BenQ has added to its Joybook lineup of notebooks with the Joybook R45, complete with "leather-like" exterior coating.
The R45 sports a 2.10GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 14.1 inch wide screen display, a nVidia GeForce 8400M G graphics card with HDMI output, and an integrated 2-megapixel camera for video calls.
Other features include two 1.5W speakers, an integrated microphone, 512MB of RAM with support for a maximum of 4GB, a 120GB SATA hard drive (250GB max), a DVD/CD-RW drive (DVD recorder optional), gigabit Ethernet, four USB ports, one Firewire port, and a 4-in1 memory card reader.
The R45 weighs in at 2.13Kg excluding the Lithium-ion battery which is rated for about 2.5 hours.
The Joybook R45 will go on sale throughout Australia in May 2008 with a price tag from $1299.