PC-Powerbook clone - Benq Joybook

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by driedapricot, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. driedapricot macrumors newbie

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    Have the PC community finally figured out the best laptop in the world? Just ran across the Benq Joybook, with a 15 inch widescreen and specifications pretty close the the 15 inch powerbook in terms of memory, design and I/O options.....Apparently the computer was launched in Asia in feb 2003. Interestingly the pricing is about 73,000 NT dollar or about 2100 USD....

    links:

    http://global.benq.com/products/joybook/joybook8000.htm

    Does Benq, (formerly Acer's hardware division?) do any OEM for Apple?
     
  2. iJon macrumors 604

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    that thing is ugly, they should pick 1 color and stick to it. still thick too. only good thing about it is the p4 processor, other than thati its trash.

    iJon
     
  3. driedapricot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its 33mm thick, whcih makes it about 1 and a half inch think. also from the picture the screen is not as thin as the powerbook. But it does look very powerbook-esq
     
  4. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    "Say hello to the Joybook"

    They just had to rip off Apple even more...

    And notice that it is part of their "Digital Hub"...

    It also looks (and probably feels) like crap. Give me an Apple any day.:D
     
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  6. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -It is close - at first blush.

    But still: Often immitated, never duplicated - except in Gateway ads :D

    Took'em 2 years to get even this close?

    Aaaaah! Stupid People!!!
     
  7. tjwett macrumors 68000

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  9. driedapricot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    here's a link to the singapore marketing website. product was launched 7th march in SG. There are more flash pictures etc.

    http://joybook.benq.com.sg/
     
  10. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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    i think its sad how apples good enough to rip off but not good enough to buy. it seems thats how the pc world thinks. oh well
     
  11. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    so true. i can't count how many XP people i know who are running an OS X lookalike theme on their desktops. damn shame.
     
  12. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    Bah, they're just wannabes. Lusting after the Mac on my desk (and the one on my lap :)) then blasting it because you can't play CS on it...
     

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