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Nextbook Ares 8A with WiFi 8" Touchscreen Tablet PC Featuring Android 7.1 Operating System

Model: NX16A8116KPK
Walmart # 558255622
Average Rating:out of 5 stars
$38.75$38.75
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$44.99$44.99
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Introducing our new and improved 8-inch tablet - the Ares 8A available in Black, Red or Blue. It is now even bigger, smarter, and more affordable than ever before. Your new Ares 8A tablet comes equipped with the Android 7.1 Nougat OS, allowing better multitasking and smoother processing. You can easily switch between editing documents, browsing the web, watching movies, and listening to music with just a swipe of your finger. Its sleek compact design and 8-inch IPS color display is big enough to work and watch on, but small enough for it to fit comfortably in your hand everywhere you go. The Ares 8A also comes preloaded with one of the largest App stores on the market, the Google Play Store. There are thousands of apps available in the Google Play store for you to enjoy, from video games to your favorite social networks. With one touch, you can download your favorite book and enjoy it anywhere from the Barnes and Noble NOOK app or watch your favorite movie from VUDU. With front and rear facing cameras, you can capture and share those unforgettable moments.
  • Screen Size
    8"
  • Operating System
    Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Resolution
    1280 x 800
  • RAM Memory
    1 GB
  • Color
    Black

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Introducing our new and improved 8-inch tablet - the Ares 8A available in Black, Red or Blue. It is now even bigger, smarter, and more affordable than ever before. Your new Ares 8A tablet comes equipped with the Android 7.1 Nougat OS, allowing better multitasking and smoother processing. You can easily switch between editing documents, browsing the web, watching movies, and listening to music with just a swipe of your finger. Its sleek compact design and 8-inch IPS color display is big enough to work and watch on, but small enough for it to fit comfortably in your hand everywhere you go. The Ares 8A also comes preloaded with one of the largest App stores on the market, the Google Play Store. There are thousands of apps available in the Google Play store for you to enjoy, from video games to your favorite social networks. With one touch, you can download your favorite book and enjoy it anywhere from the Barnes and Noble NOOK app or watch your favorite movie from VUDU. With front and rear facing cameras, you can capture and share those unforgettable moments.
  • 8" inch High-resolution 1280 x 800 IPS Screen
  • Quad Core Processor
  • 1GB DDR3L; 16GB onboard storage
  • WIFI 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Front facing 0.3 MP camera
  • Back facing 2.0 MP camera
  • Micro-SD card slot for expansion to 128GB
  • Support 3 -axis G-sensor
  • Built-in microphone
  • Charging indicator light
  • Android OS 7.1 Nougat

Wireless FCC Warning

Consumer Alert: Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC's wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones

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Most helpful positive review
12 customers found this helpful
Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars
Not bad for the price
I got this tablet for reading books and YouTube I downloaded 15 apps updated everything and still have over 5 GB of storage doesn't crash freeze up on me last tablet was the rca Voyager it was junk got this instead guy I spoke to at Walmart said it would do great with what I needed he was right its not going to preform like a 500+ smart phone its a budget tablet love it for the price the camera front and back are terrible if you want to take pic or video chat don't buy this web,books ,videos and some games its great hope this helps and with 128gb expandable storage you can store a lot of music,pic and some moves on a SD card thank next book for this product not all of us want a 500 dollar tablet
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
Garbage
My son received this as a gift for Christmas. First reaction is that it feels cheap and light. Not a super big deal as he is 10. However, upon turning it on, it just seemed less than mediocre. My son rarely used the thing. He was going to add a game to it one day and realized the darn thing stopped working, literally out of nowhere and after us barely using it (maybe 5 or less times). I tried to charge it and nada! It could be the battery, but that's disappointing that it didn't even last a year. It's utter garbage and I would recommend just saving your money until you can afford a better one.
Most helpful positive review
12 customers found this helpful
Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars
Not bad for the price
I got this tablet for reading books and YouTube I downloaded 15 apps updated everything and still have over 5 GB of storage doesn't crash freeze up on me last tablet was the rca Voyager it was junk got this instead guy I spoke to at Walmart said it would do great with what I needed he was right its not going to preform like a 500+ smart phone its a budget tablet love it for the price the camera front and back are terrible if you want to take pic or video chat don't buy this web,books ,videos and some games its great hope this helps and with 128gb expandable storage you can store a lot of music,pic and some moves on a SD card thank next book for this product not all of us want a 500 dollar tablet
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
Garbage
My son received this as a gift for Christmas. First reaction is that it feels cheap and light. Not a super big deal as he is 10. However, upon turning it on, it just seemed less than mediocre. My son rarely used the thing. He was going to add a game to it one day and realized the darn thing stopped working, literally out of nowhere and after us barely using it (maybe 5 or less times). I tried to charge it and nada! It could be the battery, but that's disappointing that it didn't even last a year. It's utter garbage and I would recommend just saving your money until you can afford a better one.
I got this tablet for reading books and YouTube I downloaded 15 apps updated everything and still have over 5 GB of storage doesn't crash freeze up on me last tablet was the rca Voyager it was junk got this instead guy I spoke to at Walmart said it would do great with what I needed he was right its not going to preform like a 500+ smart phone its a budget tablet love it for the price the camera front and back are terrible if you want to take pic or video chat don't buy this web,books ,videos and some games its great hope this helps and with 128gb expandable storage you can store a lot of music,pic and some moves on a SD card thank next book for this product not all of us want a 500 dollar tablet
My son received this as a gift for Christmas. First reaction is that it feels cheap and light. Not a super big deal as he is 10. However, upon turning it on, it just seemed less than mediocre. My son rarely used the thing. He was going to add a game to it one day and realized the darn thing stopped working, literally out of nowhere and after us barely using it (maybe 5 or less times). I tried to charge it and nada! It could be the battery, but that's disappointing that it didn't even last a year. It's utter garbage and I would recommend just saving your money until you can afford a better one.

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Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

Not bad for the price

I got this tablet for reading books and YouTube I downloaded 15 apps updated everything and still have over 5 GB of storage doesn't crash freeze up on me last tablet was the rca Voyager it was junk got this instead guy I spoke to at Walmart said it would do great with what I needed he was right its not going to preform like a 500+ smart phone its a budget tablet love it for the price the camera front and back are terrible if you want to take pic or video chat don't buy this web,books ,videos and some games its great hope this helps and with 128gb expandable storage you can store a lot of music,pic and some moves on a SD card thank next book for this product not all of us want a 500 dollar tablet

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Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars

How to get it working

Power up will demand the Activation Code from your receipt then start the NextBook Setup Wizard. After setup script, bring up Settings / Apps and disable the obvious bloatware such as Demo Setting. Verify the WiFi connection and set up your Google account. Launch Play Store. Search for Google Play Services and update (or search for Vudu app and update; running Vudu will eventually complain you need to update Google Play Services - do so). Then update each app in turn by searching for it in the Play Store and tapping Update (except bloatware you already disabled in the Settings / Apps list). Power off. Insert new Class 10 microSD card and power on. Format it as Internal storage. Reboot every time you plug in to charge and close dormant apps hourly due to inadequate RAM. Pluses include support for USB Host mode and HDMI out with optional cable.

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Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars

Unfortunately Vudu has stopped

..And the pre-installed Nextbook FAQ and Nextbook Guide apps just launch web pages yielding Error 404 Not Found alerts. Power up will demand the Activation Code from your receipt then start the NextBook Setup Wizard. After setup script, bring up Settings / Apps and disable the obvious bloatware such as Demo Setting. Verify the WiFi connection and set up your Google account. Launch Play Store. Search for Vudu app and update; running Vudu will eventually complain you need to update Google Play Services - do so). Then update each app in turn by searching for it in the Play Store and tapping Update (except bloatware you already disabled in the Settings / Apps list). Power off. Insert new Class 10 microSD card and power on. Format it as Internal storage to pool with the 10GB available. Add your favorite apps. Power off every time you plug in to charge and close dormant apps hourly due to inadequate RAM. Pluses include support for USB Host mode and HDMI out with optional cable.

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Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars

Nope... never

Got this as a "door prize" from my company. For the first day it was great and very responsive... now, a week later... wondering if I'm liked at work. This tablet is very unresponsive and locks up frequently. I have a couple of Fires that I love and are priced less than this paperweight, but I wanted a pure Android... I'm still waiting on it. I will NOT recommend this to anyone, and have steered people away from it. LOL, was actually at Wal-Mart with someone wanting to purchase this and steered them away with my "horror" stories about the Nextbook Ares 8.

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Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars

Garbage

My son received this as a gift for Christmas. First reaction is that it feels cheap and light. Not a super big deal as he is 10. However, upon turning it on, it just seemed less than mediocre. My son rarely used the thing. He was going to add a game to it one day and realized the darn thing stopped working, literally out of nowhere and after us barely using it (maybe 5 or less times). I tried to charge it and nada! It could be the battery, but that's disappointing that it didn't even last a year. It's utter garbage and I would recommend just saving your money until you can afford a better one.

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Verified purchase

Couldn't get it to work right. Then it was to late to take it back.

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You get what you pay for

performance is slow, locks up. Lot of messages stating Unfortunately (Program name) has stopped, usually for background programs I wasn't aware was even running. Scrolling is slow and frequently locks up in Chrome browser. Can actually take more than a minute for something to load such as Kindle. I am sorry I bought this miserable piece of electronics. Save your money for something better. I would NOT recommend this to anyone. I put in a ticket with Nextbook about the problems 2 days ago but no reply yet.

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Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars

Sorry I didn't listen to the reviews!

I only wanted a basic tablet for my mother to play games on. I have a Nextbook that I bought a year ago, which is seriously great. Videos, apps, all work perfectly. Love it. No issues. So, I gave this tablet a try, even though I always thoroughly research electronics, and read reviews. Big, big NO. It comes with 16g memory, which is taken up 75 percent with preloaded bloatwear, most of which can only be disabled, not uninstalled. When I got it home, I downloaded 2 game apps. I couldn't exit out of either one! Tapping the sides, trying to bring up the home 'circle', didn't work. I had to do a hard reboot both times to get out of the apps, and then I uninstalled both. It's just not worth the effort! This is going back.

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Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars

No No & ABSOLUTELY NOT!

I haven't had this tablet for 2 hours and it is going back tonight. Booted it up and everything was ok for maybe 15 minutes after setup then it got very warm and VERY slow. The tablet dimmed due to the heat shortly thereafter. It is already freezing and locking up. Will not be keeping it as my phone does better than the tablet does.

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Do not buy this tablet!!!

Do not buy this tablet! I bought it for my four year old and it freezes up on every game she tries to open. I bought it about a month ago and cannot return it because it's been over 15 days!!!!! The worst tablet I have ever had.

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