Benq Joybook R56


Benq Joybook R56
Benq Joybook R56
Graphics adapter
15.40 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel
2.9 kg ( = 102.29 oz / 6.39 pounds), Power Supply: 0 g ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 64% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 57%, features: 66%, display: 75% mobility: 42%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 47%, emissions: 55%

Reviews for the Benq Joybook R56

Alles drin für 1099 Euro
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 1-2/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/12/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80%
79% Benq Joybook R56
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2007
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 70% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 95%
Benq Joybook R56.G06
Source: PC Magazin - 1/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/07/2007
Rating: price: 90% features: 90%
70% Schlichtes Spaßbook
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
47% Test: Benq Joybook R56
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 47% price: 47% performance: 61% features: 80% mobility: 17% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 24%
60% Laptop mit schlapper Grafik
Source: - 11/07 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 10/22/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 90% performance: 40% features: 40% display: 90%
Für ein paar Euro mehr
Source: c't - 24/07 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/16/2007
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 40% emissions: 70%
Source: SFT - 10/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/26/2007
Rating: performance: 40% display: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 40%


NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G: The 8400M G is a pared-down 8400M GS with only half as much Stream Processors and a smaller memory bus. Therefore, the performance is much lower and only as fast as the old 7400 card. Only MPEG-2 acceleration.

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.

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.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.9 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

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.

Benq reviews

64%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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


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GeForce 8400M G, Core 2 Duo T7250
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GeForce 8400M G, Core 2 Duo T7500

Devices with the same GPU

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Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Benq Joybook S41
GeForce 8600M GS, Core 2 Duo T7100, 14.10", 2.1 kg
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Benq Joybook R55
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BenQ Joybook S73G
Mobility Radeon X1600, Core Duo T2300, 14.10", 2.3 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Benq Joybook Lite U121 Eco
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BenQ Joybook Lite U101
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 10.10", 1.1 kg
Benq Joybook Q41
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LG S900
Radeon Xpress 200M, Pentium Dual Core T2130, 15.40", 2.5 kg
BenQ Joybook R55V
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BenQ Joybook S31
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T5500, 13.30", 2.1 kg
BenQ Joybook S61
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2300, 12.10", 1.8 kg
Benq Joybook S53
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 750, 13.30", 2.1 kg
Benq Joybook R53
Mobility Radeon X600, Pentium M 750, 15.40", 2.7 kg


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)