New BenQ Joybook R46 Powers Work and Play in Fashionable Form

BenQ Joybook R46BenQ introduced  its latest R Series Joybook, the R46, which encases solid multimedia performance in the stylish elegance of leather grain and titanium.  Engineered for office efficiency and leisure enjoyment, the R46 is equipped with an ultra-bright 14.1” WXGA display, Intel’s® Pentium® dual-core processor T3400*, and Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD.  Future-proof HDMI with HDCP, integrated speakers, microphone and 2-megapixel webcam, along with Bluetooth® compatibility and wireless LAN, make the Joybook R46 an inseparable, take-anywhere companion for today’s mobile digital lifestyle.

Smart, sleek, and versatile, the Joybook R46 makes work a delight and play the perfect pastime.  Windows® Vista™ Premium Certification ensures flawless operation with the latest office applications while the large 200-nit 14.1” widescreen makes viewing documents easy with less scrolling.  From charts and text to web images and video, vibrant, crisp visuals transition from office to outdoor café thanks to BenQ’s patented UltraVivid™ technology, DBEF™ (Display Brilliance Enhancement film), and a low-reflectivity, anti-glare coating.  The R46 is also generously equipped to deliver serious multimedia capabilities:  a built-in 2M webcam with Magic-i™ Visual Effects and WebCam Companion 2™, microphone and speakers (1.5Wx2), HD audio, VoIP, and smart noise suppression and echo cancellation promote spontaneous web video chats with friends as well as high quality video conferencing with business clients.  True anywhere mobility and connection are also made effortless with integrated Bluetooth 2.0 and WiFi compatibility.

Echoing the well-thought, quality specifications of the R46 is its sleek and fashionable form.  BenQ’s award-winning design philosophy – renown for transforming hardware from utility to luxury accessory – graces the R46 with the understated elegance that comes from leather texture and the look of premium metal.   Advanced injection molding techniques simulate the suppleness and luxury of high-end leather grain on the Joybook’s lid while a decorative metal band of titanium finish adds a flair of finesse.  The aesthetics and quality of the exterior extend to the Joybook’s interior with WLAN and power buttons that are spring-loaded for a more confident and comfortable clicking feel.  The striking orange glow of the power button sums up the R46’s eye-catching beauty.

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Specifications:

CPU Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor T3400
Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Business,
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium,
Genuine  Windows Vista® Home Basic
Chipset Intel® GL40 Express Chipset
Graphics Intel® GMA X4500HD
Memory DDRII-667 1GB and above (max to 4.0GB)
Hard Drive 160/250/320 GB (5400RPM – SATA)
Optical Drive 8X DVD Super-Multi (Support Double Layer)
Screen Size .14.1″ WXGA (1280×800)
. UltraVivid widescreen display with 200nits
.Response Time:16ms
I/O Ports .USB 2.0 x4
.RJ-45 Ethernet port x1
.RJ-11 Modem port x1
.HDMI output x1
.D-Sub port x1
.ExpressCard slot x1
.DC-IN x1
.Microphone-in x1
.Headphone-out x1
.FireWire (IEEE 1394) x 1
Webcam Built-in 2.0-megapixel webcam
Battery 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery, 53 Whr (4800 mAh);approximately 3.5hrs duration*1
Communications/Networks .Modem:Built-in 56K/V.92
.LAN:Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet
.Wireless LAN: Built-in 802.11b/g (WorldWide countries)
.Bluetooth: Built-in Rev. 2.1/ EDR (option)
Card Reader 4-in-1 card reader:SD/MMC/MS/MS-Pro
Audio .Built-in 1.5W speaker x2
.Built-in Microphone x1
.Soundsystem x 2 channels
(1) Sound Blaster Pro Compatible
(2) HD Audio
(3) Noise Suppression & Echo Cancellation supported
Software .Power DVD
.Power2Go
.Anti-Virus Software
.Adobe Reader
.WebCam Companion 2.0
.Magic-I
.Microsoft® Office Professional 2007 60-day Free Trial*3
Dimensions 340 x 246 x 27.5 (front) ~ 33.4 (rear) mm
Weight 2.11Kg(without battery)*2
Warranty 1 year Overseas Regional Warranty(ORW)*4

*1 This battery life is estimated (under BatteryMark V4.0.1) when the power-saving model is on. The actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings.
*2 Weight may vary depending on the particular hardware configuration.
*3  For Windows operating system only
*4 ORW Service may vary by different regions. For details, please go to http://service.benq.com/orw/
*5 Bluetooth® may not be available in all areas, please visit your local stores or check BenQ’s website of your country.

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