The Linx Vision Gaming Tablet l Review

The Linx Vision Gaming tablet is finally here and it’s different from any other tablet on the market. Not only does it come with a controller, but the most important thing is you can stream Xbox One games to the 32 GB Linx Vision Gaming Tablet anywhere in your home – and hopefully in the future with help from Microsoft anywhere in the world. This is why we had to review it!


Let’s start off on the main selling point of this tablet compared to others on the market, the Xbox controls on the side of the device. They match those on your Xbox One controller and are actually really good. I’ll be honest, it did take me around 15-20 minutes to get used to it at the start as its slightly different to the official controller, but nothing too bad and it’s much better than I ever thought it would be. I mean, all you need is this wherever you are in the house and you’ll be able to play the games on you’re Xbox One console as you would on your TV. You don’t need to compromise your gaming experience just because you’re away from your console.

One very cool feature I found in the nights were the backlit buttons. It makes it perfect for gaming in any light conditions; and if you did want to plug an official Xbox One controller into this then don’t worry because you can do that too. The tablet fits into the controller perfectly with lock clips either side, left and right, making it secure. The controller has fantastic grips on both sides providing constant comfort, stability and quality. 


Having only ever used an iPad up until now the Windows tablet has been a very different experience, but one I’m very much thankful for. The Linx Vision has really turned me and showed me what I’m missing out on – this little thing is fantastic and it’s less than £100 without the controller. It has excellent screen quality with an 8” TFT LCD Display, it has 2 cameras both front and the back, and impressive ports such as HDMI 1.4 output, Micro USB, 3.5mm Aux-in, and MicroSD card slot.

What also makes this tablet impressive is the Windows 10 Home operating system, which even includes Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, and Onenote. When streaming games from Xbox to the tablet I’ve not once experienced any lag or slowing down; the setup was simple and easy, although I would highly recommend you update the Xbox App straight away.

Note: you cannot buy the tablet without the controller. The Linx810 (8” tablet) that you’ll see around online is a different piece of kit altogether and won’t fit into the controller. The Vision tablet has a better wifi component and the newest Intel Quad Core Cherry Trail processor, to ensure the streaming is lag-free.

Of course when you detach from the controller system and you can enjoy the Linx Vision without even thinking about Xbox. Head to the Windows Store, download some alternate games and you can play them anywhere!

To find out more about the features click here >>>


So, let’s talk specifications because everyone likes to know these things before buying. The tablet powers the noteworthy Intel Atom X5-Z8300 (Cherry Trail Processor) with the aforementioned 2MP cameras front and back. It has 2GB of DDR3L-RS 1600 Ram and 32GB of Internal Storage, but this can be expanded via the Micro SD for even more space if needed. The specifications in full:

Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Dimensions: 214.6 x 134.7 x 9.9mm
LCD Screen: 1200 x 800 / 60 Hz Refresh Rate
CPU: Intel Atom Cherry Trail – T3 and PCBA connector change
Storage: 32GB
SD Card: Up-to 32GB
Battery: 6,000mAH
Casing: Polycarbonate and Aluminium Alloy
Wi-Fi Enabled: Yes – 802.11AC
Bluetooth: Version 4.0
Cameras: 2MP Front, 2MP Rear
Mic: Yes, with Cortana support
Connectivity: Micro USB, Micro HDMI, Pogo Pin, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Ports: HDMI 1.4 output, Micro USB, 3.5mm Aux-in, MicroSD card slot
Requirements: Xbox One for streaming, Wifi for streaming and Microsoft Store

For more on the spec, click here >>>


The best thing about the Linx Vision tablet is that it’s really good value for money: we’re talking £150 both the tablet and the controller. A real plus compared to other devices that cost £400 just for the tablet.

The quality is of a high standard, from the box and packaging to the product and controller. This cool gaming tablet can be used pretty much by everyone, because when you don’t fancy gaming you can just unplug the tablet from the controller and browse the internet. By which, of course, we mean 😉

I don’t normally like to say all the positives about a product and mention no negatives but there isn’t really any with this tablet. I would highly recommend picking this up, but be quick – it’s selling out fast.

Remember, the Vision Tablet runs on Windows 10 making everything that much easier and just like your Xbox One console. You can see my Unboxing and Preview video below.

Key Feature :: 

Did you know that the Windows Store games are not the only ones you can install and play on the tablet? That’s right some PC games like Minecraft can also be installed and played locally without the need for any connection.

Key Questions :: (Feel free to comment below and these will be added)

Can I use a microphone? Yes.

Can I plug in a Xbox One Controller? Yes.

Product features

  • Windows 10 (pre-installed)
  • Stream any game from your Xbox One or PC to your tablet
  • Full Xbox controls with backlit buttons

You will find the Linxvision Tablet for sale at most major electronic retailers including Amazon

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13 thoughts on “The Linx Vision Gaming Tablet l Review

  • 22/12/2015 at 8:56 am

    Do you need to use the tv screen on the xbox one game that you’re playing etc or can you play the games if your TV is switched over to Sky for example??

    • 22/12/2015 at 12:44 pm

      @kayla The TV screen can be switched off or have sky on it, the tablet only needs the xbox one console to be switched on then it can connect to it.

      @jake yes you either need an xbox or pc with steam to stream the games to the tablet, with the linx vision being a full windows 10 pc you can also download games directly to the tablet and play them on there.

  • 28/12/2015 at 1:52 pm

    “Of course when you detach from the controller system and you can enjoy the Linx Vision without even thinking about Xbox. Head to the Windows Store, download some alternate games and you can play them anywhere!”

    In recognition that you are an Apple guy coming into the Windows univ (probably for the first time), so I thought I would leave you this itty-bitty ‘just in case,’

    Just in case you were not aware, the Linx Vision controller utilizes the standard Windows/Xbox controller APIs. Which is really cool, because quite a few games found in the Windows Store, will automatically recognize, and work with any controller using those APIs. Not only that, but now that Microsoft has moved to it’s Universal App program with the launch of Windows 10, more and more games showing up in the store are expected to take advantage of the UAP, and include control options for the Windows/Xbox controller API.

    At the end of the day, this just adds even more value to the Linx Vision controller. Stream your Xbox One games, stream backwards compatible Xbox 360 games, stream Steam games, in the very near future stream PS4 games, and finally, play many games that either natively run on x86/x64, downloaded directly from the Windows Store, all utilizing the Linx Vision controller. All in all, it is not a bad deal for the price of admission. My only gripe about the Linx Vision overall, is that I wish the screen had a higher resolution, and that they had opted for 4GB of RAM, instead of 2GB. But then there is always hope some else will come along and correct that. Who knows, maybe “Surface Mini”, even.

  • 31/12/2015 at 6:50 am

    Here’s a negative that I read somewhere: it has a 64-bit capable processor, but comes with 32-bit Windows. Also, if it has a TFT instead of IPS display as the author mentioned, then that’s also a negative. Another negative: only available in the UK 🙁

    • 07/01/2016 at 7:58 pm

      as it only has 2gb of ram theres no point running 64bit windows,32 bit is correct for the amount of ram!

  • 09/01/2016 at 10:16 pm

    Hi I heard that the controller hides the hdmi socket, is it possible to remove the controller, plug the tablet In to a bedroom t v and use a regular xbone controller to play xbone games? Thankyou 🙂

    • 10/01/2016 at 1:31 pm

      Yes, with the right HDMI cable and USB adapter for the controller you will be able to plug the tablet into your TV and stream Xbox One games from a console elsewhere on your home network!

  • 26/12/2016 at 1:25 pm

    Can you still watch TV and stream
    games at the same time.

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