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BenQ Joybook 6000
By Justin Ong
Category : Notebooks/Laptops
Published by Jimmy Tang on Sunday, 27th June, 2004
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars  


Introduction

If there is one universal obsession consumers have throughout the world for electronic gadgets, it will have to be all things small. Petite electronic devices have always captured the hearts and souls of consumers, for that sense of owning and being spotted with a gorgeously looking miniaturized state-of-the-art contraption is a secret vanity that we are all guilty of in one way or the other. One trendy yet useful device that's all set to spark off this one of a kind sensation in you is the latest ultra-portable notebook from BenQ, or should we say Joybook - BenQ's preferred term for their entire line of notebooks.


This slender and highly portable personal computing machine is made possible with the injection of the Intel Centrino Mobile Technology that is renowned for introducing a whole new dimension to battery life, mobility and revolutionary notebook designs. Coming in at a light mass of just 1.6kg, lugging this device around for work or entertainment should be effortless. Desktop space utilization of the BenQ Joybook 6000 is no greater than the surface area of an A4-sized notepad, thus, instantly eliminating desktop clutter and weight concerns.

The processing block of the Centrino package is the Pentium-M processor and this puts plenty of number crunching power into ultra-portables like the Joybook 6000. On paper, all signs point to a speedy machine that one would expect from notebooks of this class. From the way we see it, performance is just part of our assessment when we review a notebook. Attributes such as usability, ergonomics, overall design, build quality and battery life are some other elements we will focus in macro detail. Our part by part breakdown in the next few pages will give you a better idea of how this portable computing machine performs.

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