U.S.-based manufacturer E FUN is looking to make 2-in-1 tablets more affordable for everyone with a new Windows-powered machine that’ll cost you just $179. It’s called the Nextbook, and it promises everything you’ll need for work and play, including a full year of Office 365 for free.
2-in-1 tablets that transform into ultraportable notebooks are ideal for users who need to be productive in between their play time. The only problem is, it’s difficult to find one that runs Microsoft’s full Windows 8.1 desktop operating system and is affordable. Until now.
The $179 Nextbook is equipped with a 10.1-inch capacitive touch display that boasts a 1280×800 resolution, and is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.83GHz. That’s accompanied by 32GB of internal storage — plus a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM, and a 6,000mAh battery.
Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, micro USB, mini HDMI, and an audio jack. The Nextbook even has a 2-megapixel camera on its back, a webcam on its front, and a built-in 3-axis gyroscope for playing the latest tablet games.
The Nextbook’s detachable keyboard is included, along with an Office 365 subscription for one year, 60 minutes of Skype world, and 1TB of OneDrive storage.
While the Nextbook certainly won’t replace your gaming PC, it has all the right ingredients to help you get stuff done on the go — and kick back with a movie when the work is done. And at just $179 with its keyboard included, it’s very nicely priced.
Interested? You’ll be able to get your own Nextbook from Walmart.com in mid-November, and from SamsClub.com in December.