BenQ Joybook 5000

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BenQ Joybook 5000

Get it all. The Intel Centrino mobile computing technology for wireless networking when and where you want. See it all. A 6-hours battery life means t...

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Review of "BenQ Joybook 5000"

published 01/05/2004 | lcwalker98
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Pro This is a very complete package great for both work and study. Its cool color and design make it an attractive purchase, it is also lightweight and so far very durable (Ive had mine for six months) and the screen clarity is great for watching DVDs.
Cons Sometimes it can be slow, if there are a lot of programs open but this could be because the hard drive comes split in two, if you converted it to one it works much faster. My main problems come with the software, XP.
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"BENQ 5000 U"

Great all round computer, would suit students and young professionals. It is a fantastic computer, it is asthetically pleasing with trendy colors, short cut buttons and accessible USB ports (3), volume at the side for easy sound control, other points are at the back, keyboard is very cofortable to use for hours (as I have just completed my dissertation, I couldn't have done it without this comp.). There is loads of memory, the software it comes with Q music and Q movies are great for exploring editing and movie making, Power DVD is an easy to use package and with the screen clarity DVDs run great, however, some DVDs are noisier than others when they run as you can here the fan running.
The main problems I have had have been with XP, programs have more recently been ending unexpectidly and reports have no effect unless you are conected to the net at the time, which is not always possible. There is easiy access for headphones and microphone at the front which are very handy. The touch pad is perfectly situated for good control.
It is deffinatly a computer I would purchase again, it is easy to use and gives you step by step instructions for those of us who are not computer whisses.
I recently did a Powerpoint presentation and used it to conect to the overhead projecter and it worked great, I was really impressed and it was so simple. Now I show movies and use the project, makes your room into a movie theatre and with mini speaker you can have surround sound.
I must admit that even though I have had it for 6 months there are still things I am finding and working out how to use and it constantly impresses me, and the more I use it, you can adapt thing to make it run even quicker and better.
One thing I would recommend to anyone buying any computer is to create a system restore point at the very beginning when you install your initial and subsequent software, I will do this with my next computer but didn't realise that such a thing existed until last month.

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Product Information : BenQ Joybook 5000

Manufacturer's product description

Get it all. The Intel Centrino mobile computing technology for wireless networking when and where you want. See it all. A 6-hours battery life means the pleasure lasts longer. Do it all. A slimmer and lighter design matches your on-the-go, never slow lifestyle. The Joybook 5000 will take your eyes on a ride they won't forget. With a unique ultra bright LCD screen, images are crisper with more details, while contrast and color performance are both enhanced. Then there's a high performance ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 graphics chip that supports 32MB of video RAM. You get cinema smooth playback of DVD movies, and an almost real-life experience when videoconferencing. With it's advanced graphics firepower, you won't find a laptop out there like the Joybook 5000. With the Joybook 5000, you can easily integrate data from your digital camera, PDA, mobile phone, and other devices into your digital lifestyle without worrying about compatibility problems. The Joybook 5000 includes three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire (IEEE 1394) port, two PCMCIA slots, a three-in-one memory card reader (supporting the SD, MMC, and MS formats), and an infrared port.

Product Details

Product Description: BenQ Joybook 5000 - 14.1" - Pentium M - Win XP Pro - 256 MB RAM - 40 GB HDD

System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Win XP Pro

Processor: Intel Pentium M 1.4 GHz

Memory: 256 MB DDR

Storage: 40 GB HDD

Optical Drive: CD-RW / DVD

Display: 14.1" 1024 x 768 / XGA

Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 - 32 MB

Networking: 802.11b , 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Battery: Up to 6 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 32 cm x 26.5 cm x 3.1 cm

Weight: 2.4 kg


MPN: 98.K06C1.U18

System Type: Notebook

Recommended Use: Home use

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Pentium M 1.4 GHz

Platform Technology: Intel Centrino


RAM: 256 MB

Technology: DDR SDRAM

Slots Qty: 2


Main Storage: 40 GB HDD

Optical Drive: CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - fixed


Type: 14.1"

Resolution: 1024 x 768 ( XGA )

Widescreen: No

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 - 32 MB

Sound: Stereo speakers


Type: Keyboard, touchpad


Wireless: 802.11b

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet


Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps


Technology: Lithium Ion

Run Time: Up to 6 hours

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ¦ 2 x PC Card

Interfaces: 3 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video output ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm

Memory Card Reader: Yes ( SD Card, Memory Stick )


Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Cyberlink PowerDVD , Trend Micro PC Cillin, CyberLink PowerDirector, Ulead Photo Explorer, NTI CD-Maker, QMusic, Q-Media


Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 32 cm

Depth: 26.5 cm

Height: 3.1 cm

Weight: 2.4 kg


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