With a huge choice of 7 and 8-inch Android tablets available to you all at different price brackets, we thought we would add another to our ever-growing list of gift ideas, seeing as though these products prove very popular at this time of year. The Intel Nextbook 8″ Windows Wi-Fi Tablet is the latest from the company, and has a lot to offer.
This tablet is sleek and compact, yet still powerful, although that is thanks to a little help from chipmaker Intel. Ok, so we know these specs are not going to compete with the likes of the new Nexus 9 or iPad mini, but that is not what this tablet is all about. It is more about getting the perfect balance between specs and price, and from the looks of it, Nexbook has pulled it off.
The specs that matter — First and foremost is the 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, which uses a technology called Twisted Nematic Liquid Crystal Display. Running the show is the Intel 1.8GHz Intel ATOM Quad-Core Z3735G Processor with a 2MB cache, which works in unison with the 1GB of RAM, which to us is not enough. We know Apple can get away with not putting enough system memory in, but it is completely different for Android devices, as they demand far more of that system memory.
This tablet does make use of Bluetooth 4.0 for improved connectivity, along with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. Don’t expect to take any fantastic images, as the camera at the rear is just 2-megapixles and only 0.3MP up front.
Don’t worry about the 16GB of onboard storage, as this can be expanded to 64GB thanks to a microSD card slot. Other features include Micro HDMI, built-in headphone/microphone and also a charging indicator light.
What may swing it for you is Nextbook will throw in a free year subscription to Office 365 Personal, giving you access to software such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint. If you are interested in this model you can download the user manual for it. However, if you are looking for an alternative, then you may want to consider the Insignia 8-inch Flex NS-15T8LTE or the Toshiba AT7C8 Excite Go.