Microsoft Linx 10" tablet 16 GB £79.50 @ Sainsburys (Bracknell)
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Microsoft Linx 10" tablet 16 GB £79.50 @ Sainsburys (Bracknell)

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LocalFound 9th Jan 2016
I just got back from Sainsbury's, where I bought a Microsoft Linx 10" Windows 10 tablet 16 GB for £79.50.

I'm not sure what I want it for, but the price was good!
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took mine back as there was not enough system memory for an update that was available and it wouldn't download to the SD card nor would any apps...think this was a Windows 10 issue
it then froze and crashed... cold from me
Can I afford it? Do I want it? Do I need it?

(No to any questions then do not buy!!)
Unfortunately, shaky1910 speaks the truth. It does not help that Microsoft disabled external storage for anything other than multimedia storage.
However, I am currently arranging with Linx to have them send out a usb flash drive with the update on to see if that enables my device to update.
IMO, this does not have enough storage to reliably run and update Windows.without a degree in Computer Science!
Better to look for a minimum of 32GB which is just about enough.
I have one, cracking device for the money. Just add a mini usb and all your storage concerns are gone
shaky1910

took mine back as there was not enough system memory for an update that … took mine back as there was not enough system memory for an update that was available and it wouldn't download to the SD card nor would any apps...think this was a Windows 10 issueit then froze and crashed... cold from me



​i have 1 of these 16gd i have a mini 64gb usb memory and apps and updates do store on it.
Wait, Microsoft produces these Linx tablets?
Duplicate post hotukdeals.com/dea…782 This is the Linx Light 10 (16GB internal memory), not sure why the OP has mentioned Microsoft, as these are distributed by Exertis.
Ive got the previous 16gb model has 8gb free space on 8.1, does 10 really need that much extra space?
Rich does the previous model only have a gig ram?
I had the linx 7 and updated that to windows 10. Became pretty much unusable. Ended up having to replace it with a bush 8" tablet that had 2 gig ram. Runs so much better
Opethian

Wait, Microsoft produces these Linx tablets?



louiselouise

Duplicate post … Duplicate post http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/linx-10-lite-windows-10-2gb-ram-16gb-st-79-50-sainsburys-instore-2368782 This is the Linx Light 10 (16GB internal memory), not sure why the OP has mentioned Microsoft, as these are distributed by Exertis.



I guess he means Microsoft as in Microsoft Windows, i.e. it's a Windows tablet rather than Android or any other OS.




Box

Rich does the previous model only have a gig ram?I had the linx 7 and … Rich does the previous model only have a gig ram?I had the linx 7 and updated that to windows 10. Became pretty much unusable. Ended up having to replace it with a bush 8" tablet that had 2 gig ram. Runs so much better


Had the same problem with my Linx 7" - an otherwise great tablet but updating to Windows 10 made it laggy beyond belief. However I then made a Windows 10 installation USB stick and did a fresh install and it was fine after that.


I was going to say I thought the 10" tablet was 32gb but I gather this is a new model, a 'Lite' version? I was considering upgrading from my 7" one so will keep an eye out for one of these in Sainsburys.
I have a linx 8 and a linx 10 (2 GB RAM 32 GB storage version) and both run Windows 10 perfectly. The 8 has only 1GB RAM and still runs fine, not at all laggy for me. My other tablet is a lenovo miix8 and was my fabourite until my wife spoilt me with a surface pro for XMAS.

I don't think the 16GB storage will be enough personally, I filled the 32 up pretty quickly.
Opethian

Wait, Microsoft produces these Linx tablets?



No it's not a Microsoft product, it's a Linx product which is basically an OEM tablet which has had a branding created for it. I does however bare an uncanny visual resemblance to the first generation Surface Pro. It's a shame MS went with a squared screen on later models because 16:9 makes way more sense. I would love to buy one of these if I didn't already have an SP1.
reddragon105

I had the linx 7 and updated that to windows 10. Became pretty much … I had the linx 7 and updated that to windows 10. Became pretty much unusable. Ended up having to replace it with a bush 8" tablet that had 2 gig ram. Runs so much better.Had the same problem with my Linx 7" - an otherwise great tablet but updating to Windows 10 made it laggy beyond belief. However I then made a Windows 10 installation USB stick and did a fresh install and it was fine after that.I was going to say I thought the 10" tablet was 32gb but I gather this is a new model, a 'Lite' version? I was considering upgrading from my 7" one so will keep an eye out for one of these in Sainsburys.


It's not that common I think, but a few have said their Linx tablets were laggy post-Windows 10 install.

I've done a Connect 7 (Linx 7 clone), Linx 10 (original) and Linx 8 Windows 10 upgrades (via Windows Update) and had no problems at all - though I had to fix screen rotation not long after Windows 10's release - it was sorted with upgrades later on. Maybe a clean install is the way to go.

Yes, there's quite a few Linx tablets out there now, there's the (original) Linx 7, 8, 10, the Windows 10 (with USB slots) Linx 810 and 1010, the "Leather" edition (from reading around it seems to be an 810 or 1010 with a faux leather backing), even a Linx Tough that's coming out soon. http://www.morecomputers.com/product.aspx?pn=LINX8TT&man=LINX

The Linx Light 10 seems like a bit of a dumb idea really but that's just my opinion. Only difference to the 1010 seems to be the 16GB internal memory vs 32GB. Picture nicked from Gumtree https://ssli.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/z/rI8AAOSwp5JWWCZL/$_86.JPG
Not sure if the Leather editions and Linx Light 10 are Sainsburys-only?
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Jan 2016
Different experiences (or expectations) it seems. My linx 8 also ran incredibly slowly on update to 10. A clean install made it marginally better, but nowhere near as smooth as 8.1.
louiselouise

Duplicate post … Duplicate post http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/linx-10-lite-windows-10-2gb-ram-16gb-st-79-50-sainsburys-instore-2368782 This is the Linx Light 10 (16GB internal memory), not sure why the OP has mentioned Microsoft, as these are distributed by Exertis.



I was about to say same, I recall that same Post some 3+ Days back too, lol. :-)

I observed someone re-Posting the Linx 8 Windows Tablet Deal in Sainsburys earlier today too (some 3+ days after the event too)

In hindsight I should simply have re-Posted this Linx 10 Deal too then? (luvvvvvv me a free for all ... ) :-)
deleted57959

well you did something wrong as i have the 8" linx, and windows 10 runs … well you did something wrong as i have the 8" linx, and windows 10 runs far better than 8.1 ever did on 1 GB Ram.


Nope
It ain't like there's any options. Windows asks if you wanna update to 10.
It's unbelievably common for this tablet to run slow AF on windows 10.
Although readi nd a few other replies it seems a fresh install of 10 rather than an update seems to solve it a bit.
I guess you got lucky with yours
mazolauk

Unfortunately, shaky1910 speaks the truth. It does not help that … Unfortunately, shaky1910 speaks the truth. It does not help that Microsoft disabled external storage for anything other than multimedia storage.



I'm pretty sure that one of the recent updates allowed you to install apps to SD.

It did occur to me that lack of memory might be mitigated somewhat (provided that it has a USB3 interface to the MicroSD slot) by sticking a large swapfile on some super premium spec SD card. But I doubt it could be done without hackery and the cost of a big capacity, high speed, low latency SD card probably approaches that of another tablet.
HyperlogiK

I'm pretty sure that one of the recent updates allowed you to install … I'm pretty sure that one of the recent updates allowed you to install apps to SD.It did occur to me that lack of memory might be mitigated somewhat (provided that it has a USB3 interface to the MicroSD slot) by sticking a large swapfile on some super premium spec SD card. But I doubt it could be done without hackery and the cost of a big capacity, high speed, low latency SD card probably approaches that of another tablet.



Yes, I've been told by Linx that the update that cannot be applied WILL re-enable the use of sd cards as external storage , but unless the ones in Sainsburys come with this update already installed, they will be stuck on a version of Windows 10 that doesnt have this ability.
Only a matter of time before the superior 1010 shows up at this price or marginally more.
I wouldn't want a windows tablet with less than 128gb
Sainsbury's in Enfield about £120. They scanned and checked and definitely no price reduction and could not understand how any other store could sell them cheaper and had no instuctions to reduce the price from head office!
smr1

I wouldn't want a windows tablet with less than 128gb

It has a MicroSD slot and you can set it up as a new "drive" - which I've done with my Linx 10. 128GB isn't too pricey nowadays.
they have a lot of these returned, got one from staples, had to return it before xmas as it wasn't charging, the manager said they have 3 more to send back
Edited by: "Georgedeals" 10th Jan 2016
£159 in Oxford :-(
There were 12 of these on the shelf this afternoon at Sainsburys Arnison Centre, Durham. Marked up at £79.50.
Woking CEX has one of these for the same price including the snap-on keyboard. Standard 12 month warranty from CEX too
They update fine, you just have to make sure you have an SD card in it, when it fails you just click "fix" and click the option to use SD for extended storage, the update goes fine.
Also, just make sure you use disk clean up before starting the update to ensure you have the max storage available.
My 10 lite is fully updated.
I got one of these for the Father in Law and just done the upgrade via USB no problem. I have the 1010B and love it but I've shoved a 16gb SD card into the 10 Lite and it's running very nicely. He won't be using it for anything other than browsing really.
You will need to delete the old Windows from the machine afterwards though to free up space using the cleanup tool.
I would say however that the screen doesn't feel as smooth as my 1010B. It seems a little rougher (and I've taken the screen protector off both)

Edited by: "Robbo_59" 11th Jan 2016
Does the lite version have a normal USB Port ?
I bought this yesterday but on another thread there were a lot of negative comments about the upgrade and was thinking of returning it. How large a micro SD card does this support? What do I need to buy for the update micro SD or external USB drive?
If anybody is still after this tablet. Saw 6 on shelf in the Sainsbury's central Milton Keynes store last night.
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