Benq Joybook S41
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the Benq Joybook S41
Source: Hardware Zone
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%
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.
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.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» 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.
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.