It does not bother me, but in a silent room it could be bothersome to sensitive ears if it begins to cycle. Media buttons left view large image Left of keyboard: Please enter a valid postcode. They are easy to press and look great embedded into the brushed aluminum. My ear was very close to the S key before I noticed it. I hope this review helps making your decision a little easier.

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Description Postage and payments. The touchpad is nice. It was a shame to return it because I liked the e 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 camea it off for long periods of typing.

Read more about the condition. The touchpad is made of brushed aluminum, and the LCD lid and keyboard trim eo80 also adorned with the stylish metal. I investigated and it took me some time to locate the noise, since it is very subtle.

Immediate payment required for this item. I went through this very process five months ago when they were both newly released. There have been a handful of HEL80 owners who have experienced an issue with the LCD failing to come back from Standby or automatic shutdown. Back to home page. Though cmera full size, key travel is shallow, and the keys make an annoying clacking sound when you type.

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The only sound detectable when the fan is on low speed is air pushing through the vent. In my opinion, all notebook keyboards leave something to be desired.

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Contrast and sharpness are good. Front view of HEL80 view large image.

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The only flex I found was when putting more than usual pressure on the palm rests. Weighing an even 7 pounds, the EL80 is heavier than its competitors; its AC adapter brings the total travel weight to a barely portable wl80.

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. The Compal HEL80 is a The HEL80 is about as solid as they come. It also detects if you are typing in a password in web pages, so those can be remembered cmopal well. In between the buttons is the fingerprint reader.

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I had no issues getting playable framerates. The system is very responsive in everyday tasks, and multitasking is seamless thanks to a dual-core Intel processor and 1GB of RAM. S with little effort, and looks very nice. Take a look at our Returning an item help page for more details. It supports the wireless A, B, and G formats, so you can be assured connectivity where ever you go.

Be sure to check your shipping address. A few HEL80 owners have noticed a slight ringing coming out of the processor area while the notebook is on battery power. The standard 9-cell battery is a nice feature. Interval 01 Average FPS: Some well-respected NBR forum members posted very positive comments about the HEL80 in the forums and I began to weigh the two options.

Compal HEL80 Review

The problem is that the fan can cycle on and off under certain conditions, which is irritating to some. I have a Netgear wireless router with WEP bit security. Webcam cover view large image.