Nextbook – The “Next” Thing in Computers *GIVEAWAY*

When I first began blogging in the summer of 2008, my husband bought me a huge laptop that I carried everywhere, took on vacations, lugged on flights to conferences. It was a monstrosity, and I honestly only used it for word processing and Internet access. Along came tablets and we purchased each new variation to be used for apps and to read ebooks, but something was still missing. My family really needed a crossover of sorts, a device that would bridge the gap between that old behemoth of a laptop and the tablets that made life easier.

The latest generation of such a crossover device is now available at Target stores across the country.


The Nextbook 10.1″ Quad Core Windows Tablet with keyboard is perfect for work, homework, streaming video, and games. At just under three pounds, this is a device that is easy for kids to handle and for adults to take along on travel.  The Nextbook comes equipped with a Pogo keyboard and both a front and back camera, plus a micro-HDMI input so you can connect your Nextbook with your other devices.

The Nextbook is the perfect addition to our digital family because it can easily be used as a laptop with a keyboard or as a freestanding tablet. Because it is easy to take along on the go and meets multiple needs, the Nextbook has replaced more than one of our other devices making it an incredible value.

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Want to hear more? The Nextbook also includes…

  • Maximum Resolution: 1280 x 800
  • Display Features: LCD Display, WXGA, Backlit Display, Color TFT-LCD Screen, IPS HD LCD display
  • Computer Features: Built-in Speaker, Standard Keyboard, Built-In Bluetooth
  • Processor Brand: Intel
  • Processor Type: Intel Atom Z3735G
  • System Bus Speed: Up to 1.83GHz
  • System RAM: 1 GB
  • Data Storage Capacity: 32GB Hard Drive Capacity
  • Wired Connectivity: USB 2.0, Micro HDMI
  • Wireless Technology: Wi-Fi Enabled, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wireless Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Input Type: USB, Microphone, Headphone Jack, MicroSD Card
  • Output Type: Headphone Jack, HDMI, Audio
  • Audio Features: Realtek Speakers, Built-In Speaker
  • Built-In Webcam Features: Built-In 2 Megapixel Webcam, Built-In 2 Megapixel Webcam Rear
  • Battery Charge Life: Up to 7 Hours, Up to 6 Hours
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Software Included: Windows Live Essentials
  • Includes: Quick Start Guide, AC Power Adapter, Owner’s Manual
  • Battery Required, included

Want to win your own Nextbook?

To enter to win, simply comment below telling me which member of your family will use your Nextbook most and why. That’s it!

The Nextbook at Target was provided for review and giveaway. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are my own. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 and older and ends July 2nd at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Written by: Amy

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  • Shannon S

    My oldest son. This would be perfect for his therapeutic sleep away camp. He loves computers and they are allowed, do this would be compact for him to use, but durable, do he could keep up with his lessons. Thank you so much for the chance.

  • Karen L

    It would be tie between my daughter and me. We really need to replace our pc. She would use it everyday for homeschooling and I would use it the for bills, email, and everyday stuff.

  • Olivia Barajas

    My sons would use it the most because one is a sophomore & the other is a senior in high school. They really need it!

  • Shannon

    My son would love this! He’s 13 and been saving his pennies for a computer/tablet! He has saved about $70 so far!

  • Molly Martin

    Pretty sure it will be me. My laptop is old, old, old and I like to binge watch Netflix on it but it’s going slower everyday….

  • It will be a fight between me, the hubs and four kids . 🙂 but I think I will win…most of the time. Well except when he leaves on deployments then we would let him take it.

  • amy

    i would use it myself so i can research & organize all my interests!

  • Kristi

    Me!!!! I need to work from home, starting My own business plus will be homeschooling our 5 year old!

  • Kim

    I would give it to my niece who is on her way to college in the fall!

  • Kate P

    We homeschool, and we would use this for school for my oldest. He is really into learning computer coding and creating online animation. This would be the perfect size for him to take with him wherever he goes.

  • AmyKK

    I would use it since my ipad has been commandeered by my 5 yr old and my laptop is seriously on it’s last leg. I have to say a little prayer every time I start it up. 🙂

  • My kids would use this most for with their homeschooling. It would be perfect for them.

  • I can’t decide who would use it most, my son or my husband. If I was a betting woman I’d say my 9 year old son 🙂

  • Regena Landry

    My husband would use the computer the most for our home based business.

  • Kelly

    It would be a great travel technology for my son and I. He could use it to watch movies and play games, then hand it to me for work, research and such!

  • We’ve been wanting to get a computer for my son and were considering a ChromeBook but maybe we need this instead.

  • I suspect my son as he does not have a laptop and is belly-aching for one as awesome as this!

  • Tracy Funk

    Think it would be between myself, using it for school, or my son to play games and watch youtube. =)

  • My daughter is really I need need of a new lap top for her school year. She is home schooled in a fusion performing arts school and will be schooling thru a virtual Christian school..

  • Clarissa

    My husband loves to write and has recently started blogging. I think that he would get a lot of use out of this hybrid laptop/tablet. He could take it on the go!

  • ME! Would be awesome to take on vacation. No more heavy laptop for me

  • Carolyn G

    My husband. I would give this to him since his ipad is really old and he needs something a little newer. I know he would use to read books and play games.

  • I need a nextbbok. To search for jobs. I have my current for three years. And still temp. They dont want to pay benefits. So I need a new job for this single mom.

  • Jeani b

    my husband would use this and love it. this would provide the flexibility he needs!

  • Erica Mueller

    My kids! We don’t currently have a machine they can use and I’d like to get them playing some fun educational stuff over the summer!

  • Nichole Dowell

    My husband would use it the most he has a really old laptop he used since he started college which was about 10 years ago so it is hardly useable he mainly just uses his phone to do anything including watching videos. He would love to have this, he’s been wanting one for awhile!

  • This could be a battle. 🙂 Our daughter would probably use it for her homeschool math lessons and fact practice (followed by some American Girl website cruising 😉 ). But I can see how this would be perfect for all of us when we’re on the go too!

  • I think it would be a toss up between my 12 yr old daughter and myself because we’re both business owners and both access computers often. Thanks for the awesome content and giveaways!

  • HS

    I think I will use it the most because I currently share a desktop with my husband. The Nextbook will be great for me for emailing and browsing blogs.

  • The nextbook would be for me to job hunt.

  • Care K

    It will probably be a toss up between me and my two girls with all their school work and me with my work; I wonder how we even share nicely.

  • I’d love for my son to start to actually learn on a laptop instead of just a tablet.

  • CharityS

    My son would use this for homework, research, and to play Minecraft on the weekends.

  • Jessie

    This is perfect! I will use it most for personal use while traveling for business and with family. My grad school laptop is slowly bidding me adieu. I don’t really use a way to work on volunteer or personal work except my phone.

  • My kids and I would share it!!! It looks amazing.:)

  • Kelly

    My husband would use it for graduate school. It’s also his 40th birthday!!

  • Cindy C.

    I would use the Nextbook the most. I would use it for research, social media and it would be awesome to take when you go places. I also know several of my grandchildren would use when they come over to do homework and play games.

  • Georgina

    Both my son and I would use this. I would use it for work (I’m currently doing project work while trying to find full time work after my company of 10 years was sold) and my son is in middle school working this summer to earn money toward his first car. He knows as a single mom of 4 I won’t be able to afford to buy him one. He’s 12 and I’d love to reward his hard work and ambition.

  • Alli

    I will happily be the one who could use it the most in my family. I need the windows environment in a portable form that I can do easy database work and some fun things like Netflix before bed.

  • Oh let’s be honest – that bad boy would be all mine! That would be so much easier to lug about to soccer park/speechclass/homeschool group/park day than what I’m carrying now and WAY easier for my eyes than my itty bitty screen. A totally win/win. 🙂

  • Heather

    me me me! Pick me! I would use it b/c my 100 pound Dell just esploded and I promise to use it to send you chicken fried (insert) recipes. Mwah.

  • My daughter because I have my stuff, my husband has TWO work computers as of last week, and my son is being given an iPad by school. My poor daughter is the only one left out. I feel kinda sorry for her. And then I remember my life at her age and I don’t anymore 😉

  • Anne Z.

    My mom would use it because she is a home healthcare nurse and it would keep her so much more organized as she does her job.

  • It would be ME using it because I need something lightweight to take with me when I travel. And imagine the size of the heavy laptops I had to haul to Europe for a trade show in 2000. I guess I shouldn’t be complaining about any computers anymore!

  • I would give it to my husband. He does so many different things that the versatility of the Nextbook is perfect for him!

  • I’d give it to my girls. They need something to access their school stuff since they’re all going digital.

  • I’d give it to my Mom. I just gave my Dad my old Macbook Pro (which they just replaced the logicboard, and is under warranty until August), so since she’s on Windows, this would make sense for her and real estate business, being able to take a full functioning and lightweight computer on the road with her.

  • Tiffany

    Wow, I just sent my husband a text earlier today telling him that it’s time to replace our laptop. I would be using it the most; catching up on online training courses I missed at work while on maternity leave this year. As an English teacher, I love the portability for lesson plans, especially since the majority of our text ancillaries are now online. Good luck to everyone!

  • Wow, this is pretty awesome! I’d probably keep this for my son or give it to my dad. But if it’s really, super awesome… I’d keep it for myself for when I work away from home.

  • Michelle Porter

    Olivia Gracie…my dear sweet 4 yr old so she can use ABC Mouse all to herself! Want her to have a jump start on kindergarten in the fall!!!

  • My middle daughter would LOVE this to write her “novels!” This is so cool.

  • I would use the Nextbook! Honestly, I’ve never had a laptop or a tablet before and have always relied on my desktop. But as a writer and blogger, I’m finding I need to use a computer more and more when I’m away from home (and my phone just doesn’t suffice)! This sounds like the perfect combination of features to meet my needs. Thank you for this giveaway!

  • Athena C

    My daughter is going off to college soon & she’ll be the one primarily using it. She’ll let me use it too, so that’s awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Amy

    Me! I would use it becaus me our kids have taken over everything else!

  • Lucretia Pruitt

    I know my daughter would *want* to use it most – but I’m thinking I’d hoard it. Because moms totally need this kind of tech too!! 🙂

  • mals mom

    My daughter will be heading to college this fall, some very big changes for her and our family. She will be the first of 3 children to leave home for college and is the first of several generations to actually attend college. She is one of the most dedicated student and is so very excited about becoming a forensic chemical scientist. We don’t have the extra to provide her with all of the newest in technology but she works 2 jobs to save for her future. So yes I know this device would be put to good use for several years. Please help my daughter achieve her dream of being the greatest scientist that she can be. ASHLAND university here she comes. Take good care of my baby.

  • Sadie B.

    My husband would use this the most. Then he wouldn’t have to head to the basement to check email.

  • Kelly Bryant

    I would be the one using the computer most because I do all of the things on the computer for everybody that needs to be done, I like reading books on the computer, Most things I do, I have to do on the computer. Mine is old, so I try to do everything on my phone but it is small. Would love to win this! Thank you

  • liz

    My self. i am on daily. . it would be perfect. Our computer is older

  • Carolyn

    My daughter is Autistic and we just recently had to pull her out of school because she was having strong anxiety which resulted in aggressive behaviors. So we are just beginning to homeschool. This would be perfect for her. We could even take it along in the car! This would be so wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  • Rose G

    I would use it the most so I can get back to blogging! I miss it dearly.

  • jeannine d

    My son would use it the most. We wants to write a comic book!

  • Christina Z

    I would use it the most with my daughter very closely behind me. Thanks for the chance to win fabulous nextbook

  • shirley

    Our teen would love this, she writes every free minute she has.

  • I need a new computer but my younger son really wants one! He wants to play games on it.

  • Kim janocko

    This would be great for my daughter going away to college in the fall!

  • Miranda H

    I have 2 boys that go to school at a Magnet Technology School. So this would be perfect for our family! They would use it to help with school homework. I could use it by emailing my hubby who deploys from time to time being in the U.S. Navy. Thank you for a chance to win 🙂

  • My sons would use this most! They’d love to have a computer of their own.

  • My husband would use it. He’s always searching the net on his phone and squinting because everything is too small. He hates to be bogged down sign a desktop computer though, so this would be perfect for him whether at home or on the go!

  • Lynn S

    My 9yo for homeschooling

  • Janet

    My daughter would use the Nextbook the most. She’s in college and the Nextbook sounds like it’s the perfect machine to help her with her coursework.

  • Jen B

    I would love to have it but in all reality my 16 year old son would end up with it. Due to severe medical issues, he does school at home/online through his high school. This would be great for him because he could do all his work and be able to Skype and video chat with his teachers. It’d be easy to take with us when going to appointments or when he’s in the hospital.

  • Stacie M

    I would use it the most for reading blogs and articles, online shopping, etc.

  • Lisa Laesch-Vanstone

    My hubby! He’s going back to school in the fall, and he would love to have something that he can take to the bedroom or the library when the kids are being particularly noisy and he’s working on homework.

  • Mary Cummings

    I would use the Nextbook the most to enter giveaways/contests on Twitter, Blogs and Facebook. It is such a blessing to be able to win needful items for our home and gift cards to help supplement our income.

  • Me! Well it would actually be a toss up between me and my oldest. We use several online programs for homeschooling so this would be perfect.

  • Rachael

    My husband would use it the most to prepare sermons and to answer church related emails.

  • Nancy

    My entire family would use the next book. I will be a college professor in the fall and I would use it to prepare for classes and my kids would use it for homework and fun and downtime during rehearsals. My husband would also use it too for reading and relaxing!! We are a family on the go and a portable versatile computer is just what we need!!

  • Probably my kids! They love tablets, but sometimes they need a laptop too. School and play in one! It would be perfect for them!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  • Liz Grover

    that would be little old me 🙂

  • We could use a family computer–so everybody except my Mac-head husband!

  • My 6 year old daughter would be the one to use this if I won.

  • I would LOVE to win this, working from home I’m on the computer a lot and my computer is facing a wall in a little corner. My kids who are young see my back a lot unfortunately… I’d love to be able to move to work closer to them and take them places while working on a laptop. This would be perfect for me (and for my family). My daughter is also starting to go on the computer more with learning games and she would love to use this too.

  • Samantha C.

    I would love this as my laptop is on its last legs!

  • Mami2jcn

    I would use it most because my laptop is slowly dying.

  • Keziah Gibbons

    My son would use this mostly if I won it. He loves to skype with his friends and play computer games so he needs a fast processor to be able to keep up with the videos.

  • Nannypanpan

    My son would love it to watch YouTube videos on it

  • Me! I’m currently using a very old laptop, which is on its second or third battery, and who knows how many power supply replacements I have gone through! I’m overdue to treat myself to something new that doesn’t need to be plugged in at all times, to work! I’m grateful for the opportunity to win one!

  • Jescylin

    I would use it to better my YouTube Channel and finally start my Etsy store and Ebay sites =) Thanks for doing this Giveaway!

  • Regina

    I would want to use it the most but my kids are so techie that they would take over using it.

  • Alyssa McVey

    Mr husband would use it. His computer is very old and he’s due for an upgrade.

  • My oldest could definitely use it to help with more writing outside of school and for school work. We have found that he does much better when typing than with pen and pencil. Having another computer would allow us more freedom since we are all using my older one right now.

  • Christy

    My daughter would use it for school…… is very much needed!

  • Amy combs

    My 3 older kids could use this for school!

  • i would use it most. I am in need of a new laptop.

  • I could use an upgrade. This would be perfect for conferences and on the go

  • Jenn W.

    My daughter would use this for school!

  • Ally

    That would probably be me. I like doing work outside 🙂

  • Jennifer Essad

    Our son, he’s the one out of the four of us with the oldest laptop, 10 yrs old now, so I bet he’d jump for joy with this one! thanks for the chance

  • Cassie

    Me and my son because we’ve never had one before so we play on the display ones in the stores lol

  • My soon to be 9 year old daughter needs to become more technically literate so to speak. For years we limited her screen time, thinking we were doing what’s best. But now that computers are being used more & more at school we are realizing we should’ve given her more time. She needed a lot more help than most of the other kids this past year, things like spelling tests are now done online. I’d love to help her become better acquainted with technology with this.

  • Cindy Brooks

    Our grandson (who lives with us) would use it the most. He is almost 13 and used his laptop quite a bit for school last year. It just died! This would be awesome for him.

  • Sunita

    My three daughters would use it to do their elementary school HW while my husband and I use our MacBooks for grad school HW… and all of us make silly faces at our toddler.

  • Daniela Tapia

    School is out, my daughter who is getting ready for 3rd grade next upcoming school year will be the lucky gal to use the NextBook. Her teacher recommended lots of reading, math practice and writing during this summer. She is very excited and I know this new Nextbook would be awesome to get her to practice her school work and take it along to grandma’s house. 

  • Evie B.

    My younger son would use the Nextbook the most because he is currently looking for a full time job while also working part time and a tablet/laptop like this would be great for him for work, for networking and looking for a job as well as daily internet use.

  • Jenna Sumner

    Me!! Because 2 of my 5 children have Kindles and My Husband has a desktop and all I have is my phone which is eating up data! So winning this would be a dream come true!!

  • Jess S.

    Me! This would be so great to have for working at home after my little one arrives in August!

  • I would definitely be the one using this the most!

  • Marisela zuniga

    I will be using the next book the most because I am a college student and this is very handy to have so I can type essays and notes and work on homework when I’m at school. And also I’ll have it to keep at home so I don’t have to go to the school to use one of their computers

  • Linda

    I would use this device the most because my current laptop is so slow and I’d love to use this to replace it. I would use it daily.

  • rachel cartucci

    OH WOW,I really need this! My son age 6 is homeschooled by me. We could use this instead of my GIANT desk top to help with his school work and maybe do some apps that are designed for kids with autism….I have heard about some great apps but haven’t been able to check it out for my Jackie boy. Thanks a bunch.

  • Tabathia B

    My daughter who will be going to high school for homework and social networking and since she is a big anime and manga lover, she will probably create blog content for her interests.

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • i would give it to my cousin for his artwork .thanks for the chnce to win

  • Ellie Wright

    I would use this the most. My boys would use it too though for homework.

  • Lisa Brown

    my husband will be the one who will be using it the most.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  • rachel cartucci

    My husband could really use this badly. He has to come and go a lot because of work and all we have is our desk top so he can hardly ever check his emails or do anything because he is always away from home. His phone is old but he uses it sometimes. My son could use this for homeschool…I would like to see if we could use some autism apps…maybe to help with his math.

  • I would use it. My laptop is 9 years old. The fan rarely works. The battery (a replacement after the first one died) doesn’t hold a charge anymore. Several of the keys don’t sit properly and have to be pressed multiple times to work. And it’s SLOW! I swear, I right click on a link and can count slowly to 10 before the menu pops up! Maddening! I just can’t justify spending hundreds of dollars for a replacement. Thanks for the chance!!

  • I would use it the most, to run my etsy shop.

  • Susan Christy

    I would use this every day! Would be great to take to the patio in the evenings. My phone screen isn’t big enough.

  • Rhonda G

    My husband! He would use this for work…and maybe that way he would stay off my laptop :/ Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Norma

    My daughter would use it the most! She’s a writer 🙂

  • I told my friends that I wouldn’t know if I would ever buy a tablet. I would at least try one out before I made the final decision.