It seems that Microsoft and Intel are determined to make Windows tablets grab a larger share of the market. The latest offering, soon to be available at Walmart and Sam’s Club, is the E Fun Nextbook. The 10.1″, 1280 x 800 screen device will come with a detachable keyboard for only $179. Throw in 1TB of Onedrive storage and Office 365 Personal for a year, and it’s a hard bargain to pass up.
Of course, there are some tradeoffs to such a low price. The cameras are poor-0.3MP front, 2MP rear. And having only 1GB ram is really not going to make it the best of multitasking devices. But overall it has a decent set of components, especially considering price. The Intel Atom 3735G cpu is more than adequate, and 32GB storage is also reasonable, along with a microsd slot for expansion. Add a microHDMI port, and 802.11b/g/n wifi, and it’s looking more and more tempting.
With Microsoft and Intel teaming up to offer discounts on licensing(MS) and cpu pricing(Intel), they may have hit upon a winning strategy to increase the awareness of Windows tablets to more average consumers. This tablet, as well as a number of other low priced Windows devices either available now or soon to be, could turn out to be a big winner this holiday season.