Nextbook Flexx 11A Delivers 2-in-1 Versatility on the Cheap

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LAS VEGAS - The $249 E Fun Nextbook Flexx 11A offers all of the features you need in a Windows 10 2-in-1 without any frills. E Fun plans to launch the Flexx 11A, as well as a suite of detachables and convertibles, in May 2016, and we had a chance to go hands-on with the device at CES 2016.

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 The Flexx 11A features an 11.6-inch 1366 x768 screen with IPS technology for wide viewing angles. It runs Windows 10 and sports a quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor alongside 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. If you need more room, the Flexx 11A supports up to an additional 64GB of storage via a microSD card.

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The Flexx 11A also offers all of the ports you'll need, including two USB 2.0 ports on the keyboard, and micro USB and microHDMI on the tablet. Cameras are located on both the front and rear of the design for selfies and portrait shots.

When I tried the Flexx 11A, I had a little bit of trouble docking the tablet into the keyboard. It needed to be aligned very precisely, and the magnets didn't guide the tablet into position like higher end 2-in-1s.  While E Fun hasn't released an exact weight yet, the tablet felt very light when I picked it up.

We look forward to reviewing the new line of Nextbooks from E Fun soon.

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  • Cameron Leggett Says:

    I currently have a Nextbook Flexx 11, and I use it sporadically for travel and working outs of my house. The Hardware differences are the bump up to Cherrytrail, from Baytrail, processors. It looks like they have moved the rear facing speakers, on the Flexx 11, to the front on the 11A. 128GB SD card support, up from 64GB in the previous model.
    Lastly, a redesigned connector system that, hopefully, is superior to the Flexx 11's poor design. The originals dock connector was not rigid enough to firmly hold the tablet to the keyboard. This allowed the tablet just enough room to move around and cause the connectors to disconnect, if not used on a solid surface to work on. You were not able to use the keyboard on your lap, or on the go, due to the keyboard randomly disconnecting. This disconnection would also sever the connection with USB drives plugged into the keyboard. Causing issues with damaged files or flash drives.
    the most "WTF" issue was the design decision of back lighting the keyboard and NOT making the keys with transparent lettering, so you could see the letters in a dark environment. The back lighting is so glaring that it makes it impossible to see the keys as anything more than a silhouette.
    BUT... I still like it. I use it mainly for when I'm working on other people PCs, at there houses, so I have my own device to look info up and copy data from there systems.

  • Brandon Says:

    Nextbook has a subpar reputation - from flaky touchscreens to severely under-powered devices.

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