The Magic Ben MAG1 is a 1.5 pound laptop with an 8.9 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel touchscreen display and an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor.
But now there’s also an option to buy a 4G LTE model, making the MAG1 one of the first modern mini-laptops to feature an integrated cellular modem.
GeekBuying is selling the MAG1 with LTE for $710 and up, but you can save a few bucks by using a coupon.
Here are the MAG1 configurations currently available:
- Core m3-8100Y/8GB/256GB/WiFi-only for $610 – coupon: MagicBen20
- Core m3-8100Y/8GB/256GB/4G LTE for $700 – coupon: MagicBen4GL
- Core m3-8100Y/16GB/512GB/WiFi-only for $774 – coupon: MagicBen20
- Core m3-8100Y/16GB/512GB/4G LTE for $860 – coupon: MagicBen4GH
Each model features PCIe solid state storage, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 Type-C and Type-A ports, a micro HDMI port, a headset jack, and a microSD card reader.
The little laptop has a metal chassis that measures 8.2′ x 5.8″ x 0.7″ and it has a fingerprint sensor, a backlit keyboard, and a small touchpad below the keys (rather than the optical pointing sensor that’s become common on mini-laptops in recent years.
It does not have a 360-degree hinge or pen support — the MAG1 is very much a little laptop and not a convertible tablet. And it does not have a camera, so if you need to make a video call on the go, you’ll either have to use your phone or lug around a USB webcam or something.
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