Mag1 - netbook-transformer with touch screen

26 December 2019

Ten years ago, netbooks were popular. But gradually they were replaced by tablets. Now it is not easy to find such a device. However, Mag1 fixes the situation for the better.

Image from the Magic Ben website

The gadget was created by the Chinese company Magic Ben. Why is it interesting? First of all it is the size. Its dimensions are 20.7 x 14.6 x 1.8 cm. Mag1 no larger than a sheet of A5 format.

The weight is small - about 700 grams. Secondly, the device is equipped with a touch screen display. It is an 8.9-inch panel with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels. The aspect ratio is 16:19.

With the performance is full order. Mag1 offers 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Core M3-8100Y processor. For data storage, there is a 512GB SSD.

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There are also a fingerprint scanner and a backlit keyboard. Complementing the configuration is a battery with 7 hours of battery life. Support for charging through the Type-C port is claimed.

Among other things, there is micro HDMI, USB 3.0, a slot for microSD and a headphone output (3.5 mm). In the Middle Kingdom, the Mag1 starts at $790.