Budget tablet maker E Fun’s first 2-in-1 Android tablet is now available. The E Fun Nextbook Ares 11 is an Android 5.0 tablet with an Intel Bay Trail processor and a detachable keyboard dock.
The tablet has an 11.6 inch display and 64GB of storage, a mini HDMI port, microSD card slot, and micro USB port. With those features you might think that this convertible tablet is punching a little above its weight class… but there are a few reasons E Fun and Walmart can sell the Nextbook Ares 11 for under $200.
It has just 1GB of RAM and a 1366 x 768 pixel display. At least it’s an IPS screen with decent viewing angles. It’s powered by an Intel Atom Z3735G Bay Trail processor, which only supports up to 1GB of RAM.
Other features include 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 2MP front and rear cameras.
E Fun introduced the Nextbook Ares 11 at the Consumer Electronics Show, along with some Windows models with similar hardware. At the time the company said the tablet would launch in May for $249. It looks like E Fun moved up the launch date and lowered the price.