Nextbook 8 Premium

Temma

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My cousin recently sent me an old Android Nextbook 8 Premium which she'd never even turned on.

It's horrendously slow and the screen is out of touch calibration.

It was a struggle just to get FireFox on it.

Is this thing worth bothering with? My only intended use for it is to interface with my Wemacro macrophotography focus stacking rail as a backup to my Zenpad.
 

USAFRet

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Probably not worth bothering with.

If this is it..https://www.amazon.com/Nextbook-Tablet-16GB-Windows-NXW8QC16G/dp/B00QJ47AGS
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Intel Atom" Processor Z3735G (2M Cache, up to 1.83 GHz)
1GB DDR3L of system memory
8.0" touchscreen, 1280 x 800 resolution
16GB of storage memory (Hard Drive)
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Just because it exists, does not mean it is useful.
 

Temma

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No, that's a Windows 8.1 tablet. This one is [ancient] Android.
 

USAFRet

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Maybe this one then:
https://www.amazon.com/Nextbook-Ares-Android-Tablet-Blue/dp/B012LUCOS2

Still the same basic hardware level.

I have a similar level 7" Asus tablet, Android something...

It is OK as a 'tablet', but I wouldn't count on it for anything intensive.
I've used it as a WiFi interface for my camera, but only to run the camera, not to do any actual work wit the resultant photo files.
 

Temma

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What I'd like to be able to do with it is control the macro rail. No data comes to the tablet other than a text file with the current saved settings.

This thing is TRAGICALLY slow, and as I said, not calibrated.

Is there a way to update the Android, or at least calibrate the screen? Every attempt I've made has run up against dead file links, or inability to perform the root.

At this point, I'm just trying to make it minimally usable.

At least I didn't pay anything for it.
 
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