E-Fun Nextbook 10.1 – A Very Affordable Netbook
The E-Fun Nextbook 10.1 is an affordable netbook with decent features. It runs on the Windows 8.1 and manufactured by a Chinese company that is not a popular name yet. This version is an upgrade over the E-Fun Nextbook 8, but still remains a low-priced device.
Design and features
The E-Fun Nextbook 10.1 has a detachable design. With the keyboard it has a thickness of 0.95 inches and weighs about 2.9 pounds and without the keyboard the thickness is reduced to mere 0.45 inches and weight is at 1.46 pounds. The display size is 10.1 inch with a good IPS panel. This is small improvement over the previous version. It has only one rear-facing speaker that is not so great. The keyboard is quite compact but cramped. This makes typing quite tedious. So E-Fun Nextbook 10.1 is not ideal for large typing tasks, but still good enough for few lines here and there.
Don’t expect great storage from the E-Fun Nextbook 10.1. But it comes with OneDrive storage from Microsoft, which is free for a year. It also comes with free subscription for a year for Office 365 that has to be activated within a period of six months from your purchase date and the same goes for the OneDrive activation. Some users might be disappointed with the port selection of the E-Fun Nextbook 10.1. There is only one USB port and only one micro HDMI port. But you do get a slot for your micro SD cad as well as the usual headphone jack.
The E-Fun Nextbook 10.1 uses an Intel Atom processor (Z3735G), which is the same as its predecessor. The same is also true for its RAM of 1 GB. So expect only average performance from this device. But it does well when compared to some similarly sized tablets so all in all it stands in the middle of the performance range of similar tablets. Its battery lasts almost six hours and this is quite good given its processor and approximate price of $199.
Overall the most attractive thing about the E-Fun Nextbook 10.1 is its price. It is comparatively low than other window tablets of similar size. Though one may argue that those higher-priced tablets perform better, the significant low price of the Nextbook 10.1 is what drives its sales. You may find 10-inch window tablets with better storage and better battery performance but you won’t find them at the same cost as Nextbook 10.1. Not to mention the many changes the company has made in this new version like a better IPS display, bigger and more comfortable keyboard and many more, Nextbook 10.1 from E-Fun is quite a bargain.