Electronics maker E Fun, known for its affordable Android tablets, has entered the Windows market with a pair of sub-$200 slates. The officially announced Nextbook 10.1-inch with detachable keyboard and quietly released 8-inch model can be pre-ordered now for $179 and $149, respectively. They will start shipping on November 6th, according to the product pages on Walmart.com.
Both Windows 8.1 (with Bing) based tablets are powered by the Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core processor, which offers acceptable performance for everyday tasks, but included 1GB of RAM limits multitasking capability quite a bit. Storage space of 32GB on the larger and 16GB on the smaller model isn’t impressive either, but at least there’s a microSD card slot for additional up to 64GB of space.
The screen resolution is 1280×800 pixels on both models. The 10.1-incher is IPS based, while the 8″ model uses a TN panel.
As a positive point in comparison to other sub-$200 tablets, the Nextbooks provide a micro HDMI video output port. In other aspects, the devices don’t stand out from the crowd. They have dual 2MP front and 0.3MP rear cameras, a micro USB connector, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
With a purchase, customers get a 1-year Office 365 Personal subscription.
At the time of this writing, we have no info on speakers, battery life, dimensions, and weight of the tablets.
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