BenQ JoyBook Lite U101 netbook

Saturday, December 13, 2008 Leave a Comment

BenQ is a new maker to join the nebook scene with its JoyBook Lite U101. Just launched in the market and currently available in 4 colors but only 3 reasons given by BenQ to love the new netbook which are:
Reason 1:
An exceptional 10.1 inch 16:9 LED display that touches your heart.
Reason 2:
At 1.05 kilogram, it's ultra-portable because love should be light and fun.
Reason 3:
Extra battery power for love that lasts longer.

The netbook is basically similar to other netbooks seen previously, for detailed specifications see below:

BenQ JoyBook Lite U101 Specifications:
CPU: Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz (533Mhz FSB/512KB cache)
RAM: 512MB (supports upto 1 GB) DDR2 667Mhz
HDD: 80/120/160GB SATA, 4GB SSD
Chipset: Intel 945GSE
Weight: 1.05 Kg
Screen size: 10.1 1024 x 576 resolution LED backlight
Other Features:
  • Intel 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN card
  • Ethernet 10/100 Mbps LAN
  • Optional Bluetooth v2.0
  • Optional 3.75G HSUPA
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MSpro)
  • 1.3 MegaPixel Web Camera
  • Integrated stereo speakers
  • Includes Windows XP Home or Linux lite
  • 3-cell lithium battery or 6-cell lithium battery
I/O Ports:
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Integraded 10/100 LAN (RJ45)
  • 1 x 15-pin VGA video connector
  • 1 x line out
  • 1 x mic-in
  • 1 x Card Reader
  • 1 x AC adapter connector
Price: approximately US $500

Other Netbook related posts:
Samsung NC10
Acer Aspire A110X
LG X110
NEC LaVie Light
Lenovo IdeaPad S10
Dell Inspiron Mini 12
HP Mini 1000
MSI Wind


  • I am a lover of children's literature said:  

    Even though I prefer a regular sized laptop, such as the 15 inch MacBook Air, I must say, netbooks like the BenQ JoyBook Lite U101, really pique my interest.

    As a writer and user of all things Apple, one of my biggest complaints is that Apple has yet to introduce their own Netbook as of yet. However, there are signs that sometime, hopefully, next year, they may release a Mac NetBook. I hope so. If so, I expect them to shake up the market yet again.

    Great post on a great little machine.

  • Manx said:  

    Thanks for your input 'I am a lover of children's literature', you seem to be a lover of Mac products too.
    Mac products are always set apart from the usual and am certainly looking forward to a MacNetBook.

  • Anonymous said:  

    I like the name: Joybook I have a ? for you, Reader:
    Is it compatible with Microsoft Arc wireless mouse?

    Happy Boy Happy Boy Happy Boy Happy Boy Happy Boy

    Sincerely, by Jedi :)

  • Manx said:  

    Microsoft Arc wireless mouse requires a USB port and a Windows PC or MAC. Joybook will work fine with it.
    More information: Microsoft Arc Mouse