Nextbook Ares 11a Android 2-in-1 tablet set to ring in at just $220

Nextbook, the manufacturer of various budget Android and Windows tablets, will be expanding its lineup at CES 2016 with the Ares 11a. This will be a 2-in-1 tablet, featuring a full-size detachable keyboard. The tablet itself features an 11.6-inch display, and will run Android 5.1 out of the box. Inside, you'll find a quad-core Intel Atom X5-Z8300 processor that is paired with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage.

This 2-in-1, like the rest of its line up, will be aimed at the budget crowd, coming in at $220. The Ares 11a will be on display at CES ahead of its Q2 2016 release.

Press release:

Nextbook Brings New Ares Android 2-in-1 Tablet to CES 2016

Nextbook Ares 11A from E FUN Features Android 5.1 and Intel Atom x5 Processor

WEST COVINA, Calif., Dec. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- E FUN, a leading supplier of tablets and detachables, is expanding its line of Nextbook Ares Android tablets at CES 2016 with a new 2-in-1 model. The 11.6" Ares 11A features Android 5.1 and is powered by a quad-core Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8300 processor with 2GB system memory for smooth performance at an affordable price. The Nextbook Ares 11A will be available in Q2 2016 with an MSRP of $219.99.

"We are excited to expand our Nextbook Ares tablet line in 2016 with upgraded features," stated Jason Liszewski, managing director and VP of sales for E FUN. "The new Ares 11A was built with consumers in mind to be the right combination of features and price."

Featuring a detachable backlit keyboard, the Nextbook Ares 11A is an affordable solution for students, professionals and casual users. It features:

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with Google Play
  • Detachable backlit keyboard with two standard 2.0 USB ports
  • 1366 x 768 IPS capacitive touch screen
  • Quad-Core Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor
  • 2GB system memory
  • 64GB onboard storage memory, microSD supports up to 64GB additional
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 2.0 megapixel front and rear cameras
  • miniHDMI, microUSB, and microSD ports

Unlike tablets, the Ares 11A comes with a full-sized, detachable keyboard, perfect for getting work done no matter where life takes you. For those more interested in entertainment, the Ares 11A is great for watching movies and TV shows through VUDU or Flixster, playing games from the Google Play store with its 3-axis G-sensor, or reading an eBook from the preloaded Barnes and Noble NOOK for Android app.

The 11.6" screen and 16:9 aspect ration means these entertainment options are all available in high definition. For the ultimate experience, these great features can be enjoyed on the big screen with the Ares 11A's built in miniHDMI port, allowing users to mirror the device directly onto any compatible TV.

Jared DiPane
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