BenQ have announced a new notebook, the 13.3-inch Joybook Lite T131. Based on AMD's Yukon mobile platform, with an AMD Sempron 200U CPU, the T131 weighs just 1.8kg but still packs up to a 320GB hard-drive, 1280 x 800 display and six-cell 4,400mAh apparently good for 3hrs of use.
That seems a little on the short side, considering some of the runtime estimates we're seeing for ultraportables based on Intel's CULV platform. The Joybook Lite T131 also gets up to 2GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n and 10/100 ethernet, plus a 1.3-megapixel webcam and ATI Mobility Radeon X1270 graphics.
Ports include two USB 2.0, ethernet, VGA out, ExpressCard, audio in/out and a 2-in-1 SD/MMC card reader. There's also an integrated microphone and stereo speakers; OS is Vista. The T131 measures 320 x 240 x 28 mm, and will arrive - in blue or white - in China this month; no word on pricing nor wider availability.
Joybook Lite T131: BenQ Does Light Right with New 13.3” Netbook
BenQ is bringing more enjoyment and quality to the lives of today’s on-the-go Internet generation with the official launch of their latest ultra-portable netbook, the 13.3” Joybook Lite T131. At a petite 1.8kg (3.97lbs.), the T131 effortlessly enables multimedia/Internet entertainment to become a take-anywhere companion for consumers of all age groups. Everyday digital fun – such as web browsing, video chatting, email, IM, home/office networking, games, and movies – is brought in-hand and on-demand with an eye-pleasing 13.3” super-enhanced UltraVivid™ screen, AMD’s® next-generation Yukon mobile platform, integrated microphone and fun-packed webcam, and WiFi connectivity.
"This newest netbook from BenQ reflects the personality and lifestyle of the Internet adventurer – spontaneous, resourceful, daring, and capable of handling whatever comes its way,” said Peter Chen, General Manager of BenQ’s Technology and Product Center. “Visuals are exhilarating and performance is without hesitation, ensuring pure and uncompromised mobile enjoyment of the digital age.”
A svelte 320mm(W) x 240mm(D) x 28mm(H) (12.6” x 9.45” x 1.1”) form belies the considerable capabilities of the T131 netbook. The large 250-nit CCFL screen is super-charged by BenQ’s exclusive UltraVivid Technology, Display Brilliance Enhancement Film (DBEF™), and a low-reflectivity, anti-glare coating that keeps movies, games, office applications, and Internet activities lookin’ great wherever you go…from bedroom to sidewalk café. HD audio, VoIP, and smart noise suppression and echo cancellation also promote spontaneity by ensuring video web chats with friends and video conferencing with business clients are always clear-sounding. Also uncharacteristic of the netbook’s compact size and modest price tag is a big 320GB hard disk drive, high-resolution 1.3MP webcam featuring fun WebCam® Companion®, two built-in speakers, integrated microphone, and high-speed WiFi. Likewise unexpected in this diminutive netbook is a generously-sized keyboard featuring isolated “Chiclet” style keys for easier, less error-prone typing. An SD/MMC card reader and two USB ports further testify to the T131’s well-thought engineering.
Available in a choice of opulent midnight blue or snowy white, the Joybook Lite T131 netbook will be available June in China. For more information, please visit BenQ.com.