updated 10:45 am EDT, Mon May 28, 2007
BenQ broadens Santa Rosa
Although already contributing to Intel's Santa Rosa platform, BenQ is expanding its offerings through the Joybook S32. A compact laptop, its screen measures 13.3 inches, and it forsakes a dedicated graphics card for an integrated X3100 chipset. It also forsakes processor power, since the CPU is an 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo; as it is a Santa Rosa laptop however, it does benefit from an 800MHz front-side bus.
RAM can be configured between 512MB and 2GB, while the hard drive can be sized between 80 and 160GB; the optical drive can be either a 24x combo model or an 8x Super Multi. Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11a/g/n come standard. The S32 is being built in black and white, and should ship to Asia by the end of June. [via PC Joint]