I've noticed the 12v64 is in Sainbury's under their Black Friday sale for 229 pounds
At that price I descided to grab one. for use as a home broswer/webmail machine and general writing machine.
I am a table top and live action Roleplayer, so I want to read rules through .pdf files, write plot, journals, backgrounds, histories etc. I also need web/email capability, it is nice to play casual games/fan created games (for example via RPG maker, Scumm engine etc.)
It is Windows 10 Home 64 bit o/s.
- The keyboard size (the 1010 feels a little cramped)
- Screen size, great for reading .pdf manuals and other documents.
- The Extra Ram should see some performance improvement despite the architecture jump of the O/S (compared to the 1010)
- The USB 3 port will enable access to stored data faster be they on USB sticks or USB 3 capable external drives.
I do not like...
- only 1 full sized USB port, it really needs a 2nd for using an external mouse AND external storage at the same time. If this IS being touted as a general productivity machine, that really is a must (it does not have to be a USB 3 port, a lower standard will do fine). The 1010 got this right. Yes I suppose I can get a wireless mouse but then again, they normally need a USB port for the dongle.
- SD card slot, just a slot again, the 1010 models scored major points with me by having it under a cover so that handling the tablet did not catch and accidently pop out the SD card (while it is in use and therefore a potential for coruption of data) on the card.
Less serious but still an issue...
- The keyboard feel, seriously, Sinclair QL/Plus standard, possibly a little inferior to the 1010. the edge connector for it is different from the 1010
- Does not come with Windows Mobile, oh well, time to download an Open Office fork.
With that in mind it is an OK 2nd machine for on the move use, but not really a primary machine for the user that wants to browse the web, deal with email and do a lot of word processing/spreadsheets etc.
At the price, not bad, good bangs per buck, but you might be better looking elsewhere. For a user like me, a 1010 with keyboard might be a better bet. Looks like my old dual core laptop is not getting retired to become a retro game machine just yet.
Linx 1010b and Linx 12v64 owner
Also, Larper, Table top roleplayer and wargamer, retro computer games enthusiast (Amiga 1200, 030/50 accelorator card and SD Card hard disk and CD drive, Atari 8 bit computers with SIO2SD, next pimp project, the Sinclair Spectrums)