SpecificationsNotebook: Benq S31
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Price: 3302 euro
Reviews for the Benq S31
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.
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2007
Rating: display: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
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).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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.
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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.