In short, there seems to be three different color schemes here and although they were all in shades of grey or silver, it is still a mishmash of colors that did not exactly blend. Intel has managed to keep these revisions coming along at a brisk pace, with the latest Santa Rosa platform coming slightly more than a year after the previous platform, Napa. The reason is rather simple. I need power and lots of it. It’s almost a full size keyboard, minus the num pad that is. Given its market clout, it’s not surprising that vendors have come out in full support of the new platform.

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Again, this is consistent with the specifications, given the more powerful graphics and larger screen of the BenQ. The new design is considerably more stylish, the components are in the same ilk as any other top-quality vendor on the market and the key features, while open to improvement, show that BenQ has its eye on the needs of the expanding notebook market. It comes pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Jyobook, though consumers should be able to choose which version of Vista they prefer, including Home Basic koybook Business.

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Coupled with the timing of the release of the new Windows Vista operating system early this year, demand looks good for these new notebooks and vendors have not been slow to react with their new Santa Rosa notebooks. We did however like some facets of its chassis, like the brushed aluminum used for the palm rest.

Brand Post Data science: With such significant changes, the current and fourth revision, Santa Rosa is vastly different from the first Pentium M based Centrino notebook that debuted in What we do know is that an impromptu and unscientific poll of people who happened to get a glimpse of this design while it was being tested in our labs were unanimous in declaring it ugly.

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Others like the new Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X and Dynamic Acceleration technology have much potential to improve performance while reducing power consumption.

We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Overall a very competitive notebook with good specifications and an enticing price tag, but watch for the minor limitations. The company’s new Santa Rosa based notebook, the Joybook S41 tries to be different with its unique pop art inspired design on the lid but in our opinion, it’s a miss rather than a hit. If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money.

So while the notebook’s weight and dimensions make it physically portable enough, its battery life isn’t quite up to the mark to give it a thumbs up in the portability index that factors the overall usability on-the-go as well. Please, switch off ad blockers.

BenQ Joybook S41 (Intel Santa Rosa)

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Coupled with the timing of the release of the new Windows Vista operating system early this year, demand looks good for these new notebooks and vendors have not been slow to react with their new Santa Rosa notebooks. The microphone and headphone jacks are as usual located at the front. In short, there seems to be three different color schemes here and although they were all in shades of grey or silver, it is still a mishmash of colors that did not exactly blend.

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At a distance, the Joybook will just look like it’s uniformly black, with a contrasting silver strip near the hinge. Subscribe to the latest tech news as well as exciting promotions from us and our partners!

Like many notebooks, it gets noticeably thicker when you move from the front to the back though the standard battery pack does not protrude from the notebook.

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In short, no worries when the lights are blue. I need power and lots of it. Brand Post Forex Joyboom Software: Obviously, there are no avenues to overclocking this processor any further on a notebook and the BIOS on the BenQ has limited options. Every revision of Intel’s popular Centrino mobile platform is generally greeted with a thorough refresh of existing models from notebook vendors.

With its standard mAH battery, it did not last as long as the MSI PR, which of course had a smaller screen and an extended battery pack.

Final Thoughts : BenQ Joybook S41 (Intel Santa Rosa) –

Given its market clout, it’s not surprising that vendors have come out in full support of the new platform. In short, it’s a mixed bag of technologies from the market leader.

The company’s new Santa Rosa based notebook, the Joybook S41 tries to be different with its unique pop art z41 design on the lid but in our opinion, it’s a miss rather than a hit.