The Linx 7 tablet – usually priced at just under £80 – is currently available from retailer dabs.com for just £49.99, which includes a free one-year Office 365 Personal subscription.

The tablet accompanies Windows 8.1 pre-installed however like other such gadgets, it’s qualified for Microsoft’s free update offer to Windows 10. As you’d expect of a gadget with such a little price tag, the Linx 7’s spec sheet is really modest:

7-inch IPS LCD with 1280x800px resolution
Quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom (Bay Trail-T) Z3735G processor
1GB RAM
32GB storage (plus microSD slot)
2MP rear camera
2MP front-facing camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
3500mAh battery

We tried the Linx 7 a year ago with Windows 10 installed, and found that there was a great deal to like about the reasonable gadget. It has a really decent display, and decent performance, in spite of the fact that its battery life was somewhat disappointing – however having adjusted our expectations to its ultra-low price tag, we found it to be one of our most loved gadgets of the year.

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