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Linx 7 Z3735G 1.33GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

Z3735G 1.33GHz Windows 8.1 16GB Aug 2014
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A perfect sized tablet to stay entertained, connected and informed from almost anywhere. The ultra-portable Linx 7 combines a simple and lightweight design, the touch-optimised Windows experience... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Linx tablet computer is 75 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews and Techradar.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, 7 owners rated this tablet as superb. This Z3735G processor tablet in the top 1% of all the Z3735G processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years when ranked by user rating.

Reasonably Priced

Several Linx 7 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was good value for money. Last year Alvis wrote in their Linx 7 review “Fully functional keyboard and a Bluetooth mouse and I will be leaving my laptop at home!_____________________Original reviewThis is an exceedingly good tablet for its price” and scored it 5 stars. Amazon Customer said on Amazon also last year “This is a pretty good tablet for the money” in their review of this tablet yet they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Amazon Customer also mentioned “In this case it's a good machine for basic tasks at a reasonable price”.

A number of Linx 7 owners reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Andy mentioned on Amazon “At the actual price is a fantastic bargain and more than worth itAlso I leave it to the end just as a praise to Amazon” in his review of the Linx 7. Andy also wrote “Great service from Amazon and a pleasure to deal with them”. Elizabeth Scrase mentioned in her review of the Linx 7 on Amazon last year “They are really cheap tablet/laptops” and scored it 5 stars.

A number of people who purchased the product thought it was cheap. Darren said in his review of the Linx 7 “High Quality tablet at budget price” . Darren also wrote “Don't let the price tag fool you into thinking this is a budget computer - it certainly is not! The screen is clear”. Edvinas M. said in their Linx 7 review on Amazon “I bought this tablet from local store to see for myself how can something so inexpensive have decent hardware including IPS screen, full version of Windows”.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Linx 7 reviewers said in their reviews that the Linx 7 had good picture quality. Andy wrote in his Linx 7 review on Amazon “Also the windows store does have a lot of great games as well with great graphics like Asphalt 8”. Josh mentioned in his Linx 7 review last year “The graphics really are good while it's not the sharpest for movies”. Onegap mentioned in their Linx 7 review “Quality is 1st class the picture quality is very good I installed Vistart 8”.

One Linx 7 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was good for watching movies. Optimist33 wrote in their review on Amazon “A good size for watching movies on the move”.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of Linx 7 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Christopherday118 scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The only negatives I have come by at the moment is the speakers are what you'd expect from a cheaper tablet, not bad” in their Linx 7 review. Darren said in his Linx 7 review two years ago “The touch response is excellent, sound is OK” . Mr B wrote “Picture quality is great when watching movies, sound is ok” in his review of the Linx 7 and rated it 5 stars.

Robust

A number of customers thought this tablet was well made. Big Dave. said last year “A great screen and solidly built” in their review of this tablet. In November last year C. J. Watterson wrote in their Linx 7 review “I recommend the built in browser”. Edvinas M. scored it 5 stars and mentioned “Must have - solid, fancy and nippy”.

Several people said in their reviews that it was reliable. Simon said “Reliable and plainly good”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Jd Wiltshire mentioned “The tablet is sturdy and has been completely reliable”.

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Good Connectivity

Six Linx 7 owners said in their reviews that this tablet was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer said in their review of this tablet “The Wi-Fi is about as reliable as a token-ring setup being kicked around in the middle of a football game” . Mihai said on Amazon “As a side note, I also used my wireless printer, no problems there either.I wanted to talk a bit about the screen” in their Linx 7 review and gave the product an excellent review. Two years ago Mr B scored it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this tablet on Amazon “Paired with a wireless / Bluetooth speaker it's awesome”.

Some Linx 7 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Nx74205 mentioned “Has separate micro HDMI connection” and scored the Linx 7 very highly. Patrick gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “Desktop mode is fiddly (7")Pro's- Great Value - a decent spec PC in your pocket, SD slot and HDMI out!- Responsive, seems to handle tasks well”. Patrick also mentioned “Browsing, YouTube, Flash, flicking between apps- Small form and slim bezel- HDMI out- SD card slotCon's- Build is good (not premium”.

A few customers who reviewed the Linx 7 concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this tablet “Also you have a micro to full usb connected supplied in the box for you.”. Mihai said in November last year “To enable all that i had to buy a micro HDMI to HDMI cable and a micro USB hub, both inexpensive items”.

A few Linx 7 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was able to connect to the internet. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon last year “Polish - the only real advantage is full internet sites, over the horrible mobile ones that are usually entirely incompatible with whatever you happen to be using at the time” in their Linx 7 review however they rated it 3 stars.

Several people who bought the Linx 7 agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Darren gave the product a score of 5 stars and he wrote “It runs Windows 8.1 superbly, connectivity with other devices is a breeze” in his review. Jmc Heating & Plumbing Ltd gave it a rating of 5 stars and said last year “To have full blow Windows, with connectivity to external devices in such a small form factor is perfect for me”.

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Nice Design

A few people reckoned that the Linx 7 was smooth. Last year Andy wrote in his review of the Linx 7 on Amazon “Flicking between apps is smooth as butter” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Edvinas M. wrote in their review of this tablet “Tablet performs well on all tasks, Windows runs smooth, no crashes etc” . Two years ago Mick said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “You will be surprised as me on how well it works, nice n smooth and very crisp displayI had the Toshiba 8 inch windows 8 tablet”.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. I Try to Give an Honest Opinion gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote “Battery life is pretty good and it has the advantage of an HDMI port”. Mr B rated the Linx 7 as very good and he said in his review “Now I have been using it for a week or more I have found it pretty good”. Topcat6264 rated the product 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “A tablet running FULL WINDOWS) is a pretty nice piece of kit” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Some Linx 7 owners who reviewed this tablet mentioned that it was good quality. Adam K. rated the product as excellent and he said “The speakers are actually quite loud providing what your playing is of decent quality”. C. J. Watterson wrote in their Linx 7 review “Excellent Value for Money, Quality Hardware” and scored the product very highly. Dave F said in his review on Amazon “It's quick with a great quality reponsive screen”.

Easy to Use

Fourteen Linx 7 reviewers concluded that the Linx 7 was easy to use. Adam K. said in November last year “It is quite handy” and rated it 5 stars. Flubaluba mentioned in their review of the Linx 7 “Start to release versions of android that have the ease of use and fluidity of the windows tablets” and gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars. J. Mccrea said last year “Even Civilization V have touch control options anyway, so they are viable to use on a touch device (note” and rated it as excellent.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this tablet had a good experience. Josh rated the product 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this tablet “The experience is so much better than when using on a desktop or laptop”. Josh also mentioned “Windows 8.1 was mostly designed for touch, so the experience is so much better”. Two years ago Simon mentioned on Amazon “Android tablet hands down, due to the full windows experience” in his review.

Two customers who purchased this tablet agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. David5455 said “It is comfortable to hold in portrait orientation.+ It's a full Windows 8.1 computer (not "RT"), so runs most existing Windows programs.+ It's fanless/silent.+ It has a bright”. Flubaluba mentioned “Refreshing, feels like i have a full pc in my hands, well i do”.

A number of Linx 7 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface. Mrphil rated it 4 stars and mentioned “The touch interface is very responsive and never judders or pauses” in their Linx 7 review. Topcat6264 said on Amazon two years ago “The Metro interface is actually fine” in their review of this tablet and scored the Linx 7 80 out of 100.

Some Linx 7 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. R. Street said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Keyboard you wouldn't know the difference.I find the tablet fast and easy to setup” and scored the Linx 7 4 stars. Splat38 gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet “Easy to set-up and get running”.

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Good Battery Life

A few customers who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good battery life. Angel Del Norte said in his review of the Linx 7 “First job is to plug the thing in, as we'll need a healthy battery level to get going” and rated this tablet as excellent. Angel Del Norte also said “At this recommended level, battery life is indeed at least four hours.”. C. J. Watterson scored it 5 stars and said in their review of the Linx 7 on Amazon “Battery life is enough to get through a whole day of random web browsing, youtubing etc”.

Linx Has Excellent Tablet Reviews

Linx is one of the best tablet manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Linx also has excellent reviews for its Z3735G processor tablet computers.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Linx 7 owners who bought the Linx 7 thought it was noisy. Jenesis mentioned “Speaker nice and loud if necessary or there is a headphone jack” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Review_amazon rated it as excellent and mentioned in their review of the Linx 7 on Amazon “Not Windows RT, your desktop apps will work!-Speaker is louder than my HP Split X2”.

Some Linx 7 owners reckoned that this tablet was quiet.

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Good Support

A few Linx 7 reviewers agreed that the product had good technical guidance. Mr. Rodney Matthews said in his review of the Linx 7 “Got an almost immediate response with a very detailed guide on this aspect”. O. Hansen wrote last year “Since we tend to lose our chargers, I was pretty annoyed at that since I had read the "getting started guide" very carefully before buying the 10 inch one” in their Linx 7 review.

One Linx 7 owner who reviewed the Linx 7 mentioned that it had good customer support. Review_amazon rated the Linx 7 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It did at 8pm! Hopefully, your courier isn't like is, Amazon Customer Support reassured me that it would come”.

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Good Webcam

Several Linx 7 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good for making skype calls.

Good Technical Features

One person concluded that it had good features. Mihai wrote on Amazon “In return you get a ton more features, so I am perfectly happy with that” in their review and rated it as very good.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Linx 7 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage.

Very High Front Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Linx 7 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the 7. Across all the tablet computers of a similar type and age to the 7 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on tablet computers of this spec and age.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most frequently found internal memory type on tablet computers of this age and type.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of tablets of a similar age and type to the 7 range from 32GB to 130GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Linx 7 has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the 7.

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1280 X 800 Pixels Display Resolution

This tablet computer has a 1280 x 800 pixels display resolution, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Thin

The thinnest thickness of tablets of this age and type is 7.9mm, the thickest is 260mm, and the average thickness is 92mm. At only 9.5 millimeters, the Linx 7 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other Z3735G processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 7.

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Light

The Linx 7 is fairly light (only 280 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that came out more than two years ago. The weights of tablets of a similar spec and age to the 7 range from 280g to 680g.

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Narrow

The average width of Z3735G processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 180mm, and the widths range from 100mm to 260mm. The Linx 7 is one of the narrower tablet computers of this age and type (only 109 millimeters) amongst Z3735G processor tablet computers of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior for Games

Some customers who purchased this tablet wrote that it was not good playing games on. Andy mentioned “Now obviously this tablet is not designed for gaming, not modern gaming anyway” in his Linx 7 review however despite that he still gave the Linx 7 a rating of 5 stars. Espinasseur said “I am not into games or gaming nor into heavy mathematical calculations -- so the modest specifications will be OK for a while”. Mr. Stuart Bruce said in November last year “It's no high-powered gaming machine, certainly.” nonetheless he rated it as excellent.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Several customers who bought it thought it was not heavy and bulky. Alvis wrote in their Linx 7 review last year “Only with heavy multitasking the RAM limitations may show off” . Amazon Customer said in their Linx 7 review on Amazon “It gets very hot, any moderately heavy game causes the top of the tablet to bake, which isn't good for battery longevity” and scored this tablet 60 out of 100. Last year Angel Del Norte mentioned on Amazon “You might need to schedule a recharge during the day if heavy use is anticipated” but even so he gave this tablet a score of 5 stars.

One Linx 7 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good physically. Mrphil mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Being used to Windows Phone, I immediately missed the lack of the physical back button next to the Windows home button on the front” although they scored the Linx 7 4 stars.

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Not 3G Compatible

Most comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the 7 are not 3G compatible. The Linx 7 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Linx 7 is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablets of a comparable age and type to the 7 are also not 4G compatible.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Linx 7 has a quite small screen size (only 7 inches) compared to most of the other Z3735G processor tablet computers that came out more than two years ago. Tablets of this age and spec have screen sizes of between 7" and 11", and the average screen size is 8.1".

Tablets with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Acer Iconia One 8[plb_2981393_price] (8"), or the Archos 80[plb_3016694_price] (8") which is also higher rated.

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Quite Short Maximum Battery Life

At only 6 hours, the Linx 7 has a fairly short maximum battery life compared to most of the other tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the Z3735G processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the 7 the maximum battery life range from 4h to 12h.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

Tablet computers of this spec and age have battery capacities of between 3,000mAh and 6,800mAh. At only 3,500 milliamperes * hour, the Linx 7 has a fairly low battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the 7.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Linx 7

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Linx tablet computer was released.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other 24 tablet computers that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Linx 7 is a four processor core tablet computer which is average.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4 processor core tablets currently available including the Archos 80[plb_3016694_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Linx 7 has a pretty average processor clock speed (1.33 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

Alternative 1.33GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Archos 80[plb_3016694_price].

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Linx 7 has a fairly average internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the 7.

If you are looking for a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to look at the Linx 10[plb_2981399_price] (32GB).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Linx 7 has a relatively average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the 7.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

(3)

The Linx 7 is another addition to the Windows 8.1 tablet crowd, bringing with it fairly decent specs and full fat Windows all for under £100. Costing just £79, the Linx tablet might tempt you... Read more…

Good build quality
Decent screen
Windows 8.1 AND Office 365
Trade, in programme
Surprisingly cheap
1GB of RAM
Poor rear camera
19 December 2014

The Linx 7 is a ludicrously cheap Windows 8.1 tablet that makes it a bit of a bargain as long as you can live with its lacklustre screen...

16 December 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...

User Reviews

(102)
Reviewed 11 July 2015 by Mostly Harmless

I bought a Linx 10 after someone recommended it online and I am very impressed. I didn't like Windows 8 on my PC because of the Metro touch interface which on a desktop machine is useless but on a... Read more…

Reviewed 6 July 2015 by Jenesis
(Verified Purchase)

Software: It's an actual computer with proper Windows, not like an iPad with its special tablet OS, so you are not tied to an app store (though you can use the Microsoft one if you wish); you can... Read more…

Reviewed 1 July 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This is a pretty good tablet for the money but three things let it down. It gets very hot, any moderately heavy game causes the top of the tablet to bake, which isn't good for battery longevity.... Read more…

The first thing to make clear is that this review is for the linx 8 version.

I have been using this tablet for about two weeks now and despite my efforts have not managed to give it any... Read more…

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