BenQ’s Joybook S61 subverts this tradition entirely, being the first ultra-portable media centre notebook we’ve come across. Battery life isn’t nearly as impressive. Similarly, there is no susceptibility of bending , apart from the DVD drive area, where the chassis gives way, if one clenches it. BenQ Joybook S now that’s what we call a true laptop. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

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The designers showed no finesse in these areas, so the bluetoot impression made by the looks of the front side is somewhat spoiled. First and foremost one has to deplore the diminutive right Shift.

The rigidness uoybook its build is remarkable. Similarly, there is no susceptibility of bendingapart from the DVD drive area, where the chassis gives way, if one clenches it. We were disgusted to encounter a loud clatter of the right arrow key. One shouldn’t bother about them and resort to an external set or headphones.

BenQ Joybook S61 One aspect of ultra-portable notebooks that we tend to dislike is their lack of entertainment features for users to dig into when they’re not on the road. The list of drawbacks is longer.

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Volume Joybook S61 isn’t the quietest laptop you can get. Features Given that the S61 is an ultra-portable, it’s a surprise to see that it includes a digital TV tuner.


It’s a device for someone who doesn’t really care about the looks peculiar mix of the Far East gadgetry and coarse, archaic design and won’t be bothered by a relative noisiness of the computer. Other BenQ software bundled with the package includes QMusic manage jogbook music library and sync with portable devicesQPower adjust power management settings and QPresentation aids in connecting the notebook to a projector. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible.

With maximum load and continuous fan operation it can become pretty loud not hurting your ears, but still. The keyboard of Joybook S61 covers the whole width of the operating platform, which is the right choice for the equipment that small.

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All keys, with the exception of the rarely used function keys, are large and well-spaced; typing comfort is assured. But the good overall attitude to Joybook S61 is determined, if we consider its magnesium alloy chassis and its metal bracings. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. In addition, it has difficulties with disc recognition.

So, the forward edge of each key has been contoured so bluetooty the fingers can move more smoothly around the keyboard. BenQ Joybook S61 review: Relatively poor battery life.


Speakers They’re simply obnoxious. It is so solid, that it’d rather bruise us than become damaged. Although the producer brags about its zero-gap technology designed without a ridged edgewe’ve noticed that its border is apt to becoming a haven for dirt and dust. One has to appreciate its mellow, pastel colors.

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Thus, the battery’s shape brings up memories of long bygone times. We’d love to see a larger, uppermost extended Enter. These expectations were for the most part met; the S61 produced an impressive MobileMark office productivity score ofwhich trumps most of the competition.

The optical drive is even louder when playing a DVD. Uncolored interfaces make their use difficult, but this problem surely fades away with time. That said, it’s not totally the fault of the joybooj antenna or the tuner — you could have better luck with reception in your area. There is lots to look for, indeed, indeed.