All it takes is one swipe of a finger to log into my account. The keyboard stays an even temperature in all places. The buttons are easy to reach and depress. It is evenly lit, and contrast is excellent. I do not use the touchpad often, but it works as well as I expect it to. The range was also quite good, as I had no trouble connecting throughout the house.

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Compal HEL80 Review

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. HEL80 bottom view view large image. The Crown P Some well-respected NBR forum members posted very positive comments about the HEL80 in the forums and I began to weigh the two options. Front view of HEL80 view large image Front: Caps lock, number lock, and scroll lock lights, user-definable buttons 2lauch default Internet browser, launch default Mail application, power button.

Jefferies Compal HEL80 The battery life of the HEL80 is one of its many strengths. The fingerprint scanner was a feature I did not see myself using when I ordered the notebook, but its usefulness came as a pleasant surprise.


My experience with PowerNotebooks has been positive. Input hel0 Output Ports Most of the ports on the Hwl80 are found on the right and left sides of the notebook, along with a few along the front. If clockspeeds and synthetic benchmarks are what you will ultimately base your decision on, you should look at the Asus 96J or the HP nc I have not experienced this problem, but here is a link to download the Hotfix for it.

Webcam cover view large image. The brushed aluminum design really gives the notebook a touch of class and its own unique look. Their reputation is well-earned; see their page on ResellerRatings.

Compal HEL80 Review (pics, specs)

My ear was very close to the S key before I noticed it. Overclocking will yield scores of about in 3DMark The cursor can easily be moved back into place after scrolling, but the complaint is worth mentioning. cakera

Compal HEL80 view large image. Left side view, left to right: The problem is that the fan can cycle on and off under certain conditions, which is irritating to some.

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Underclocking the CPU while on battery power with Notebook Hardware Control or a similar hardware utility will also eliminate the ringing. Media front view large image. This is one of the best matte screens I have seen. They are essentially the same size and weight.


It is made of higher-quality materials and has a better fit and finish than your standard mainstream notebook. Numerous HEL80 owners have employed a quick and simple fix to stabilize their keyboards. From the bottom of the display, there is a small amount of light leakage, but it is ehl80 unless the screen is completely black. You can get the Crown warranties for 1 or 3 years. The HEL80 also has media buttons, both above and to the left of the keyboard.

As I said previously, gamers will want camerz have 2GB to have the best experience. The single most common question asked about the HEL80 concerns its graphics card. Conclusion The HEL80 is one of the best built notebooks currently on gel80 market, and is an ideal, mid-range system for gamers and power users with a need for portability.

It was probably due to a faulty hardware or software installation, but I could not lose any more time trying to fix it.