E Fun unveils four new additions to its Nextbook Ares series of tablets

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

Press release:

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.

Quotes:

  • "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.