Europe, 23 December, 2003 – With the message that work and pleasure can complement each other, BenQ has launched three all new Centrino-based notebook models the Joybook 5100, 6000 and 8100. Among the new offerings, the flagship Joybook 8100 includes the second generation of the Q-Media AV entertainment software suite, amply demonstrating the potential of a digital hub for increasing enjoyment.
The Q-Media Center is the nerve center of a digital hub, not only opening up the full range of possibilities for AV entertainment, but also helping users to easily store and edit video, music and images from a single interface. Equipped with the capabilities of the Q-Media Center, the Joybook 8100 with its 15.4” display is the first personal computer that comes with a wireless remote control. Its remote sensing design allows users to perform basic operations from right where they are perfect for convenient meeting presentations and the comfortable enjoyment of AV entertainment.
Attuned to increasing demand for wireless broadband connectivity, BenQ has integrated Bluetooth, GPRS and infrared technologies that let users get online wirelessly with just a Joybook and a mobile phone even in locations where there is no wireless LAN coverage. It’s built-in software is a powerful enabler for digital hub applications: EZ-Q allows Joybooks to message with each other without being limited by the external network environment; Q-Sync provides synchronization and transfer of information stored on mobile phones and PDAs. As a Message Management Center, the new Joybook builds on BenQ's "Ultra-brilliant multimedia" technology, which provides screen images at 200-plus nits brightness and enhanced color saturation, dramatically improving the 3-dimensional viewing experience on a personal computer screen.
Complementing the Joybook 8100, the Joybook 6000 and 5100 offer a mobile office form factor and high-quality 15" display. The new models make the BenQ Joybook product lineup even more complete, satisfying a greater breadth of consumer needs and preferences. With platforms that enable users to harmoniously blend work and pleasure, the Joybooks are dedicated to raising the standard for AV multimedia and extending the range of uses available for consumer technology products. They offer the ability to attach and access a comprehensive range of digital peripheral devices, expanding the capabilities and the opportunities for the enjoyment of a digital lifestyle.