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BenQ JoyBook S42

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and energy efficiency. The value for money and design also get good opinions. Many are negative about the keyboard and battery.

design, value for money, energy, screen

battery, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the BenQ Joybook S42-pe01 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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BenQ Joybook S42-PE01


BenQ notebooks have usually been quite attractive to look at. However, as other notebook vendors step up their game in the design stakes, BenQ has had...

Wide variety of ports, good value, nice design

No e-SATA, low battery life, function key is where control key should be, left- and right-click button not separate

If you can't fork out the extra $500 for the fully featured ASUS F8Va and still want decent performance in an attractive design then the BenQ Joybook S42-PE01 is worth looking at. It might not have all the bells and whistles, but for this price point...

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BenQ JoyBook S42 review


Despite its low price and average feature set, the JoyBook S42's main draw is in its impressive graphics performance.

Distinctive design, powerful Hybrid Graphics performance, inexpensive; bright LED-backlit display

Lacks multimedia and application shortcut buttons; runs hot during gaming; underpowered speakers; poor battery life

With exceptional graphics performance at an affordable price, the BenQ JoyBook S42 is great for gamers and power users on a budget.

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BenQ JoyBook S42 (Core 2 Duo P8600 Processor 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM)