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Tesco Mobile Nokia Lumia 530 & Linx 7" Tablet Bundle £109 @ Tesco
Tesco Mobile Nokia Lumia 530 & Linx 7" Tablet Bundle £109 @ Tesco

Tesco Mobile Nokia Lumia 530 & Linx 7" Tablet Bundle £109 @ Tesco

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Tesco Mobile Nokia Lumia 530 & Linx 7" Tablet Bundle

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cheaper buying them both seperate

Cheaper ? Really - where ?

this is really cool deal

Original Poster

cost of Nokia Lumia 530 itself on Tesco is £65. in this case tablet is worth £44 and potentially only £14 with £30 trade in linx-tablets.com/lin…tml - bargain for me.

Edited by: "badonecop" 26th Dec 2014

I think this will not come under grocery.

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Original Poster

is this your first grocery on your new account? or you just use this code on your existing account?

Grocery? Does the code work?
Not taking the *****, seriously interested if £15 off but too ****** to type it all in
Edited by moderator: "swear word filter avoidance" 30th Dec 2015

Original Poster

£15 off not working, sorry my mistake, post updated

Trade in does not apply to tesco.

Original Poster

well, it's only £109 then - had over 800 heats a month ago with £129 price tho

How good is the tablet? Seems cheap for a Windows 8 one.

kalico

How good is the tablet? Seems cheap for a Windows 8 one.



For the money, it's simply amazing, there's nothing quite like it for the price.

Performance is solid, you can run *real* Windows apps, programs and games (not just ones from the store), you have HDMI-out (micro) so you can use it as a media player if you want, battery seems decent (disable Connected Standby though as it eats through, it will take a little longer to wake though), expandable memory through microSD or USB-OTG and comes with Office 365 for a year.

Because it's a real Windows device you also get a proper browsing experience too. Don't let 1GB RAM put you off, in reality it doesn't affect how you use it as Windows 8 is very frugal when it needs to be.

kalico

How good is the tablet? Seems cheap for a Windows 8 one.



The Linx 8 is better. The screen on the 7 is not very good, and the headphone port gives off mechanical hiss. It also doesn't have the Windows button on the front of the bezel, unlike the 8....
In terms of performance though, the Baytrail/1GB RAM/32GB eMMC combo works amazingly well. Really is very slick indeed. & the MS Office licence is worth £50 on its own too...

If this were the Linx 8 and a 520 rather than the 530, it'd be a scorching deal. As it is, the screens on the 7 and the 530 just aren't very good.

wenttoabetterplace

The Linx 8 is better. The screen on the 7 is not very good, and the … The Linx 8 is better. The screen on the 7 is not very good, and the headphone port gives off mechanical hiss. It also doesn't have the Windows button on the front of the bezel, unlike the 8....In terms of performance though, the Baytrail/1GB RAM/32GB eMMC combo works amazingly well. Really is very slick indeed. & the MS Office licence is worth £50 on its own too...If this were the Linx 8 and a 520 rather than the 530, it'd be a scorching deal. As it is, the screens on the 7 and the 530 just aren't very good.



I sell these tablets daily and I wouldn't say there is any difference between the 7" and 8" screens. The 10" one is quite prone to screen burn but the 7 and 8" are both fine

Also never heard of a mechanical hiss off the headphone port?
Edited by: "Neo1607" 2nd Jan 2015

Neo1607

I sell these tablets daily and I wouldn't say there is any difference … I sell these tablets daily and I wouldn't say there is any difference between the 7" and 8" screens. The 10" one is quite prone to screen burn but the 7 and 8" are both fine, only difference in hardware between the 7" and 8" is the extra 1gb of ramAlso never heard of a mechanical hiss off the headphone port?



Used both 7 and 8" extensively now, and the 7" clearly has a blurred screen in comparison to the pin sharp 8" also the capacitvie windows button makes all the difference. also both 7 and 8" are 1GB DDR3 the 10" has the 2GB. but the 1GB ive found is ample for everything i used it for so far. can even run steam and some select games.

haritori

Used both 7 and 8" extensively now, and the 7" clearly has a blurred … Used both 7 and 8" extensively now, and the 7" clearly has a blurred screen in comparison to the pin sharp 8" also the capacitvie windows button makes all the difference. also both 7 and 8" are 1GB DDR3 the 10" has the 2GB. but the 1GB ive found is ample for everything i used it for so far. can even run steam and some select games.



Sorry been a long day, yeah the 8" does only have 1gb of ram i wasn't thinking, but I would say there isn't any difference in the screens from what I have seen. The lack of the capacitive windows button doesn't make much of a difference because it's got a easy located physical button on the top

Neo1607

Sorry been a long day, yeah the 8" does only have 1gb of ram i wasn't … Sorry been a long day, yeah the 8" does only have 1gb of ram i wasn't thinking, but I would say there isn't any difference in the screens from what I have seen. The lack of the capacitive windows button doesn't make much of a difference because it's got a easy located physical button on the top



Agree t disagree maybe, i find using tablets that locate the windows button on the side ot top infuriating you automatically reach for below the screen, iPad, Android everyone does the home button the same.

Thanks for all the input.

It seems the 8 or 10 inch is the one to go for. But only the 7 is featured in their website.

kalico

Thanks for all the input. It seems the 8 or 10 inch is the one to go for. … Thanks for all the input. It seems the 8 or 10 inch is the one to go for. But only the 7 is featured in their website.



The question really is, what size tablet do you want, because if you want a 7" tablet then buying the 10" based on someone else's opinion is pointless...

They're all good tablets and all priced differently, so people having a whinge at the 7" one when you're paying £59.99 for a full Windows 8.1 tablet with Office on things like the plastic being a bit cheap is a bit of a stretch if you ask me...

I have had the 7 inch tablet for some time now and NO blurred screen watching movies on it is great... As stated £59.99 for 7 inch and whatever the 530 phone costs separately... No matter what product anyone buys someone will find a fault in it somewhere

Neo1607

I sell these tablets daily and I wouldn't say there is any difference … I sell these tablets daily and I wouldn't say there is any difference between the 7" and 8" screens. The 10" one is quite prone to screen burn but the 7 and 8" are both fineAlso never heard of a mechanical hiss off the headphone port?



You sell these tablets daily, yet haven't noticed a difference between the 7 and 8 screens?!! The problem has been discussed extensively on the original Linx 7 laptopoutletdirect thread. The 7 looks like it has a blurry screen protector still attached (it doesn't), and the headphone port on many devices sounds like it has no electrical shielding.
The 8 resolves all the issues of the 7...

(By the way, have you ever actually listened to a Linx 7 via headphones? If you sell these rather than own them, then I would be surprised if you had actually used the headphone port)

bullybull777

I have had the 7 inch tablet for some time now and NO blurred screen … I have had the 7 inch tablet for some time now and NO blurred screen watching movies on it is great... As stated £59.99 for 7 inch and whatever the 530 phone costs separately... No matter what product anyone buys someone will find a fault in it somewhere



If you haven't used the 8, then you won't understand what it is we are talking about.
The 7 screen looks like the digital noise you get when you turn the iso to 6400+ on a digital camera. It just isn't clear...unlike the 8 which suffers no such issues.
Also, plug in some headphones and enjoy the mechanical hiss ;).
(I have owned the 7 and 8...and have compared them side by side)

Neo1607

I sell these tablets daily and I wouldn't say there is any difference … I sell these tablets daily and I wouldn't say there is any difference between the 7" and 8" screens. The 10" one is quite prone to screen burn but the 7 and 8" are both fineAlso never heard of a mechanical hiss off the headphone port?




you must be working at Currys lol

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wenttoabetterplace

If you haven't used the 8, then you won't understand what it is we are … If you haven't used the 8, then you won't understand what it is we are talking about.The 7 screen looks like the digital noise you get when you turn the iso to 6400+ on a digital camera. It just isn't clear...unlike the 8 which suffers no such issues.Also, plug in some headphones and enjoy the mechanical hiss ;).(I have owned the 7 and 8...and have compared them side by side)




Now put your right arm up in the air... Bend it back till you can touch the back of your head with the inside of your hand... Once you have done this drop it another foot and pat yourself on the back!

bullybull777

CommentNow put your right arm up in the air... Bend it back till you can … CommentNow put your right arm up in the air... Bend it back till you can touch the back of your head with the inside of your hand... Once you have done this drop it another foot and pat yourself on the back!



Buyer remorse manifests itself in some strange ways ;).
Enjoy your 7...but don't try and suggest there's nothing wrong with that screen, or that headphone port!

wenttoabetterplace

You sell these tablets daily, yet haven't noticed a difference between … You sell these tablets daily, yet haven't noticed a difference between the 7 and 8 screens?!! The problem has been discussed extensively on the original Linx 7 laptopoutletdirect thread. The 7 looks like it has a blurry screen protector still attached (it doesn't), and the headphone port on many devices sounds like it has no electrical shielding.The 8 resolves all the issues of the 7...(By the way, have you ever actually listened to a Linx 7 via headphones? If you sell these rather than own them, then I would be surprised if you had actually used the headphone port)



I must have a rare 7" without the headphone port issue, my demo model at my store doesn't suffer from the issue, but my missus is saying hers does have a hissing noise when there is no audio playing.

As for the screen, I still can't say I've noticed any difference, not got a 8" available just now but I will check it again next time I have one in front of me.

And no I don't work at Currys :O
Edited by: "Neo1607" 2nd Jan 2015

Neo1607

I must have a rare 7" without the headphone port issue, my demo model at … I must have a rare 7" without the headphone port issue, my demo model at my store doesn't suffer from the issue, but my missus is saying hers does have a hissing noise when there is no audio playing.As for the screen, I still can't say I've noticed any difference, not got a 8" available just now but I will check it again next time I have one in front of me.And no I don't work at Currys :O



Yes, I found that noise to be quite annoying - especially when just browsing the internet (it would fizz when new pages were loaded).
I'm sure when you get a Linx 8 into stock you'll understand what I mean about screen clarity. The 7 almost looks like it has a film of oil over the top, refracting the light into micro sized (/distracting) dots. The 8's screen does not have this problem at all.

I will order a 8" in as a demo to have a look at it just to see, only screen issues i've heard about so far is the 10" though with it's bad screen burn. sold one to a customer, 4 replacements he had before he finally got one without screen burn

Neo1607

I will order a 8" in as a demo to have a look at it just to see, only … I will order a 8" in as a demo to have a look at it just to see, only screen issues i've heard about so far is the 10" though with it's bad screen burn. sold one to a customer, 4 replacements he had before he finally got one without screen burn



That surprises me - I bought 5 Linx 10's last year...3 of which were gifted to my family (£79.99 at Staples made for a v.easy Christmas gift!), and 2 sold on Ebay (one of which was mine, but which I decided to sell because I preferred my Asus T100).
None of the Linx 10's had any defects of any kind...and certainly no screen burn.
I did have a Linx 8 that required swapping twice due to dead pixels. & the Linx 7 went back straight away because of the mottled screen!
So in my unscientific experience, the Linx 10 has been the best of the bunch in terms of out of the box reliability :). The Linx 7 would easily have been my favourite, but for the screen and the headphone jack problem. I love the 7" form factor....so hopefully Linx will address the screen quality issue in the future and sort me out with my perfect travel device

It looks like you can add to this the near-ubiquitous code TDX-YGPK (£10 off a first shop of £50 or more) which brings it down to £99. Would this be low enough to earn a generally more wholehearted recommendation?

WeegieBored

It looks like you can add to this the near-ubiquitous code TDX-YGPK (£10 … It looks like you can add to this the near-ubiquitous code TDX-YGPK (£10 off a first shop of £50 or more) which brings it down to £99. Would this be low enough to earn a generally more wholehearted recommendation?



I think the form factor of the 7 is great. The screen isn't nearly as good as the 8 though --- but then again, having just bought an Android tablet for the Linx 10 trade in scheme, I am reminded of how AWFUL some tablets screens actually are. The 7's screen in comparison to the Sumvision Explorer I just bought is MUCH nicer....and IPS too for excellent viewing angles.
The 530 screen on the other hand is just plain rubbish! Given that you can get the Linx 7 for £59.95 quite regularly on Ebay, I just don't think the 530 is worth £40....

So on balance, the 7 is worth the £60, the 530 is not worth £40...so even at £99, I still don't think this is great value.
If you don't mind the relatively poor screens on both devices though, it is a good deal (Windows Phone is great, and Windows 8.1 works superbly well on the Linx 7 hardware).

Go in store and take a look at the screens....you'll then know if it is the right setup for you
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