Probably the most remarkable thing about this Android tablet is its price. The new Nextbook Ares 11 comes at the price of 197 dollars and can be found exclusively on sale at Wal-Mart. So far, sounds good but it gets even better when we discover that it comes with its own keyboard. This Android tablet packs 64GB of internal storage and runs the latest Google operating system, the famous Lollipop 5.0.
For basic tasks, like surfing the Web, checking emails and playing simple mobile games, this tablet works just fine. Unfortunately, if it runs multiple tasks, the tablet becomes sluggish and offers bad Android experience. Yes, it slows down if multiple apps are open in the background and starts to lags if switching from one app to another.
Without the keyboard, the Nextbook tablet is just an ordinary device that seems to be a little outdated and not quite good compared with other 200 dollar tablets. If the keyboard is added, it improves the extra functionality features and is worth spending that 200 dollars on. For customers who are looking for an adequate workstation, the Netbook Ares 11 seems to be the perfect device, due to its low starting price and good performance.
The Nextbook Ares 11 comes with a traditional tablet-hybrid design and the keyboard looks very good. When connected to the tablet, the keyboard offers a good experience of typing, even if it has a cheap feeling due to its plastic material. Another good thing about this keyboard is that it features backlit keys, but not that the keys are light up, but the surrounding blue plastic that wraps around them. Illuminating the keys gives a more comfortable way for typing in dark environments.
This tablet also comes with numerous ports, which are situated on the left edge. Here, users will find the microSD card slot, MicroUSB port, Micro-HDMI port, microphone, headphone jack and AC adapter. However, the keyboard also comes with two USB 2.0 ports, one on each side. Nextbook Ares 11 is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F CPU, 64GB of Internal storage, 1GB of RAM and a microSD that supports up to another 64GB.