Again, I do not play PC games, but reports state that despite the low 3DMark05 scores, real-world game performance does not disappoint. My sales representative, Donald Stratton, answered all my questions promptly, and I was completely satisfied with the responses. As is fairly standard, Media and Quick Launch buttons are located around the keyboard. It is a cinch to use, and I highly recommend it. Here’s a quick listing of the ports of the HEL Right side of the HEL80 Click for larger image. Although I had seen 17″ systems in stores, holding one in my hands store models are always bolted down was quite different and I did not want to take such a large system around with me.

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The viewing and color is good from even very awkward angles view large image Screen specifications: The touchpad is nice. Although I do not play games as often these days, I definitely want the ability to do so. The remainder of the keyboard is constructed out of a high-grade black plastic. With regular use, these areas are slightly warm.

Bug # “Compal Hel80 Web Cam Doesn’t Work” : Bugs : linux package : Ubuntu

Operating System and Software also Linux Compatibility Buying a whitebook from a notebook reseller often leads to the benefit of not having to pay for ccamera operating system if you don’t want it, though all resellers I’ve seen offer the option of installing some version of Windows XP for you for a reasonable extra charge.


GorenJul 14, The important point for me here is that the Compal HEL80 has some specific problems listed in the link in OP of this thread. Three more reboots were necessary to fully update Windows XP. In summary, the Compal HEL80 has excellent heat and noise levels. Tapping the plastic yields a solid sound, not a cheap, rattling noise as so many notebooks exhibit. The light is projected from the outside to the center, rather than projecting from the middle out, allowing for a brighter display compared to a standard screen.

Performance really helps when working with very large datasets, so I wanted to buy a notebook that could substitute for a desktop in terms of horsepower. I do not overclock cameda GPU nor have I upgraded its drivers.

My experience with PowerNotebooks has been positive. Also of note are the lines on this notebook–a good blend of hard beveled edges with smooth, rounded corners.

I think this is a standard resolution, and projects text and pictures at the size at which the overwhelming majority of North American computer users are viewing their screens.

Copper trim surrounds the keyboard, and gives it a sharp and elegant look. You’ve all helped me get this far in only a week. June 27th, 1. I have learned to live with this but I continue to press Fn and some key when I meant to press a Ctrl-based shortcut combination.

Compal HEL80 Review (pics, specs)

The keyboard ccamera an even temperature in all places. I find the temperatures to be quite acceptable. Touchpad view view large image The touchpad is nice. As I said previously, gamers will want to have 2GB to have the best experience.


It bothers some HEL80 owners while others do not hear it at all. Right of front side of HEL80 Click for larger image.

No corners were cut in co,pal this together, and attention to detail is superb. Reflection off mid-level brightness glossy screen in a sunlit room Click for larger image. It is certainly very comfortable to read.

I have to say, the Windows XP cimpal took entirely too long for my tastes, requiring a reboot for nearly every driver installed to support the notebook’s hardware, taking me around an hour and a half to complete.

Immediately upon bootup, the Compal HEL80 will blast the fans at full throttle, which can be rather noisy, though I’ve never heard them at this level during even hl80 heaviest of tasks. All around the display are small rubber squares, which ensure an even and secure fit when the notebook is closed. In the three weeks that I’ve owned the computer, I have found one stuck pixel.

It’s a testament to the solid, minimal frills construction of the HEL S with little effort, and looks very nice.

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