Drawing inspiration from the stark lines and sleek facades that mark the contemporary cityscape, the Joybook A53 imbues advanced technology with the buzz and bustle of the urban milieu. At the same time, the A53 maintains a sense of continuity with other Joybooks through a shared design motif—the distinctive ornamental band near the hinge. Even before you open up this surpassingly elegant laptop, you’ll be struck by its stylish brushed-metal finish and tasteful etching. Inside, the chic brushed-metal effect is applied to the aluminum palm rest, while the graceful arcs imprinted on the touchpad echo the visual patterns on the lid. The display bezel uses the sophisticated RHCM (Rapid Heat Cycle Molding) process to achieve a lustrous finish that blends perfectly with the high-gloss LCD screen. The orange glow of the power button adds a warm touch to a beautifully holistic design.
The Joybook A53’s keyboard evinces the same emphasis on innovation and enhanced user experience as the overall design. A single quick glance is enough to reveal one remarkable advantage of the Joybook A53 over other laptops—an integrated numerical keypad to the right of a full-size alphanumeric keyboard.
Business users and other who frequently need to enter numerical data will appreciate this convenient layout, which eliminates the need to press the tiny Num Lock key on regular laptops—as well as the bother of having to seek out and hit keys doing awkward double duty for entering both letters and numbers.
The alphanumeric keyboard boasts some impressive refinements, too. There’s key spacing that’s actually greater than on a standard desktop keyboards and extra-large keys that provide a 20% larger area for your fingertips—helping to reduce typing errors, speed up typing, and increase comfort.
BenQ Joybook A53 Specifications
|Processor||Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T7250|
|Operating System||Windows Vista® Business,
Windows Vista® Home Premium,
Windows Vista® Home Basic
|Graphics||SiS Mirage™ 3+ Shared(max. to 256MB)|
|Memory||DDRII-667 512MB and above (max to 2.0 GB)|
|Drive||80/120/160/200 GB (5400RPM-SATA)|
|Optical Drive||(1)24X DVD/CD-RW Combo
(2)8X Super Multi (Support Double Layer)
|LCD Size||15.4″ UltraVivid widescreen display with 8ms response time|
|I/O Ports||USB 2.0 x 3, RJ-45 Ethernet port x 1, RJ-11 Modem port x 1, VGA port x 1, DC-IN x 1, Microphone-in x 1, Headphone-out x 1|
|Power Source||6-cell Lithium-ion Battery, 53Whr (4800mAh) ;
approximately 2.3hr duration*
*The battery life is estimated (under BatteryMark V4.0.1) when the power-saving mode is on. The actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings.
|Communications & Networking||Modem: Built-in 56K/V.92
LAN: Built-in 10/100 Ethernet
Wireless LAN: Built-in 802.11b/g(Worldwide countries)*
*Selected models only.
|Memory Card Reader||4-in-1 card reader: SD/MMC/MS/MS-Pro|
|Audio||Built-in 1.5W speakers x2
Built-in Microphone x1
Soundsystem x2 channels
(1) Sound Blaster Pro Compatible
(2) HD Audio
(3) Noise Suppression & Echo Cancellation supported
|Software||BenQ QMedia Bar, Nero Express, Anti-Virus Software, PowerDVD, Adobe Reader, WebCam Companion, Magic-I, Microsoft® Office Professional 2007 60-Day Free Trial*
*For Windows operating system only
|Dimensions (H x W x D mm)||360 x 260 x 19 (front) ~37 (rear) mm|
|Weight (kg)||2.30 kg (without battery)*
*Weight may vary depending on the particular hardware configuration.
|Application||Built-in 0.3-megapixel webcam|
|Warranty||1 year Overseas Regional Warranty (ORW)*
*ORW service may vary by different regions. For details, please log on to http://service.benq.com/orw/