The Nextbook Ares Android tablet line will see a new arrival at CES 2016 this January. Nextbook has announced that the Ares 11A will be an 11.6” ‘2-in1 model’ that will feature a detachable keyboard. The device will run Lollipop out of the box and sports 2 gigs of RAM strapped to a quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor. The best part about it? The price tag is only $219.99.
This successor to the Ares 11 is looking to position itself as combination work-and-play tool. The affordable price and mid-range specs make it seem like an excellent pick for a secondary device, and the detachable keyboard means you can actually use this Android tablet to get some serious work done. The keyboard will also serve the role of expanding the tablet’s capabilities by bringing aboard 2 USB ports. The tablet itself will have a miniHDMI, a micro USB, and a microSD port. As far as storage space is concerned, the Ares 11A will have 64GB of onboard storage, but you can expand this via microSD to a maximum of 128GB.
With tablets and crossover devices like the Ares 11A becoming more and more popular with away-from-desk workers and more casual game and ebook lovers alike, it’s no surprise that we’re starting to see more and more keyboardized tablets on the market. What are your thoughts regarding Nextbook’s newest device? Are those mid-range specs enough bang for 220 bucks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!