A tablet large enough for a little fun and cheap enough to be a second laptop, this won't set the world on fire – but it doesn't intend to.
But its price, at £800 for even the lowest model, puts it out of reach for many people, particularly as a proper laptop is often a more attractive and practical proposition.
The Surface has, therefore, attracted its fair share of cut-price competitors – Asus' Transformer Mini range, for example, does brilliant things on a budget, and there are Chinese Surface clones like the Chuwi Hi13 that, while trickier to obtain, deserve attention for their achievements.
Easy and, pretty much, correct: despite its limitations – and there are plenty, which we'll certainly get to – the 12X is outwardly well appointed.
Here is the Linx 12X64 configuration sent to TechRadar for review:
CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 (Cherry Trail), Quad Core @ 1.84GHz