BenQ Joybook R45: 14.1″ Notebook PC

BenQ Joybook R45

Display Size: 14.1″
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1280 x 800
Brightness: 200 cd/m2
GPU: nVidia GeForce 8400M
Graphics Output: HDMI, VGA
Webcam: 2MP
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR2
Optical: DL DVD Super-Multi (optional)
Wireless: 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Storage: 4-in-1 multicard reader
Input: USB 2.0 (4), Ethernet, modem, 4-pin Firewire, Audio-in/out, ExpressCard slot
Availability: China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Russia in late April 2008

This BenQ notebook PC is certainly a handsome unit. The 14.1″ wide LCD with a pixel format of 1280 x 800 is of standard fare. As far as I can see it is not a LED backlit LCD. The focus on this unit might be more style as the R45 sports a brown faux leather panel covering the lid.

I believe it takes more than just replacing part of the lid with fake leather to bring IT products such as a notebook PC a step closer to becoming, in the mind of the owner, more like a leather wallet or leather briefcase. This is a major tangent to this article, but if leather was the choice of material for an electronic device, I would think it would need to take advantages of its features: flexible, generally soft to the touch, and durable. Something that complements leather on the other side of it might be a rollable display technology. In my opinion, I think that might work quite a bit better.

Source: Engadget, Digital Trends

[tags]1280 x 800, 14.1″, BenQ, Notebook PC, HDMI[/tags]

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