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JOI Book 100 — the ultraportable for everyone?

JOI Book 100 — the ultraportable for everyone?

by Vyncent ChanJune 24, 2020
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A laptop can be considered a necessity for students nowadays. This rings especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, when classes are brought online for e-learning. The portability of a laptop might not be the most important factor right now, but when classes resume and students return to schools and campuses, a light laptop would come in pretty handy. The main reason why you would choose a laptop over a desktop PC is the fact that you can work with a laptop anywhere anytime. For that, you would want an ultraportable laptop. They are great for staying productive when on the go, but light laptops can be quite pricey. Not the JOI® Book 100 though, which is why I dubbed it the ultraportable for everyone.

Thin and light

JOI Book 100 ED-2

JOI built the laptop with narrow bezels, to allow for a smaller footprint than most laptops in this price segment. With a high screen-to-body ratio comparable to most premium ultrabooks out there, the JOI® Book 100 can easily slide into any bag. It’s sheer thinness measuring at just 14 mm thick also helps with that. With portability marketed as a premium feature by most laptop makers, the JOI® Book 100’s affordable price tag is surely a sight for sore eyes, especially for students with budget constraints.

JOI Book 100 work anywhere

Portability is more than just being small though, as the weight plays a rather huge role too. JOI® designed the JOI® Book 100 to be lightweight, so that it will not burden you when you carry it around with you. JOI® lists the weight at 1.35 kg, which is lighter than most of the other laptops in this price range.

Built to last

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Now, despite its affordability, JOI® didn’t compromise on the build quality of the JOI® Book 100 at all. The laptop sports an all-aluminium build, and even covers the screen with a sheet of glass to give it an even more premium look. Overall, the laptop’s build feels very robust and will surely survive the daily rigors of travelling to class and back. The Intel® Celeron® N3450 powering the JOI® Book 100 also ensures that you will have plenty of battery life to use on the go, aside from delivering sufficient performance for you to tackle your daily productivity tasks.

Expandable to suit your needs

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A rather common limitation with ultraportable laptops is the non-upgradeable components. The JOI® Book 100 avoids that stereotype by offering an easily accessible M.2 slot on the underside of the laptop. This slot supports M.2 SATA SSDs up to 512GB, giving you the option to expand your storage easily.

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For those who do not want to go through the minor inconvenience of installing the M.2 SSD, you can also pop in a microSD card to quickly add up to 64GB of storage to the JOI® Book 100. On top of that, you can also connect USB 3.0 external storage to easily expand your horizons. Speaking of which, the JOI® Book 100 also offers a micro HDMI port for you to to improve your working experience by connecting it to a larger display.


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Across the article, we have pretty much repeated the point that the JOI® Book 100 is a very affordable ultraportable laptop for students or even working adults who need to get some basic productivity done while on the go. Well, how affordable exactly? Just RM998, which is more affordable than most Android tablets you can get in the market.

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You get a full-fledged Windows 10 Home experience powered by an Intel® Celeron® N3450 on the JOI® Book 100, and it is really quite a good deal for those who need an ultraportable laptop to do light computing tasks on, or catching up on your online classes. If you are interested, you can check them out at JOI®‘s physical stores, or purchase it online at GLOO via the link below:

Get the JOI® Book 100 on GLOO!

JOI Giveaway Thermos

From now until 28th June, JOI® will also be giving away free Thermos or Glass Flasks to JOI® users. All you need to do is the following:

  1. Like the JOI Facebook page
  2. Take a selfie with JOI® devices and upload the image with your own creative caption, tag JOI Malaysia and use the hashtags #JOI, #InspiringIdea and make sure to set your post’s visibility to Public

Of course, the prizes are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, so make sure to be quick!

This is an exclusive article for JOI®.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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