB With Camera WLAN BT Windows 8.1 @ 3Monkeys Ebay, £59.99, Buy It Now Or Best Offer, Free Express Delivery
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Linx 8, Refurbished, Tablet Intel Atom 1GB RAM 32GB With Camera WLAN BT Windows 8.1 @ 3Monkeys Ebay, £59.99, Buy It Now Or Best Offer, Free Express Delivery

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Found 22nd Jun 2015
Edit 2nd July: Seem to have more in "More Than 10 In Stock": ebay.co.uk/itm…188

Not sure what the refurbs are like from this seller, but if you are happy to wait you may be able to knock a few £s off the price via the Best Offer option (see bottom of this post for Best Offers accepted).

Free Express Delivery (Parcelforce 24).

The Linx 10 (which I have) is £110 or Best Offer from the same seller. ebay.co.uk/itm…233 £90.03 Accepted - speckle (apparently £90.01 is Accepted also).

“12 Mth warranty, Refurb product. This item is professionally refurbished. It may have minor cosmetic marks or scratches and may come in non retail packaging. All our refurbished Tablets are supplied with batteries that have been tested to ensure they hold a charge however we cannot guarantee that the manufacturers advertised maximum battery life can be achieved. Batteries are a consumable item and may need to be replaced within the lifetime of the product.”

1280x800 IPS display
Quad-Core Intel Atom processor, 1Gb RAM, 32Gb internal storage
2MP front and rear cameras
Windows OS
MicroSD Slot

A perfect mix of power an portability, the Linx 8 delivers a great Windows experience in a clean and simple design. The stunning 8" display brings all of your entertainment and documents to life while delivering precise touch control when gaming or surfing the web.

Get more done with the included 12 month subscription to Office 365* Personal and discover a world of apps in the Windows Store to share, play, create, interact and enjoy. Being Windows-based, there are a range of family safety features available to keep you safe while online.

Photos, news from friends, your favorite apps and sites - put what's most important to you right on your Start screen. Choose your colours and move stuff around until it's just the way you like it.

Bing Smart Search gives you results from your PC, your apps, and the web. Results are in a clean, graphical view so you can quickly get to what you're looking for.

OneDrive is free online storage that's built into Windows 8.1. Save documents, photos, and other files to OneDrive automatically, and get to them anytime, from any of your PCs or devices. And you can use OneDrive to protect your files if something happens to your PC. You can also use OneDrive to share and collaborate with others, and see your stuff on mobile and non-Windows devices.

Windows 8.1 lets you work the way you want, moving easily from one thing to another by multitasking on any Windows PC or tablet. Pull up a Wikipedia article to settle a debate with the friend you're on Skype with. Or play a music video while polishing your college essay. Depending on your screen size, you can see up to four apps at once.

Your Windows goes wherever you go. Use your Microsoft account to sign in to any of your devices running Windows 8.1, and you'll see the same layout, apps, and settings. Signing in Microsoft Account (which is simply an email address and password of your choice) also gives you access to a world of apps from the Windows Store, and lets you save, view, and edit your documents and photos online with OneDrive.

Open the Windows Store right from your Start screen to browse and download apps for cooking, photos, sports, news, and a lot more - many of them free. Sort by price, rating, and category, anfd find old favourites and hot new apps.

All our refurbished Tablets are supplied with batteries that have been tested to ensure they hold a charge however we cannot guarantee that the manufacturers advertised maximum battery life can be achieved. Batteries are a consumable item and may need to be replaced within the lifetime of the product.

Refurbished items are customer returns. A large proportion of these items have never been used. They might for example, be unwanted gifts or products where customers have simply changed their mind which have then been returned.

They have been checked, inspected, repaired (if necessary), graded and reboxed (if necessary) complete with all accessories. They may have minor cosmetic marks that do not affect or hinder the functionailty in any way. All refurbished items will be clearly marked in the description. In some cases the item will still be in the original retail packaging which may be damaged, marked or scuffed also some of the internal packaging may not be original. Refurbished products represent excellent value for money with our 6 or 12 months return to base warranty. You can purchase safe in the knowledge these products have been rigorously checked, failure rate on refurbished products is actually lower than on new products!

*please see posts #32 and #105 - the Linx may or may not come with the Office 365 Subscription.

Best Offer £50 accepted by seller earlier today
- messiahcomplex8

£50.50 Accepted - GNKelly07
£49.99 Accepted - qwertychris
£49 Accepted - af191 (thanks for all your updates).

119 Comments

Original Poster

The blurb about refurbished products: "Refurbished items are customer returns. A large proportion of these items have never been used. They might for example, be unwanted gifts or products where customers have simply changed their mind which have then been returned.

They have been checked, inspected, repaired (if necessary), graded and reboxed (if necessary) complete with all accessories. They may have minor cosmetic marks that do not affect or hinder the functionailty in any way. All refurbished items will be clearly marked in the description. In some cases the item will still be in the original retail packaging which may be damaged, marked or scuffed also some of the internal packaging may not be original. Refurbished products represent excellent value for money with our 6 or 12 months return to base warranty. You can purchase safe in the knowledge these products have been rigorously checked, failure rate on refurbished products is actually lower than on new products!"


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Looks a good deal, although some reviewers on Amazon report the battery failing after a few months. The listing states "Batteries are a consumable item and may need to be replaced within the lifetime of the product.", but is it possible to replace a battery in these? I can't see them for sale.
Edited by: "MarkShopper" 22nd Jun 2015

Original Poster

MarkShopper

Looks a good deal, although some reviewers on Amazon report the battery … Looks a good deal, although some reviewers on Amazon report the battery failing after a few months. The listing states "Batteries are a consumable item and may need to be replaced within the lifetime of the product.", but is it possible to replace a battery in these? I can't see them for sale.

I think the battery quote, like other refurb descriptions on 3Monkeys listings is a catch-all one - you can't replace the battery in these. Yet to encounter a tablet with a replaceable battery.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 22nd Jun 2015

MarkShopper

Looks a good deal, although some reviewers on Amazon report the battery … Looks a good deal, although some reviewers on Amazon report the battery failing after a few months. The listing states "Batteries are a consumable item and may need to be replaced within the lifetime of the product.", but is it possible to replace a battery in these? I can't see them for sale.


I have one and I love it, but no, the battery isn't removable.

Just in case there are people holding off because it's a largely unknown seller I ordered a Samsung Note 10.1 2014 for £164 used from this seller and it arrived repacked but otherwise pretty much pristine. Couldn't fault them

Original Poster

The Linx 10 (which I have) is £110 or Best Offer from the same seller. www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141703280233

Best Offer Accepted at £95 apparently. I was going to do thread on the Linx 10 but wasn't sure how popular it would be compared to the 8. Sin_of_nature says £91 was Accepted! £90.03 was Accepted - speckle.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 27th Jun 2015

** Refurbished not used

samhw21

** Refurbished not used


I'm wondering too?.
If your not interested in the 'Best Offer' bit for cheaper, then these Devices are NEW then right?, or ..... thanx. :-)

Original Poster

Mentioned this on the linxtablet.co.uk forum and on an earlier thread, boyf is using this Tempered Glass protector on his Linx 8 ebay.co.uk/itm…091 (£4.50 from China: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, 8" option).

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh185/damedavid/Linx%208%20Screen%20Protector.jpg

Thought the squared-off section would be useful for the capacitive Windows button. Not a perfect fit but adds a bit of strength to the screen.

New Linx tablets come with a ready fitted plastic screen protector anyway - not sure about these refurbs.

louiselouise

I think the battery quote, like other refurb descriptions on 3Monkeys … I think the battery quote, like other refurb descriptions on 3Monkeys listings is a catch-all one - you can't replace the battery in these. Yet to encounter a tablet with a replaceable battery.



Thanks. If the battery failed after 11 weeks like someone has posted on Amazon, I'd be wanting a refund or replacement refurb or not!

Original Poster

MarkShopper

Thanks. If the battery failed after 11 weeks like someone has posted on … Thanks. If the battery failed after 11 weeks like someone has posted on Amazon, I'd be wanting a refund or replacement refurb or not!

I really don't think the battery failing so soon is a common issue? There's numerous threads on the Linx on HUKD (I have read most of the comments over the last six months and contributed in places - also regularly look at the linxtablet.co.uk forum).

Here's what the listing says about issues with Returns/Faults:
Faulty products within 28 days
If the item has developed a fault please firstly please accept our apologies and contact our customer service team via My eBay who will look to rectify the problem swiftly. We will offer the following solutions for you to choose from.
An advance replacement product
We will ship out a replacement product (stock permitting) and also collect the faulty product. If we do not have stock of the item purchased an alternative replacement may be offered, if the price is different this will be advised by our customer service team who will advise if additional payment required or partial refund amount.

We will arrange to collect the product and upon receipt at our facility in Swansea, we will inspect and then issue a full refund. Please allow 2 working days for the product to be returned to us and upto 5 days for Paypal to process the refund.

If we are unable to replace the item but you would still like to keep the item we can arrange collection and attempt to repair the product. We cannot guarantee that we can repair all faults but our repair centre is recognized as the UK's leading repair centre. We will issue a returns form that will ned to be completed and included with the returned product. Please allow up to 28 days for the repair to be completed and returned.

Faulty Product after 28 days
If the item has developed a fault please contact the manufacturer support directly as shown in the manual supplied with the product. The manufacturer is best placed to arrange repair of their faulty product direct with you without the need to come via 3monkeys. If you do experience any problems with contacting the manufacturer then please contact the 3monkeys team by emailing via My eBay they will be able to help with any issues.


From what I can remember, Exertis (who distribute Linx tablets in the UK) are quite good at dealing with any issues.

The best offer option on ebay is pointless. I offered £5 which was MY best offer, it was rejected. Pfff.

This seller sent me an incorrect tablet from Amazon. I know this can happen but I'd be wary of this seller if they don't check the items against the orders!

It was sorted but I still have to mess about at the Post Office

can this get the Windows 10 update?

Hot!

If the Office 365 subscription is included and you don't need it, the key can be extracted and sold on a certain well-known bidding site.

I've just done this with my (new) Linx 8 tablet. Sold mine for about £27.

Can some one please recommend a folio case for this; will Tab 3 8.0 fit on this?

Original Poster

Palwan

Can some one please recommend a folio case for this; will Tab 3 8.0 fit … Can some one please recommend a folio case for this; will Tab 3 8.0 fit on this?

Here's a few recommended on the linxtablet.co.uk forum:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-New-teclast-X80H-case-pu-Leather-Case-for-teclast-X80H-tablet-PC-teclast-X80H-cover/32222416311.html

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Leather-Case-for-Teclast-X80H-8-inch-Tablet-PC-Free-shipping/32216198273.html

amazon.co.uk/ELT…J6Q and an IVSO brand one that looks identical, same price (£10.95) amazon.co.uk/IVS…I0A

Edit: Some more cases: £4.99 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stylish-Universal-Wallet-Case-Cover-with-Card-Slots-fits-Linx-8-Tablet-PC-8-/141463346741

£4.49 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/PU-Leather-Case-Cover-Stand-for-Linx-8-Windows-8-Tablet-PC/271812328086

£4.39 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOLIO-FOLDING-LEATHER-STAND-CASE-COVER-FIT-Linx-7-8-10-inch-Tablet-PC-STYLUS/251731536493

The IVSO plastic screen protectors (also on Amazon) didn't get very good reviews.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 23rd Jun 2015

How does this compare with the two (cheaper) Acer Iconias the same seller has listed?

knobbly

can this get the Windows 10 update?



Yes it can when it is released. The latest Windows 10 preview build in tablet mode runs quite well on my HP Stream 7.

oliversthomas

Hot!If the Office 365 subscription is included and you don't need it, the … Hot!If the Office 365 subscription is included and you don't need it, the key can be extracted and sold on a certain well-known bidding site. I've just done this with my (new) Linx 8 tablet. Sold mine for about £27.



Hi, I'm thinking of selling my office 365, did you make £27 before or after fees. Also what price did you put it on for?

louiselouise

Yet to encounter a tablet with a replaceable battery.



Dell Latitude 10, a nice 10" windows tablet, but the Linx 8 with the later generation processor is faster and seems a whole lot better, though a lot might be due to the Wimboot method of booting windows. The flip side, a Latitude with a large enhanced battery will last 17+ hours.

mike

louiselouise

Here's a few recommended on the linxtablet.co.uk … Here's a few recommended on the linxtablet.co.uk forum:http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-New-teclast-X80H-case-pu-Leather-Case-for-teclast-X80H-tablet-PC-teclast-X80H-cover/32222416311.htmlhttp://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Leather-Case-for-Teclast-X80H-8-inch-Tablet-PC-Free-shipping/32216198273.htmlhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/ELTD-Linx-inch-Tablet-Case/dp/B00RLFBJ6QEdit: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stylish-Universal-Wallet-Case-Cover-with-Card-Slots-fits-Linx-8-Tablet-PC-8-/141463346741The IVSO plastic screen protectors (also on Amazon) didn't get very good reviews.



Hi, do you know of any good cases/stand for the linx 10?

whats the lowest he accepts

Original Poster

phoenix4102

Hi, do you know of any good cases/stand for the linx 10?

The two I mentioned earlier on amazon.co.uk/ELT…J6Q and an IVSO brand one that's confirmed as being exactly the same, at the same price amazon.co.uk/IVS…I0A have Linx 7, 8 and 10 options, £10.95

Linx 10 option here at £4.89: ebay.co.uk/itm…493?clk_rvr_id=854337105001

I'm using a Poundland-bought Samsonite Galaxy Tab 2, 10.1" case (put my Linx 10 in upside down so I have access to the Windows button) but I'd be surprised if Poundland still stock it - this was about five months ago. I've done some cut-outs for the AC Adapter, headphones, MicroUSB slot, which would probably be too much of a faff for most people.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 23rd Jun 2015

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phoenix4102

Hi, I'm thinking of selling my office 365, did you make £27 before or … Hi, I'm thinking of selling my office 365, did you make £27 before or after fees. Also what price did you put it on for?



I put it on for £27.95 and I think it was £26.80 after fees.

Original Poster

LOUKELL

whats the lowest he accepts

I can see someone's listed a Linx 10 thread for this seller about half an hour ago - it's £110 Buy It Now, but apparently £95 Best Offer was accepted. Maybe be cheeky and try £50 :p!

I thought about it, but in the end opted to spend £50 at Ebuyer on on a new WikiPad WP005 tablet (NVIDIA Tegra Quad Core, 1GB RAM + 16GB Flash, 7" Touchscreen + Wifi, Bluetooth + Front Camera, Android Jelly Bean). ebuyer.com/670…005

Edited by: "MarkShopper" 22nd Jun 2015

I have the 7 inch version its been in its box since I set it up lol

You guys need to seriously put Refurb, or Refurbished somewhere within the body of your Product Title/Description or something ..... :-)

Original Poster

amour3k

You guys need to seriously put Refurb, or Refurbished somewhere within … You guys need to seriously put Refurb, or Refurbished somewhere within the body of your Product Title/Description or something ..... :-)

There's refurbished mentioned various times in the original post, but it was just an oversight on my part. Updated it.

Stick kodi on this, plug it into your tv, and mange it all via your mobile.
This will be the best media player you'll ever have, and it'll be supported longer than anything else

Original Poster

I would be wary of advertising this as having a year's Office 365 subscription (as I can see mentioned on the thread for the Linx 10 being sold by 3Monkeys ebay) - as it's a refurb there's every chance it may have been used already!

However, in an earlier deal (which was also refurbs of the Linx 8 ) from electrical-deals ebay, my boyf received a Linx 8 that hadn't had the Office 365 activated yet!

TL;DR: With the Office 365 subscription and refurbs, your mileage may vary.

how the heck is this better than the hp stream 7?

Original Poster

innthe

how the heck is this better than the hp stream 7?

I don't have any experience of the HP Stream 7, but here's a comparison of the HP Stream 7 and Linx 7 (though bear in mind, this thread is about the Linx 8 ):
http://www.colourmylearning.com/2014/12/best-7-inch-windows-8-1-tablet-at-budget-friendly-prices/

HP Stream 7:
7-inch HD touch screen 1280 x 800 pixels resolution IPS display
Intel Atom Z3735G quad core 1.33 GHz with Burst Technology up to 1.83 GHz
1GB memory/32GB eMMC Storage, MicroSD expansion slot
Up to 8 hours battery life, 3000 mAh Li-Ion 11.1Wh
Cameras 2MP back-facing camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera
Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n (Miracast-enabled), Bluetooth 4.0, 1 Micro USB 2.0, Audio combo
Dimensions and Weight: 192.78 x 110.74 x 9.90 mm, 353.8 grams
Office 365 Personal (1 Year subscription)
1TB of OneDrive storage
Windows 8.1 with Bing, 32-bit

Linx 7:
7-inch HD touch screen 1280 x 800 pixels resolution TFT LCD display
Intel Atom Z3735G quad core 1.33 GHz with Burst Technology up to 1.83 GHz
1GB memory/32GB eMMC Storage, MicroSD expansion slot
Up to 4 -6 hours battery life 3500mAh
Cameras 2MP back-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera
Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 Micro USB 2.0, Audio combo, HDMI out
Dimensions and Weight: 192 x 110 x 9.5 mm, 285 grams – LIGHTEST
Office 365 Personal (1 Year subscription)
1TB of OneDrive storage
Windows 8.1 with Bing, 32-bit

*The Linx 8 has an 8", 1280 x 800 IPS display, 4000mAh battery, Z3735G (says F on the official Linx Tablets website, think that's a mistake as it would make it the same as the slightly more powerful Linx 10) Quad Core processor, and weighs 376g.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 23rd Jun 2015

oliversthomas

Hot!If the Office 365 subscription is included and you don't need it, the … Hot!If the Office 365 subscription is included and you don't need it, the key can be extracted and sold on a certain well-known bidding site. I've just done this with my (new) Linx 8 tablet. Sold mine for about £27.


How do you extract the key?

dwl99

How do you extract the key?


There's a thread here. You need to register on the site to view - just use a disposable email.

linxtablet.co.uk/vie…3ad
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 23rd Jun 2015

louiselouise

The two I mentioned earlier on … The two I mentioned earlier on http://www.amazon.co.uk/ELTD-Linx-inch-Tablet-Case/dp/B00RLFBJ6Q and an IVSO brand one that's confirmed as being exactly the same, at the same price http://www.amazon.co.uk/IVSO-Slim-Book-Stand-Cover-Tablet/dp/B00RMGRI0A have Linx 7, 8 and 10 options, £10.95 :)Linx 10 option here at £4.89: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251731536493?clk_rvr_id=854337105001I'm using a Poundland-bought Samsonite Galaxy Tab 2, 10.1" case (put my Linx 10 in upside down so I have access to the Windows button) but I'd be surprised if Poundland still stock it - this was about five months ago. I've done some cut-outs for the AC Adapter, headphones, MicroUSB slot, which would probably be too much of a faff for most people.



Hi, thanks for the links. Ive seen the ones on eBay but I'm a bit wary of whether the Velcro corner cases will hold the tablet securely enough. Have you ever tried one. Or would a Samsung tab 2 case fit ok, I don't mind cutting some slots in as long as the tablet fits OK.

Palwan

Can some one please recommend a folio case for this; will Tab 3 8.0 fit … Can some one please recommend a folio case for this; will Tab 3 8.0 fit on this?



I use this one amazon.co.uk/gp/…s00 cheap and cheerful and surprisingly useful keyboard, bought because I needed a case and it barely costs more to get a keyboard, but I find the keyboard isn't as awful as you'd think (other opinions may vary), and it's a lot easier to type on than the screen, the case holds the tablet really well, I suspect it works well for the 7" version too.

mike

I got a 10inch version of this does anyone know about hackintosh or sticking Ubuntu on these ?

Original Poster

phoenix4102

Hi, thanks for the links. Ive seen the ones on eBay but I'm a bit wary … Hi, thanks for the links. Ive seen the ones on eBay but I'm a bit wary of whether the Velcro corner cases will hold the tablet securely enough. Have you ever tried one. Or would a Samsung tab 2 case fit ok, I don't mind cutting some slots in as long as the tablet fits OK.

(About the Linx 10) I've only ever tried that cheapie Samsonite case, so can't speak for any others. Maybe the members linxtablet forums might help you choose a case?
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