June 3, 2009 at 6:33 pm
BenQ has officially launched its latest netbook, the uniquely named, Joybook Lite U121 Eco. This 11.6-inch netbook certainly seems quite intriguing, it has a quick charge facility that allows you to charge 80 percent of the 6-cell battery in just 1 hour. On a fully charged basis, the battery will be good for 8 hours.
The Lite U121 also offers optional hybrid storage (32GB SSD & 500GB HDD). The netbook boasts a high-resolution (1366 x 768) LED backlit display and is powered by a Z520 or Z530 Intel Atom CPU. Other features include Wireless draft-N support, optional Bluetooth 2.1 & 3G, a 1.3MP webcam, TruSurround speaker technology, a full-sized keyboard and a HDMI port. All of this in a package that weighs just 1.3kg and a low operating noise of just 26db.
The BenQ Joybook Lite’ also has an ecological label. Aside from being energy efficient, the BenQ Joybook Lite also features recyclable materials – 75 percent of its mechanical elements, and 70 percent of its packaging. BenQ is emphasising the eco points of the netbook in terms of its colours too. This includes an ocean blue colour option and arctic white option. The Joybook Lite U121 Eco will be available in June, 2009 in China, Malaysia, and Taiwan. No details on an European or US release so far.