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BenQ comes up with with a couple of CULV-books


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13- and 14-inchers with discrete GPUs

BenQ has
launched two thin-and-lights based on Intel's ULV parts, the 13.3-inch JoyBook S35 and 14-inch JoyBook S43.

The 13.3-inch unit weighs 1.6kg and BenQ is promising up to 11 hours of battery life on an 8-cell battery, or 5.5 on the standard 4-cell unit. The 14-inch S43 weighs 2.1kg, but it packs an ODD and optional Radeon HD 4330 discrete graphics. Battery life for the 14-incher is 5 hours on a 4-cell power pack.

Spec-wise there's not much to complain about. Both models feature 1366x768 LED backlit screens, a choice of single core Celeron 723/743 or Core 2 Solo SU3500 CPUs, as well as the new dual-core SU7300. You can also opt for up to 500GB of storage, and you get HDMI, draft-n wireless and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. No word on possible UMTS support though.

The new JoyBooks are already shipping in Asia, but it's unclear when (or if) BenQ will offer them in Euroland or North America.
Last modified on 02 September 2009
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