Nextbook is presenting an alternative to pricey tablet PCs with the Nextbook Premium8SE, also known as Next8P12. Its tag price of only $229.99 gives users an 8.0-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Its CPU is based on Cortex-A8 and runs on a clock speed of 1 GHz. A 512 MB of RAM is onboard along with 4 GB of internal memory. For this storage, Nextbook still allows for expansion using a micro SD card for up to 32 GB.
For connecting to the Internet, this tablet offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. It furthermore features a G-sensor, high speed USB 2.0, and a 3.55 mm audio jack. A front-facing megapixel camera is also available for capturing moments or video conferencing.
The device supports several file types. For photos, it is able to read JPEG with dimensions of 96 x 32 pixels up to 8000 x 8000 pixels only. BMP, PNG, and static GIF files are as well supported. Meanwhile, for ebooks, the device can read PDF, RTF, Epub, TXT, FB2, and PDB files.
Its battery life depends on the activity for which the tablet is used. For web browsing, the device is able to run for 5 hours; for music playback, it goes up to 7 hours; while for video playback, it runs for 4 hours. This power is provided by a 4200MAH rechargeable li-polymer battery. However, one can make use of external power through an AC Input AC100～240V/DC 5V/2A power adapter charger, as well.
The slate comes preloaded with several apps including Alarm, ASTRO, Browser, Calculator, Clock, Ebook store, Email, Forecast, GetJar, Help, Movie studio, OfficeSuite, Recorder, Search, Task Killer, Weather. This makes it convenient for users who want to use the tablet for work or play right out of the box.
The tablet, which only comes in black, has dimensions of 205 x 155 x 11.54 mm. It carries FCC/CE certification and complies with Rohs and WEEE environmental protection standards.