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Nextbook Flexx 2-in-1 Windows 8.1 tablets starting at $178

In the market for a 2-in-1 tablet running Windows 8.1 but don't want to spend too much on one? If you have around $200 to spend then the Nextbook Flexx by E FUN may be the tablet for you.

In the market for a 2-in-1 tablet running Windows 8.1 but don't want to spend too much on one? If you have around $200 to spend then the Nextbook Flexx by E FUN may be the tablet for you.

There are two tablets for you to choose from. The 10.1-inch Nextbook Flexx 10 features a 1280×800 IPS display and 32GB internal storage. It also comes with a keyboard and a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal, 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage for one year and 60 Skype world minutes per month for one year.

The package costs $178.

Then there's the 11.6-inch Nextbook Flexx 11 which features a 1366x768 IPS display and comes with 64GB of storage and a backlit LED keyboard.

This package costs $227.

Both systems come with:

  • A quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Bluetooth v4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • A 3.7V 9,000mAh lithium ion battery good for up to 8 hours of general use
  • 3-axis G-sensor
  • Micro HDMI port
  • 2-megapixel front and rear cameras complete with microphone
  • Detachable keyboard with two USB 2.0 ports
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Both will be upgradable to Windows 10 come its launch on July 29

"The next generation of Windows Nextbook 2-in-1 products demonstrates E FUN's ability to bring innovative productivity devices to market, at compelling prices," Jordan Chrysafidis, VP of US OEM Division at Microsoft is quoted as saying. "We are glad to work closely with our partners to expand the Windows ecosystem with affordable and versatile devices like the Flexx."

It's worth bearing in mind that these are budget-end tablets, and as such you're not going to be getting your hair blown back by the performance, and they will be a no-fly-zone for apps that carry out heavy-lifting such as Photoshop. But for browsing the web, checking emails, social media, and creating and editing documents, this sort of platform is ideal.

The Flexx 10 and Flexx 11 tablets are available from Walmart. For more information visit http://www.nextbookusa.com.

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