The Nextbook Flexx NXW116QC264, also known as Flexx 11, is an affordable 2-in-1 tablet / laptop hybrid with an 11.6-inch display and a price tag of around $230. The screen with 1366-by-768-pixel resolution, multi-touch input support, and IPS technology for wide viewing angles is accompanied by a detachable keyboard. The tablet and keyboard form a portable laptop-like device with a capability to be used in a “tent” multimedia mode, a weight of “less than four pounds”, and thickness of 0.7″.
The tablet portion packs an entry-level Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail quad-core processor, 2 Gigabytes of system memory, and 64GB of internal storage. The Z3735F provides smooth web browsing, multimedia playback, and basic gaming, as well decent performance for the usual productivity tasks, like essay writing or spreadsheet calculations. For comfortable multitasking under Windows 8.1 OS 4GB or more RAM is recommended, but the included 2GB can be enough if you don’t run too many programs and browser tabs at the same time. 64GB of eMMC storage isn’t capacious, but its still better than 32GB you can find in similarly priced alternatives. Additionally, you can put in the Nextbook Flexx NXW116QC264 a microSD card to expand storage. Supported microSD capacity is up to 64GB.
The tablet also contains front and rear cameras with 2MP sensors on both, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connections, a micro HDMI video output, headphones jack, built-in microphone, micro USB port, and a dedicated power jack. We have no info on the speaker system of the Nextbook Flexx NXW116QC264 nor battery life provided by the included 9,000 mAh unit.
The keyboard dock additionally provides two full-size USB 2.0 ports, but the most interesting part of it is an innovative backlight solution. Instead of backlight under each key, blue illuminated area surrounding the keys helps you with typing in dim environments. The keyboard part also has a multi-touch trackpad on it.
For those on an extremely tight budget, there’s a smaller 10-inch version of the Flexx available, with less storage space and no keyboard backlight, but with Microsoft Office 365 Personal 1-year subscription included.