Nextbook Flexx 8.9 – disappointment

P1010382A couple weeks ago, I bought a Nextbook Flexx 8.9 2-in-1 Tablet. I didn’t really need it, but it had two prime selling points, one was the price of $89.00 and the other was that it has Windows 10. I’d been wanting a tablet with Windows on it because I didn’t have one.   Nextbook Flexx 8.9 has 32 GB of storage, but there’s only around 17.8 GB available after Windows does it’s thing right-off-the-bat. However, I thought that’d be enough since the storage can be expanded with a 64 GB SD card.

I absolutely loved the Nextbook Flexx 8.9, even after it kept updating and only left 12 GB of storage. I figured that was plenty. It was a sweet little device. Using it as a tablet or a mini laptop was fun. I was careful and didn’t put any files on it except for my homepage files which are only 1.2 mb. I used the sd card for photos and stuff.

Over the 13 days that I had it, it continued to update again and again until there was only a little over 8 GB free. I was so mad. I did a factory reset and put it in it’s box and returned it. I’m trying hard not to say something very unladylike about windows. ~stomps foot~

We have a couple Nextbook Ares 7 and we’ve put apps, games, photos, nook books, documents and some other things on them and their storage is holding up just fine; we still have 25 GB free of the original 32 GB after almost a year. That’s one of the biggest differences between the OS of an Android and Windows. Windows greedy os is really a bummer.

I’m sad that Windows started hogging my storage. I’m posting about my negative experience in case someone was in the market for a Nextbook Flexx 8.9, they might want to consider the storage situation.

I really would have loved to have kept the Nextbook Flexx 8.9, but the storage issue is an automatic game changer for me. I wish the 32 GB storage could’ve actually been the true amount and the Windows OS had it’s own storage amount separate from the 32 GB. (That’s the way it should be imo.)

Anyway, I’m glad I tried the Nextbook Flexx 8.9.  I had fun with it for a short while.

Have you had this experience with storage being hogged up by the OS and it’s updates on a new device?
Did you return the device or trade it for a bigger one?

12 thoughts on “Nextbook Flexx 8.9 – disappointment

    • Thanks Nadine
      I’m sorry you experienced this too. It’s a shame that the there isn’t honesty in consumer usable hard drive storage space. Maybe someday it’ll change.


    • Thanks Laura
      The storage problem is ridiculous. I try to share my experience in hopes of saving folks the disappointment and aggravation I went through.


  1. Computers seem to be like closets – there is never enough room in them. I bought a Lenovo Yoga last year (which is the size of a large tablet, can fold flat like a tablet, but is a laptop). I should have bought the one with the larger hard drive!

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    • Hi Margie
      I totally agree with you on computers seem to be like too-small closets. It’s amazing how a nice size hard-drive fills up so quickly especially when the OS keeps updating and hogging the space. I went and looked at a Lenovo Yoga and it seems like it’d be a really nice device to have. It’s a shame that your hard drive isn’t large enough. The LY changeability and still be in one piece would be a lot handier than a 2 in 1 that comes apart. 🙂


  2. I have this tablet. And I love it! My husband put Windows 10 on it for me. It’s worked great for me! The only problem that I have is it dies FAST in standby mode. I can use it for forever but if I leave it on it will die quickly. I just make sure to turn it off when I’m ready to walk away and that solved that problem.–N_RkOcRg2HBnPrjn3chxtVeHdYfSi4Er0PPmEaAjJ88P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

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    • Hi Clay Maid by Natasha
      Your links are for an Asus Transformer Book T100TAF 10.1″ 2-in-1 Tablet.
      Did you mean that you have an Asus tablet?
      I’ve never used an Asus device, it seems to be a good brand.
      I’m so glad that Windows 10 is working out for you on your tablet.
      Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment.


      • It’s a tablet that clicks onto a keyboard and uses a complete Windows OS. It’s pretty cool. You can pop it off the keyboard like a tablet (but still using Windows like a laptop) or put it on the keyboard and use it like a netbook. It’s really handy!

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        • Hi Natasha,
          It sounds like a really nifty device. The ability to be a tablet by popping off the keyboard was one of my favorite things about the NBF 8.9.
          I agree, it’s a very handy device in deed. 🙂


    • HI Patti
      I’m thankful I was able to return for a full refund. I’m still upset that there isn’t any real truth in the “free space size” actually available with Windows. 😦


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