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Benq Joybook R55.G35

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Benq Joybook R55.G35. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the design and price are on the whole positive. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas the energy efficiency and touchpad get less positive opinions.

performance, screen, portability, price, design

usability, sound, battery, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Benq Joybook R55.G35 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

User-Review BenQ Joybook R55 (R55.G24)

 

This stylisch notebook, equipped with an Intel Core Duo T2050 2x ...

The display, the keyboard and the ergonomics are really outstanding. So a pleasent working is possible. Bad are the integrated boxes and the touchpad, which is somewhat imprecise and can be served only with difficulty. The weight of 2.8 kg is normal...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

While it could be a little sturdier, the abundance of connectivity options and the $2299 price make it a sensible purchase for anyone looking for a large, strong performing notebook.

Above average performance

Could be sturdier

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Jesse Sutton (goodgearguide.com.au)

BenQ Joybook R55

 

Driven by an Intel Core Duo (1.66GHz) CPU and 1GB of 533MHz DDR2 RAM, BenQ's 15.4in Joybook R55 managed to complete most tests with relative ease. It ...

Above average performance

Could be sturdier

While it could be a little sturdier, the abundance of connectivity options and the $2299 price make it a sensible purchase for anyone looking for a large, strong performing notebook.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Asher Moses (cnet.com.au)

BenQ Joybook R55

 

Superb, low-response display ; Great application performance ; Unique look ; Decent software bundle ; Gamer-worthy ; Dual microphones

Mouse buttons are louder than usual ; No multimedia quick-launch buttons ; No webcam ; Battery life

Given its impressive performance, generous software bundle and superb screen, at just AU$2299 the R55 is a rare bargain.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Asher Moses (zdnet.com.au)

BenQ Joybook R55

 

Given its impressive performance, generous software bundle and superb screen, at just AU$2299 the R55 is a rare bargain.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: Jimus (cnet.com.au)

BenQ Joybook R55

 

I have had my V40 R55 series since Feb 2006. Its been pretty good and done all I have asked of it. Starting to feel a little bit sluggish of late though. Would like to upgrade the 1GB of ram. In the process of finding out if its possible to put 4GB in...

Graphics card, Screen, speed, keyboard, reliable

Pointer, speakers, no external volume control, No DVI, The benq software

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: bastien francois (cnet.com.au)

BenQ Joybook R55

 

I¨VE OWNED TWO BRAND NEW JOYBOOK IN THE LAST !" MONTHS.

mouse buttons fragile, the broke after noraml casual clicking, the speakers are absolutely worthless, you cannot hear anything ; The intel wireless soft is regularely crashing ; the CD/DVD player is complete rubbish, never recorded nor played DVD...

erh... nice specs otherwise, if the bloody hardware was holding it together

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: danielgosp (cnet.com.au)

BenQ Joybook R55

 

I'm very pleased with the new joybook edition. Its worthy enough to me.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: anonymous (cnet.com.au)

BenQ Joybook R55

 

Pretty good laptop when you consider it's bang for buck value. I added an extra 1GB memory and she go pretty quick. Plays Quake 4, Flight Sim 9, Sims 2 with ease thanks to the GF Go 7400. I ended up re-installing vista after 1 week thanks to Vista...

Good value, good display

Every time the pc starts up, Wifi Is set to off and it takes a good 2mins before you can turn it on

May, 2007

Consumer review by: jenny (cnet.com.au)

BenQ Joybook R55

 

i keep having problems i can not up date and it tells me memory can not be read, is this a problem with this laptop

May, 2007
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Battery

Battery Capacity:4800
Battery performance:4800
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:N

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:180
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):14 x 10 x 1.4
Display:LCD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV-out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor family:Intel® Core™ Duo
Processor frequency:1.66
Processor front side bus:667

Software

Bundled software:BenQ Q-Media Bar, BenQ Qmusic, BenQ QCamera, BenQ QPower, Power Director 3.0, Nero Express 6.0, Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0, Smart Manager 1.0, Hot Key Manager
Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:80

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10
Height:1.4
Weight:6.17
Width:14