All Linx Discounts, Offers and Sale - December 2018
Bought this on the Black Friday deal. The number 1 key is playing up
Received mine today after a week in the Black Hole of the postal system. Severe screen bleed at the bottom. Also of note, these look (from the Bios) to have been sat around around for over 18 months, mine anyway.
Happened to me once so far. Only way to switch it off was to press the power key for 10 seconds or so...
Anyone having freezing issues? Ours has frozen completely twice and needed a restart. After all all the windows updates and games (we don’t want) installing themselves, only 10gb free! Maybe the SSD will be required!..
Hi Win26. I may have not explained myself clearly. My M2 sata is working perfectly as the main drive and it was not a problem to to install with a fresh copy of windows. i was just wondering whether the NVME versions were compatible.
And yet when I posted I could go to the Microsoft site and order it for 149 almost as if they had got more stock which somehow seemed relevant on a deal costing 20 more for the same thing. Sorry if trying to help others save money is no longer what this site is about in your opinion.
I do like the LINX Tablet hybrid though. :-) But to be honest, this should be wayyyyyy under £150 now?. Or preferably nearer the £120-£140 instead?, tops ...
To be honest with you, this has had an INCREDIBLE 'shelf-life' when we think about it?. This December this LINX 12 would have had a gooooood 2 Year's of selling us the exact same product to us time and time again (and for similar money of the £200 odd mark throughout?!). It's my belief that it's therefore literally enjoyed a very enviable position in marketplace for it's longativity of being able to sell us the same (arguably) old tech for a premium price tag for soooooo long like that, and still get away with it? (reminds me of a similar rhetoric that iPad's often get away with too). Old tech should be reflective of it's price after x-long, simple as ...
I've had two of these in the last six months, first one the micro usb port fell apart and the replacement the keyboard melted slightly. But did i like it as a basic computer .... YES Six months ago it was cheaper on the CURRYS website
Op, this is worth considering too for your daughter. The Linx 14" ultraslim, all metal with N4200 processor and has expandable SSD slot. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Linx-Ultraslim-Laptop-14-Pentium-4GB-64GB-HDD-Black-Friday-Deals/292670213733?epid=13008313795&hash=item4424810e65:g:d64AAOSwZthbaE2o&redirect=mobile
Mine arrived yesterday and it is much better than expected. Installed Microsoft Office and did all of the updates. Speed is great for browsing, office work, and videos. Came with a screen protector and a mouse in a separate parcel.
faster on turbo, true. it also gets hotter, so how long does that performance lasts.... dont know.
It's not a slower processor on the 14. It's faster check out some benchmarks
so this one (12 inches scren atom z8350 processor) has touch screen and the linx 14 " laptop (https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/linx-14-ultraslim-laptop-aluminium-casing-4gb-ram-64gb-full-hd-ips-intel-pentium-n4200-expandable-m2-ssd-slot-16915-tesco-ebay-3123857#comment-36316921) can mount m2 ssd although slower processor and no touch screen. I am veering towards having SSD as more advantage that touch screen or faster processer that is limited by emmc of linx 12 inches.... anybody help out with an opinion?
This is the cheapest I could find for 240GB SSD. It's not a known brand but decent value, 3 year warranty. Remember, back up anything that it's important to you. https://www.amazon.co.uk/KingDian-240GB-Solid-Desktop-MacPro/dp/B01N2M091E/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1541255737&sr=1-5&keywords=ssd+2242
I have one, ok little machine. Just don't expect a gaming laptop for this money. Screen is very good, keyboard keys are spaced a little wide. Battery life is very good, only thing it needs is the storage expanding, 128 GB is enough. If you want to store films or photos use a Nas or usb drives
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Any recommendations on a decently priced but sturdy 2242 SSD to use with this?
Track pad is Not the best for sure. Processor runs notepad really Well as well as other apps but will take longer for heavy demand uses. It also keeps battery consumption low. Screen is really nice and sharp. Lead is indeed short but its also very light. For 200 quid it's a nice laptop and better than some 300 laptops I have seen. The speed makes its useful ie you turn it on and within about 20secs you're using the internet
I've had both the 8 inch version, and the 10 inch versions of the LINX, and installed normal Window's Apps on there with no problems, lol. Open Office, 7Zip, WPS, WinRAR + a few others ... And none of them installations were via Window's own App Store. :-) (So it is possible, though I'll give you, not common).
Can you install Linux onto this? I’m thinking kali btw.
Ok, my bad. If you click the ukhd link on the post, select that Linx and use the LOCT50 code and it takes £50 off, bringing it to £169.99, Don't do what I did and click on the black friday deal and add the code, as it balls'd me right up. Had to make the purchase from a dofferent browser after I did that. Was throwing up an error orhterwise.
Was same price on Amazon yesterday on lightning deal
I keep getting an error when i try to apply the code ;(
Had a note book with an atom processor 10 years ago, it's quite slow
I have 4 of these, CPU gets overwhelmed easily, driver support does not exist (WiFi drops and you have to disable\enable), and takes 6 to 8 hours to charge. Also you can manage to discharge it while plugged in. Other than that it's good for the price.
It’s true. I bought a potato and use it for all my PDF needs.
You can view pdf documents on any potato, but if you want something cheaper maybe try eglobal
Got the 10” it’s a good device to carry around as a backup. My 10” only has 32gb storage, so generally not enough room to download and install the larger windows updates. (Feature updates). I’ve managed to get all the drivers, and I use nlite to add them to a windows 10 bootable USB to reinstall the latest OS when updates won’t work. That combined with one drive for files makes this quite handy for my job! It’s not perfect, but it’s cheap and so far it’s reliable!
OP .. in case you're still interested?. Check this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/linx-12x64-125-full-hd-2-in-1-laptop-tablet-with-keyboard-4gb-ram-64gb-windows-10-17999-delivered-laptop-outlet-3065905
Fair enough, that's cool, no problem, thanx anyway. :-)
Sorry for the delay. I've only used Andy after reading lots of reviews
I'm yet to use Andy (though ironically, I've both downloaded and installed it a few times this Year, and last Year). I've used both BlueStacks, and NOX Android Emulator, and NOX Android Player a few times before though ... Have you used any Android Emulator's other than Andy yet?. And if so, how does/did Andy compare to either of them too?, or ... thanx. :-)
Very true, that. Edit. Just remembered, I've installed different Android Emulator's on different Window's 10 Laptop at some point last Year + the Year before (just to see how it worked upon different systems, etc?). And even though those Window's 10 Laptop's I tried it on at the time wee not 'touch-enabled', via the Laptop's track pad/mouse, I was able to initiate some of the Android Movie App's I put on it at the time (without any issues). So it is actually possible, just fiddly as hell though, lol. I'm using a different Window's 10 Laptop these Day's that's a bit more 'purpose-built' (so none of that matters again), but it's neither here nor there, as either of the 2 'options' are possible same way?. :-)
Well, yes, as they've been like £30 or less at Tesco Outlet for a Linx/Connect 7 for a while.
It’s a good tablet but this should be nearer £60 not £100. Windows tablets are pretty niche for what they’re useful for and I like mine but this is way too much money - that’s why it’s cold.
Everyone with Windows on a 3rd party tablet are prob better off switching Windows update off. If it works, then keep it as it is. It's also less hassle and waiting.
Daily I lament buying a Windows tablet instead of an Android. As others have noted, a full Windows 10 update on a tablet is absurd and I often spend ages waiting for even the smaller updates. When it is working it is definitely slower than any Android tablet I've had previously and I'm waiting for the happy day that mine breaks so I have an excuse to replace it!
It's resolvable but only by clearing it completely and then a lot of work reinstalling the operating system. Microsoft took out my intel compute stick 32gb and gemini TC10 64GB with the last big windows update. Both working now but the remedy is not for the casual user and this product is aimed at such users. Steer clear!
I've just bought the Iota version of this laptop, installed a msata drive and the laptop can't see it. Have any of you Linx 14" ultraslim owners had the same issue?
Are there any stores that definitely have physical stock of this product? Tried three stores and they had display models but no stock; one store had tickets on display but still no stock.
Pentium version is £180 - 20% warehouse discount brings it down to £145.
N3350 Celeron vs Pentium here (not sure if that makes a diff) and also half the RAM unfortunately.
The panel is TN https://techtablets.com/forum/topic/linx-14-ultra-slim-199-bargain-teclast-f7-clone/, there's an similar IPS laptop for sale £145 if you have amazon prime. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B0751KQ6FC/?tag=22
Just google or ebay search 8 inch screen protector that's what I did its a none specific one but fitted fine
All gone folks
Ordered one of these on Amazon for my son only this morning! Will send that back and get one of these I reckon...
They are great, wont regret it.
Bought this and took it back. Woeful user experience and heavy. Cannot recommend, bought a small HP instead, sooo much better.
It can't even cope with 1 day, let alone a fortnite...
Would this cope with playing fortnite?
I have the old version and its quite good, not as good as the surface pro but its not the price. We had a charger die. Talked to Sainsbury's and they said return it to store but contacted support and there was one delivered within 2 days. We also have one at school which is used regularly and its doeing well. Its a good buy for the money.
Will this be fine to play old school RuneScape with a mouse lol?
Personally i'd jump for a second hand surface pro 2 (3 if you're very lucky).
Can these connect to 5g networks?? Have another linx tablet and it can't which makes it rubbish for streaming games via steam.
An iPad is literally 4-5 times the price of this. Not really a realistic comparison point, though if you want good app support then an iPad is a decent option (if you can afford one) - for the same money as this tablet you are looking at an iPad 2, a 6-year old tablet, which only goes up to iOS 9 and has just 512MB RAM. For £60, some people are definitely expecting too much. You get a physical controller and a proper tablet for that money, it will be fine for older emulation and touch controls (on iPad or Android) are terrible for accuracy.
YES! YES! YES! Anything upuntil the 16 bit era without an issue. I have one with retroarch installed with a launchbox bigbox front end. Running final burn alpha, SNES, megadrive etc. All the neo Geo games run, cps3 not an issue. Just don't bother with PSone gen or later. I'm not a fan of the controller, I actually pair PS4 dualshocks with it and use it as a portable retro machine. It'll also run indie Steam games like hyper light drifter, mercenary kings etc. Lol it even runs Skyrim. I love this machine, just got to use it for what it's good at.
I really looked forward to this on release and sold my brilliant Linx 8 tablet in preparation. It was horrible - the tablet itself was chunky and sharp edges, not refined like the normal Linx 8. And the controller handles feel as awkward as they look. My Linx died after less than a week (stopped charging). I was glad to be rid of it, and get my money back.
Shame but thanks for letting me know.
I bought one of these last week. Fortnite does not run. It lets you download the Epic Games Launcher but them says that it cannot run on this OS.
Would this be any good for playing fortnight?
Answer its not ***!
I changed the price to match still 17% cheaper then RRP (embarrassed)
Let's hope they will be another great bargain on this tablet
Sainsbury's in Biggleswade
Thanx, your welcome.
Work From Home? I'll take a look at NOX thanks
What is "WFH access"?. Never heard of it, thanx.
V = 2gb of ram. X = 4gb of ram.
Thanx for that clarification at least. :-)
The X has more ram too.
The 12x64 is the one with a metal body and slightly faster cpu. It is a fair size tablet though and quite heavy, so I'd worry about the flexing on the plastic body version. I've only used the X, so it's a bit of conjecture on my part (regarding the flex on V).
I hope you sent it back to the Shop at the time? (you can perhaps still do so I believe?). Your Tablets' 'fault' may not actually be the LINX Tablet's hardware, it may actually be purely a software one ... As (funnily enough), last Year on a different LINX Tablet Thread on here, similar 'issues' to which you describe was also was documented upon it?. Where it turned out that because of a then dodgy Window's update, it rendered their then new LINX Tablet's useless!! (there's a mad amount of third-party Forum's on the Internet apparently? - where many have cursed forth their grievances of such ... ) Microsoft was therefore obliged to sort it via follow up patches, etc? (but not before several thousands of Window's based LINX customers had already had their Tablet's almost totally totalled at that point. :-( And some Month's earlier I read of a similar 'occurance' thing too ... So may not be strictly a one-off? (so to speak?). I was fortunate enough in that regards when I did software updates of my one's at the time to Window's 10 (but one nice egg, out of a batch of more than 10000+ not so good one's at the time doesn't constitute a good batch? - especially as it doesn't even equate to 1%).
I'm in a similar frame of mind to you when it comes to the 'out of the box' usage usage of these sorts of thing's to be honest?, lol. But (also like yourself), every once in awhile, a brainwave hits me to perhaps maybe like 'recycle stuffs'?, and ... We've all been there (some obviously being more successful 'recycling' than that of others perhaps? - myself included, lol). :-)
"Recalbox Is a Simplified Game Emulator Operating System for the Raspberry Pi". I'm assuming that this is an OS in it's own right to which it boot's directly from right? (so effectively not a Window's based Raspberry Pi Emulator of sorts instead? - or am I mistaken?). So would in turn allow you to natively run Raspberry Pi 'stuffs' on this Window's based LINX Tablet, but within it's own Raspberry Pi OS environment, etc (if my interpretation of what I read above is correct in any way?). Where you able make your desired usb boot solution in the end for it?, or ... I know Raspberry Pi is not natively touchscreen enabled, but the LINX Tablet's natively are, so how does that fair? (or the OS pick's it up ok regardless?). I have both 10" and 8" of those LINX Tablet's. So wouldn't mind doing a bit of experimenting on too. :-) I already tried Emulating Android on one of them in the past, and was able to run an Android only based Movie App via it (which in itself I found fascinating - and even moreso as the touchscreen elements within it worked as if it was native Android on an Android Tablet ... yes, it did what it needed to do, but did it painful slow though, hehehe). But that was about 1 Year or so ago though, lol). What is RecalBox like in a similar real World usage scenario? (if I can call it that), if you know of any?. Also, where would I be able to get any Raspberries Pi ROM's from also?, thanx. :-)
Fair enough, and thanx for the useful info. :-) And I'll look into the infamous ROM options at some point, and see what's what, etc?. :-)
Best thing is to install retroarch. In regards to complete ROM sets, I'm not sure where you can easily get them these days as many of the sites are closed (emuparadise for example). Btw, the 8 inch tablet lags when connected to a TV but is fine to play by itself.
Not exactly the smartest move on their part there then, huh?. On the different form factor LINX Window's Tablet's I have (as/when required), I can at least differentiate the difference between all necessary parts concerned ... So I don't know what they therefore did there?.
I've just bought the Iota version of this laptop, installed a msata drive and the laptop can't see it. Have any of you Linx 14" ultraslim owners had the same issue?
Just picked one of these up - it's astonishing for the money. The screen is excellent, full HD IPS, and the trackpad is also great, far better than I've used on many much more expensive laptops. It's a Windows Precision Touchpad, with full gesture support. It looks to me like it's a rebranded Jumper EzBook 3 Pro. Even better - the full aluminium build. Think MacBook Air or Asus Zenbook, but for £199. Mind-boggling. A decent keyboard and m2 SSD expansion make this a complete no-brainer for anyone looking for an everyday computer. For, say, web browsing/Office/streaming it's an absolute steal.
The only way windows can boot you mean? If you flash the emmc to either a different bootloader or write over the windows partitions, then surely you can have native Linux? Doesn't matter anyway, I think I would prefer dual boot as I can always set the primary boot drive to usb, then if I remove the usb before turning on it goes to windows. Sounds fun!
Both seem to work about the same to me, I have to click right in the corner for both. You could perhaps try enabling tap to click? Then you don't have to go to a corner at all.