More companies are moving towards CULV based notebook because of their low power requirements and significant performance improvements over Intel Atom based netbooks. The notebooks based on Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) Processors can deliver up to 12 hours of battery time.
This makes these notebooks ideal for businessmen and professionals as well as web users alike.
BenQ have announced the release of two ultraportable notebooks. These notebooks are Joybook S35 and Joybook S43. The laptops are based on entry level CULV processors and gives option between Intel Celeron 723 1.20 GHz, Intel Celeron 743 1.30 GHz, Core 2 solo 1.40 GHz and Core 2 duo 1.30 GHz SU7300 CPUs. They are both equipped with a capacitive 500GB hard drive.
The new notebook delivers impressive performance, especially as compared to Intel Atom based netbooks. This makes them ideal for business applications, multi-media viewing and casual web users. The S35 variant comes with Intel GMA X4500M graphics which supports HD media decoding and its low power consumption can produce high battery timings. However, the S43 variant comes with discrete ATI Radeon HD 4330 graphics card. The card is entry level but it supports hardware decoding of all popular HD media formats. Entry level gaming is also possible with this card.
The laptops have a very slim design and weight is 3.5 lbs for Joybook S35 and 4.6 lbs for Joybook S43. The laptops have a very clean finish and available in blue color. They include a full-sized keyboard, gap-less touchpad and a unique “flying eaves” hinge design which looks very preety. The laptops are equipped with LED backlit displays with 1,366 x 768 pixels. A DVD burner is also included with S43 variant.
This standard 4-cell gives up to 5 hours of battery time. However, the S35 comes with an optional 8-cell battery which boosts the battery time to 11 hours. The connectivity includes eSATA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, Bluetooth 2.1 and Webcam. There’s also a 4-in-1 card reader and 3 USB 2.0 ports. The release date is set for August but availability is limited to Taiwan, China and Asia Pacific region.