E Fun’s Nextbook NXW8QC16G is a contender in the lowest-end Windows tablet segment. This $150 slate has an 8″ display at 1280×800 pixels and the basic but usable for everyday tasks Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core processor. Unfortunately, the screen is based on TN panel technology, so it can’t provide as wide viewing angles as the IPS displays. RAM and storage are on the small side, with 1GB and 16GB capacity, respectively. These massively limit usability of pre-installed Windows 8.1. In this case, hardware can handle only very basic computing with a small numbers of browser tabs and apps opened simultaneously and you can install a very limited number of apps from the Windows Store. At least, you can expand storage via a microSD card slot with up to 64GB.
With the specs and price, (especially Black Friday $50 discount at Walmart), the Nextbook NXW8QC16G competes against the 100-dollar HP Stream 7 with a 7″ display. The Stream 7 is equipped with IPS and 32GB storage, but the Nextbook adds a micro HDMI video output as an extra feature.
The tablet has dual cameras. The rear cam sports a 2MP sensor, while the front shooter has a 0.3MP one. There are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections and a micro USB port. The battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh. We have no info on battery life nor dimensions and weight of the slate.
A free 1-year subscription for Office 365 Personal software suite is included in price.
E Fun offers a 10.1″ variant too. It is definitely a better buying choice, since it delivers 32GB of internal storage and a keyboard dock for only $30 more.