BenQ announced a new LCD TV today called the MK2442 and it can actually double as a computer display, if you wish. Measuring in at 23.6-inches, this TV sports 1080p and is generally nice to look at. Read The Full Story
If you're in the market for a new BenQ netbook, but you think the environment is just one big conspiracy theory, the JoyBook Lite U102 may be the machine for you. Announced at the end of June, the U102 may not surprise with its spec-sheet - you're looking the usual Atom N270, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard-drive - but open it up and there's quite a distinctive touchpad. Check out NetbookNews's video hands-on after the cut. Video demo after the cut Read The Full Story
From an uninspired netbook to one which does at least buck the trend a little. BenQ could be accused of leaping on the earth-friendly bandwagon with their JoyBook Lite 121 Eco, but if you've simply got to have a new ultraportable but would prefer to see some recycled materials in there then it's perhaps your only option. Netbooknews caught up with the 121 Eco and shot a hands-on video. Video demo after the cut Read The Full Story
Old MIDs don't die; they get reborn with a new OS. At least, that's what's going on with BenQ's S6: the 4.8-inch touchscreen handheld has been given a new lease of life by replacing its Midinux OS with Windows XP. You'll have to be in Taiwan to buy it, though; carrier FarEasTone are offering the 3G-enabled S6 for $424 outright or free with a $57 per month three-year data contract. Read The Full Story
We’ve had a busy week here at SlashGear, with news from two shows – games-expo E3 and Computex – together with the arrival of the Palm Pre. The latter may have just a few days in the spotlight before Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday, where we’re expecting to see a new iPhone unveiled, so get yourself up to speed with our Palm Pre review in advance of our WWDC live-blog at 10am PT tomorrow.
BenQ have become the latest netbook manufacturer to throw their hat into the Android netbook ring, as well as confirming their plans to produce smartphones running the open-source OS. The new hardware should arrive on the market sometime in 2010, though BenQ are keeping specification details for both netbook and smartphone close to their chest. Read The Full Story
Our previous run-ins with pico-projectors have left us vaguely disappointed, with units that will certainly fit in your pocket but underwhelm in their performance. BenQ’s Joybee GP1 has sized itself out pocket-portability but promises improved quality to make up for it; SlashGear put those claims to the test.
The SlashGear team have been surprisingly mobile this week, with part one of our Lincoln MKS road-test, and toting Sprint’s version of the MiFi 2200 portable EVDO hotspot around. We still found enough time to get frantically excited about the Palm Pre, though, which we now know will launch on June 6th for $199.99.
That excitement is tempered with the ongoing rumors that stocks may be severely curtailed on launch day. Not only have Best Buy and RadioShack insiders been talking of minimal handset numbers come June 6th, Sprint’s own CEO is warning that the Pre will likely be in short supply for the first couple of months. The concern is that all of Palm’s momentum since CES back in January could fizzle out, as Apple are expected to announce a third-generation iPhone two days after the Pre’s launch.
For $499, you get the world’s first-ever LED-based projector with a USB reader. Specs wise, you’ll find a Texas Instruments DLP projection system outputting 858 x 600 resolution, 100 ANSI lumens, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, a built-in 2-watt speaker and VGA / component / composite inputs. Did I mention that it’s only 1.4 pound projector?!