E FUN launches two new Nextbook Ares tablets for the budget-minded

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American maker of budget tablets and 2-in-1 hybrids, E FUN is also present on the grounds at CES 2017 to present two new products – an Android tablet and a laptop/tablet combo. Both models feature Bluetooth and Wi-Fi functions and come with a set of pre-installed apps.

We’ll start off with the 2-in-1 hybrid which is called the Nextbook Ares 12 Flip. The device takes advantage of a 12.2-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution and an Intel Atom quad-core processor plus an unspecified amount of RAM.

E FUN also throws in 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot which can allow for memory expansion up to 128GB. There’s also a 5MP/2MP camera combo, if you’re into the whole tablet photography thing. The Nextbook Ares 12 Flip also has a micro HDMI port and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The tablet can be converted into a laptop via the Pogo-pin keyboard.

The 2-in-1 device is expected to become available in Q2 2017 for an unspecified price.

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Moving on the Android tablet, the Nextbook Ares 8A let us tell you the slate comes packing an 8-inch IPS display with 1280 x 800-pixel resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio.

Like the hybrid, the Nextbook Ares 8A is powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor. It takes advantage of 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card slot). Users can snap images using the 2MP/0.3MP camera duo, although don’t expect any stellar results.

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Other specs include the HDMI port and Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed. E FUN says the battery nestle under the bonnet should deliver up to 8 hours of battery life.

The tablet should become available for purchase in Q1 2017. Once again E FUN is mum about pricing, but the device should be quite affordable (around $78 according to the company’s website).

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To conclude, we should mention both Android devices come pre-installed with a number of apps including the Barnes & Noble NOOK app, the VUDU Movies and TV app, Flixster app and Net Nanny which ensures children watch only age-appropriate content.

We expect the two devices to be budget-friendly, so if you need a device to play games, watch movies or read a book, the two new Nextbook devices might be what you need.

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