07. 06. 2009
BenQ Brings You More "Joy"
Make room for yet another netbook. BenQ, a Taiwanese consumer electronics specializing in LCD monitors, digital projectors, and of course netbooks. The latest release, the Joybook Lite U102 is compact, sleek and shiny just like we like it. The latest iteration of the Joybook is being marketed for the person that's constantly on the go that wants an ultra-portable perks of a netbook without sacrificing the performance power of a laptop.
This obsidian beauty comes with a high polish finish and weighs in at 2.3lbs and is 1" thick making it unbelievably light. The netbook even has a miniature AC adapter. But with all that streamlining, the Joybook still has room for a 10.1" 16:9 WSVGA LED-backlit screen. BenQ also made sure they didn't skimp on the image quality. Videos and images can be viewed in high quality HD, thanks to the 1024x600 widescreen. Unlike other netbooks with small cramped keyboards the Joybook's keyboard is a comfortable fit, 90% of the size of a full QWERTY keyboard. There's also an expanded touchpad for easier scrolling.
Beyond all the eye-catching aesthetics and lightweight components, the Joybook is still capable of doing some heavy lifting thanks to the Intel Atom processor and the 160GB SATA Hard Drive. The Joybook also comes with high-speed Wi-Fi and has designated hotkeys to switch between different networks on the fly.
Other features include three USB ports, built-in speakers and microphone as well as a 1.3 megapixel integrated webcam and 4-in-1 card reader. The Joybook comes with 1 GB of memory and is compatible with Windows XP and Vista. As far as software, the netbook comes with ‧Anti-Virus Software, QData Trove 3.3, Adobe Reader 9.0, ‧Adobe Flash Player 10 Active X, ‧Arcsoft WebCam Companion 3.0, and ArcSoft Magic-I Visual Effect 2.0.
The Joybook Lite has just been released in China, Taiwan, and Thailand. No word on a U.S. release, but we'll keep you posted.