BenQ has launched its latest notebook, S41 Joybook, in the Indian markets. With this review, explore the features & specifications of BenQ's S41 Joybook.

BenQ's S41 Joybook

The innovations in IT industry never seem to come to an end. The latest company to release a new product is BenQ. It has launched its S41 Joybook model, which boasts of having a 14.1 widescreen display, in the Indian markets. The Joybook also claims to have a quick response time of 16ms, apart from Laminated Color Metal (LCM) and POP art technologies. These technologies have been built with the aim of allowing the display of various designs on the Joybook's metallic cover. In the other words, you can now expect your notebook to have a stylish and contemporary look.
 
BenQ's S41 Joybook comes equipped with Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS graphic chipset. The chipset has been combined with up to 1GB of TurboCache support, with the duo promising to provide the users spectacular visual performance. On top of that, they can also enjoy the most intense 3D visual effects for latest games. The HDMI output of the Joybook allows transmission of HD digital video of up to 1080p resolution. Along with that, it also supports high-bandwidth, uncompressed digital audio playback, via a single cable.
 
This cable will help connect the Joybook with HD-enabled equipments, such as HD DVD players and gaming consoles. BenQ's S41 Joybook comes with a built-in 1.3 megapixel QEye webcam, an internal microphone with noise suppression, echo cancellation functions and dual 1.5W speakers, which have been enhanced by SRS TruSurround XT technology. Other features include integrated wireless WAN, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN and built-in Bluetooth. The launch price of S41 Joybook is Rs 47,000.
 
Technical Specifications
 
CPU
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T7250
Operating System
Linux
Chipset
Intel® PM965
Graphics)
nVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GS(Max.1GB TurboCache
Memory
DDRII- 1.0 GB
Hard Drive
160 GB 
Optical Drive
8X Super Multi (Support Double Layer)
Screen Size
14.1" UltraVivid* widescreen display
(selected models only)
Resolution
WXGA (1280x800)
Brightness
 
200 nits
I/O Ports
• USB 2.0 x 3
• HDMI output x 1
• FireWire (IEEE 1394) x 1
• RJ-45 Ethernet port x 1
• RJ-11 Modem port x 1
• Microphone-in x 1
• Headphone-out x 1
• VGA port x 1
• DC-IN x 1
• ExpressCard Slot x 1
Battery;
6-cell Lithium-ion Battery, 52Whr (4800mAh)
Battery Life
Approximately 2.5hr duration
Communications/Networks
Modem: Built-in 56K / V.92 modem
LAN: Built-in 10 / 100 /1000 Ethernet
Wireless LAN: Built-in 802.11 b/G
Bluetooth
Card Reader
5-in-1 card reader:MS/MS-Pro/SD/MMC/xD
Audio
 
Built-in Microphone x 1
Built-in 1.5W speakers x 2
Sound System x 2 channels
• Sound Blaster Pro Compatible
• HD Audio
• Noise Suppression & Echo Cancellation supported
• SRS TruSurround XT
Bundled Software
BenQ QMedia Bar / BenQ QShot / BenQ Surround / Adobe Reader / Nero Express / Anti-Virus Software / Power DVD / WebCam Companion / Magic-I 
Dimensions
(WxHxD) 337 x 248 x 26.6 (front) ~ 38.7 (rear) mm(LxWxH)
Weight
2.05kg (without battery)
Webcam
Built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam
 

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