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Linx 8 Z3735F 1.33GHz 16GB 8" Tablet

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Z3735F 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 8 combines a simple and lightweight design, the touch-optimised Windows experience... More
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24 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that they would recommend this tablet computer. What Digital Camera gave this Linx tablet computer a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Expert Reviews, Techradar and v3.co.uk the average expert rating of this Z3735F processor tablet computer is 77%. Experts are not sure about this Linx tablet.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

8 owners on average rated this tablet as superb. That puts this Linx tablet computer in the top 1% of all the Z3735F processor tablet computers that have been around for more than two years.

Good Battery Life

A few customers who bought it wrote that it had a good battery life. Angel Del Norte said in his review of the Linx 8 on Amazon “First job is to plug the thing in, as we'll need a healthy battery level to get going”. Angel Del Norte also said “At this recommended level, battery life is indeed at least four hours.”. C. J. Watterson wrote in their Linx 8 review in November last year “Battery life is enough to get through a whole day of random web browsing, youtubing etc” .

One person who bought it thought it was quick to charge. In November last year Elliot mentioned on Amazon “How hard is it to charge it up once you're done for the day? The 1gb ram hasn't affected me at all”.

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Good Picture Quality

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

One person said in their reviews 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

Some customers said in their reviews that the Linx 8 had good sound quality. Christopherday118 gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said 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”. Darren said in his review on Amazon “The touch response is excellent, sound is OK”. Mr B wrote two years ago “Picture quality is great when watching movies, sound is ok”.

Robust

Thirty-seven Linx 8 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Big Dave. scored the product very highly and wrote in their review of this tablet “A great screen and solidly built”. C. J. Watterson mentioned on Amazon “I recommend the built in browser” in their Linx 8 review and scored the Linx 8 5 stars. Edvinas M. said on Amazon “Must have - solid, fancy and nippy” in their review.

A few Linx 8 owners who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was reliable. Simon wrote in his Linx 8 review two years ago “Reliable and plainly good”. One Linx 8 reviewer said in their reviews that the Linx 8 was strong and durable. Jd Wiltshire mentioned “The tablet is sturdy and has been completely reliable” and gave it a very good review score.

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Good Connectivity

Six Linx 8 owners who reviewed the Linx 8 considered that it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “The Wi-Fi is about as reliable as a token-ring setup being kicked around in the middle of a football game”. Mihai mentioned in their review “As a side note, I also used my wireless printer, no problems there either.I wanted to talk a bit about the screen”. Mr B said “Paired with a wireless / Bluetooth speaker it's awesome” in his review.

Several people who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Nx74205 wrote in their review of the Linx 8 on Amazon “Has separate micro HDMI connection” and rated it 5 stars. Patrick mentioned on Amazon “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”.

Four people thought the product was good in terms of USB connections. Two years ago Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “Also you have a micro to full usb connected supplied in the box for you.” and rated the product as very good. Mihai wrote in their review of the Linx 8 “To enable all that i had to buy a micro HDMI to HDMI cable and a micro USB hub, both inexpensive items”. In November last year Peter Kirby said “I use the tablet with a samsung 500gb portable hard drive connected via the supplied micro to usb lead with no problems” in his review of the Linx 8.

Several Linx 8 reviewers concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Darren mentioned “It runs Windows 8.1 superbly, connectivity with other devices is a breeze” in his review and rated it 5 stars. In November last year Jmc Heating & Plumbing Ltd wrote “To have full blow Windows, with connectivity to external devices in such a small form factor is perfect for me” in their review and scored it 5 stars. Also in November last year Digitalmediaandit.com said “Good connectivity” in their review of this tablet.

Two Linx 8 reviewers who purchased the product said that it was able to connect to the internet. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in November 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” yet they only gave this tablet a rating of 3 stars.

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Nice Design

Seven people wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote “This is a pretty good tablet for the money”. I Try to Give an Honest Opinion mentioned on Amazon “Battery life is pretty good and it has the advantage of an HDMI port”. Mr B mentioned on Amazon “Now I have been using it for a week or more I have found it pretty good” in his Linx 8 review.

A few Linx 8 owners said in their reviews that this tablet was smooth. Andy wrote in his Linx 8 review on Amazon “Flicking between apps is smooth as butter”. Edvinas M. said “Tablet performs well on all tasks, Windows runs smooth, no crashes etc” in their review of the Linx 8. Mick scored the product very highly and mentioned in their review of the Linx 8 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”.

One Linx 8 reviewer said that this tablet was luxurious. Marcoscu gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars and wrote “DURAGADGET Deluxe Keyboard Folio Case for the NEW Linx 8-inch Tablet - 16GB - Eco-Friendly Faux Leather with Built-In Stand” in their review of the Linx 8.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers considered that it was good quality. Adam K. gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The speakers are actually quite loud providing what your playing is of decent quality”. C. J. Watterson rated the product as excellent and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Excellent Value for Money, Quality Hardware”. Dave F said on Amazon “It's quick with a great quality reponsive screen” but despite that he only scored this tablet 3 stars.

Easy to Use

A few people thought this tablet was easy to use. Adam K. wrote in his Linx 8 review “It is quite handy” . Flubaluba scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Start to release versions of android that have the ease of use and fluidity of the windows tablets”. J. Mccrea mentioned in their review of the Linx 8 “Even Civilization V have touch control options anyway, so they are viable to use on a touch device (note”.

Four customers who bought it considered that it had a good experience. Josh mentioned on Amazon “The experience is so much better than when using on a desktop or laptop” in his Linx 8 review. Josh also mentioned “Windows 8.1 was mostly designed for touch, so the experience is so much better”. Two years ago Simon said “Android tablet hands down, due to the full windows experience”.

Three customers who reviewed this tablet agreed that it had a good interface. In November last year Marcoscu said on Amazon “Although at first you are presented with the Modern or Metro user interface you soon find yourself using the traditional Windows desktop with all that this entails” in their review. Mrphil mentioned on Amazon “The touch interface is very responsive and never judders or pauses”. Topcat6264 mentioned on Amazon “The Metro interface is actually fine” in their review of the Linx 8.

Two Linx 8 reviewers who reviewed the Linx 8 agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. David5455 scored the Linx 8 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “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” in their review. Flubaluba wrote “Refreshing, feels like i have a full pc in my hands, well i do” and rated this tablet 5 stars.

Two Linx 8 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. R. Street said in their review of this tablet on Amazon in November last year “Keyboard you wouldn't know the difference.I find the tablet fast and easy to setup”. Splat38 wrote “Easy to set-up and get running” and scored this tablet very highly.

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Reasonably Priced

Fifty-four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. A. J. Cerasoli wrote “Great for the money” in their Linx 8 review. A. J. Cerasoli also said “What a great product for the price”. Alvis wrote “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”.

Some people who bought it thought it was a bargain for the price. Andy said in his review of this tablet “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” and scored it very highly. Andy also mentioned “Great service from Amazon and a pleasure to deal with them”. Elizabeth Scrase said on Amazon “They are really cheap tablet/laptops” in her review and rated it as excellent.

Some customers who bought it reckoned that it was cheap. Two years ago Darren said in his review “High Quality tablet at budget price” and rated it as excellent. 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. mentioned “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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Linx Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

We checked 518 owner and expert reviews for Linx tablets and found that on average Linx has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Linx has excellent ratings specifically for its Z3735F processor tablet computers.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several Linx 8 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Review_amazon scored the Linx 8 very highly and said in their Linx 8 review on Amazon “Not Windows RT, your desktop apps will work!-Speaker is louder than my HP Split X2”.

Some customers said in their reviews that this tablet was quiet.

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Good Support

Two Linx 8 owners concluded that the Linx 8 had good technical guidance. Mr. Rodney Matthews wrote in his review of the Linx 8 “Got an almost immediate response with a very detailed guide on this aspect”. O. Hansen said “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 8 review.

One Linx 8 reviewer wrote that it had good customer support. Review_amazon gave it a score of 5 stars and said “It did at 8pm! Hopefully, your courier isn't like is, Amazon Customer Support reassured me that it would come” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Webcam

Several Linx 8 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good for making skype calls.

Good Technical Features

A few Linx 8 reviewers concluded that this tablet had good features. Mihai wrote in their review of the Linx 8 “In return you get a ton more features, so I am perfectly happy with that” . Expert review site V3.co.uk said “A stylish addition to the market with a wealth of features” in their review of this tablet but even so they only gave the Linx 8 a score of 3 stars.

Good Environmental Credentials

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage.

Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8 have front camera resolutions of between 1.1MP and 2MP. At 2 megapixels, the Linx 8 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on Z3735F processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most commonly found internal memory type on tablets that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Light

The average weight of Z3735F processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8 is 520g. At only 377 grams, the Linx 8 is quite light compared to most of the other Z3735F processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the 8.

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Very Thin

Across all the tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the 8 the thicknesses range from 8.6mm to 260mm, and the average thickness is 95mm. With a thickness of only 8.9 millimeters, the Linx 8 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other Z3735F processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 125 millimeters, the Linx 8 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec. The narrowest tablet computer of a comparable age and type to the 8 is 120mm wide and the widest is 260mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior for Games

A number of Linx 8 reviewers thought this tablet was not good playing games on. Andy mentioned on Amazon last year “Now obviously this tablet is not designed for gaming, not modern gaming anyway”. Espinasseur said in their review in the same month “I am not into games or gaming nor into heavy mathematical calculations -- so the modest specifications will be OK for a while” but even so they still gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mr. Stuart Bruce wrote on Amazon “It's no high-powered gaming machine, certainly.” although he gave this tablet an excellent rating.

Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of this spec and age, the Linx 8 is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Linx 8 is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablets of this type and age are also not 3G compatible.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

Several people who reviewed the Linx 8 wrote that it was not heavy and bulky. Alvis mentioned on Amazon “Only with heavy multitasking the RAM limitations may show off” in their Linx 8 review yet they gave the product a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer mentioned “It gets very hot, any moderately heavy game causes the top of the tablet to bake, which isn't good for battery longevity” in their review of the Linx 8. Angel Del Norte mentioned on Amazon in November last year “You might need to schedule a recharge during the day if heavy use is anticipated” in his review of this tablet.

One customer who bought it thought it was not good physically. Mrphil mentioned 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”.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 8 inches, the Linx 8 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other Z3735F processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8. Tablets of a comparable age and type to the 8 have screen sizes of between 7.8" and 11".

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 16 gigabytes, the Linx 8 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other Z3735F processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the 8. The average internal storage capacity of Z3735F processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 8 is 30GB.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

At only 4,000 milliamperes * hour, the Linx 8 has a quite low battery capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the 8. The battery capacities of tablets of this age and spec range from 4,000mAh to 7,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 5,500mAh.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of tablet computers that have been around for more than two years range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.8GB. With an internal memory of only 1 gigabyte, the Linx 8 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other Z3735F processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Linx 8

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other 19 tablet computers of a similar age and type to the 8 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Linx 8 has four processor cores which is average.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.33 gigahertz, the Linx 8 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the 8.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Linx 8 has a pretty standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other Z3735F processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Expert Reviews

(9)

Linx 8 inch Tablet Windows 8 ReviewIntel Atom Z3735G, 1Gb RAM, 32Gb storage, Camera, WLAN, BT, Windows 8This review is for the 8-inch model. While they all share the same kind of performance,...

Great build quality
Bright, high, contrast screen
Good connectivity
Bright, highcontrast screen
Low resolution screen
Limited RAM and power, bit Windows
Limited RAM and power
32bit Windows
21 April 2015

This is a very impressive budget tablet which is perfect for casual users, with the flexibility to juggle homework and YouTube...

20 April 2015

This is a very impressive budget tablet which is perfect for casual users, with the flexibility to juggle homework and YouTube...

2 February 2015

For £90, the Linx 8 is hugely appealing. The small amount of RAM does limit its potential somewhat, but whichever way you cut it, performance, build quality and the range of features on offer are...

1 January 2015

We've been intrigued by these products for some months now, subconsciously filing them into the 'too good to be true' category, expecting some kind of killer limitation that makes these bargain... Read more…

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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…

Reviewed 1 June 2015 by UK Couple
(Verified Purchase)

OK it's not going to break any speed records but considering the price it is brilliant. It's great to be able to use the full Windows Desktop as well as the newer Touch Apps. The screen is nice... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Addendum.
I love this thing more and more.

My original review below was already a 5 star. But after installing an old version of Mathcad 2000 Professional and run it, I love this... Read more…

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