Weighing an even 7 pounds, the EL80 is heavier than its competitors; its AC adapter brings the total travel weight to a barely portable 8. The Crown P The keyboard stays an even temperature in all places. It has some evidence of interference, but no hissing. Best Laptops for The updated Spectre x inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch The buttons are easy to reach and depress.

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Battery The battery life of the HEL80 is one of its lptop strengths. Battlefront 2 is very enjoyable at maximum settings. In between the buttons is the fingerprint reader. This is one of the best matte screens I have seen. The plastic used on the rest of the unit is high-strength and the whole unit feels like it is put together well.

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Lwptop viewing and color is good from even very awkward angles view large image Screen lapfop The chassis is very rigid, and there is hardly any flex on the unit. Media front view large image.

From the bottom of the display, there is a small amount of light leakage, but it is unnoticeable unless the screen is completely black. It also detects if you are typing in a password in web pages, so those can be remembered as well.


Compal HEL80 Review (pics, specs)

Being laptop speakers as they are, I did not walk away disappointed. Yes — the Function Fn and Control Ctrl are switched.

The Good Great battery life; cool rl80 styling; fingerprint reader; large, attractive display. The touch pad is ample, and we like its scroll zone, but the pad is so close to the keyboard that it’s impossible to type more than a sentence without misplacing your cursor–we really wish there was a hardware switch to turn it off for long periods of typing.

I had no issues getting playable framerates. All descriptions left to right Media front view large image Above keyboard: We usually like a glossy display that makes colors in movies and games pop, but the EL80’s screen is too glossy for its own good; we were annoyed by glare and reflections in every environment except a theater-dark room.

The HEL80 also has media buttons, both above and to the left of the keyboard. Compal HEL80 keyboard view large image. Don’t show this again.

The HEL80 is about as solid as they come. Caps lock, number lock, and scroll lock lights, user-definable buttons 2lauch default Internet browser, launch default Mail application, power button. They have good volume; Kaptop could watch a DVD without straining. Ordering a notebook at PowerNotebooks. The headphone jack is not quite crystal clear.


Copper trim surrounds the keyboard, and gives it a sharp and elegant look. The HEL80 is one of the best built notebooks currently on the market, and is an ideal, mid-range system for gamers and power users with a need for portability. Above the keyboard sit four similarly styled programmable quick-launch buttons. On the edges, it is noticeable.

Input and Output Ports Most of the ports on the HEL80 are found on the right and left sides of the notebook, along with a few along the front. Visit our network of sites: It supports the wireless A, B, and G formats, so you can be assured connectivity where ever you go.

We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The touchpad is nice. Networking options include Ethernet, modem, and The two integrated ell80 on the HEL80 actually sound decent; they are not tinny like most notebooks, and have measurable bass.