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Vulcan 10.1" Excursion XB 2-in-1, Touchscreen Tablet With Intel Atom Quad Core for $74 + Free Shipping at Frys (starts 8/24/2016)

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Last Edited by annie930ny August 23, 2016 at 03:41 PM
With Wednesday (8/24/2016) Promo code:

Frys is offering Vulcan 10.1" Excursion XB 2-in-1, Touchscreen Tablet With Intel Atom Quad Core Z3735F Processor, 2GB Memory, 32GB eMMC, Windows [frys.com] for $74.

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#2
Tempting. Except that 5-6 hrs of battery life.......
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#3
IMHO 11.6" is the smallest you should go, these 10.1" ones are way too small.
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#4
it is 179 not 79$. what is promo code?
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You have to be on their email list for a unique promo code. You can sign up for free at Frys.com.

I bought one of these a couple months ago and the keyboard was bad. Vulcan told me to take it back to Fry's to exchange and the person who processed my exchange said "are you sure you don't just want your money back? I see a lot of these come back..."

I still kept it and use it almost every day. It's not a very good computer but it is a very good $80 computer Wink

Trying to use the tablet without the keyboard can be annoying - the touch screen is not very good.
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#6
My sister needs one.. Why not..?
Thanks OP
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#7
Got busy today and missed it. Oh well. It and others just get cheaper tomorrow.....
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They're still available at this price with code. I just ordered one for pickup.
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Make sure to go to there website and install the touch screen fix driver or else the touch screen is unusable
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Other issues
Having Bluetooth on slows wifi to a crawl and makes my MX anywhere 2 mouse lag while wifi is in use and transferring data.
When charging plugged into an extension cord, the keyboard mouse gets all unstable and twitchy(possibly a electrical hardware issues?), when unplugged and using the battery it works fine.

All this seems understandable from a 74 dollar tablet, but idk if worth keeping since the performance is also subpar when web browsing, Edge browser makes it better but still slow.
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Last edited by Nocturnal86 August 27, 2016 at 12:33 AM
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just got this. good for 74. i got open box for 65. make sure to update driver to fix screen issues. i am updating to anniversary update as we speak!
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Quote from Nocturnal86 View Post :
Make sure to go to there website and install the touch screen fix driver or else the touch screen is unusable
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Other issues
Having Bluetooth on slows wifi to a crawl and makes my MX anywhere 2 mouse lag while wifi is in use.
When charging plugged into an extension cord, the keyboard mouse gets all unstable and twitchy(possibly a electrical hardware issues?), when powered off battery it works fine.

All this seems understandable form a 74 dollar tablet, but idk if worth keeping since the performance is also subpar when webrowsing, Edge browser makes it better but still slow.
link to the website? can't seem to find the divers
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link to the website? can't seem to find the divers
Here ya go:
https://support.vulcanelectronics...6000024429

Make sure u pick the right ones.

Edit: this one specific to the touch screen driver on Win10.
https://support.vulcanelectronics...6000036313

Full disclosure: I don't own this unit and therefore, have not tried to update, etc. Do so at your own risk (But should fix your problem(s)).
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Last edited by tigerjohn August 26, 2016 at 01:56 PM
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Thanks, I ordered one anyways and will see if it works.
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keyboard stopped working about 1 hour in lol. very bad qc returning it
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Quote from chinesethunda View Post :
link to the website? can't seem to find the divers
You absolutely MUST install the new touchscreen driver. The one I picked up last night was unusable because of the touchscreen was freaking out, closing windows or stealing focus from text fields.
I called their support number (855 280 3895) and the accent-free English-speaking rep emailed me this link for updated drivers: https://support.vulcanelectronics...6000036313
This seems to solve the problem.
Overall this is a very good value for money. Downsides include a flaky magnetic connection to the keyboard/cover, 32 bit OS on a 64 bit CPU (why?!), no 5ghz wifi, weak cameras and low power input (slow charge).
Fry's is carrying the more recent version with serial numbers starting with "A03...". Unlike the pics on their site and the few reviews I could find, my unit doesn't have a separate DC barrel jack next to the tf card slot. You can only charge it via micro USB. It also says "DC 5v/2A" instead of the "DC 9v/2A" in the pics.
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