You can lift the lid up without having to hold down the bottom of the notebook; the hinges are not too tight and not too loose. 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. Unfortunately, the system crashed regularly and technical support could not figure out the problem. My ear was very close to the S key before I noticed it. I expected more of an increase in overclocked gaming performance based on the large increase in benchmark scores. It takes serious pressure on the back or sides of the LCD to create minor ripples. An internal Bluetooth adapter is also available on the HEL

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Battlefront 2 is very enjoyable at maximum settings.

It is made of higher-quality materials and has a better fit and finish than your standard mainstream notebook. It is well worth a look for those looking for something other than the usual mix of mainstream brands.

Real-life gaming experiences with all three systems will be relatively similar since their GPUs perform at equal levels. The Compal HEL80 is a Yes — the Function Fn and Control Ctrl are switched. My experience with PowerNotebooks has been positive. They are essentially the same size and weight.


The HEL80 is solidly built. I did extensive testing on the HEL The cursor can easily be moved back into place after scrolling, cmaera the complaint is worth mentioning.

Even though the video card is underclocked in comparison to other notebooks, performance is still high enough to hel800 comfortable framerates in the latest games. As discussed above, there is the slight interference issue through the headphone jack. You can get the Crown warranties for 1 or 3 years.

The HEL80 is about as solid as they come.

I expected more of an increase in overclocked gaming performance based on the large increase in benchmark scores. Back view of HEL80 view large image.

Compal HEL80 Review

There are some HEL80 owners who do not like how the cursor jumps to the scroll bar when using its scroll feature. The HEL80 has one large fan in the upper left corner of the notebook. Tapping the plastic yields a solid sound, not a cheap, rattling noise as so many notebooks exhibit. Rear view, left to right: The chassis is very rigid, and there is hardly any flex on the unit. It is evenly lit, and contrast is excellent. The cooling system does a commendable job of keeping the system cool.


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This is one of the best matte screens I have seen. Camer touchpad is nice. The problem is that the fan can cycle on and off under certain conditions, which is irritating to some. Visit our network of sites: The only flex I found was when putting more than usual pressure on the palm rests.

integrated camera on hel80

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. Headphone and microphone jacks, 2x USB 2. Many prospective buyers will find themselves trying to decide between these two similar systems. I do not overclock my GPU nor have I upgraded its drivers.

HEL80 bottom view view large image. This is a fairly standard wireless solution in modern notebooks so there is not much else to report on. Here are additional reviews for further reading on the HEL Interval 01 Average FPS: