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BenQ Joybook S61

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of BenQ Joybook S61. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and reliability. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas the touchpad and battery get less positive reviews. Opinions are divided on the keyboard.

portability, performance, screen, reliability, price

battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the BenQ Joybook S61 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Tomasz Cyba (

Review BenQ Joybook S61


BenQ Joybook S61 is the first subnotebook with an integrated TV t ...

very solid chassis with metal braces, neat screen, powerful WiFi antenna

too much noise of some elements (DVD drive, Touchpad buttons, right arrow key), tiny Touchpad, poor optical drive from Philips

Some impatient users may find annoying the fact that the lid snaps loudly when being closed (if one doesn't hold it until the very end)

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Damien Donnelly (

Benq JoyBook S61 v30


BenQ's latest release, the S61 v30, is the only 12.1in notebook we've seen to come with a built-in digital TV tuner. It weighs just 1.65kgs, has a 12....

Lighweight, good battery life, doubles as a media center

Trackpad does not have scrolling function, and keys are not located in normal positions

If you need a notebook that will last for four hours while on the road, and double as a media centre once you get back to base, then look no further.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Asher Moses (

BenQ Joybook S61


There's a lot to love about BenQ's ultra-portable media centre notebook, even if battery life isn't ideal.

Highly portable ; Excellent raw performance ; Great software suite ; Impressive networking options

Flaky TV reception ; No bundled remote ; Relatively poor battery life

Even though battery life isn't exceptional and great TV reception isn't guaranteed, the Joybook S61 is sure to impress most users thanks to its liberal slathering of work and entertainment features.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Asher Moses (

BenQ Joybook S61


There's a lot to love about BenQ's ultra-portable media centre notebook, even if battery life isn't ideal.

Sep, 2006

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BenQ Joybook S61


Owned one for 3 years, worked just perfectly, fast charging (1,5H 100% charge), good battery life.

Nov, 2009

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BenQ Joybook S61


Super mini notebook !

Super performance. Best value for money

Battery life could be better than 4h

Jan, 2009

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BenQ Joybook S61


Very light, great performance.

Jul, 2007

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BenQ Joybook S61


very good, thin and light

Dec, 2006

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"My BENQ S61 Laptop"


I purchased my s61 two months ago and it hasn't skipped a beat. would recommend this product to any user

Power, screen clarity, easy keyboard, dvd burner DL, air vent not on bottom of unit, Digital TV

battery life

Oct, 2006

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"Excellent value for $$ for road warrior !!"

Sep, 2006