Technology enthusiasts in the UK don’t have it easy with pricing of their items, thanks to taxes and currency conversion rates. The Linx 7 Windows 8.1 tablet, however, provides them with a decently affordable option.

While the rest of the world has been flooded with cheap and budget Windows and Windows Phone devices, some even hovering around or just above the $100 mark.

The HP Stream 7, for example, even goes into double figures, launching at just $99.

Point being, it seems that a cheap Windows slate launches every week. And users in the United Kingdom can now get their hands on what is one of the most affordable such devices that launch in the local market, the Linx 7.

Let’s get straight to the specifications.

There’s a 7-inch IPS LCD screen with a good enough 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, 1GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage, expandable via the included microSD card.

A quad-core Intel Bay Trail processor powers the device, as does the 3500 mAh battery. Two cameras are included, and surprisingly both the front and rear options are 2 megapixel ones. You do get a free one year subscription to Office 365 Personal, along with unlimited OneDrive storage.

All this for just £79.98, which translates to $128.

Or €102, for that matter.

In fact, Ebuyer is a ready to slash another £30 off the cost, if you trade in your old tablet, bringing the price down to just £49.98. Pretty good, all said and done.

Android really took off with the advent of really cheap devices — tablets and smartphones, and it’s good to see Microsoft paving the way for wider acceptance of the Windows operating system this way.

The more expensive devices will always be there, but affordable ones are always welcome.

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