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The BENQ netbook and EeeBuntu

Mar 05, 2009, 01:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tracy Anne Barlow)

"The BENQ 10” netbook or Joybook lite, as BenQ call it comes in a pretty blue with a stylized joy book lite design cross hatched across the cover. It comes with an Intel Atom processor 512 Gig of Ram and a 160 Gig hard drive, I added 1 Gig of RAM (giving it a total of 1.5 Gig a maximum of 2 Gig is possible) and installed EeeBuntu, which I had been testing on a Virtual Machine.

"The machine has 3 USB port a LAN port comes with 802.11 wireless and Bluetooth, this model doesn't have built in 3G capability, and a Video socket to connect an external monitor. The machine is a bout the size of a large clutch purse, and will fit into most handbags. It gets about 2 hours on the standard rather small battery pack. There's also a built in webcam.

"The screen is nominally 1024 by 600, with EeeBuntu the screen size is stated as 1024 by 576 or 16:9 aspect ratio which according to EeeBuntu on my VM was 1024 by 600, so it's a bit strange . On the other hand it doesn't seem any different than the screen size on the VM. The screen is clear and bright even on battery."

"The BENQ 10” netbook or Joybook lite, as BenQ call it comes in a pretty blue with a stylized joy book lite design cross hatched across the cover. It comes with an Intel Atom processor 512 Gig of Ram and a 160 Gig hard drive, I added 1 Gig of RAM (giving it a total of 1.5 Gig a maximum of 2 Gig is possible) and installed EeeBuntu, which I had been testing on a Virtual Machine.

"The machine has 3 USB port a LAN port comes with 802.11 wireless and Bluetooth, this model doesn't have built in 3G capability, and a Video socket to connect an external monitor. The machine is a bout the size of a large clutch purse, and will fit into most handbags. It gets about 2 hours on the standard rather small battery pack. There's also a built in webcam.

"The screen is nominally 1024 by 600, with EeeBuntu the screen size is stated as 1024 by 576 or 16:9 aspect ratio which according to EeeBuntu on my VM was 1024 by 600, so it's a bit strange . On the other hand it doesn't seem any different than the screen size on the VM. The screen is clear and bright even on battery."

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