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While searching the web for good deals on laptops, tablets, and other mobile tech today I happened upon a computer I hadn’t heart of before.
The Asus ImagineBook MJ401TA is a 3.6 pound notebook with a 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB PCIe SSD, and a 38 Wh battery.
It ships with Windows 10 in S Mode, but you should be able to switch to Windows 10 Home. And the computer features USB Type-C and Type-A ports, an HDMI port, a microSD card reader, and headphone jack.
The Asus ImagineBook appears to be exclusively sold by Best Buy, and the retailer says it has a list price of $500. But right now it’s on sale for $350, which isn’t a bad price at all for a notebook with those specs.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- Asus ImagineBook 14″ FHD laptop w/Core m3-8100Y/4GB/128GB for $350 – Best Buy
- HP Envy 13 FHD laptop w/Core i5-8265U/8GB/256GB for $599 – Microsoft Store
- Lenovo ThinkPad E490s 14″ FHD laptop w/Core i5-8265U/8GB/512GB for $697 – Lenovo (coupon: FALLSAVE10)
- HP Spectre x360 13″ FHD convertible w/Core i7-8565U/8GB/256GB for $850 – Best Buy
- HP Spectre x360 13″ 4K convertible w/Core i7-8565U/16GB/512GB for $1150 – Best Buy
- Dell XPS 13 9370 13″ FHD laptop w/Core i7-8550U/16GB/512GB for $1000 – Dell (via eBay)
- Dell Inspiron Chromebook 11 (HD) convertible w/Celeron N3060/4GB/32GB for $200 – Dell
- Acer Chromebook 14 (FHD) w/Celeron N3160/4GB/32GB for $220 – Staples
- Apple iPad (6th-gen) w/128GB for $299 – Walmart
- Insignia 5,000 mAh portable battery for $8 – Best Buy
- WD EasyStore 8TB external desktop hard drive for $130 – Best Buy
I was surprised when a similar device was delivered that the “card reader” would NOT allow the SD card to be completely inserted or enclosed in the slot. It hung out from the side. I had hoped an SD card could be more or less permanently installed as a “storage” device rather than a “file transfer” device. I was disappointed. (I will not name the make or model that disappointed me. My own fault for not doing more homework.)
Is there a usage on the terminology that a “card reader” is “partially outside” the device, and if so, what is the term for a slot that takes an SD card wholly in, and CAN be used for storage?
Finally, is this featured device equipped for SD storage, or SD transport?
Maybe you wanted something like this? https://www.transcend-info.com/apple/jetdrive/#jdl
Not sure how deep the SD cards go into other machines compared to the MacBooks, though.
I just got one, on sale for $ 250.00 USD. Not bad little laptop for that price. As for the SD card, it fits flush.
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