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BenQ Joybook Lite U101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and design. The usability and value for money are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the battery and keyboard.

screen, design, price, durability, portability

keyboard, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the BenQ Joybook Lite U101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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BenQ Joybook Lite U101

 

Possibly the first netbook to be drop tested and equipped with a 16:9 aspect ratio display, BenQ's first Atom-based model is a hardy number with an interesting design.

Hardy and distinctive chassis, Available in four colours, 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen

Keyboard could be better

Editor's Choice!

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BenQ Joybook Lite U101

 

The Joybook Lite has a compact and unique chassis, but this netbook's battery life and keyboard don't stand up to its peers.

BenQ valiantly tries to make a splash in the netbook space. The Joybook Lite U101 sports a fun design and offers solid performance, but it's outshined by other 10-inch netbooks when it comes to endurance and ergonomics. For example, the $499 Samsung...

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BenQ Joybook Lite U101

 

BenQ's Joybook Lite U101 is one of the newest netbooks on the market and after spending some time with the machine, we're happy to say it's also one of the best netbooks we've tested

A well-priced netbook that stands a cut above the rest owing to its video friendly LCD screen and solid build.

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Expert Review

 

The BenQ JoyBook Lite U101 ultra-Portable NetBook PC is powered by 1.3 GHz Intel Ultra Low Voltage ATOM Z520 Processor with 512-KB 2 L2 Cache @ 533 MHz FSB with Intel 945GSE + ICH7M Chipset Motherboard and the laptop offers 1-GB DDR2 SDRAM (upgradable...

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BenQ Joybook Lite U101 netbook

 

On the surface, BenQ's Joybook Lite U101 doesn't appear to have any features that differentiate it from all the other netbooks on the market. However ...

Bright screen, easily upgradeable, only 1.1kg, well priced

Comparably short battery life, loud hard drive, noticeable vibration

BenQ's Joybook Lite U101 is easy to upgrade and is worthy of consideration if you're in the market for a netbook.

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BenQ's Joybook Lite U101 netbook is upgradeable, but isn't perfect

 

BenQ's Joybook Lite U101 is easy to upgrade and is worthy of consideration if you're in the market for a netbook.

Bright screen, easily upgradeable, only 1.1kg, well priced

Comparably short battery life, loud hard drive, noticeable vibration

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BenQ Joybook Lite U101

 

Possibly the first netbook to be drop tested and equipped with a 16:9 aspect ratio display, BenQ's first Atom-based model is a hardy number with an interesting design.

Hardy and distinctive chassis ; Available in four colours ; 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen

Keyboard could be better

Using a three-cell battery, this netbook held up for exactly three hours before surrendering to the MobileMark 2005 battery test. Considering that the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios were turned off during the benchmark run, expect shorter uptimes if you...

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Benq Joybook Lite U101, steams into the front-running for cheap 10.2in netbooks

 

It's not widely available, but with this battery life on offer the BenQ Joybook Lite U101 should be

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Expert review by:

BenQ Joybook Lite U101

 

Hardy and distinctive chassis, Available in four colours, 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen

Keyboard could be better

Possibly the first netbook to be drop tested and equipped with a 16:9 aspect ratio display, BenQ's first Atom-based model is a hardy number with an interesting design.

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BenQ Joybook Lite U101

 

Not too bad if all you need to do is some basic email and web surfing. However on many occasions I found the need to scroll down more often than necessary - being due to the 16:9 aspect ratio of the screen being beneficial for movies, etc. Also...

decent performance for small unit

screen needs to be bigger (vertically), very loud in general (mouseclick, internal fan)

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