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BenQ ULV Joybook

Dale Davies |
Made for the mobile businessman the Joybooks feature very long battery life: 11 hours on the S35 and almost 5 hours on the S43.

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BenQ presented 3.5-pound 13.3" Joybook S35 and 4.6-pound 14" Joybook S43, powered by Intel's latest ULV processors. Engineered for the mobile businessman and Internet enthusiast, the Joybooks feature super-fast WIFI, eSATA high-speed data transfer, and extra-long battery life – 11 hours on the S35 using an optional 8-cell battery and 5.5 hours with the standard 4-cell battery; almost 5 hours on the S43 with a standard 6-cell battery.

A suite of multimedia must-haves for work and play include HDMI, dGPU (S43 only), a 2-channel TruSurround HD system, 500GB HDD, 8X Super-Multi DVD (S43 only), and UltraVivid high-definition LED screens sporting 16:9 aspect ratios. Despite their mainstream consumer price point, the new Joybooks reflect luxury style distinctive of the BenQ brand.

Indeed, the S35/43 is designed to the everyday-use standards of businessmen and serious Internet surfers, delivering higher speed and more capability than light-use netbooks. First, Intel's ULV processors (Core2 Duo SU7300, Core2 Solo SU3500, or Celeron 723/743) ensure solid performance for office, multimedia, and Internet. Second, visual magnificence is guaranteed full-screen and artifact-free in native 1366x768 resolution courtesy of an 8ms response time, performance GPUs (ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 dGPU on the S43; Intel GMA4500M iGPU on the S35), all-digital HDMI connection, and the sheer benefits in color and contrast that come with LED technology. BenQ's exclusive UltraVivid technology with low-reflectivity, anti-glare Display Brilliance Enhancement Film further optimizes visuals, indoors or out, for exceptional color depth, contrast, and detail definition.

For multimedia bliss, the S35 and S43 are equipped with a webcam, microphone, integrated speakers, a 2-channel TruSurround HD sound system with SRS Headphone 360, and a large-capacity HDD with up to 500GB for loading a take-anywhere digital multimedia library. Both models boast eSATA high-speed data connection for data transfer that's three times faster than USB 2.0.

Users will also delight in the Joybooks' highly accommodating, effortless connectivity featuring 802.11b/g/n WLAN card, built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet, and optional Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. A 4-in-1 card reader, USB 2.0 x 3, RJ-45, and future-proof HDMI are also included.

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