Dec 15, 2014 -
There's only five months between the apparition of the first subsidised Windows tablets on the market and the widespread availability of the Linx 7. That's an incredibly small window and one that gives us an indication of how far Intel and Microsoft plan to go to stop Google and ARM from dominating the global tablet market.
But is the Linx 7 a tablet for you and your family? If you want to watch Youtube, check your emails, Twitter or Facebook, then yes, this is an absolute bargain. It's fast, well-built, packed with features squeezed into a very handy form factor and is one of the cheapest tablets on the market.
What's more, you should – in theory - be able to run Android applications on it; either using Bluestacks on Windows or simply by installing Android or Chrome OS on it in lieu of Windows.
Connect it to a monitor or television (with a HDMI port), add a keyboard and mouse (preferably via a USB hub) and you have a fully functional PC. Oh and don't forget that Office 365 Personal also allows you to run a copy on a desktop or a laptop.
Having a higher resolution rear camera and more system memory would help but that, in turn would just add to the cost. In the hindsight, Windows 8.1 with Bing runs pretty well on 1GB.
Note that an 8-inch and a 10-inch models of the Linx 7 are also available but, unsurprisingly, they are way more expensive as well without adding much to the mix.