The MSI S20 is a convertible tablet that has a keyboard that slides away behind the screen when you want to use the computer in tablet mode. There’s no palm rest or touchpad, but the setup leads to a machine with a smaller profile than a typical convertible laptop-style tablet.
I’m not a big fan of this kind of design personally, but I might be willing to make an exception for the right price — and right now TigerDirect is offering an awfully attractive price. For $700 you can pick up this 11.6 inch Windows 8 slider with an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB solid state drive.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- MSI S20 11.6″ Windows 8 slider w/Core i7 for $700 – TigerDirect (coupon: EAJ103384)
- Asus X200CA 11.6″ Windows 8 notebook w/Celeron 1007U for $280 – Newegg (via eBay)
- Refurb Asus Zenbook UX21 11.6″ ultrabook w/Core i5 Sandy Bridge for $500 – Woot
- Refurb Samsung Galaxy Nexus w/32GB, Verizon LTE (and removable battery) for $200 – IceMonkey
- B&N NOOK Simple Touch w/GlowLight for $79 – B&N
- Pay what you want for (up to) 6 Mac, Windows, PC, Android games – Humble Bundle
- Apple iPod touch (4th gen) w/16GB for $140 – 1Sale (via eBay)
- Refurb FreedomPop Rocket 4G Sleeve for iPod touch for $30 – 1Sale
That FreedomPop sleeve might require a bit of an explanation — it’s a sleeve that you can attach to a 4th-gen iPod touch to add support for FreedomPop’s 4G WiMAX network. When you sign up for an account you get 500MB of data per month for free, plus 2GB during your first month.
Note that you’ll have to cancel the 2GB plan by the end of the month if you don’t want to be charged, and you might have to call the company to do that — but it is doable. If you want more than 500MB of data you can either pay per megabyte or sign up for a subscription plan.
And if you do sign up for FreedomPop’s paid or free service, considering using my recommendation code when you sign up — it’ll nab me a few extra MB of data which I plan to use while covering the Consumer Electronics Show and other trade shows in the coming year (I’m paying $3.99 per month for a plan that lets me roll over unused data so that I’ll have a few GB saved up by January).
You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.