BenQ will launch the latest addition to its JoyBook notebook PC series, with the R45. It offers an extra-bright 14.1-inch widescreen (1,280 x 800) display — thanks to BenQ’s UltraVivid technology that pushes out 200 nits of brightness — and is powered by a 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with nVIDIA GeForce® 8400M G GPU.
Other notable features include 2GB of RAM as standard, expandable to 4GB, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and Wi-Fi, HDMI output, two megapixel webcam, stereo speakers, smart noise suppression / echo cancellation, and a battery life of two-and-a-half hours.
Cosmetically, it features a leather-like finish, latch-free closure, and aluminium decoration and crimson seam. As with most notebook manufacturers’ choice of finishes, you’ll either like it or hate it.
Reports suggest that it’s only coming to China, Taiwan, south-east Asia, and Russia, at least initially. Pricing to be confirmed.
(Via Akihabara News)