Benq S31

Specifications

Benq S31Notebook: Benq S31
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 3302 euro
price: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Benq S31

Review BenQ Joybook S31 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Petit noir. Not only is the Joybook S31's look appealing. It also seems to be useful right from the very beginning. The matte black case should be free from any visible signs of wear. It is a small and light notebook, so, you can easily tell that the intended focus group are business travelers.

Foreign Reviews

Test BenQ Joybook S31 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2007
Rating: display: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T5500:

Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without virtualization functions.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Benq: BenQ Corporation is a Taiwanese multi-national company that sells and markets consumer electronics, computing and communications devices. BenQ sells and markets technology products, including consumer electronics, computing and communication products. Its principal products include TFT LCD monitors and televisions, digital projectors, laptops, netbooks, All-in-One PCs, digital cameras, computer keyboards, mice, optical drives and mobile phones. The company operates worldwide. BenQ owns and operates five branch offices in Asia Pacific, China, Europe and the Americas, and employ over 1,400+ individuals. Benq is a small international manufacturer according market shares and notebook models, which are reviewed in German- and English-speaking countries.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)