CES 2016: E Fun introduces pair of Windows 10 Nextbook laptops starting at $199.99

The budget device maker breaks into the Windows 10 notebook market with a 14-inch portable and a 11.6-inch convertible model.
Written by Sean Portnoy, Contributor

E Fun has carved out a niche by selling its Nextbook tablets and laptops for bargain prices, primarily through Walmart. The company is continuing that strategy in 2016 with the launch of its first Windows 10 laptops, including one that will sell for just $199.99.

That model is the Nextbook 14, which will include modest specs for its moderate price. It's powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 quad-core processor and comes with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, and a 1,366x768 14-inch display. You also get the other basics you'd expect from any notebook: Bluetooth 4.0, microHDMI port, a USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port apiece, webcam, and a touch pad. Just don't expect much in the way of performance, but at $200, you really shouldn't.

E Fun has also launched an 11.6-inch Nextbook convertible laptop running Windows 10. The company is not counting the already released -- and similarly hybrid -- Nextbook Flexx as a Windows 10 notebook, but as a 2-in-1 tablet, presumably because of its detachable keyboard. Semantics aside, the Nextbook 11.6 is fairly similar to the Flexx 11, from screen resolution (1,366x768) to RAM (2GB) to built-in storage (64GB). Like its big brother, the new laptop also uses the Atom x5-Z8300 CPU, but the Flexx sports the older Atom Z3735F processor. The just-announced Nextbook features a 360-degree hinge that allows you to manipulate the display into various viewing positions, including a tablet-like mode.

The Nextbook 11.6-inch convertible costs a little more than the Nextbook 14 (and the Flexx 11), but at $269.99, it won't break the bank, either. Both new laptops are expected in the second quarter of 2016, and they'll probably be available at Walmart, though the company's announcement doesn't specify it.

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