A Harvey Norman notebook? I know right. But yes, it’s true. The renowned IT and consumer electronics retailer has partnered Intel and Microsoft to release its very own 2-in-1 notebook called the Charge Plus.
If you’re in the market for a budget notebook, the Charge Plus should be a decent and versatile workhorse. Being a 2-in-1 device, you’ll be able to use it as a full-fledged notebook or detach the keyboard and use it as a tablet.
The Charge Plus is powered by the quad-core Intel Atom Z8300 “Cherry Trail” processor, coupled with 2GB RAM DDR3L and 64GB on-board flash storage. If you need more storage, you’ll be able to expand via microSD.
Connectivity-wise, there’s micro-USB 2.0 and micro-USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
The 11.6-inch display notebook comes bundled with Microsoft Office 365 (one year) and language translator Dewan Eja as standard.
The Charge Plus comes with a one-year manufacturer warranty with an option to extend it by up to four years.
As a special promotion, Harvey Norman is offering free screen warranty care, a Logitech Bluetooth mouse M337, Bayern Dynamic earphones, 750GB WD Elements HDD external drive and Kingmax microSD 32GB card with every purchase of the 2-in-1 notebook. This offer (worth MYR1,096) is limited to the first 500 units only.
I can’t see a reason not to take up this offer.
Pricing and availability
The Charge Plus retails at MYR1,899 (inclusive of GST) and is exclusive to Malaysia. It can be purchased at Harvey Norman outlets or online at www.harveynorman.com.my.