E FUN has announced today that it is introducing a set of new tablets to its Nextbook Ares Series. The Lollipop sporting tablets are set to be shown off at CES 2015 next week, a couple of which represent the first Intel powered Nextbook Android 2-in-1 tablet, as well as the first in the series to sport LTE connectivity.
The first of these new tablets is the Nextbook Ares 11, which features an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 IPS display, a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. Also coming along for the ride are a set of 2MP front and rear cameras and a magnetic detachable keyboard.
Next up are the Nextbook Ares 10L and 8L, which feature 10.1-inch and 8-inch 1280 x 800 displays, respectively. Both tablets boast the same internals, with a Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. Both models also feature 2MP front and rear cameras and LTE connectivity. Additionally, the 10L sports a magnetic detachable keyboard.
Finally, rounding things out is the Nextbook Ares 8, which has a — you guessed it — 8-inch 1280 x 800 display. The specs of this one are largely the same as the 10L and 8L, with the exception of no LTE and a different processor in the 1.3GHz MTK quad-core ARM Cortex A7.
As for availability, you can expect these tablets to go on sale in May of this year for the following prices:
- Nextbook Ares 8: $129
- Nextbook Ares 8L: $199
- Nextbook Ares 10L: $229
- Nextbook Ares 11: $249
WEST COVINA, CA – January 2, 2015
E FUN, the fifth largest tablet supplier in the U.S.*, is expanding its line of Nextbook Android tablets at CES 2015 with four new models, including its first 4G/LTE connected tablet and 2-in-1, and first Intel-powered Android 2-in-1 tablet with keyboard. From kids and students to parents and grandparents, Nextbook offers consumers affordable tablet options with great out-of-box experiences. The 2015 new line of Nextbook Android tablets will be on display at the International CES in South Hall meeting room MP25477.
Nextbook Ares 11 - 11.6" 2-in-1
The first Intel powered Nextbook Android tablet is a perfect solution for students, professionals and casual users with an 11.6" screen and magnetic detachable keyboard. The 2-in-1 tablet running Android 5.0 Lollipop features a 1366x768 IPS screen, Quad-Core Intel® AtomTM Z3735F Processor (X86, 1.8GHz), 1GB DDR3L system memory, 64GB storage memory, Bluetooth 4.0, 2MP front and rear cameras, miniHDMI, microSD, microUSB, and a full sized USB port on the keyboard.
Nextbook Ares 10L - 10.1" 4G/LTE Connected 2-in-1
Everything you need is at your fingertips with the first 4G/LTE connected Nextbook 2-in-1 tablet running Android 5.0 Lollipop. Complete with a magnetic detachable keyboard, the 10.1" tablet features a 1280x800 IPS screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 1.2GHz processor, 1GB DDR3 system memory, 16GB storage memory, Bluetooth 4.0, a GPS module, 2MP front and rear cameras, miniHDMI, microSD, microUSB and more.
Nextbook Ares 8L - 8" 4G/LTE Connected Tablet
Stay in touch everywhere you go with the first 4G/LTE connected Nextbook tablet running Android 5.0 Lollipop. This on-the-go tablet features a 1280x800 IPS screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 1.2GHz processor, 1GB DDR3 system memory, 16GB storage memory, Bluetooth 4.0, a GPS module, 2MP front and rear cameras, miniHDMI, microSD, microUSB and more.
Nextbook Ares 8 - 8" Tablet
The slim and sleek 8" Nextbook Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet is perfect for work, home, and on-the-go with a 1280x800 IPS screen, MTK MT8127 Quad-Core ARM Cortex A7 1.3GHz processor, 1GB DDR3 system memory, 16GB storage memory, Bluetooth 4.0, a GPS module, front and rear cameras, miniHDMI, microSD, microUSB and more.
"We are excited to expand our Nextbook product offerings in 2015 with upgraded Android tablets and 2-in-1's that are feature-rich with great prices," stated Jason Liszewski, managing director and VP of sales for E FUN. "To date we have sold well over four million tablets in North America and expect to be over five million by the end of 2015."
"As we head into 2015, it will be interesting to see which telecom carrier E FUN decides to partner with on their connected tablets," said Jean Philippe Bouchard, research director, tablets at IDC. "Pushing into 4G is a smart choice, as IDC expects this segment of the market to enjoy solid growth in the coming years."
Pricing and Availability
The E FUN Nextbook Android tablets will be available in May 2015 with MSRPs of $129 (Nextbook Ares 8), $199 (Nextbook Ares 8L), $229 (Nextbook Ares 10L) and $249 (Nextbook Ares 11). * Full year 2013 tablet unit market share as per IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker Q2 2014
About E FUN
E FUN, a designer and marketer of mobile lifestyle products, entered the North American market in late 2010. Since then, E FUN has grown to be one of the leading tablet brands at retail, achieving top five market share by volume in 2013. Its ongoing product innovation and partnerships set E FUN apart from competitors and provide customers with unique out of the box experiences. Its product offerings include Android and Windows tablets, home automation devices, and wearables. E FUN is headquartered in West Covina, California. For additional information regarding E FUN's Nextbook tablets, visit www.nextbookusa.com.