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NextBook Ares 11A (Gen2)

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By Matt Smith

NextBook Ares 11A (Gen2) Product Features And Specs – This product is no longer made but we have kept this information in place for any customers needing specifications of this product.

Imagine everything you could want in a tablet and then add in a little more. That’s exactly what you get with the Nextbook Ares 11A (Gen2). This new generation of tablet is faster, stronger, and more impressive than any Nextbook we’ve seen so far. On the outside, it looks like your normal, stylish tablet with an 11.6-inch screen and an attachable keyboard. On the inside, we find a powerful processor and an updated OS capable of running the most advanced software.

The Ares 11A (Gen2) avoids some of the bells and whistles that other tablets use to raise their price. But it still has all of the advanced features that you would actually use if you purchased a tablet. That 11.6-inch screen supports a 16:9 aspect ratio and an impressive 1366×768 resolution. And that processor is a Quad-Core Intel Atom that clocks at 1.92GHz. This is all in addition to the standard connectivity features like integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, MicroSD, and Micro-HDMI.

No tablet would be complete without a camera or two. The Nextbook Areas 11A (Gen2) has a front and rear camera with the same 2.0 Megapixel resolution. There’s also an integrated microphone for recording audio. You can view your captured content on your tablet, send it to your computer, or connect your device to any modern TV using the micro-HDMI connection. The only extra equipment you’ll need is the cord.


The Nextbook Ares 11A strikes the perfect balance between style, price, and features. It’s one of the most affordable tablets on the market while having all of the most important features. Some of those features include:

  1. Touch-Screen Technology And Dual Cameras

We’ve reached a point where we expect all of our devices to come equipped with touchscreen capabilities. But not all devices implement this feature correctly. The Ares 11A does touch technology the right way. The screen is smooth and very responsive. You can operate the device using the tip of your finger or with a dedicated stylus. It’s capable of supporting the latest devices on the market today. This makes the Ares 11A (Gen2) a great device for artists who like to work while they travel.

Another feature that we’ve all come to expect is the camera. Most tablets today include at least one camera on the rear of the device. The 11A includes a camera on the front and the rear of the device. And, unlike many other devices, they maintain the same resolution and image quality on both cameras.

  1. Keyboard And Productivity Tools

The 11A is perfectly capable of supporting all of the latest mobile games. However, it can also be a useful tool for work. The attachable Pogo keyboard makes it possible to convert the tablet into a second laptop. And since it supports the latest Android operating system it can also run the Microsoft Office suite of mobile tools, including OneNote, Word, and PowerPoint.

The keyboard is useful for more than just work. It makes the Ares a mobile gaming console. Tablet controls on many games feel awkward and problematic. Utilizing the Pogo keyboard creates a more immersive experience that will undoubtedly improve your gameplay. The Micro-HDMI port allows you to connect the Ares to your television to create a home gaming experience. The best part is that you can save your progress and continue your game on the train to work.

  1. A Lot Of Fun On The Go

Tablets have lost weight and gained it back in a cycle over the last decade. Nextbook is sticking with the idea that lighter is better. It’s easier to carry around for hours during the day when it weighs less than four pounds in total.

Many of the features implemented with the Areas are designed for people on the move. The integrated Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to stay connected to mobile hotspots no matter where you are in the world. The internal Bluetooth makes it easier to transfer files between your tablet and your desktop before heading to work. And the microSD slots make it easier to back up files and share them with other colleagues.

Additional Specs And Features

  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated Wi-Fi
  • Intel ATOM Quad-Core Processor at 1.92Ghz
  • Front/Rear 2.0MP Camera
  • Memory Expansion Up To 128GB With MicroSD
  • Runs Android 6.0 Operating System