Benq has announced the launch of the world's first 12.1 (1280 X 800 resolution) wide screen PC notebook - the BenQ Joybook 6000.

Small, compact, lightweight the unit is capable of providing 8 hours Battery Life (with a second battery); has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless networking capabilities for Internet access anywhere and a new front-end air intake ventilation system for superior cooling and stability.

The Joybook 6000 will be available from the beginning of March. UK pricing has yet to be confirmed.

Technical Specifications

Intel CentrinoTM1.4 GHz and above
256 /512 MB (DDR 333)
12.1-inch High Definition LCD
1280 X 800 High Resolution
200 nits of high brightness and contrast
8-hour battery life
Infrared (IrDA)
Bluetooth (Joybook 6000N)
PCMCIA and 3-in-1 Card Reader (Supports SD, MMC, Memory Stick)