BenQ extends its Joybook product line

Press release, November 26; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES Asia 0

BenQ has added another new member to its Joybook product line – the Joybook R43, featuring a bright 14.1-inch UltraVivid widescreen display, the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Windows Vista , Wi-Fi connectivity and a brand new lid design.

The Joybook R43 is designed to capture the spirit of a great metropolis, said BenQ. The Joybook R43 features a deep black lid accented by a unique ornamental band. The unique ornamental band was imprinted with Laminar Film technology to outline a great metropolis' skyline in pop art style, highlighted BenQ.

Equipped with a vivid 14.1-inch widescreen panel, the Joybook R43 benefits from BenQ's exclusive UltraVivid technology, with DBEF (Display Brilliance Enhancement Film) increasing screen brightness and sharpening details.

The Joybook R43 is also outfitted with BenQ's QData Trove technology that ensures information security. With a single press of the Alt and F10 keys, a backup of the entire system drive can be initiated into a single designated image file.

Featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and SiS Mirage 3+ chipset with Windows Vista, the Joybook R43 provides multimedia applications, digital home features in combination with performance and data security, according to BenQ.

The Joybook R43 will initially be available in China in December, with other countries to follow in the coming months.

BenQ Joybook R43 notebook specifications




Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7100


SiS M672


SiS Mirage 3+ IGP shared up to 256MB


DDR2 667 512MB and support up to 2GB

Screen size

14.1-inch UltraVivid widescreen display WXGA(1280×800)


330 × 252 × 25.5 (front) ~37.5 (rear) mm


2.05kg (without battery)

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, November 2007

BenQ Joybook R43 notebook

BenQ Joybook R43 notebook
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