TAIPEI, TAIWAN, June 26, 2008 – BenQ announced today the release of their latest ultra-portable netbook, the Joybook Lite U102, fashioned for the always-connected, on-the-go, style-setting Internet enthusiast. Deluxe online fun rivaling laptop performance is made possible by Intel’s® Atom™ processor, a 10.1” UltraVivid™ 16:9 WSVGA LED-backlit screen, a 250GB HDD, connection essentials, and cool web conveniences. Despite its heavyweight Internet capabilities, the U102 travels light and easily at much less the laptop load – weighing about 1kg, under an inch in thickness, and is accompanied by an unusually petite AC adapter.
A must-have accessory for today’s social Internet butterfly, the Joybook Lite U102 makes sharing videos and photos effortless with a high-resolution webcam, crystal-clear built-in speakers, and integrated microphone with smart noise suppression and echo cancellation. Accessing all the wonders of the World Wide Web – such as surfing, messaging, email, and shopping – is always reliable via wide-coverage, high-speed WiFi and optional 3.75G HSUPA. A clever hotkey even enables instant switching between the different types of wireless networks. And because instant messaging can get quite intense, the U102 is fitted with a comfortably-sized keyboard (90% of full-size QWERTY) for more ergonomic, error-free typing, while an expanded touchpad makes scrolling web pages much easier.
Whatever content, wherever setting, the U102’s 10.1” 1024x600 widescreen is sure to display in brilliant, true colors and clean definition. In particular, HD content is immaculately rendered without distortion or annoying black bars, courtesy of the native 16:9 aspect ratio, which ensures 1:1 mapping to HD content. For boundless “anywhere” enjoyment and use, BenQ’s exclusive UltraVivid technology coupled with LED-backlighting advantages optimize color and vibrancy whether viewing content indoors or out… wherever life leads.
Ultra-extreme portability distinguishes the U102 as an essential companion for today’s worldly Internet traveler. Featherweight at 1.05kg^ (2.3lbs.) and under an inch in thickness, the U102 is powered by Intel’s low-power-consuming processor, Atom. Paired with BenQ’s power-conserving advancements, the Atom enables overall higher energy efficiency and extends battery life. In fact, the included 3-cell battery can last an unsurpassed three hours. For serious uninterrupted U102 joy, an optional 6-cell battery enables nearly six hours of operation. When non-stop operation is required, the petite AC adapter is light to tote at around 200g. A 250GB hard disk storage, three USB 2.0 slots, and a 4-in-1 card reader afford easy access to photos, music, and other media.
As with all BenQ digital lifestyle innovations, the U102 is engineered to capture the personality and style of its target audience not only in product purpose, but in aesthetics. A spirit of spontaneity and playful sophistication is reflected in its svelte form – a beautifully sculpted casing in a polished obsidian finish.
The Joybook Lite U102 will be available from June in Taiwan, China, and Thailand.
For more information, please visit BenQ.com