We hate to sound like we’re beating up on a product because we genuinely believe “there is a buyer for every laptop and a laptop for every buyer.” That said, the E FUN Nextbook is hard to recommend unless you simply don’t have the cash for another Windows 2-in-1 or you simply don’t want an iPad mini.
E FUN did what many companies refused to do by offering a 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrid running Windows 8.1 for less than $200. The problem is that sometimes we get what we pay for with electronics. While the Atom processor inside the Nextbook does alright when paired with at least 2 GB of RAM and a fast SSD, the performance of this 2-in-1 is horribly limited by the fact the Nextbook only packs 1 GB of RAM and a slow storage drive.
The screen quality isn’t great, the keyboard is subpar, and the battery life is downright laughable. If E FUN had managed to deliver snappier performance with decent battery life, then we might have forgiven the cramped keyboard, the mediocre screen, and the lack of a standard USB port.
As it stands, if you’re looking for a budget 2-in-1 then we highly recommend spending a little extra on the updated Asus Transformer Book T100. If you’re just looking for a cheap tablet then you might as well spend an extra $20 or so to buy the Apple iPad mini.
- Cheap price
- Microsoft Office 365 and 1TB of One Drive included
- Available at most Walmart stores
- Horrible performance
- Horrible battery life
- Mediocre screen and keyboard
- Subpar Wi-Fi reliability
- No full-size USB port