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Asus Q405UA-BI5T5 2-in-1 14" Laptop: i5-8250U, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD EXPIRED

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Best Buy via eBay has Asus Q405UA-BI5T5 2-in-1 14" Touchscreen Laptop for $429.99. Shipping is free. Thanks longmanj9

Note, also available Open-Box Excellent Certified for $364.99 (also available open-box at BestBuy.com).

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  • Intel Core i5-8250U Mobile Processor (8th Gen)
  • 14" 1920x1080 IPS Touchscreen LED Display
  • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 SDRAM Memory
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type C
    • 1x USB 3.0
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 1x HDMI
    • Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 3-Cell Lithium-polymer Battery
  • Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
  • Built for Windows Ink (Active)

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  • 96.8% Positive feedback
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  • Intel Core i5-8250U Mobile Processor (8th Gen)
  • 14" 1920x1080p IPS Touchscreen LED Display
  • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 SDRAM Memory
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type C
    • 1x USB 3.0
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 1x HDMI
    • Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 3-Cell Lithium-polymer Battery
  • Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
  • Built for Windows Ink (Active)
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I picked this up, certified excellent today, and I can confirm the HDD is painfully slow. I'm going to pull the SSD out of my old laptop and swap them. Youtube guides all refer to the 502/504 model, not the 405 (they come up when you search q405ua). I like the feel of this laptop, coming from a circa 2013 Dell i7. With the SSD installed, this thing should be awesome. I'll report back after I swap the drives.

Also, swapping drives is not difficult. Just download the Windows Media Creation Tool (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../windows10) and download Windows to a flash drive. After swapping drives, boot up with the bootable USB inserted (make sure it boots from the USB, I think F8 is the key) and it will install a fresh copy of Windows without the bloat loaded on by ASUS.

EDIT: If you run the Windows Media Creation Tool, run as an administrator! Otherwise, you will likely encounter an error and this process can be time consuming.

EDIT #2:There are NO screws under the rubber feet. Make sure you use a guitar pick/spreader tool and start along the screen side corner, there are tabs on all four sides. Be gentle while pulling this apart. I thought I was gentle and I believe I lost one or two tiny tabs. Make note of the size of the screws on the bottom side - there are short and long . There is adhesive under the center of the keyboard, takes a little prying. When HDD is located to the right of the touchpad if you're looking at the laptop. There are 3 visible screws and 2 under a piece of tape. Push the drive towards the nearest corner and pull it out.

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Bought mine "Excellent condition". It came in Excellent condition indeed and included the registration card. Screen is good and touchscreen works good. Stock HDD is slow as heck (expected from a 5400 rpm drive). I opened the laptop today and installed a Samsung 500Gb EVO SSD I already had. Used the Samsung Data migration app (free on Samsung's website in case someone is interested) to clone the stock HDD. The difference is night and day. Boots up fast. For now I am going to leave the RAM alone. All in all happy with the purchase.
Tips for Disassembly:
1. Remove all screws in the back. No need to take the rubber feet off.
2. Use a Guitar pick and use a couple of store membership cards to hold it open as you work around the keyboard.
3. The part that has the keyboard lifts up. from the bottom Chassis.
4. Do not lift the keyaboard completely. There are a few ribbon attached from the keyboard to the bottom motherboard. So you will have to work with a small screw driver. The HDD is in the metal bracket (like most laptops). There are screws holding the HDD bracker. Make sure you also remove a silver colored sticker to the left of the HDD. There are 2 screws under the sticker that that need to come off.
5. Push the HDD frame to the right and it should come off.

Good luck
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You call US$50 expensive for 256Gb? While $25-30 is enough to buy 128Gb SATA M.2 like ADATA nowadays. 128Gb is quite enough for system and productivity software while you can leave HDD to store data etc. So at $400 it is quite good performer in result IMHO
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Is there an m.2 slot for ssd?

Edit: one customer review mentioned m.2 slot and extra RAM slot for max 16gb but the ram is underneath the motherboard.
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$364 is a great deal until I consider "geek squad certified", which frightens me. $430 is very nice, but has no SSD and starts to rival this 14" HP Pavilion 256ssd [costco.com] with touchpen for $550 from Costco, which is better liked and has a preferable return policy.
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6hr battery life? Probably means 4-5hr in real world... kinda low right?

Good specs otherwise and would go with ASUS over the HP one, just on brand rep...
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Reviews state it is incredibly glitchy and slow. Does anyone have experience with this product? Want to make this a Christmas present but don't want to give them a lemon (or piece of coal)
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Good specs for the $. Add a small m.2 SSD and you're done (many users are fine with 8GB memory, but it's nice to have the option of upgrading later).
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$364 is a great deal until I consider "geek squad certified", which frightens me. $430 is very nice, but has no SSD and starts to rival this 14" HP Pavilion 256ssd [costco.com] with touchpen for $550 from Costco, which is better liked and has a preferable return policy.
How easy to upgrade Costco one, looking for more storage.
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Good specs for the $. Add a small m.2 SSD and you're done (many users are fine with 8GB memory, but it's nice to have the option of upgrading later).
M.2 SSD is still expensive. You can get an SSD equipped laptop cheaper for the matter of fact. And no hassle of opening it and adding SSD. Also, keep in mind that adding SSD is much harder than adding HDD since you have to move Windows licence into the new SSD.

I bought this laptop new last time it went on sale and returned. Too slow. Didnt like the display either although it is claimed to be IPS

Also, battery life sucks "bigly"
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M.2 SSD is still expensive. You can get an SSD equipped laptop cheaper for the matter of fact. And no hassle of opening it and adding SSD. Also, keep in mind that adding is much harder than HDD since you have to move Windows licence into the new SSD.

I bought this laptop new last time it went on sale and returned. Too slow. Didnt like the display either although it is claimed to be IPS
You call US$50 expensive for 256Gb? While $25-30 is enough to buy 128Gb SATA M.2 like ADATA nowadays. 128Gb is quite enough for system and productivity software while you can leave HDD to store data etc. So at $400 it is quite good performer in result IMHO
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M.2 SSD is still expensive. You can get an SSD equipped laptop cheaper for the matter of fact. And no hassle of opening it and adding SSD. Also, keep in mind that adding is much harder than HDD since you have to move Windows licence into the new SSD.

I bought this laptop new last time it went on sale and returned. Too slow. Didnt like the display either although it is claimed to be IPS
what's wrong with the display? The color or resolution? Also, just a bit curious, did you try to swap the HDD with an SSD? Or it was too hard to do so. Thanks.
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You call US$50 expensive for 256Gb? While $25-30 is enough to buy 128Gb SATA M.2 like ADATA nowadays. 128Gb is quite enough for system and productivity software while you can leave HDD to store data etc. So at $400 it is quite good performer in result IMHO
Please share a link for a $50 250GB m.2 SSD from a reputable brand (otherwise I wouldn't trust my data to be stored on it)
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