BenQ JoyBook R48 Laptop Launched With Intel Core i3 CPU & ATI Discrete Graphics

BenQ has announced the launch of a new addition to its award-winning laptop lineup today with the BenQ Joybook R48 Laptop, aimed at today’s internet-savvy bloggers, gamers, and multimedia enthusiasts, that features an Intel Core i3 Processor and ATI Mobility Radeon HD discrete graphics solution.


The new BenQ Joybook R48 is powered by Intel Core i3 Processor with Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset mainboard and it features 14.0-inch WXGA, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 16:9 LED backlight, UltraVivid widescreen display with 200nits and 8ms response time powered by ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 Graphics Processing Unit with dedicated video memory.

It also includes upto 4-GB DDR3 1066 MHz RAM and comes with internal 2.5-inch 500GB SATA hard disk drive. It also includes 8X DVD Super-Multi (Support Double Layer) optical drive.

BenQ utilizes the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology with Intel Core i3 processor in Joybook R48 which enables smart multi-tasking by allowing each processing core to run multiple “threads”, providing amazing responsiveness and great performance, improving your gaming experience.

The ATI Radeon HD 5450 discrete graphics solution uses the ATI Eyefinity Technology which can expand your visual real estate up to three displays – Watch video streaming on one, playing games on the other, while writing a blog entry on the third.

The ATI Stream Technology embedded also accelerates demanding applications and the latest generation games that require powerful multimedia capabilities.

The BenQ Joybook R48 laptop comes packaged with the SRS CS Headphone, this headphone uses an audio rendering technology that processes 2-channel stereo or surround-encoded content that provides users with a life-like audio experience during their VoIP, movie or gaming sessions.

BenQ Joybook R48 also offers CyberLink PowerDirector 8 video application suite that is the first consumer video editing software to be optimized for Intel Core Processors and ATI Stream technology.

The PowerDirector 8 delivers up to 5x faster performance for rendering effects and transcoding videos, with vastly improved editing and previewing speeds. Edit, and share your home-made movies and vlogs on social networking sites effortlessly.

Rest of the hardware in BenQ JouBook R48 laptop include; dual 2W speakers; HDMI port; WLAN 802.11 b/g/n connectivity; 1.3M Webcam; Built-in Card-Reader; eSATA slot; and optional Bluetooth 2.1 device.


  • USB 2.0 x3
  • eSATA x1 (eSATA/USB Combo)
  • RJ-45 Ethernet port x1
  • HDMI output x 1
  • D-Sub port x1
  • ExpressCard slot x1 (ExpressCard/34)
  • DC-IN x1
  • Microphone-in x1
  • Headphone-out x1

BenQ JoyBook R48 laptop Features

  • Intel Core i3 processor
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5450
  • DDR3 1066 1GB and above (max to 4.0GB)
  • 250/320/500 GB (5400RPM – SATA)
  • Optical Disc Drive – 8X DVD Super-Multi (Support Double Layer)
  • 14.0-inch WXGA, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 16:9 LED backlight, UltraVivid widescreen display with 200nits, 8ms response time
  • Built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam
  • 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery, 52 Whr (5200 mAh) – approximately 3hrs duration
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: Built-in Rev. 2.1/ EDR (option)
  • Memory Card Reader  – 4-in-1 card reader:SDHC/MMC/MS/MS-Pro
  • Built-in 2W speaker x2
  • Built-in Microphone x1
  • Soundsystem x 2 channels
  • Dimensions (LxWxH)   –  340.2 x 240 x 26.5 (front) ~ 33.5 (rear) mm
  • Weight – 1.9Kg (without battery)

BenQ Joybook R48 comes with 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery, 52 Whr (5200 mAh) providing upto 3 hrs backup and will be available in China and Asia Pacific on mid May 2010. For more information, please visit

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