Colors are very vibrant, white is white and black is black. Media reader, Wireless switch, LCD latch view large image. I got 2 hours 45 minutes with wireless on. Underclocking the CPU while on battery power with Notebook Hardware Control or a similar hardware utility will also eliminate the ringing. I realize that nothing is perfect and I feel lucky that the biggest complaints about the HEL80 do not bother me. The surface is smooth aluminum, and my fingers glided across the surface easily. The keyboard on the HEL80 has a shorter keystroke than most notebooks, but is easy to type on.

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Even though the video card is underclocked in comparison to other notebooks, performance is still high enough to post comfortable framerates in the latest games.

The forward and back buttons can be used to change volume if held down for more than two seconds. Front view, left to right: The chassis is very rigid, and there is hardly any flex on the unit.

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It can get irritating if you unintentionally touch it while typing on the keyboard because it will move your cursor unexpectedly. I would appreciate a slightly better range, but these are only notebook speakers and they get the intended job done. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.


Closed view of HEL80 view large image. Proper hand placement while typing can eliminate this problem for the most part, but when using the notebook keyboard I have occasionally had this happen to me.

He,80 Core 2 Duo processor would undoubtedly give slightly higher benchmarks scores, but nevertheless here are my results.

Video quality was good, and it could easily be used in place of an external webcam. It bothers some HEL80 owners while others do not hear it at all. The cooling system does a commendable job of keeping the system cool.

Under heavier loads and gaming, they get warmer but never uncomfortably so. When I took this system out of the box, I immediately noticed the higher quality of it over the Dell I had returned.

Although the battery is extended beyond the back of the notebook, it did not hamper travel. Here are additional reviews for further reading on the HEL I had owned a couple of matte LCDs before but liked the brightness and contrast of bel80 screens.

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As I said previously, gamers will want to have 2GB to have the best experience. 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 Right side view, left to right: The fact that the HEL80 can handle this game at these settings is impressive, and it looks great. Visit our network of sites: Many prospective buyers will find themselves trying to decide between these two similar systems.


The Sager NPwhich is more powerful and not much more expensive than the Inspiron I paid a lot for minecame highly recommended.

Compal HEL80 Review (pics, specs)

Fast typers will enjoy this keyboard. Media buttons left view large image Left of keyboard: The two integrated speakers on the HEL80 actually sound decent; they are not tinny like most notebooks, and have measurable bass. The HEL80 comes with an integrated 1. It is made of higher-quality materials and has a hel8 fit and finish than your standard mainstream notebook.

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Copper trim surrounds the keyboard, and gives it a sharp and elegant look. The touchpad is nice. This is one of the best matte screens I have seen. The viewing and color is good from even very awkward angles view large image.