BenQ introduced the Joybook Lite U103, a new 10.1" netbook with the Intel Atom N450. The system promises a battery life of 8 hours and should be available today in retail stores in China, Taiwan and Thailand.
BenQ officially expanded their ultra-portable netbook series today with the debut of their new Joybook Lite U103, a sub-one-inch wonder outfitted with Intel’s new Atom® processor, genuine Windows® 7 operating system, dual drives, and comprehensive connectivity. Appealing to today’s Internet-savvy, on-the-go multimedia users, the U103 is graced with a 10.1” UltraVivid™ LED backlit 16:9 display, a 1.3MP webcam, and a unique BenQ intuitive multi-touch touchpad. The Joybook Lite U103 rises about the competition as the first 10” netbook equipped with SRS TruSurround HD™ and SRS CS Headphone™. Further differentiating the U103 from the netbook crowd is BenQ’s exclusive quick Q-Charge, which restores 4.5 hours of battery life in just one-hour.* The fusion of art and technology in Joybook Lite U103’s industrial design has recently received the internationally-renowned iF Design Award, a prestigious and coveted recognition of outstanding design that is vied for by the world’s most elite companies.
Powerfully Packed to Travel Light
Measuring less than an inch at its thickest point, the U103 fuses powerful performance with slim styling to create a netbook that travels carefree anywhere without compromising computing capability. Packed into the feather-light 1.1kg (2.4lbs.)^ U103 is Intel’s latest 2-chip processor distinguished by improved memory support and even lower power consumption than previous generation architecture. A substantial 532GB maximum capacity dual drive combines a built-in 500GB maximum-capacity HDD and an optional 32GB SSD, sufficient for amassing an impressive mobile library of movies, music, pictures, and more. The handy SSD saves users time by enabling them to quickly access information on the SSD. Computing prowess for on-the-go work and play is further supported by Windows 7; comprehensive connectivity that includes high-speed WiFi, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, optional Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and optional 3.75G HSUPA; and a unique flip-top keyboard that is 92% of full-size for comfortable, error-free typing.
Another notable advantage of the U103 is its smart, long-lasting battery system featuring exclusive Q-Charge. The standard 3-cell battery lasts 4 hours, ideal for business meetings and Internet surfing away from home, while the optional 6-cell, 8-hour battery keeps users entertained and productive on international flights. Enhancing generous battery life is Q-Charge, which quickly and conveniently recovers 4.5 hours of battery life (for the 6-cell battery) in an hour – perfect for recharging during connecting flights or a stop at the cafe.
U103: See, Hear, Do Better
The Joybook Lite U103 is meticulously designed to bring the digital world into harmony with consumer lifestyles. View HD/Full HD content in flawless brilliance on the 16:9 UltraVivid LED backlit display with images reproduced distortion-free and without black bars. Or share high-resolution video using the U103’s 1.3MP webcam with WebCam® Companion3® and Magic-i® Visual Effects 2. Sounds are sweet in high-definition, too, with 2W integrated speakers and microphone, VoIP, and SRS TruSurround HD™ and SRS CS Headphone™. Ultra-quiet 30dB silent operation is likewise a pleasure to the ears. The U103 also debuts BenQ’s new multi-touch touchpad for intuitive control moves.