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Netbook has 500GB drive, "eight hour" battery

Jun 09, 2009, 18:31 (1 Talkback[s])

"With its new Joybook Lite U121 Eco, BenQ becomes one of the relatively few vendors to turn to Intel's original Z5xx-series Atoms, with their SCH US15W combination northbridge/southbridge, for a netbook. Though more costly than the typical Atom N270, the Z5xx Atoms are smaller, use less power, and include 720p video capability, according to Intel.

"BenQ's U121 is offered either with a 1.33GHz Z520 CPU, or a 1.6GHz Z530, both with maximum power consumption of 2 Watts and idle power of 100mW, according to Intel ratings. According to BenQ, purchasers of the Joybook can select either a three-cell, 2600mAh battery, or a six-cell 5200mAh battery, gaining four- and eight-hour battery life, respectively. The device's "Q-Charge" circuitry can charge either battery to 80 percent of its maximum capacity in just an hour, the company claims."

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