Nextbook Next3 8.4″ Touchscreen Entertainment Tablet Review

After the launch of Android by Google, which is an open source, many of the companies are implementing the same to unveil Andriod based tablets. Following this trend, Nextbook has come up with their Next3 tablet which incorporates Android 2.1 and has already hit the stores with a price range of $150-$200. However, you can’t compare Nextbook Next3 with Samsung tab or Motorola Xoom3.  The Next3 tablet allows you to watch movie, browse internet over wi-fi, reag ebooks etc. To know more about the functionality and specification of Nextbook Next3 tablet read further-

Nextbook Next3 tablet measures 8.4” diagonally and features resistive touch screen which works better with stylus as these touchscreens are pressure sensitive. The maximum screen resolution it offers is 800:600p in 4:3 aspect ratio.

Next3 tablet is powered by ARM926EJ CPU which is a dual core CPU, with a frequency of 600MHz. The internal memory is 256MB DDR2 RAM.

The tablet offers internal storage capacity of 1.1GB (total available 2GB of flash memory). However, there is an expansion slot which supports both SD and SDHC formats.  If you are using SD cards the support is available up to 4GB and for SDHC support is available up to 8GB. Budget tablets don’t offer enough internal storage.

If you are movie savvy or want to view photos then it will be better for you to buy a SD or SDHC card, along with the tablet.

There are USB ports which help you to connect Next3 with your PC or copy large files to your SD/SDHC memory card and then view it on tablet.

Nextbook Next3 tablet can be connected to internet through wi-fi. But the supports is restricted to 802.11b and 802.11g only. There is no Bluetooth support.

When it comes to viewing photos, you can view photos in  BMP,JPG, GIF, animated GIF picture formats.  Next3 tablet supports plenty of video formats like AVI, MP4 RM, RMVB,FLV, MKV, MOV,WMV. Unlike Coby MID7024, it doesn’t offer HDMI support.

The ebook formats supported by Next3 are PDF,Epub, TXT, PDB and RTF. Next3 doesn’t offer Android market place. You can download ebook through Borders ebook store.

Advantages of  Nextbook Next3 8.4 inches touchscreen tablet.

Inexpensive tablet

Large screen

Multiple language support

Up to 6 hours of battery life

Downside of Next3 tablet

No webcam

No Bluetooth

No HDMI support

Can’t download Microsoft office files from email as it doesn’t support it directly

Either finds out apps that support MS files or you need to tell sender to send files in txt or pdf format

Final thoughts

If you are looking for a tablet that allows you to surf web, read ebooks or watch movies and photo, it would be good choice. You can term Next3 as an entry level tablet which can be your companion during your travel. You can’t work on it much, though; it can be your buddy during your leisure period.


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