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BenQ drops Joybook R43 notebook

BenQ drops Joybook R43 notebook

Its 14-inches in diameter, and is a “designer notebook” because of some cool laminate on the lid. Its all black (save for logos and the laminate) and the laminate is supposed to make the back look like an artsy version of a city-scape with points of light and blue status lights somehow re-enforcing that fact.

It does have one unique and cool feature, a keyboard shortcut that will make you a disk image to put on another storage medium, that feature is called QData Trove. The base specs of the system are a 1.8GHz C2D, half gig of RAM, 80GB of hard drive space, and a DVD/CD-RW drive.

BenQ releases 7MP digital camera

BenQ releases 7MP digital camera

When I think BenQ, the first thing that pops into my mind is the DVD burner in my PC, as it happens to be made by them. I also think of monitors, since I've seen those as well, but a digital camera never comes to mind. However, they do make digital cameras, and they're not half bad.

BenQ lend support to UMPC platform

BenQ lend support to UMPC platform

If you judge a platform by the number of manufacturers jumping onto it, then the UMPC is going from strength to strength.  Samsung's Q2 has made bloggers in and outside of the Tablet fanbase giddy, and now it's being reported that BenQ are planning to release a UMPC before the end of the year.

 

Traditionally known for their handsets and smartphones, the UMPC would be marketed through existing IT and handset channels.  Other than that, no details are known.

DigiTimes [via UMPCPortal]

FCC spills the beans on Benq P51 Smartphone

FCC spills the beans on Benq P51 Smartphone

Anyone familiar with semi-recent smartphone news will remember the Benq P50.  Announced in 2004 as a competitor to Sony Ericsson's P-series and the Palm Treos that had begun sweeping the business world, it was two years before the much-awaited handset hit shelves... only to be hopelessly under powered and sub-spec'd compared to a field full of alternatives that had moved on in leaps and bounds.  Let's hope that Benq don't make the same mistakes with the new P51, FCC documentation of which has been unearthed, and which is obviously an attempt by the manufacturer to bring the smartphone back up to date; the most notable addition is GPS.

New Details on the Microsoft Zune

New Details on the Microsoft Zune

Thanks to our compatriots over at the Gizmodo, we have some new details on Microsoft's upcoming Zune media player, including what to expect and which details are really just fantasy. As you know by now (and if you don't, come out from underneath that rock of yours), Microsoft's Zune media player is looking to take the iPod head-on for music/video player supremacy. Unlike other competitors that are trying to go head-to-head with the same feature set as the iPod, Microsoft is taking their player in a completely different direction, trying to outmaneuver the iPod with features lacking from Apple's players.

BenQ Unveils Blu-ray Burner

BenQ Unveils Blu-ray Burner

Wow...that certainly makes a bit of an impression. BenQ's BW1000 external Blu-ray DVD burner, which sort ofresembles a black Nintendo Wii, will ship this August, so all you early-adopters don't need to look to internal ATAPI drives for your Blu-ray fix. The device will be able to burn BD-R discs at 2x as well as tripling as a standard DVD and CD-R/RW burner. Reportedly, the writer will also be able to write up to 50 GB of data, which means that the BW1000 should support dual-layer BD-R. Should you choose to purchase one, be prepared to shell out a good deal of cash; the BW1000 retails for $1,022. So choose wisely; it's either this or a new Macbook...

[via Gizmodo]

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