Benq Joybook S41

Specifications

Benq Joybook S41Notebook: Benq Joybook S41
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS 256 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.1kg
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Benq Joybook S41

80% BenQ Joybook S41 (Intel Santa Rosa)
Source: Hardware Zone English
When it comes to BenQ notebooks, our impression is that of affordable and competent workhorse systems, rather than glamour. The company's new Santa Rosa based notebook, the Joybook S41 tries to be different with its unique pop art inspired design on the lid but in our opinion, it's a miss rather than a hit. Not everyone will agree with our opinion obviously as this is a subjective issue. We did however like some facets of its chassis, like the brushed aluminum used for the palm rest. It all depends on the consumer and we really recommend that you get a hands-on for this notebook as images can only go so far. Finally, BenQ competes against more reputed brands by having prices that are usually quite attractive. This works for consumers looking for value and performance and at S$2099, the Joybook S41 is very affordable for a notebook boasting decent dedicated graphics like the GeForce 8600M GS along with the system's other tech specs. There are a couple of similar options out there like the slightly better equipped Acer Aspire 4920G (S$2298) but once we normalized the differences, they are both very close in price-performance.
4 von 5, Preis/Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 / 7700 for laptops and technically a higher clocked 8400M GT. The performance is slightly above the 7600 / 7700 and, therefore, it can represent DirectX9 games fluently. For DirectX 10 effects, the power of the card is not sufficient.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


T7100: Entry level to mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» 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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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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